Extra-curricular activities are for the purpose of providing fresh experiences and learning opportunities for the children. Center teacher’s present related curriculum both before and following onsite presentations or field trips.
All children take walking trips on Campus, a nearby park, the fire station, the library and the surrounding neighborhood. We feel this gives the children a sense of belonging in the community. Whenever possible, the center hires guest performers such as artists, musicians, and puppeteers. Additionally, various hands-on experiences are made available to the children through visitors to the CCC.
Children not regularly attending the Center on the day of a field trip are invited on these trips for the duration of the trip only. For instance, a Tuesday/Thursday child is welcomed on a Friday trip. If your child is in this category, be sure to sign up on the field trip sheet, and be sure to pick up your child at the end of the announced time of the trip. The cost of any extracurricular activity is included in the tuition for enrolled children. Parents may be asked to pay actual costs incurred for themselves and/or siblings.
We encourage parents to accompany us on field trips. The children benefit greatly from having an adult accessible to chat with, who can expand the experiences and sights of the trip. To receive work hour credit for attending a field trip, a parent must take the responsibility to be a “walking partner” for one or more children throughout the entire trip. If two parents come, work hour credit will be given to each parent if they each take the responsibility to be a “walking partner” for one or more child(ren) throughout the entire field trip.