Covenant Presbyterian Church - Charlotte, NC

Child Development Center

about the Child development Center

Child Development Center Overview

Covenant’s Child Development Center is a year-round program for children from six weeks to five years old. Our mission is providing high quality child care and education to children from a variety of backgrounds.

The center currently operates Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in a new, specially designed building. High-level precautions related to COVID-19 are being taken.

  • Classrooms are housed within a defined, secure area of the Covenant campus. Entrances are accessible only by staff, family and guardians of students.
  • Our fully qualified staff has experience in early childhood care and education.
  • We offer enrichment programs that broaden and deepen classroom curriculum and help bring concepts and lessons to life.
  • All children enjoy daily playtime in our new, dynamic outdoor learning environments.
  • Nutritious snacks and lunch are provided on-site daily.

Monthly Tuition and Fees

  • Infant: $1,425/month (16 children)
  • Toddler: $1,350/month (20 children)
  • 2s: $1,275/month (16 children)
  • 3s: $1,175/month (18 children)
  • 4s: $1,175/month (18 children)

There is a $100 enrollment fee for each child enrolled. 

Our commitment to opportunity

Financial Assistance

Central to preparing our young students for this world and ensuring the highest quality of education is creating a diverse classroom community within the CDC.  Research shows that a diverse environment leads to better learning outcomes for all students.  As part of Covenant’s commitment to serving families from a variety of backgrounds, the CDC has established a scholarship endowment for those in need of financial assistance. We seek to serve a school community that reflects our city, both socio-economically and culturally.

Our financial assistance program will support at least 1 in 4 of the Child Development Center’s children by providing up to 50 percent of the monthly tuition. Financial assistance amounts are based upon a family’s ability to meet tuition expenses, availability of seats in age-appropriate classrooms and availability of funds.

The Application Process – What to Expect

Families interested in learning more about our financial assistance program are encouraged to complete a Covenant Child Development Center online interest form. Once we’ve received your interest form, a Covenant staff member will follow up to gather more information and discuss the financial assistance application process. This includes an initial assessment of whether you would qualify for financial assistance.

Application Process
  1. Review this web page to determine if our program, mission, and philosophy is the right fit for your family.
  2. Complete a brief online interest form.
  3. Speak with a Covenant representative about the financial assistance application process.
  4. Complete the Financial Assistance Application process. 
  5. Hold a follow-up meeting with the Child Development Center director to enroll your child.


The Program for Infant Toddler Care (PITC)  – A Relationship-Based Curriculum

The goal of PITC is to help infant/toddler care teachers recognize the crucial importance of giving tender, loving care and assisting in the infants' intellectual development through an attentive reading of each child's cues. The PITC's videos, guides, and manuals are designed to help child care managers and infant/toddler care teachers become sensitive to infants' cues, connect with their family and culture, and develop responsive, relationship-based care. The training materials provide the foundation for a style of care in which infant/toddler care teachers study the infants in their care, reflect on and record information about the children's interests and skills, and search for ways to set the stage for the child's next learning encounters. 
The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool is a research-based, comprehensive curriculum that features exploration and discovery as a way of learning. The foundational volumes help teachers create a high-quality learning environment and build a thorough understanding of best practices, while the Daily Resources help teachers plan and manage every moment of their day.
As part of the Daily Resources, the Teaching Guides and additional instructional tools provide a wealth of ideas and detailed plans for filling every day with meaningful and engaging experiences designed for all children. Special support helps teachers individualize instruction for English- and dual-language learners in the classroom. What’s more, the curriculum takes the guesswork out of meeting the early learning standards for North Carolina.

Meet our director

Alexis Sherrill Modebelu

Alexis has worked in childcare for 12 years and has been at Covenant since the CDC opened in 2019. Before joining the staff, she was the Lead Teacher for two-year-olds at the First Presbyterian CDC in Charlotte. She earned my Bachelor's degree in Child Development and Family Relations from NC Central University. She also completed the Foundations of Leadership and Administration through Child Care Resources in Charlotte.  

Meet the CDC Staff

Alexis Modebelu, Managing Director
Abigail Avalos, Assistant Director
Chante' Allen- Co-Lead Teacher
Chantel Brown – Asst. Teacher - 2s
Evelyn Brown – Asst. Teacher - 3s
Jerushah Falby- Lead Teacher
Loretta Howell - Teacher Resource Specialist
 Michaela Johnson – Co-Lead Teacher - 4s
LaDetra Lewis – Floater - Infants
Lindsey Littlejohn- Teacher Assistant
Annette Logan - Co-Lead Teacher
Tahjea Love- Assistant Teacher
Brianna McCombs – Lead Teacher - 3s
Jacqueline Moore – Asst. Teacher - Toddler
Christina Price - Teacher Assistant
Erika Calbalceta Sandoval – Lead Teacher - Toddler
Candace Shipman – Lead Teacher - Infants
Kytia Williamson-Smith – Teacher Assistant
Luciana Waldvogel – Lead Teacher - 2s

be a Substitute Teacher
at the Covenant CDC

The statewide shortage of childcare teachers has created an urgent need for additional substitutes at our CDC. Please consider joining the center’s substitute list. Here’s how:

Steps to become a Covenant CDC substitute:
  • Complete an application and contact CDC Director Alexis Sherrill ( to conduct a brief interview.
  • Complete a background check ($25 +$1.50 convenience fee) and fingerprinting ($13.68 + uptown parking fee).
  • Get a TB test and have a current annual physical. 
  • Complete Child Abuse Training for North Carolina. 

Support the CDC while shopping at harris Teeter

Link your VIC card to Covenant's Child Development Center Account

You can support our Child Development Center when you shop for groceries at Harris Teeter.
Simply tell your cashier at check-out that you want to link our account number (6954) to your VIC card. Every time you shop, 2% of your Harris Teeter brand purchases will go to the Child Development Center.

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