Catawba Ridge Child Development Center was founded with the mission to provide quality daycare and nurture happy, successful children in a safe and loving environment. At Catawba Ridge CDC, we allow children to have hands-on learning experiences. This fosters age appropriate development. We read to the children everyday. We believe that positive reinforcement is important for children to develop self-esteem. Children need an environment that supports free expression and stimulates learning.
We opened in 1985 as a seven room 4500 square foot facility. By 1988 the demand for our services was such that we expanded to our current size of nineteen classrooms and over 13,000 square feet. We currently have space to enroll 250+ children, however our commitment to four star quality child development and low child-to-staff ratios will keep our enrollment under 200.
At Catawba Ridge CDC, we believe that children need to have fun, because that is when they learn the best!
We make sure that every child is involved in stimulating activities everyday. We implement a curriculum that includes a variety of activities which integrate physical, intellectual, and social-emotional stimulation. This curriculum will provide developmentally appropriate activities which stimulate the child’s growth.
Our Approach to Education
At Catawba Ridge Child Development Center, each day, we provide a balanced approach to learning. Our goal is to give you peace of mind that your child will have fun as he/she develops socially, emotionally, physically, and intellectually.
We give your child the tools to become confident, self-aware, and to develop to his/her fullest potential. Our staff of passionate and engaging teachers give your child endless opportunities to grow, learn, and imagine. Weather they are building a spaceship to blast off to Mars or sharing a story during group time, the opportunities are endless.
Our curriculum is more than just a plan on paper or in manuals. We believe curriculum is everything that happens in the classroom, from interactions and meals to singing and playing. We never miss an opportunity to educate. We teach life skills that go beyond reading, writing, art, and math. Our classrooms are filled with educational toys to help develop motor skills and teaches lessons about sharing with friends. We will sing songs while we are washing hands which instills an interest in the arts while forging social bonds and educating children about the need for good hygiene. Each activity is designed with specific lesson or outcomes in mind.
We have received many accolades over the years including:
- The Charlotte Business Journal rated us a Top 25 in the State of North Carolina.
- Hickory Daily Record ” Best Of Catawba Valley” as voted by general public.
- Awarded 4 stars by NC Department Health and Human Services.
- Superior Sanitation Classification for 30 years in a row by NC Division of Environment Health.
Searching for “Daycare Hickory, NC”? Catawba Ridge Child Development Center provides excellent child care in Hickory, NC.
- Open 6 a.m. Until 6 p.m. Monday - Friday
- Rated 4 Stars
- Enrolling 6 Weeks Through 12 Years
- Before/After School Care
- Summer Camp
- DSS Vouchers Accepted
- USDA Approved Meals