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 through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in a new, specially designed building. 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. 

Enrollment Forms

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

  1. Review this web page to determine if our program, mission, and philosophy is the right fit for your family.
  2. Complete an Covenant Child Development Center online interest form.
  3. Read Covenant's Financial Assistance Information, Application Instructions & Process.
  4. Complete the Financial Assistance Questionnaire. 
  5. The Financial Assistance Questionnaire will be sent directly to  Janice Price, Director of Schools at Covenant Presbyterian Church.  

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 of Schools

Janice Price

Janice comes to Covenant Schools after serving as the Director of the Child Development Center at First United Methodist Church for the past 24 years. Before her role in the CDC at First United Methodist Church, Janice served as the Director of Children’s Ministry at a church in Midland, North Carolina. Along with Janice’s wealth of experience in early childhood education, she brings with her a passion for continuing to grow in her knowledge. Janice is pursuing a master’s degree in Early Childhood Education at University of North Carolina, Charlotte.

Janice brings tremendous experience and a continued passion for early childhood education. Janice’s care for both the children and families at our Preschool and the CDC and her kindness and belief in the work of early childhood education is palpable. 

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 Interim Director Janice Price 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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