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  • Ron Leadbetter

    You will not find a finer child development facility anywhere in the Knoxville region. When you drop your child at the Center you will leave knowing that he or she will be actively involved in a program
    aimed at developing desirable life skills taught by dedicated and experienced teachers, half of whom have earned a college degrees in the field of early child development. Continue reading

    Why did you think it was important for your child to attend CCK?

    CCK offered a great alternative to the “babysitting” services otherwise available in 1975 when I help found the Center.

    What do you think sets CCK apart from other early childhood programs?

    CCK offers a high quality child development program conducted by a well-trained and experienced staff rather than babysitting services provided by caregivers typically lacking any formal child care credentials.

    How does the staff involve the parents of their “students?”

    Center staff interacted with my wife and I on a daily basis and kept us fully apprised of our children’s progress or any issues affecting that progress. The staff was always eager to respond to any questions we might have concerning Lee’s or Cara’s development and any health or other issues.

    What are the two or three most important things they gained from attending?

    Our children –first our son, Lee, then later our daughter, Cara – received excellent developmental training provided by a professionally trained, experienced and dedicated CCK staff rather than mere babysitting services. Also, the operational hours and days of the Center were very convenient.

    Tell me about the staff and their interaction with the children?

    The Center has a history of hiring and retaining staff skilled at interacting with young children in a way that promotes their developmental maturity and self esteem.

    What would you say to parents who are considering enrolling their child at CCK?

    You will not find a finer child development facility anywhere in the Knoxville region. When you drop your child at the Center you will leave knowing that he or she will be actively involved in a program aimed at developing desirable life skills taught by dedicated and experienced teachers, half of whom have earned a college degrees in the field of early child development.


  • The Brabsons

    I would tell parents that CCK is a great early learning program to have their child in. The teachers are great and it is like gaining another family. Continue reading

    Why did you think it was important for your child to attend CCK?

    Helen: It was important to stimulate emotional and social development.

    Sharon: I think it is important because CCK has a lot to offer my child.

    What do you think sets CCK apart from other early childhood programs?

    Helen: What sets CCK apart from other programs is the skilled and trained staff.

    Sharon: What sets CCK apart from other programs is that they provide more learning opportunities and offer a better lunch.

    How does the staff involve the parents of their “students?”

    Helen: The staff at CCK keeps open lines of communication with the parents.

    Sharon: They involve parents by having “Week of the Young Child” which lets parents come in for the whole week and do different activities with their child and teachers. They also have field trips where parents can come along too.

    What are the two or three most important things they gained from attending?

    Helen: They appreciate routine and gain structure from CCK..

    Sharon: Fred has gained great learning skills.

    Tell me about the staff and their interaction with the children?

    Helen: The staff watches the children grow, mature and form a bond with each of their families.

    Sharon: The teachers interact with the children by having group time and field trips.

    What would you say to parents who are considering enrolling their child at CCK?

    Helen: CCK is a caring and warm environment for the children.

    Sharon: I would tell parents that CCK is a great early learning program to have their child in. The teachers are great and it is like gaining another family.


  • The Jones’

    I knew from the first moment I thought about sending my children to daycare that CCK was the place. I have a long history with CCK (I went to CCK as a child) and have the utmost trust in this top-rated facility. Continue reading

    Why did you think it was important for your child to attend CCK?

    I knew from the first moment I thought about sending my children to daycare that CCK was the place. I have a long history with CCK (I went to CCK as a child) and have the utmost trust in this top-rated facility.

    What do you think sets CCK apart from other early childhood programs?

    The staff turnover ratio seems very low. In fact, Ms. Joyce in Infant 1 kept me as an infant and 23 yrs later kept my son! I think that says a lot about the dedication of these teachers. You also can’t forget the smiling face of Ms. Betty, the cook, everyday as you walk in to the daycare!

    How does the staff involve the parents of their “students?”

    The door is always open. Aside from the bi-annual conferences, you can set aside time to talk to the teachers anytime. I always feel updated on how my child is doing.

    What are the two or three most important things they gained from attending?

    My oldest son was extremely prepared for kindergarten when he graduated from CCK. All of the teachers have a part in building the confidence of your child(ren). I also love the diversity of the daycare and think that my kids are blessed by having a diverse group of friends.

    Tell me about the staff and their interaction with the children?

    The staff is excellent at CCK! I love that each teacher brings something different to the table. The children truly look up to their teachers. My younger son goes down the hall every day and gives hugs to all of the teachers he sees!

    What would you say to parents who are considering enrolling their child at CCK?

    There is no better place to send your kids! It is definitely a worthwhile investment!


  • The Johnsons

    I would tell any prospective parent that they couldn’t find a better, family-oriented nurturing environment for your child than the CCK. The staff loves each child so much and it’s comforting knowing your most precious gift is in good hands as you go about your day. Continue reading

    Why did you think it was important for your child to attend CCK?

    CCK came highly recommended to us because of the caring, nurturing atmosphere, the diverse culture and curriculum taught to the children. We wanted our child to be well-rounded.

    What do you think sets CCK apart from other early childhood programs?

    I think the teachers set CCK apart from other programs because they truly care for the children. They are vigilant in following each child’s development and are ready and willing to help in any way they can.

    How does the staff involve the parents of their “students?”

    Parents are always invited to sit in on classes, volunteer, or be involved on whatever level is appropriate for the class. As a parent, I enjoy helping out with parties, field trips or whatever the teachers need.

    What else would you like to say about the Center?

    Our journey with CCK has been filled with so much love. It was the caring teachers there who helped us realize that our son may have a learning disability at the tender age of 2, which we later found out was Autism. During this difficult diagnosis the CCK encircled us, as families do, and we all moved forward to finding ways to communicate with, include, and educate our precious child. We are truly thankful for this family, the effort the teachers all put forth and for the support we received.

    What are the two or three most important things they gained from attending?

    Love, playing with friends and respect.

    Tell me about the staff and their interaction with the children?

    Children are treated with respect and as they learn they have lots of fun. It is always nice to hear children telling parents about the fun adventures they had during the day and the memories they made.

    What would you say to parents who are considering enrolling their child at CCK?

    I would tell any prospective parent that they couldn’t find a better, family-oriented nurturing environment for your child than the CCK. The staff loves each child so much and it’s comforting knowing your most precious gift is in good hands as you go about your day.