Community Child Care Center
Serving Pullman and Whitman County
Due to a broken pipe -
The St James Center will be closed
WEDNESDAY DEC 11, 2013
Welcome to Community Child Care Center, a non-profit agency serving local children and families since 1970! Today, through our Early Head Start, Head Start, ECEAP, and Child Care programs we provide comprehensive preschool, childcare, and family support services to over 300 children in eight communities throughout Whitman County, Washington. We are proud to be accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) – the nation’s leading organization of early childhood professionals. Less than 10 percent of all programs nationwide have reached this mark of quality and are recognized for their continued commitment towards reaching the highest professional early childhood standards.
The mission of Community Child Care Center is to promote each child’s development by providing high quality early childhood education and care, and to develop family partnerships.
We are committed to providing children:
High Quality Staff:
We employ highly educated staff who demonstrate a natural ability to work well with young children and their families. We actively recruit staff with degrees in early childhood. We provide structured staff development to address individual and programmatic needs through educational opportunities, mentoring, and teamwork.
Social-Emotional Growth Opportunities:
We foster each child’s social-emotional growth through the awareness of self and community. We value classrooms that nurture self-expression, adaptability, respect, caring, and empathy.
We facilitate each child’s learning by understanding development and appropriate practices. Highly qualified staff provide individualized attention; exciting, fun and academically challenging activities; and opportunities to develop school readiness skills.
We foster partnerships with families based on mutual respect and trust. We provide education and support to empower parents in their role in their child’s development.
High quality Environments:
We create high quality environments for children, parents, and staff that build a sense of community which is safe, diverse, and acknowledges the individual.
We operate within a network of agencies and link children and families to outside resources. We identify community needs throughout Whitman County and respond by providing services or fostering program development within the community. Parents and external community professionals provide program oversight by serving on our executive board.
Phone Number - 509-334-9290
Executive Director: Mary Tatham