CPCC strives to develop and promote the best in every child. We focus on the spiritual, emotional, intellectual, social, and physical components of the young child. Our curriculum is theme based, developmentally appropriate, and child-centered. While we do not follow a commercially-prepared curriculum, our teachers are allowed discretion as to what types of lessons or activities they will utilize in implementing the goals of CPCC. However, each lead teacher will be familiar with the National Association for the Education of Young Children’s “Developmentally Appropriate Practice”, which covers children from birth through age eight. Many resources are available to offer teachers ideas for themes and activities. We utilize a developmentally-appropriate and Christian-based approach to instruction based on thematic units selected by the teacher and developmental goals for each age group. Active learning situations, in which children have opportunities to make choices and decisions, manipulate materials, use language in personally meaningful ways, and receive appropriate adult support and guidance is a fundamental part of our program. Teachers use a wide variety of resources to plan activities for the children.