Our Commitment to You

Families are a child's first and most influential teacher. Because we have a common interest in your child’s well being, we acknowledge a primary responsibility to bring about collaboration between the home and school that enhance the child’s development. Our goal is to develop a partnership with each family based on trust, respect, and a shared desire to ensure the very best care and early education experience for every child. To this end, we are committed to:

  • Developing relationships of mutual trust with the families we serve.
  • Respecting the dignity of each family and its culture, language, customs, and beliefs.
  • Interpreting each child’s progress to parents within the framework of a developmental perspective and to help families understand and appreciate the value of developmentally appropriate early childhood practices.

  • In addition, we shall:
  • Never deny family members access to their child’s classroom or program setting.
  • Inform families of program philosophy, policies, and personnel qualifications, and explain why we teach as we do, which are in accordance to our ethical responsibility to children.
  • Inform families of and when appropriate, involve them in policy decisions.
  • Maintain confidentiality and respect the family’s right to privacy, refraining from disclosure of confidential information and intrusion into family life. However, when we have reason to believe that a child’s welfare is at risk, it is permissible to share information with agencies and individuals who may be able to intervene in the child’s interest.

Early childhood is a unique and invaluable stage in the life cycle. Research shows that by age 3, 80% of the wiring of a child’s brain is already in place. This is the foundation for future learning capabilities and experiences. Everything a child experiences while in our care becomes a part of that foundation, and we take this responsibility very seriously.

Our paramount responsibility is to provide safe, healthy, nurturing, and responsive settings for children. We are committed to supporting children’s development, respecting individual differences, helping children learn to live and work cooperatively, and promoting health, self-awareness, competence, self-worth, and resiliency. We take our responsibilities to families and children to heart and strive to give our best, every day. Being a part of CCYC is so much more than just enrolling in an early childhood program, you are joining a family. To quote an alumn, “CCYC, where friendships are made!”