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Leadership

Director Sarah

Where did you grow up? I moved around a lot, but I consider Grand Forks my hometown. I was confirmed in Hannover, North Dakota and graduated high school in Hillsboro, North Dakota.

How long have you been in Early Childhood Education and why do you like it? I have been working with children for more than 20 years. I love the relationship I have with the kids. The appreciation that the children give back is heart melting.

What do you love best about the CCC? We have a family here.

What is your favorite hobby? I like to do short runs every day with my dog, Buck. I also love reading historical fiction and playing with my flowers.

What do you like to do in your free time? Crossword puzzles and Words with Friends.

Fun Fact about you. I lived in Kentucky for 12 years. I learned to love

rolling green hills, horses and bluegrass.

Anything else you would like to share. I love working at the CCC!

Administration Coordinator

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Infants

6 Weeks-16 Months

The teachers create individualized lesson plans and evaluate your infant monthly to meet their changing needs. Our Infant program has three classrooms to accommodate 24 infants.

  • Seraph's Room
  • Teacher Cori

    Where did you grow up? Benson, Minnesota

    How long have you been in Early Childhood Education and why do you like it? Three years. I love learning new ways to help kids grow and learn.

    What do you love best about the CCC? The families and support from coworkers.

    What is your favorite hobby? Swimming

    What do you like to do in your free time? Hanging out with my son.

    Fun fact about you. I have a school aged son named Lukis.

    Teacher Haley

    Where did you grow up? Rush City, Minnesota

    How long have you been in Early Childhood Education and why do you like it? 4 years

    What do you love best about the CCC? I love how passionate every team member is in educting the little ones.

    What is your favorite hobby? Hike/Rollerblade with my dog.

    What do you like to do in your free time? Snuggle with my dog.

    Fun fact about you. I have a dog named Winnie.

  • Cherubs Room
  • Teacher Jeannie

    Where did you grow up? Southern California

    How long have you been in Early Childhood Education and why do you like it? More than four years and I love it. I love teaching children and watching them grow. I especially love teaching sign language and seeing the kids use it.

    What do you love best about the CCC? I love the people I work with. I love that the Center is Christian and the families I work with.

    What is your favorite hobby? I love walking to music.

    What do you like to do in your free time? I spend my free time with my family. Especially my grandkids. I love playing with them or snuggling watching movies.

    Fun fact about you. I was a surrogate mother to four surrogate babies.

    Anything else you would like to share. I have four kids and have given birth to four surrogate babies. I have eight grandchildren I totally adore. My family is my life, passion and happiness.

    Teacher Samuel

    Where did you grow up? Lexington, Kentucky and Moorhead Minnesota

    How long have you been in Early Childhood Education and why do you like it? Two years, my friends do not appreciate my nurturing side, so this is a great outlet!

    What do you love best about the CCC? The children.

    What is your favorite hobby? Singing.

    What do you like to do in your free time? Ride my long board.

    Fun fact about you. When I was three and my little brother was born my mother had to watch me like a hawk to be sure I wasn't taking care of him by myself.

  • Angels Room
  • Teacher Devyn

    Where did you grow up? Heron Lake, Minnesota

    How long have you been in Early Childhood Education and why do you like it? Four years.

    What do you like best about the CCC? The awesome parents and wonderful kiddos!

    What is your favorite hobby? I love to craft.

    What do you like to do in your free time? I like to hang out with friends and family.

    Fun fact about you. I was in FFA in high school.

    Teacher

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    Toddlers

    16 Months-3 years

    Our toddler program has more than 35 years experience between the teaching staff. Our highly motived teachers work to develop and support your child in reaching achievable, but at the same time, challenging goals to promote their progress and interests. We use practices that are toddler age appropriate. Our teachers are responsive to both social and cultural contexts in which children live. We ensure that goals and experiences are based on knowledge and research evidence, and not on assumptions about how children learn and develop. Our Toddler program has two classrooms to accommodate 28 toddlers.

  • Lamb's Room
  • Teacher Karey

    Where did you grow up? Devils Lake, North Dakota

    How long have you been in Early Childhood Education and why do you like it? Thirty-five years.

    What do you love best about the CCC? The children are so loving.

    What is your favorite hobby? Reading and sewing.

    What do you like to do in your free time? Gardening and reading.

    Fun fact about you. I have cattle, cats and dogs at home.

    Teacher Beth

    Where did you grow up? Washington State

    How long have you been in Early Childhood Education and why do you like it? More fourteen years.

    What do you love best about the CCC? The children and that we teach the word of God.

    What is your favorite hobby? Beading and adult coloring books.

    What do you like to do in your free time? Beading, camping and going for walks.

    Fun fact about you. I enjoy cooking outside.

    Anything else you would like to share. I love the ourdoors and hiking. I also love to travel and go to new places. Love Disney.

  • Sheep Room
  • Teacher Cathy

    Where did you grow up? Texas and Kansas City.

