Children are the focus of the CDC through nurturing routine care, education, safety, cleanliness, nutrition, and love. We maintain low staff to child ratios which allows for individualized attention and helps foster strong bonds between teachers and children. DHEC regulations are followed for sickness and exclusion. We use redirection and teach problem solving skills so that the children can learn to solve their own problems.
The CDC is a licensed facility (#23353) for 120 children ages 6 week through the year before Kindergarten. We are open Monday through Friday from 7AM-6PM, twelve months of the year. Our school year runs August to August. The Creative Curriculum is used by all the children to develop and grow through hands-on learning.
Children go to chapel every other week led by the Associate Pastor. Teachers provide weekly Bible stories and activities along with daily prayer. Enrichment programs are offered at the center for children age 2.5 and older.
All children are given the opportunity to nap from noon until 2:00 PM each day. There is a formalized emergency plan located in the parent handbook. We provide a hot lunch two days per week and two snacks every day. We have a four week rotating menu so that the children are exposed a wide variety of foods.
Every child is evaluated twice a year using the ASQ screening tool. The teachers share the results of the screening with parents at bi-annual parent conferences along with samples of the child’s class work and art.
Rachel loves working with children! She has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Elementary Education from North Greenville University. She has received PITC training (Program for Infant Toddler Care, ITERS (Infant/Toddler Environmental Rating Scale), and she is also certified as a ITS-SIDS trainer. She has been working with children professionally for 22 years as a teacher, director, and a Regional Infant/Toddler Specialist for North Carolina. She has 3 children Ashton 23, Isabella 18, and Sophia 9 years old.
The rest of our teaching staff has been with us for an average of 4 years and they have all received background screening, fingerprint checks, TB tests, and health assessments. Teachers’ education ranges from high school diplomas and completion of the SC Early Childhood certification; to over 18 years of experience; to an AA or BA in early childhood or elementary education. All teachers are required to have 20 hours of continuing education in early childhood education each year.
We are currently not enrolling for the new school year beginning August 2023. In order to be added to the waitlist for Pelham Road Baptist Church Child Development Center please follow these steps:
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Questions? Contact Rachel Cernogorsky, Director via email email@example.com or at (864) 288-7674
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Early Childhood Educator
Positions require 6 months PRIOR experience in a SC licensed childcare center. Prefer someone who has completed ECD 101 or is willing to complete during first year of employment. Looking for creative, flexible, loving, and caring educator to work with 10-12 children and two teachers. Our program is open 12 months a year and salary is based on education with a starting salary of 10.25 per hour.