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 half-day 4K classes at Central CDC and the Applied Technology Center (ATC). Preschoolers identified through the district's Child Find program are also served at CCDC. All classes are staffed by a certified lead teacher and an assistant teacher. Learn more about NAEYC Early Learning Program Accreditation here!
Central Child Development Center and the 4K classes at the ATC serves age-eligible children qualifying for free & reduced-price lunch or Medicaid or documented developmental delays or through the screening process. Our 4K programming is now funded through the South Carolina Department of Education's Child Early Reading and Development Education Program (CERDEP).
Our educational approach 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 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, particapate in field studies, and class programs. We support a stong 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