Presbyterian Child Care Center

Parents are invited to visit and talk with our staff. Applications may be obtained from the school office or via download and will be accepted at any time. To download a copy of the childcare center application, please click here childcare application package Complete and return to Priscilla Graham. Call (910) 276-1375 ext 306 to schedule a tour or for more information. Presbyterian Child Care Center I & II is a five star facility. The center serves children from 6 weeks to 12 years old in spacious classrooms. Each classroom has a state approved curriculum that is suited for learning. The center is open year-round Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 5:30 pm, except for holidays. A nutritious breakfast, lunch and a snack is provided. The After-school program will soon be approved as a five star facility, and operates Monday through Friday from 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm except for holidays. Children are provided with a nutritious snack and homework assistance is provided. Children engage in many activities such as: arts and crafts, music, water play, science and math. Transportation is provided. During teacher workdays the program is open at 7:00 am and breakfast, lunch and a snack is provided. Our summer (afterschool program) is an all day program from 7:00 am to 5:30 pm which consists of multi-age activities and field trips throughout the week.

Teacher To Child Ratio

Infants 1:4 (max 8 infants)
Toddlers 1:5 (max 10 children)
Twos 1:8 (max 16 children)
Threes 1:9 (max 17 children)
Fours 1:12 (max 24 children)
Afterschool 1:19 (max 24 children)

Infants

The infant program provides a loving, nurturing and stimulating learning environment. Teachers are warm and attentive to the infants needs. The center follows the Safe Sleep policy adopted by the state. Infants are cuddled, talked to, read to and played with by teachers. Children are provided with age appropriate toys and activities for healthy development. Infants nap and feed on their own schedules. Nursing mothers are encouraged to continue to do so after their child enrolls into the school. They can come in anytime to nurse and the staff will cooperate with them.

Toddlers & Preschool

The toddlers and preschool classes follow a unique state approved flexible schedule. This schedule is suited to the developmental needs of each child. Indoor activities include both structured and unstructured, with activities to enhance social/emotional skills, language development, cognitive skills and fine and gross motor development. Structured time activities focus on problem solving, number concepts, self-help skills, science and creative art projects. Unstructured time focus on dramatic play, music, crafts and outdoor play on the spacious playground.

About PCCC

Background

Presbyterian Child Care Center (PCCC) was established in 1978 as an outreach ministry of the Laurinburg Presbyterian Church.

Mission

The purpose of the Presbyterian Child Care Center is to provide a Christian environment that meets the childcare needs of families in our community, to attract and retain qualified staff and to maintain a safe, healthy environment that utilizes a child centered curriculum. The center seeks to teach children in a positive, caring manner, while providing for the establishment of boundaries and structure that can be internalized by the children as they grow and become more self-disciplined. Teachers share with the family in the responsibility of "parenting" the child through love and development of new skills and concepts as children explore the environment.

Center Philosophy

  • We are committed to providing children with a loving and nurturing learning environment which will help enhance their desire for education.
  • We are committed to helping children with their physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development as well as setting reasonable goals to ensure their educational success.
  • We are committed to working with families to ensure each child receives support and services necessary for their developmental growth and success.
  • We are committed to creating a culturally, linguistically and developmentally appropriate classroom environment for each child.
  • We are committed to helping children develop a positive self-esteem through positive guidance and reinforcement.
  • We are committed to providing children and their families with the best quality childcare at Presbyterian Child Care Center.

Early Childhood Development

PCCC's curriculum is planned by our teachers and designed to allow children to learn through "play". This is a form of creative expressions and allows children to explore different ways of expressing their creativity, which distinctly gives each child an individualized personality. At PCCC we focus on the "process" not the "product". We want children to feel free to express themselves freely without the pressures of perfection.

Family and Community Partnerships

PCCC is a center that works closely with other community partners and families to ensure children are well equipped with all the support, services and resources needed in order for the child and family to be successful in life. We have developed great partnerships with a number of agencies and companies that help us fulfill our mission.

Meet the Teachers

Lisa M. Bailey — Infant Lead Teacher

Lisa is the proud mom of Steven, Jasmine & Eric and getting ready to be a first time grandma! She has her A.A. degree in Early Childhood from RCC and has been at PCCC for 5 years. She's also a true Tar Heel fan! Go Heels!

Darnel Graham — Infant Teacher's Assistant/Afterschool Program

Darnel is the oldest son of Ms. Priscilla "Precious" Graham. He has two younger brothers and has been affiliated with Laurinburg Presbyterian Church for a number of years. He's been employed here for 7 years and enjoyed every moment of it! He is currently working in the Infant and Afterschool programs while pursuing a degree in Mathematics Education.

Samantha Dease — 2 year old Lead Teacher

Samantha is a mother of two, Kajare and Kamari. She is the lead teacher for the two and three year olds. She has her A.A. degree in Early Childhood Develop and is currently working towards an A.A. in School Age Development. In her spare time, she can be found cheering on the Miami Heat and the 49'ers!

Erica McMillan — 3 year old Lead Teacher

Erica, also a Laurinburg native, is the proud mother of three wonderful children. She has over 15 years' experience in Early Childhood Education, including 4 years as a youth counselor. She has her degree in Early Childhood Education and has been at PCCC since November 2007. Her favorite part of the job is the children that she teaches.

Rebecca Worth — 3 year old Teacher's Assistant

Rebecca is a mother of two and having come from a large family (she has 9 brothers and sisters!) she absolutely loves children and has always dreamed of being a teacher. She has taught Sunday School for 6 years and has worked in child care for 4 years. She has her Associates Degree from RCC and also has her School Age Child Care and Early Education Level 5 certificates. She has a passion for children and loves being able to interact with them daily.

Priscilla Purdie — 4 year old Lead Teacher

Priscilla, a native of Laurinburg, has been with PCCC since August 1993. She has worked with children from the ages of 2-5 and has been the lead teacher in the four year old class for several years now. She received her Early Childhood Credential Certificate in 1998 and holds multiple certificates from Bible Study Schools, churches and RCC. She also has her A.S. in Childhood Education and was honored in June 2014 with a certificate from Hospice in "Patient and Family Support Volunteer Training." In her spare time, she enjoys volunteering, doing arts and crafts, singing, writing, Bible studies and puzzles. Her mantra is, "We are never too old to learn!"