Covenant Presbyterian Church - Charlotte, NC

Child Development Center

Early childhood education opportunities

Providing high quality child care and education to children from a variety of backgrounds. 

about the Childhood development Center

Childhood 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 operates Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. in a new, specially designed building.

  • Classrooms are housed within a defined, secure area of the Covenant campus. Entrances are accessible only by staff, family and guardians of students.
  • Covenant will soon add a bus stop along a CATS bus route on Morehead Street.
  • 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: $1,400/month (16 children)
  • Toddler: $1,325/month (20 children)
  • 2's: $1,250/month (16 children)
  • 3's: $1,150/month (18 children)
  • 4's: $1,150/month (18 children)

There is a $100 enrollment fee for each child enrolled. For families who apply for financial assistance, there is a $51 financial assistance application fee paid to SSS.

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.

If you qualify for consideration, you will apply for a scholarship through School & Student Service (SSS). This organization provides Covenant with a confidential estimate of the amount you can contribute to school expenses. Every family must submit a completed application and demonstrate financial need in order receive aid each year.

Checklist
  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. Apply for financial assistance through School & Student Service.
  5. Hold a follow-up meeting with the Child Development Center director to enroll your child.

ABOUT OUR CURRICULUM

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

Chris Callaway

A lifelong educator, Chris Callaway began working at a child care center while in high school in his hometown of Ojai, Ca. He earned a degree in child development from Cal State - Northridge. He's been director of an Easter Seals Child Development Center, a Seasonal and Migrant Head Start program, and, most recently, the Isla Vista Children's Center.

"I have dedicated my career to enriching the lives of the children and families involved in my programs. My philosophy is to provide high quality educational opportunities in a fun, safe, and caring environment that is tailored to each child's unique abilities and culture."

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