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Children’s Discovery Center Blog

Meet Meredith

Posted on: May 10th, 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 >>

Equipping Your Family Sessions

Posted on: May 8th, 2017

As your family grows, so do the decisions and responsibilities. There is so much to consider before, during, and after childbirth. Beginning on Saturday, April 29th, CUMC will host various expert information sessions related to family development. Planned sessions include: 5/13   Obstetrician questions: Prenatal information, fertility questions, caring for yourself in the process, preparing for… Read More >>

CDC Magical Make-Believe Summer Camp – May 30-June 2

Posted on: May 7th, 2017

Calling all pirates, princesses, and astronauts! Join us for a week of imagination and make-believe. Dressing up, artistic opportunities, and pretend play are just a few examples of activities for this fun week of creativity. Join us for Children’s Discovery Center’s only camp for the summer of 2017 on Tuesday, May 30 – Friday, June 2. This camp… Read More >>

CDC Summer Fun Days – May 16 & 17

Posted on: May 2nd, 2017

On Tuesday, May 16th and Wednesday, May 17th are Summer Fun Days at CDC!  During the school day, the children will be participating in some extra outside activities, games in the gym and other special events to celebrate the upcoming summer. This year there will not be any water play, so children should wear their regular… Read More >>

Confident Kids Club

Posted on: May 1st, 2017

Confident Kids Club is a social skills program for CUMC’s Children’s Development Center. These informal groups for 4-8 year old children (broken into an older and younger group) will teach basic social and emotional learning skills important for kindergarten and beyond.  Classes will be led by Laurie Kendig, LMSW and CUMC staff member. The series… Read More >>

CDC Preschool Parent Association (PPA) – April 20

Posted on: April 6th, 2017

Join us at our next PPA (Preschool Parent Association) meeting on Thursday, April 20th at 9:15 am in the Donut Room (next to Trinity Hall). We will talk about our year-end events, continue to plan for fundraisers and teacher appreciation events, and work on gifts for our 2017 graduates. If you need childcare during the meeting, email to make a reservation.… Read More >>

CDC Dadurday Play Date – April 8th

Posted on: March 8th, 2017

CDC dads and kids (all ages are welcome) are invited to the CDC Playground on Saturday, April 8th 8:30 am – 10:00 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… 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 Preschool Parent Association (PPA) – Mar 1

Posted on: February 1st, 2017

Join us at our next PPA meeting on Wednesday, March 1st at 9:15 am in the Donut Room (next to Trinity Hall). Hear about how you can get involved and volunteer at CDC! We will talk about upcoming spring events and continue to plan for fundraisers and teacher appreciation. If you need childcare during the meeting, email to make a reservation.

CDC Teacher Conferences – Mar 20-24

Posted on: January 31st, 2017

Conferences with the teachers for parents of children in the Pre-K 3s, Pre-K 4s, and Transitional Kindergarten classes will be held the week of March 20th. Teachers will post sign-ups for the parents of their students so they can choose a date and time. Classes will continue to be in session during our conference week. The teachers… Read More >>

Jammin’ n Jammies – Feb 15

Posted on: January 19th, 2017

Preschool children and parents come jam with us on Wednesday, February 15, 6:30-7:30 p.m., in room 107.  We will sing, dance, play musical instruments, make a craft, and have a snack. Be sure to wear your pajamas (mom and dad too) and bring a new pair to donate for a child in need.  All pajama… 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  … Read More >>

CDC Christmas Break – Dec 19-Jan 3

Posted on: December 8th, 2016

Children’s Discovery Center will be closed December 19 – January 3 for Christmas Break. School will resume January 4, 2017. 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 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 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 Hearing & Vision Screenings – Nov 14 & Nov 17

Posted on: November 3rd, 2016

  CDC is offering the convenience of hearing and vision screenings for 3, 4 and 5 year olds during the school day on Monday, November 14 and Thursday, November 17. The form to register your child for any of these optional screenings will be sent home with all Pre-K 3s, Pre-K 4s and Transitional Kindergartners. The State of Texas… Read More >>

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 at the CDC office.

Raised in Spirituality – Sep 29

Posted on: August 5th, 2016

Raised in Spirituality: Incorporating The Spiritual Child into Daily Life Join us on Thursday, September 29 as we explore the scientific links between spirituality and children’s development. Author and Clinical Psychologist, Lisa Miller, will discuss the findings in her book, The Spiritual Child, followed by a panel of experts that will help us apply this to… Read More >>

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 >>