The attitudes we strive to develop in the children we care for are:
A positive self image
A respect for others
An interest in all things
An understanding of their feelings
An ability to trust adults
A positive work attitude and routine
A joy of accomplishment
A willingness to try new things
A positive pattern of social interaction
An ability to be flexible
Young children learn by involvement and exploration. CCC promotes a play based philosophy. Classroom environments and activities are planned to encourage hands on exploration and learning. Our teachers develop theme based, developmentally appropriately curriculum based on the Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards.
Infant care is based on each child’s individual schedule. Teachers spend one-on-one time with each baby every day working on developmental milestones and goals. Our teachers also incorporate sign language into the daily routines.
Our Toddler Program introduces the children to a scheduled routine that includes gross motor time, story time, art, free play, snack and music. Preschool programming is scheduled daily between 9-12 with wrap around care offered from 6:30 am until 5:30 pm.
Our experienced teachers provide environments that will help create lifelong learners. We follow a guided, play based curriculum offering children the opportunity to explore & learn. Daily outdoor activities are planned around green spaces & playgrounds.
When they are developmentally ready they can use riding toys, drive cars, push popping toys and play in the loft area. Infants are given opportunities for daily outdoor experiences, weather permitting. Our outdoor play area is equipped with an infant playground swing, grassy area with play houses and a canopy covered soft-tile patio.
White boards are located in each classroom with recorded information detailing your child’s day.
Each infant room is equipped with:
Large windows to let in natural light
Kitchen area with refrigerator, microwave and full sink
Our Toddler Program provides developmentally appropriate, play based learning with lesson plans following the guidelines of the Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards.
Teachers create environments offering opportunities for socialization and interaction, art exploration, free play, gross motor development and music appreciation. We have a large, fenced outdoor play area with age-appropriate climbing and riding toys and covered sandboxes. We also offer two indoor gross motor areas which provide year-round opportunities for exercise.
Preschool programming for toddlers is scheduled daily between 9:00 – 12:00. Wrap around care is offered from 6:30 am – 5:30 pm. CCC provides a morning and afternoon snack along with water, 2% milk or 100% fruit juice.
Parents are responsible for providing lunch, which is served at 11:00 a.m. You may bring lunch from home, or choose to order from our hot lunch menu. CCC provides 2% milk with lunch. Families also provide diapers, wipes and ointments. For extended care schedules, nap time begins at 12:00 and runs until 2:45 pm.
Our experienced teachers provide a rich environment that will help create lifelong learners. CCC provides a play based program where children get the opportunity to explore, use hands on activities, problem solve, and discover. An emphasis is put on developing social/emotional skills as well as building independence with self-help skills. Throughout the morning the children are engaged in a variety of activities including: free play, art, sensory, science, dramatic play, stories, group time, gross motor, block play and music. Field trips and in-house programs also emphasize what is being taught and provide enrichment outside of the classroom.
Daily outdoor activities include our large outdoor fenced in playground, bike track, playhouse, and hikes through the 2-acre nature center. Our indoor gym gives children the opportunity to climb on the equipment, crawl through obstacle courses, cruise around the gym on scooters, or shoot balls in the basketball hoops.
Available for families who live both inside and outside of the Menomonee Falls School District. Smart Boards were recently added to offer new technology and additional learning opportunities.
In our before/after school age program, children are offered snack, can complete homework, engage in planned activities, and exercise their bodies with both outdoor and indoor time. Social interaction, independence and self-esteem are key areas of development for this age group. Learning how to express oneself and interact with peers is a main focus. The teacher provides a variety of environments and activities that promote and encourage these essential developmental skills. Some of the activities in the classroom include:
Smart Board Learning
Reading & Writing Activities
Art & Crafts
Legos & Manipulatives
In addition to before/after school care we also offer all day care for any days off school, such as teacher in-service days and winter/spring breaks.
Children are offered a variety of extra outdoor activities, field trips and in-house programs over the summer. The older children ages 5-12 participate in special camps and classroom clubs designed around their interests. Clubs include cooking, art, sports, science, reading and games. The older children have hosted car washes and bake sales that have earned them field trips to destinations such as Lambeau Field, Miller Park, Shalom Wildlife Sanctuary, Camp Randall, and the YMCA to keep them active and engaged all summer long.
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.