Our Center

Our Center
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Welcome to CCC

Children’s Community Center, also known as CCC, was established in 1975.  We’ve been providing quality preschool and childcare for over 43 years!  Our dedicated staff and outstanding educational programs help children develop to their highest potential.

  • Secured entrance and exterior doors.

  • Eighteen spacious classrooms with abundant natural light.

  • Three indoor gross motor rooms

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  • Four outdoor play areas, completely fenced

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  • Nature Center & Garden

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Meet Our Director

My name is Emily Diener. I was appointed Director at Children’s Community Center in April of 2017. I attended St. Norbert College and transferred to UW-Milwaukee where I received my BA degree in Educational Studies with a focus in Child Care. In 2013, I completed the Child Care Administration Credential from UW-Milwaukee.

I have worked as a lead child care teacher for 12 years prior to becoming a Director. My teaching experience includes a variety of different centers ranging from large corporate centers to smaller private centers. I taught at CCC in a two-year old classroom from 2013-2015. My two children were young when we started here. We have always felt welcomed, supported, and loved by the teachers and have made lasting friendships with other CCC families and children. The family feeling amongst staff and the families in attendance has always been what I love most about CCC.

I grew up in Richfield and have lived in the area my entire life. My husband Aaron and I have been happily married since 2006. Our son Ashton is in 3rd grade and daughter Harper is in Kindergarten. As a family, we enjoy hosting parties and get-togethers at our home. We enjoy weekends where we can be busy and active, especially summers at the lake house, as well as movie days in our pajamas.

I am excited to be back at CCC as the Director. Please contact us to schedule a tour, meet our wonderful staff and see all that Children’s Community Center has to offer!

Meet Our Assistant Director

My name is Becky Gaynor and I was hired as the Assistant Director at Children’s Community Center in May of 2011. I attended the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point and graduated in 1998 with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Early Childhood Education. In 2013, I completed the Child Care Administrator’s Credential from UW-Milwaukee.

I started my education career teaching Kindergarten with the Brown Deer School District. In 2007 I left Brown Deer and began working part time as a Service Coordinator with the Waukesha County Birth to Three Program. Concurrently, I taught three-year-old classes with the Education Department at the Milwaukee County Zoo.

Here at CCC I strive to build relationships with the children, families, and staff by spending time and getting to know them on a personal level. I have a passion for working with families that have children with special needs. I value and take great pride in our center’s mission and philosophy and get excited sharing it and building relationships with new families.

I grew up in West Bend and moved to Menomonee Falls in 2002 when I married my husband Bill. We have two children, our son John who is in 7th grade and daughter Emily is in 5th grade. Together, we enjoy visiting with our extended family, camping, and spending warm summer days on Big Cedar Lake.

Please feel free to contact me at any time as I would love to share all that CCC has to offer you and your family!

Philosophy

Children’s Community Center was established to provide early education and childcare to young children.

We pride ourselves on implementing a play-based curriculum. Classroom environments and activities are designed for all children regardless of ability or disability.  The educational principle of full inclusion is an integral part of our programming.  Through this practice, all children are given the opportunity to appreciate individual differences as they experience life in the classroom and learn together.

Areas of developmental learning include:

  • gross and fine motor

  • speech and language

  • social interaction

  • self-care skills

  • creative expression

  • intellectual stimulation

We want all children to develop a positive attitude toward learning that will stay with them for the rest of their lives.

Agency Information

Children’s Community Center is a state licensed, full inclusion, non-profit child care center. We are governed by a volunteer Board of Directors comprised of parents and representatives from the community.  They are responsible for setting center policies and procedures to ensure high quality childcare services in our community.

Enrollment Fees

Rates as of September 1, 2017

$7.30 per hour for infants and toddlers through age 2 1/2
$6.30 per hour for children over 2 1/2 years of age

equal to your child’s weekly schedule, available for the school year session and the summer session at no charge.

equal to your child’s weekly schedule, are available at a reduced rate.  Refer to Fiscal Policy for specific rates and restrictions.

CCC is closed the following holidays: New Years Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and the Friday following Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve.  If a holiday falls on a weekend day, we may be closed additional days before and/or after the actual holiday.  Families do not incur charges for these days.

Offered twice per year.  CCC is open, but pre-registration for care is required. If you do not require care during this time, you will not be charged for your absence.

Project Adam Heart Safe School

In July 2017 Children’s Community Center became the first childcare center in the State of Wisconsin to become a Project ADAM Heart Safe School. Project ADAM Heart Safe Schools is a designation awarded to schools who have implemented a sustainable and comprehensive CPR and AED program. CCC had to create a written plan and coordinate a team of CPR/AED trained staff who are ready to act in an emergency.

CCC worked at becoming a Project ADAM Heart Safe School after Kylie, the 12-year old daughter of a staff member, collapsed in Cardiac Arrest outside of the building. Kylie’s mom, Dana, along with several staff members performed CPR on Kylie and saved her life. CCC wants every family that walks through the doors to know that our staff is prepared to respond to a cardiac emergency.

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Have any questions or interested in more information? Feel free to contact us!

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