    How long have you been in Early Childhood Education and why do you like it? More than 25 years. I love working with small children.

    What do you love best about the CCC? The friendly environment and the toddlers.

    What is your favorite hobby? Gardening and working out.

    What do you like to do in your free time? Playing with my cats and watching T.V.

    Fun fact about you. I can play the guitar.

    Anything else you would like to share. I have a degree in Art.

    Teacher Andrea

    Where did you grow up? Billings, Montana

    What do you love best about the CCC? That it is a Christian centered community.

    What is your favorite hobby? I like scrapbooking.

    What do you like to do in your free time? I ride my Bike.

    Fun fact about you. I am an auntie!!


    Pre-Kindergarten

    3 years-5 years

    In the Pre-Kindergarten program, we are all about being ourselves and learning through play and social interaction. Whether outside, in the classroom, in devotions or in the gym, we are always learning about the world around us and ourselves. Our Pre-Kindergarten program has two classrooms to accommodate 40 children.

  • Disciples Room
  • Teacher Felicia

    Where did you grow up? Ohio

    How long have you been in Early Childhood Education and why do you like it? Twenty-three years. It is God given.

    What do you love best about the CCC? The children.

    What is your favorite hobby? Golf.

    What do you like to do in your free time? Golfing.

    Fun fact about you. I'm a comedienne.

    Teacher Lauren

    Where did you grow up? Princeton, Minnesota

    How long have you been in Early Childhood Education and why do you like it? 3 years. I have always had an intrest in Education. I love getting to know the children and their families.

    What do you love best about the CCC? Making connections with the children and watching them learn and grow!

    What is your favorite hobby? Taking naps. Watching Netflix.

    What do you like to do in your free time? I enjoy watching Grey's Anatomy, hanging out with my family and neice and nephew!

    Fun fact about you. I played hockey for 16 years!

    Anything else you would like to share. I still keep in contact with some of my educators growing up, they truly made an impact in my life, I hope I make one in your childs as well!

  • Prophets Room
  • Teacher Shane

    Where did you grow up? Mahnomen, Minnesota.

    How long have you been in Early Childhood Education and why do you like it? Eight years.

    What do you love best about the CCC? The children and families I see.

    What is your favorite hobby? Disc Golf.

    What do you like to do in your free time? Disc golf and computer games.

    Fun fact about you. My eye color changes between blue and green.

    Teacher Tim

    Where did you grow up? Moorhead, Minnesota.

    How long have you been in Early Childhood Education and why do you like it? Two years.

    What do you love best about the CCC? Working with coworkers and playing with the kids.

    What is your favorite hobby? Hanging out with family/friends and listening to music.

    What do you like to do in your free time? Volunteer with the special olympics

    Fun fact about you. I have been volunteering with the Special Olympics of North Dakota for nine years.


    Teacher Meg

    Where did you grow up? Madison, Wisconsin & Rochester, Minnesota

    How long have you been in Early Childhood Education and why do you like it? Three years. I like it because it is an active, ever-changing career- it's never boring!

    What do you love best about the CCC? I love that no matter how stressful the day is, there are always kiddos around to make you smile! :)

    What is your favorite hobby and you like to do in your free time? I love to crochet and read.

    Fun fact about you. I have my own little Etsy Shop!

    Teacher Liz

    Where did you grow up? Park Rapids, Minnesota area

    How long have you been in Early Childhood Education and why do you like it? 2 years

    What do you love best about the CCC. The hugs and smiles of the kids!

    What is your favorite hobby? Crochet, Scrapbooking and watching movies with my family.

    What do you like to do in your free time? Being still and quiet

    Fun fact about you. I have 1 son and 2 step sons that have taught me how to laugh!

    Anything else you would like to share. I like fun/holiday socks, I used to have a "collection"


    School Age

    Kindergarten- 5th Grade

    Structured after-school care in a Christ-like setting to help students build strong, positive relationships with peers and adults. Provides an environment of fun, enriching, creative activities that promote growth in mind, body and spirit. Our School Age program has one classroom to accommodate 26 children during the school year and 30 children during the summer.

    Daily Activities during the School Year:

    2:45 p.m. Welcome, attendance and snack

    3:15 p.m. Health and wellness

    3:45 p.m. D.E.A.R. and/or Homework Time

    4:15 p.m. Enrichment/STEM Activities (Explore themes and topics involving academic and social skills)

    5:00 p.m. Social and Physical Free-play

    5:45 p.m. Center Closes

    We do offer care on non-school days during the school year.

    Daily Activities during the Summer Months

    •Weekly trips to the Moorhead Public Library.

    •Visits twice per week to the Moorhead Public Pool.

    •Visits twice per month to Eventide.

    •Weekly bike and scooter days.

    •Field trips to: Courts Plus, Movie Theater, Red River Zoo, Picnics at Lindenwood Park, Buffalo State Park, Rheault Farms, Bowling Alley, F-M RedHawks and more.


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