Welcome to Central Child Development Center. We are a NAEYC and Cognia (formally AdvancED) Early Learning Accredited preschool operating within the Rock Hill School District (*click here to view our Early Learning Accreditation report). The Rock Hill School District offers both full-day and half-day programming at Central CDC and the Applied Technology Center (ATC). Preschoolers identified through the district's Child Find program are also served at CCDC. All classrooms are staffed by a certified lead teacher and a teaching assistant. Learn more about NAEYC Early Learning Program Accreditation here!
In 2021-2022, Central Child Development Center and the Rock Hill School District transitioned to the South Carolina Department of Education Child Early Reading Development and Education Program (CERDEP) Full Day 4K Programming. Rock Hill Schools currently offers full day CERDEP 4K programming at several of our elementary schools and at Central Child Development Center. For a student to participate in the CERDEP program, he or she must be four years of age on or before September 1st of the current year, reside in the Rock Hill School District, and meet the at-risk criteria eligibility for enrollment (For purposes of this programming, at-risk is defined as “annual family income of 185 percent or less of the federal poverty guidelines as promulgated annually by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, or Medicaid eligible”). *Proof of Income Eligibility is required. Acceptable forms of income verification may include current pay stubs, tax returns, W-2 forms, or a copy of the child’s Medicaid card.
Current CERDEP Elementary Schools include the following: Ebenezer Ave.; Ebinport; Independence; Lesslie; Mt. Holly; Northside; Oakdale; Richmond Dr.; Sunset Pk.; and York Rd. *Central Child Development Center serves all CERDEP eligible students in the RHSD.
Our educational approach at Central Child Development Center focuses on active learning practices which encourage play, exploration, choices, problem solving, inquiry, and higher order thinking. Our children engage in key experiences – creative interactions with people, materials, and ideas that promote their intellectual, emotional, social, and physical growth. The daily routine incorporates learning centers, small group/large group activities, the creative arts, movement, and outside exploration. Our curriculum is based on the SCDE approved, Big Day for PreK series and the South Carolina Early Learning Standards. Big Day for PreK provides intentional instruction in all learning domains: Social-Emotional Development, Oral Language and Vocabulary, Emergent Reading, Emergent Writing, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Fine Arts, Physical Development, and Technology.
School Vision: Ready for school! Ready for life!
Mission Statement: Our mission is to provide our students with quality instruction with high levels of achievement in a safe and nurturing environment to ensure future success.
Parent involvement and support are critical for a child’s success in school. Believing that parents are a child's first teacher, we encourage you to volunteer at school, participate in field studies, and class programs. We support a strong home to school connection. Teachers send home weekly communication folders as well as activities for you and your child to do together at home. Click the following link if you would like to volunteers at our school: Volunteer Application