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CDC Christmas Sing-A-Long – Dec 18 & 19

Posted on: October 30th, 2017

CDC Families are invited to join us for a festive sing-a-long on Monday, December 18 or Tuesday, December 19 in the Sanctuary at 11 AM. Our 2s, Pre-K 3s, Pre-K 4s and Transitional Kindergarten classes will take the stage and lead us in singing their favorite Christmas songs. Early release will follow at 12 PM. For more… Read More >>

CDC Christmas Break – Dec 20-Jan 3

Posted on: October 30th, 2017

Children’s Discovery Center will be closed December 20 – January 3 for Christmas Break. School will resume January 4, 2018. CDC office hours will vary during the break, so please call 972-596-4812 to make an appointment for a tour. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

CDC Thanksgiving Feast – Nov 16 & 17

Posted on: October 18th, 2017

Pre-K 3s, Pre-K 4s and Transitional Kindergarten parents are invited to join us on Thursday, November 16th or Friday, November 17th for our annual Thanksgiving Feast. The play performed by our TK class will begin at 11:15 AM, followed by the feast. For more information, contact natalie@cumc.com at the CDC office.

CDC Preschool Parent Association (PPA) – Nov 7

Posted on: October 8th, 2017

Join us at our next PPA (Preschool Parent Association) meeting on Tuesday, November 7th at 9:15 AM in the Donut Room (next to Trinity Hall). We will talk about our upcoming events and continue to plan for fundraisers and teacher appreciation. If you need childcare during the meeting, email natalie@cumc.com to make a reservation. Hope to see you there!

CDC Dadurday – Nov 4th

Posted on: October 8th, 2017

Preschool dads and kids (all ages are welcome) are invited to the CDC Playground on Saturday, November 4th from 8:30 AM– 10 AM. Give mom a much deserved break, spend quality time with your kids, and meet other CDC dads! Breakfast burritos, donuts, coffee and juice will be provided. Come rain or shine. We’ll play in… Read More >>

CDC Library Bus

Posted on: October 8th, 2017

The Christ United Library is coming directly to the south Narthex during CDC’s pick up time! Families can check out books, DVDs, and CDs and return them within a month to the Library. The Library Bus will visit from 1:15-2:15 PM on the following dates: October 17 & 18 November 14 & 15 January 9… Read More >>

CDC Playdate – Oct 19

Posted on: September 6th, 2017

Join us on the CDC playground for our first family event of the 2017-2018 school year. The whole family can play and get to know their CDC friends on Thursday, October 19th from 4 – 6:30 PM. This is a come and go event and you are welcome to bring a picnic dinner. We are looking forward to our play date with… Read More >>

Employment Opportunities

Posted on: August 3rd, 2017

Come join our rewarding team and make a difference in the lives of our congregation and community! All employees must complete a background check and additional training as needed for the positions. For additional information and to submit a resume, you may contact Kim Hill at kim@cumc.com.   Current Positions listed below: Children’s Ministry Coordinator… Read More >>

CDC Back to School Prayer Circle- Aug 28/29

Posted on: July 25th, 2017

The first day of school is a big day for your kids – new classes, new teachers and maybe even a new school. CDC Parents are invited to join us for a Back to School Prayer Circle on Monday, August 28 and Tuesday, August 29. Christ United staff will lead us in blessing the school,… Read More >>

CDC Summer Update

Posted on: June 9th, 2017

The CDC’s office hours will vary for the summer. The staff will return to regular office hours on August 1st. We have wait lists for all age groups except for our 1s (11 months-23 months by Sept 1st) and our 2s (Friday only). Please email CDC at cdc@cumc.com for more information.

