Central Christian Child Development Center (CCCDC) is a non-profit childcare center located in downtown Lexington, Kentucky for children 6 weeks to 5 years of age. Programming at Central Christian is based on three key principles for a well-rounded early-life experience: Learning, Playing, Exploring. In addition to these three key principles, CCCDC also introduces the children to healthy foods, daily structure and physical activity so they learn to make life-long healthy choices.

The key to providing trusted care and excellent programming is our commitment to provide best-in-class child to teacher ratios as well as a dynamic programing where the children will learn and grow. During their tenure at CCCDC, your child will become successful in gaining a self-identity that will stay with them long after they leave CCCDC.

CCCDC offers your child many advantages, including:

–The Program Director – Jacinta Peake, has been with CCCCC since 2010.  She has her degree from Eastern Kentucky University in Elementary Education and a CDA from Morehead State.  Jacinta has been a teacher assistant in Preschool, Pre-K 1 , and lead teacher in Pre-K 2.  She was the Afternoon Program Manager before taking over as Director in July 2018.

–The Program Assistant Director – Rhonda Haney

–The teachers at CCCDC are experienced in educating young children, some with degrees in Early Childhood Education, Applied Child Development and Early Elementary Education. Many of the teachers have been at CCCDC for 5+ years, some as long as 10-20 years, which provides your child with consistency while at the center. The low teacher-child ratios allow the teachers to build connections with your child as they grow through the program, and on to graduation.

–All teachers are required to pass a criminal background check upon employment as well as a child abuse and neglect report. The majority of the staff is trained in CPR & First Aide and will have 15 hours training in Child Development each year they are on staff.

–Hot lunches introduce the children to balanced meals as part of our commitment to health and wellness at every age. Our kitchen manager has been with the program since August 1989, the day we opened. She keeps up to date with all state guidelines and recommendations in order to provide balanced meals that offer healthy choices for the children.  The children just love our “Ms. Joyce”, she knows everything about everyone.

–The outdoor playground will allow large motor play two times per day for each classroom. There is a full-sized gymnasium that is available for independent and instructor-led play. The gymnasium allows for all children to engage in large motor play every day, including days of inclement weather, whether it be too hot or too cold.

–CCCDC classrooms are full size and offer a variety of learning experiences based on the developmental levels of the children enrolled in the class. Curriculum is developed around the ages of the children in the class and is designed to promote self-learning and exploration of their environment.

— CCCDC is equipped with 3 restrooms specifically designed to fit child-sized needs. The small toilets and lowered handwashing sinks allow the children to become independent in their bathroom skills.