"All kids need is a little help, a little hope, and somebody who believes in them."
- Earvin "Magic" Johnson

About Us

Background of Organization

CUCCC - About Us

      Community United Child Care Centers and Preschool was formed on July 1, 1993 with our Westridge Thode/Rouse center. CUCCC, Inc. is a private, non-profit child development center. The original corporate partners included Central Rivers AEA (AEA 267), Veridian Credit Union (John Deere Community Credit Union), Exceptional Persons Inc., and Covenant Medical Center. In 1998, we opened our Valley Park center, our Nordic Drive center in 2002. Our staff include, Degreed Early Childhood Teachers and Assistant Teachers, experienced laypersons, parents and education major students from local universities and colleges. Our staff is trained in Early Childhood Development, Mandatory Child Abuse Reporter, Universal Precautions, First Aid and CPR (Adult, Child and Infant) Certified and Essentials Child Care Preservice.

  • Our centers are nationally accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

  • We serve children who are 6 weeks old through the summer following the child’s 4th grade year. We offer preschool and a school age program. We also offer a summer school program.

  • We were a national pilot program for Head Start/Community Inclusion, integrating the children together into a regular classroom situation

  • CUCCC, Inc. was also a pilot program for the U.S. Dept. of Labor and its Child Development Apprentice program.

  • We are pleased to claim the original Head Start Inclusion Pilot Program.

  • Member of GROW Cedar Valley, Cedar Valley's Promise, Cedar Valley Nonprofit Association and many other organizations

Our Mission

     "Partnering with families to nurture and educate tomorrow's leaders"

      Our mission is to provide quality child care in a warm and nurturing atmosphere. We offer developmentally appropriate activities in small and large group settings designed to enhance the social, emotional, intellectual, language and physical development of each child served. We serve all children.

 

Our Vision

     "Providing quality child care in a nurturing environment"

 

Guiding Principles

  • We believe in promoting the emotional, intellectual, social, physical and language development of each child
  • We believe activities should be fun, innovative and appropriate for the development level of each child
  • We believe that coordinating community resources maximizes opportunities for our children and families
  • We believe in classroom diversity and inclusion
  • We believe our caring staff is essential to the delivery of our mission
  • We strive to attract, develop and retain quality employees
  • We strive to provide an environment which fosters optimal learning by providing:
    • Emotional and physical safety
    • Consistency in daily routine
    • A caring staff

Our Goals

  • To increase our financial capital and to utilize our funds in appropriate ways
  • To increase the effectiveness and efficiency of the Administration Team
  • To improve the Center's technological effectiveness in serving children and their parents
  • To develop and adopt a unified curriculum in all CUCCC centers that is based on an individual child's development milestones so as to maximize each child's potential
  • To strengthen the effectiveness of the Board of Directors
  • To recruit and retain caring, committed and competent staff for all positions within CUCCC
  • To constantly evaluate and implement innovative programs and services within child care

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