Community Children’s Center (CCC)
797 Mansfield City Road
Storrs, CT 06268
Executive Director: Lisa Dahn (B.S., Human Development and Family Relations, UConn, 1973; member NAEYC)
Program Director: Kate Vallo (B.S., HDFS, UConn, 1999; M.Ed., Multicultural Arts & Education, 2003)
School District: Vinton
Ages: 18 months to 5 years (pre-kindergarten)
Capacity: 10 toddlers, 16 pre-schoolers
Calendar: All year, Mon.-Fri., except Christmas Eve through New Year’s Day, one week at the end of June and 2 days at the end of August. CCC is also closed Labor Day, Thanksgiving weekend, MLK Birthday, Presidents’ Day, Memorial Day and July 4.
Program hours: 7:30 am-5:30 pm (full day); 7:30 am-12:30 pm, and 12:30 pm-5:30 pm (half days). Contract periods: late Aug. thru Jan. – Feb. thru Jun. – (4) 2 week sessions in July & Aug.
Minimum days/week: 3 half days for toddlers, 4 half days for preschoolers
Fee structure: based on schedule; 10% sibling discount; income based sliding scale
License #: DCCC16060
Enrollment: starts in April for the next school year; enrollment is always open if we have room
Waiting list available: yes
Brochure/flyer available: yes
NAEYC accreditation: yes
School Readiness Site
Special features: Play-based curriculum; parent co-operative; large, creative play yard; relaxed, informal environment, beautiful new facility. Children’s natural interest in play forms the basis of the CCC program and philosophy. Through play a child learns what it is to be a friend, to have a friend, to negotiate, compromise and solve problems. Materials like clay, crayons, paint, sand, water and building toys teach children to share, take turns and play together in large and small groups. Play takes place indoors and outdoors, so children learn about the world around them. Letters and numbers are a natural part of the CCC environment. We believe each child establishes an interest in them gradually and individually. The adults’ job is to notice, support and encourage each child’s interests and development in all areas. We provide a wide range of materials, games, songs and activities.