Knowing Myself and Others

Children’s self-awareness and increasing discovery of others are expanding rapidly at this level. With that in mind, the kindergarten program provides a holistic approach to learning: social, physical, mental, and emotional. Emphasis is placed on developing readiness skills as well as visual and auditory discrimination. Social skills and problem-solving abilities are enhanced, which are essential ingredients for later success in school. Our kindergarteners consistently score well-above-average on national achievement tests. The curriculum has been established to meet the standards set by the Ohio Department of Education.

Did You Know that We …

  • Offer a full-day kindergarten program, which is fully certified and taught by a licensed kindergarten teacher at our Holland and Waterville centers?
  • Provide transportation from other CDC locations to Holland, so you have one drop-off and pick-up point if you have younger children enrolled at our centers?
  • Offer curriculum that’s fully aligned with Ohio K-12 Content Standards?
  • Are a chartered, non-public school approved by the Ohio Department of Education, the same as parochial schools?
  • Have consistent, high-quality standards that our parents have come to expect?
  • Have a safe, secure, familiar, and protective environment?
  • Have better student/teacher ratios than public schools?
  • Have proven results, with children scoring in the 80th percentile and above on national tests?
  • Offer an easier transition from pre-K to kindergarten because there is continuity between teachers?
  • Have classrooms that are child-centered, which encourages creativity as well as academics?
  • Offer a Christian-based program and atmosphere?
  • Have a single fee that includes the Kindergarten Program, lunch, snacks, and before- and after-school care at the child’s home center from 6:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.?