Meet Meredith

Posted on: May 9th, 2017

  We are pleased to announce the addition of Meredith McBride to our staff as our Family Ministries Director. Meredith comes to us from University Park UMC in Dallas, where she was responsible for creating one of the most successful ministries to children and their families in the Dallas area. This is a significant expansion… Read More >>

CDC Hosts “Today’s Kindergarten” Seminar – March 21

Posted on: February 3rd, 2017

Join us on Tuesday, March 21 from 5:30pm – 7:00pm to attend the “What to Expect from Today’s Kindergarten”. We will have a panel of experts to answer questions and discuss what you and your child can expect from a present-day Kindergarten program. This FREE event is open to the public, so please share with anyone you feel would… Read More >>

CDC 2017-2018 New Family Registration – Feb 7

Posted on: January 2nd, 2017

Families who are new to CDC for the 2017-2018 school year will be able to enroll beginning on February 7th. Visit the CDC Registration page for more information. The link for the online Enrollment Intent form will be available on February 7th at 8:30 am. Once you have submitted the Enrollment Intent Form, you will receive an… Read More >>

CDC Scholastic Book Fair – January 23-26

Posted on: December 29th, 2016

Children’s Discovery Center is hosting a book fair January 23rd – 26th before and after school in room 107 (the Clubhouse). We will be celebrating the “Happy Camper Book Fair: S’more Fun With Books” theme with dress-up days at school. Monday: Crazy Hat or Hair Day Tuesday: Pajama Day (wear them at our Family Fun Night on the… Read More >>

CDC Donuts with Dads – Jan 26 & Jan 27

Posted on: December 21st, 2016

Children’s Discovery Center’s Pre-K 3s, Pre-K 4s and Transitional Kindergarten classes will be hosting their dads for a morning of playing, learning and eating donuts on January 26 and 27 from 9:00am – 9:45am. If a dad is unable to attend, please pass the invitation on to a grandparent, mom or friend. For more information, Contact… Read More >>

CDC 2017-2018 School Year Registration – Jan 30

Posted on: December 21st, 2016

Registration for the 2017-2018 school year begins January 30th for families currently enrolled in CDC. We will be offering all the same great programs, including a 4-day, Monday-Thursday, Pre-K 4s class and Monday-Friday Transitional Kindergarten class. Registration for current families will be online; we will email the link as we get closer to the registration date. Families who… Read More >>

CDC Pajama Story Time – January 24

Posted on: December 8th, 2016

Families are invited to our Family Fun Night on Tuesday, January 24 from 6:00 pm-7:00 pm. Wear your pajamas and enjoy special readings by the CDC teachers! Reading times are 6:05 and 6:20 pm. The Scholastic book fair will also be open during the event. Hope to see you there! For information, contact Natalie Garcia at natalie@cumc.com.  … Read More >>

CDC Christmas Sing-A-Long – Dec 15 & 16

Posted on: November 9th, 2016

CDC Families are invited to join us for a festive sing-a-long on Thursday, December 15 or Friday, December 16 in the Sanctuary at 11:00 am. Early release will follow at 12:00. For more information, contact natalie@cumc.com at the CDC office.

CDC Family Fun Night – Dec 8

Posted on: November 8th, 2016

Join CDC in your pajamas for a fun night of crafts, snacks and a special storytime on Thursday, December 8 6-7pm in Trinity Hall. Families and children of all ages are invited!

CDC Pre-K and Transitional Kindergarten Thanksgiving Feast – Nov 17 & 18

Posted on: October 7th, 2016

Pre-K and Transitional Kindergarten parents are invited to join us on Thursday, November 17th or Friday, November 18th for our annual Thanksgiving Feast. The play performed by our TK class will begin at 11:00 pm, followed by the feast. For more information, contact natalie@cumc.com at the CDC office.

CDC Meet the Teacher – Aug 24

Posted on: July 27th, 2016

CDC’s “Meet the Teacher” and “New Parent Orientation” will be on Wednesday, August 24th. Times vary with age groups and the days enrolled, so please see the specific times below. Families will have the opportunity to meet their child’s teachers and for the children to see their classrooms so they can learn more about what to expect during… Read More >>