Crystal Child Development Center
Crystal Child Development Center
  • Classrooms

    Pink Puffin 1,2

    The nursery at CCDC is a fun and cheerful place for babies to spend their day. The area is divided up into two classrooms based on children’s developmental stages. 

    Classroom routines vary based on each baby’s individual schedule. Caregivers positively interact with children all day in age appropriate play.  We encourage children to challenge their gross motor skill development through tummy time, crawling, standing up, jumping on a jumper, etc. We promote their cognitive development by talking, singing, signing (ASL), and reading to them as much as possible. We also play with toys that provide opportunities for children to grasp, hold, stack, insert, and reach for objects 

    Green Ptarmigan 1,2

    The walker area is divided into two classrooms based on each child’s age. The daily schedule is designed to help children transition from an individualized routine to a group routine, although it is very flexible and can be changed based upon an individual child’s needs. 

    With our goal of promoting and advancing children’s cognitive, gross and fine motor skill, and social-emotional development in mind, we prepare the environment and various activities for the children in the classroom. With a flexible group routine schedule, we do small group activities that include story time, music and movement, and art. 

    Orange Otter

    The toddler and twos area is divided into three classrooms based on each child’s age. The days in this age group are more consistent and include more large and small group activities. 

    The classroom environment, toys, and materials in our program are organized to support the children’s need to physically explore, discover, and be independent. Caregivers reinforce positive behaviors, set limits, and are consistently available to support the children’s conflicting need for independence and comfort.

    Our program not only promotes physical, cognitive, language, and social-emotional development but also includes curriculum areas of literacy, mathematics, and arts. Activities provide repeated opportunities for sensory experiences that help strengthen and develop large and small muscles, hand-eye coordination, and promote thinking and communication skills. 

    Class Routine

    Yellow Otter 1,2

    The toddler and twos area is divided into three classrooms based on each child’s age. The days in this age group are more consistent and include more large and small group activities. 

    The classroom environment, toys, and materials in our program are organized to support the children’s need to physically explore, discover, and be independent. Caregivers reinforce positive behaviors, set limits, and are consistently available to support the children’s conflicting need for independence and comfort.

    Our program not only promotes physical, cognitive, language, and social-emotional development but also includes curriculum areas of literacy, mathematics, and arts. Activities provide repeated opportunities for sensory experiences that help strengthen and develop large and small muscles, hand-eye coordination, and promote thinking and communication skills. 

    Blue Bear 1,2

    This preschool area is divided into two classrooms based on each child’s age. Our program has objectives that cover social-emotional, physical, language, and cognitive developmental areas and literacy, mathematics, science, social studies, and arts content areas. 

    To create a high-quality learning environment, the classroom spaces are arranged to include various interest and play centers with appropriate toys and materials. 

    Well-structured and consistent routine schedules include large and small group activities that are both teacher directed and child centered, free choice play, and personal care routines. Lessons and activities teach children basic academic concepts and skills to build a strong foundation for school. 

    Our program teaches children to celebrate the uniqueness of each individual and to understand people and how they live. Children learn through various cultural events and celebrations that involve families and the community.

    Purple Moose 1,2

    The pre-K area is divided into two classrooms. The main goal in this area is school readiness. We try to achieve this goal by continuously working with the objectives that cover social-emotional, physical, language, and cognitive developmental areas and literacy, mathematics, science, social studies, and arts content areas.   To create a high-quality learning environment, the classroom spaces are arranged to include various interest and play centers with appropriate toys and materials.   Well-structured and consistent routine schedules include large and small group activities that are both teacher directed and child centered, free choice play, and personal care routines. The program has group goals, but in order to achieve these, our teaching is highly individualized to meet each child’s learning needs.   Lessons and activities are planned and developed to meet the interest of children and to challenge their abilities. Building upon basic academic skills that children attain in our preschool program, many pre-K children advance far enough in literacy and mathematics to exceed the expected skill levels of children entering kindergarten during the pre-K year.   Our program continues to teach children to celebrate the uniqueness of each individual and to understand people and how they live. Pre-K children become the leaders in many cultural events and celebrations throughout the year. As a part of our cultural learning program, we teach a second language to children as well.

    Upcoming Center Closure

     Labor Day : September 3, 2018 

    Notice

    Crystal CDC follows the Anchorage School District Policy on Closure for any weather hazards conditions.

    Crystal Child Development Center

    1515 W 33rd Ave  

    Anchorage, Alaska 99503

    Phone: (907) 277-2644 

    Fax:      (907) 277-2646