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Philosophy

Music is Everywhere

The Cuyamaca Child Development Center (CCDC) philosophy is built on a partnership of children, families, and staff, with respect and value for each participant. Together we create a caring and nurturing environment to foster the children's self-esteem, competence, cooperation, and life-long love of learning.

We collaborate to integrate the widest spectrum of best teaching practices and curriculum. We provide an inclusive environment which embraces and frames the unique qualities of each child. Teachers observe and support children's individual learning styles in early literacy development, artChilds Artwork, science, math, music, social, and motor skills.

The CCDC serves as a critical component of Cuyamaca College Child Development academic program and thus is committed to its role as a dynamic and evolving model teaching facility. As professionals we have an ongoing commitment to incorporate proven child development theories and the best of emerging research in brain development and early experiences.

"Families, children, and teachers working together to create an environment for Exploration, Education, and Enrichment!"

The Goals of the Child Development Center and Child Development Program

The Child Development Center and Child Development Program strive to achieve the following goals:

  • To provide a model program for the training of early childhood teachers,
  • To provide a model program of education and care for young children for the purpose of training interns, student teachers, and observation students from the Child Development department and related disciplines,
  • To provide a caring environment that supports students, children and their families,
  • To provide a research facility for students, faculty, and early childhood educators,
  • To serve as an information service, and training resource for the collaborative efforts of the college, and 
  • To demonstrate advocacy in the community.

In order to accomplish our goals, we provide a rich indoor and outdoor learning environment, and a joyful setting for children, parents, students, staff, and community members. Here they can interact to solve problems, be creative, support each other, and develop skills for school and life success.

Last Updated: 02/28/2018
  • GCCCD
  • Grossmont
  • Cuyamaca
A Member of the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District