Our daily programs run from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM. A typical day includes free play/choice time in the classroom, snack provided by the school, circle/meeting time, up to an hour of outdoor play, and time to eat lunch from home. The youngest children attend either 2- (T/TH) or 3- (M/W/F) days a week. Older 2 year old’s/younger 3 year old’s can attend 2-, 3-, or 5- days a week. Children 3.5 or older attend school 5 days a week. Each classroom has a low student to teacher ratio with 1:3 for Toddlers, 1:4 for older 2’s, 1:8 for 3’s and no more than 1:10 for 4- and 5-year-olds. Every classroom has two full time, experienced teachers and one support aide.
Our curriculum is guided by The Creative Curriculum, an inquiry-based curriculum framework, which aids in development of daily plans, activities, schedules, and thoughtful layout of the classrooms. We are also inspired by an emergent curriculum practicing, seeking to identify and focus on areas of interest based on careful observations of children’s play themes, conversations, and experiences. Children who are active participants in their learning are more likely to be meaningfully engaged throughout the day. These guiding practices, paired with our dedication to a play-based program serves as the basis of learning here at CCBC.
Stay and Play
CCBC’s afterschool program runs five days a week from 12:30 PM to 2:45 PM. Daily focused activities include cooking, music, yoga, and art.
Discovery club is offered to Pre-K students (Adventurers and Explorers) on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 12:30 to 2:45 PM. The engaging curriculum focuses on scientific observation and exploration, and expanded number and letter recognition.
Early morning drop-off is offered to all CCBC students from 8:00 – 9:00 AM. Reserve your spot ahead of time.
Summer Camp is offered to CCBC and non-CCBC students. CCBC teachers and aides lead 8-weeks of summer fun.
Five-day students in the Circus, Kangaroos, Adventurers, and Explorers attend a weekly science and arts class. STEAM’s curriculum was designed for CCBC by lead teacher Courtney Mazza.
Music & Movement
All students at CCBC attend a weekly music and movement class led by Ms. Ruth.