About Christian Child Center

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. Please email ccc@wekivapresbyterian.org for more information.

"A Wonderful Place To Be!”


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, 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.

Meet The Directors


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 earned a B.S, degree 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 34 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.


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 43 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 26 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.


Registration Information

Registration for enrollment is held in February for the following school year. Subsequent enrollments will be accepted until the class limit is reached. Additional names will be accepted for a wait list to be notified in the event space becomes available. Currently enrolled students and siblings will be given priority for enrollment in the following school year.

ENROLLMENT FORMS: Children attending CCC must have all enrollment and medical forms completed and on file by the child's first day of attendance. Parents are responsible for assuring that the information supplied is kept current.