There's a BIG RED dog in school! Welcome Clifford!


It was an exciting moment when a big, friendly, red dog peeked into each of classrooms for a visit.  Clifford was soon recognized by the children, and many cautiously approached to give a hug and pet his soft, fluffy fur!  Many of the children received a copy of his classic storybook, too!

Preschool children have enjoyed the stories of Clifford for over 50 years!   Clifford the Big Red Dog by Norman Bridwell shares the adventures of a playful, red labrador.  Born the runt of a litter of puppies, Clifford grew over 25 feet tall because of the love a little girl named Emily, who chose him as her friend. 



Together as One Community - HURRICANE RELIEF EFFORTS

CCDC is supporting the village-wide hurricane relief effort organized by Lincolnwood School District 74, the Village of Lincolnwood and the Lincolnwood Public Library beginning on Monday, September 11th through Thursday, September 14th.  The goal is to raise $74,000 in 74 hours.  

All donations will be given directly to the American Red Cross on behalf on the Lincolnwood community.  Click the link below to donate.  Thank you!

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Our Community Partner Oakton College

CCDC was proud to be showcased at the Early Childhood Career Fair at Oakton Community College on April 12, 2017.  As a community partner for twenty five years, CCDC and Oakton assist students seeking a degree or certificate in early childhood education complete hundreds of clinical hours.  The Career Fair brought representatives from Northeastern Illinois University, National Louis University, Kendall College, DePaul University and other diverse early childhood programs together to advocate for excellence in preparing early childhood teachers for the classroom.  OCC Professor, Cheryl Joseph welcomed Director, Susan Fahey to the Career Fair.

2017 CCDC Family Survey

As part of our self-assessment for NAEYC accreditation, CCDC is conducting a FAMILY SURVEY April 10-11, 2017.  Family perspectives are essential to the NAEYC accreditation process and our service to children and families. To achieve and maintain accreditation, families are asked to respond confidentially and anonymously to the survey.  Our goal is 100% participation!  CCDC will compile the results and report them to NAEYC prior to their visit to our program.