CHRISTIAN
CHILD
CENTER

"A Wonderful Place To Be!”

The Christian Child Center (CCC) is an outreach preschool program of Wekiva Presbyterian Church.  Our mission is to provide the very finest early childhood education in a Christian context.  We have been serving families since 1985.

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                  407-862-8445
          211 Wekiva Springs Lane
           Longwood, FL 32779

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Meet Our Directors

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    Mrs. Katie Chrisien

    Director (Staff Member Since 2012)

    Katie Chrisien is the Director of Christian Child Center.  Katie grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the youngest of five children.  She attended The University of Wisconsin: Madison and majored in Elementary Education. After graduation, Katie married her college sweetheart, Scott, and they left the chilly north behind to settle in sunny Florida.  She has lived in the Longwood area for 28 years, working in various educational settings with children of all ages, while raising her five daughters, all of whom are Christian Child Center graduates!  Katie is thrilled to be leading CCC, serving the community she loves and providing the very finest early childhood Christian education.

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    Mrs. Heather Swisher

    Assistant Director (Staff Member Since 2009)

    Heather Swisher is the Assistant Director of Christian Child Center. She is a Florida native, having been born in Miami and residing in Longwood for the past 39 years. Heather went to college in South Carolina on a fast pitch softball scholarship, before returning to the Orlando area to graduate from the University of Central Florida with a degree in Journalism. Heather and Rob joined the church 21 years ago because they wanted to be a part of a close-knit community nearby to home. Heather sat on the Christian Child Center board for 3 years while her children attended and graduated from CCC. Because of the high quality preschool education and wonderful atmosphere, Heather decided to join the CCC staff in 2009. She loves getting to know all the new and returning families to CCC and hopes they will also have the wonderful experiences and lifelong friendships she has made.

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    Toddlers
     
    Two's / Almost Three's
     
    Three's
     
    Pre-K

    Music / Chapel

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It is our philosophy at Christian Child Center that preschool children learn best by developing a positive image of self, God and the world around them.  Social interaction, physical development, spiritual awareness, and readiness skills all play an integral role in our curriculum.
This sound early childhood education is set in a distinctively Christian context where Bible stories and verses, as well as Christian love and respect for others are integrated into daily activities.

Serving children ages:
9 Months – 5 years old
Monday-Friday
9:00a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
VPK Provider

98% Kindergarten Readiness Rate!

We offer Early Bird care from 8:00-9:00 a.m. for any student as well as a Stay N’ Play program for potty-trained children from 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Please call 407-862-8445 for more information or to schedule a tour.

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Curriculum

Toddlers: Toddlers learn by exploring the world around them through their senses. Our toddler program is designed to enhance development through songs, stories, art, finger plays, and age-appropriate toys that encourage imagination and self-directed play.  Our caring professionals provide love and security in a safe, nurturing environment.  

Two’s/Almost Three’s:  Our 2’s/Almost 3’s program includes creative lessons that encourage self-expression through music and movement, sensory activities, art, dramatic play, stories, games, and outdoor play.  Children learn through their play and by participating in hands-on activities in both small and large groups. They are introduced to letters, numbers, colors, and shapes.  Language development, socialization, and self-help abilities are emphasized.

Three’s: CCC offers a well-rounded 3’s program that focuses on all areas of development; social, emotional, cognitive, physical, and spiritual. Students participate in music and movement, chapel, circle time, math and science centers, sensory table, show and tell, outdoor exploration, and imaginary play.  Qualified, experienced teachers provide engaging lessons designed to enhance early literacy, gross and fine motor skills, math concepts, and language development.

Pre-K:   The CCC Pre-K program is comprehensive and includes a variety of educational experiences throughout each day.  Our curriculum concentrates on literacy and language development, math skills, and science exploration.  Students attend music, Spanish and computers classes, and chapel.  Activities include art, music and movement, math and science manipulatives, stories and games, sensory activities, cooking, organized play, free play, and guest speakers.  It is our belief that the development of a child’s creative expression through these activities will lead them to acquire the necessary skills for a successful Kindergarten experience.

CCC has been a Seminole County Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) provider since 2006.  As part of the VPK program, children who participated are tested when they begin Kindergarten to assess the effectiveness of the VPK program in which they participated.  CCC consistently scores among the highest in Seminole County, this year earning a Kindergarten Readiness Rate of 98%!  Please contact us or visit the Seminole County VPK website for more details.

Class Sizes and Child-to-Teacher Ratios

At Christian Child Center we believe that small class sizes and low teacher-to-child ratios increase the quality of care and education children receive. Each class at CCC has a lead teacher and an assistant teacher in order to best meet the individual needs of each and every child. 

Christian Child Center is licensed by the state of Florida (Certificate #C18SE0086) and meets or exceeds all of the requirements established by the Department of Children and Families.  Our VPK program is monitored by the Seminole County Early Learning Coalition.

Christian Child Center of
Wekiva Presbyterian Church U.S.A.
211 Wekiva Springs Lane
Longwood, FL 32779
Phone: 407-862-8445
Fax: 407-862-1748
ccc@wekivapresbyterian.org

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