Parent News
November 2022

So very thankful for not only for your children, but our families and, of course, our amazing teachers! CCPC is such a connected and strong community. I love how many drop-off conversations go on between teachers and parents and outside among parents,...such strong evidence of the friendships and connections we all feel at CCPC. As I watched the cooking and preparation for Thanksgiving, I appreciate how intentional our teachers have been in planting the important seeds of gratitude and joy in our classroom community. And, as always, our vibrant art reflects the creativity and energy of tireless artists at work each morning!

Best wishes for safe travel and meaningful time with family and friends near and far throughout this holiday season. Enjoy!

With gratitude for everyone at CCPC,
2022 Annual Fund
Your generous pledge make a big difference for all our children!
Thank you very much to the many families who have already pledged their support.

This generosity supports years of maintenance-free turf on our primary playing field on the main playground to be installed early in the New Year.

Every gift counts!

It's time to submit your application
for the 2023-2024 School Year!
Priority Application Deadline
January 13, 2023
After this date, we cannot guarantee a placement for your child.

Acceptances will be emailed by the end of January and you must then secure your spot by paying your enrollment deposit no later than February 9 to hold your place.

Use this single online application for all your children. Simply add your next child as indicated on the application.

Your parent portal account will be debited an application fee of $65 per family.

Please contact Noni Lindahl with any questions at
Reminders: Parents are Invited
Thursday, February 2 - Pandas

Wednesday, February 1 - Hummingbirds
Thursday, February 2 - Cardinals
Wednesday, February 1 - Ducks
Tuesday, January 31 - Owls

Thursday, January 26 - Hedgehogs
Wednesday, January 25 - Foxes
Friday, January 27 - Bears

Friday, December 9 - Salamanders
Thursday, December 8 - Chameleons
Family Holiday
Friday, December 16

Our little Pandas will celebrate in their classroom at 11:40am on Thursday, December 15.

The Big Room
Blue Sky
Cardinals, Ducks & Hummingbirds

SPECIAL NOTE: Our Cardinals children and parents are invited to join the other 2s classes for this special Friday event.

The Big Room
Hedgehogs, Foxes & Bears

Geneva Hall
Salamanders & Chameleons
Enjoy the Winter Break!
School Closed
December 19 - January 2

Return to School
Tuesday, January 3
Healthy Development Corner
Here you will find articles sourced by Noni Lindahl, CCPC teachers, and always one article from our partners at Child Development Consultants, LLC.
Currently in Our Lending Library
"Big Body Play" - the sometimes rowdy, always very physical running, rolling, tagging, jumping, grabbing, and wrestling that most children love and many adults try to shut down - can and should be an integral part of every early childhood setting.
Borrow our copy today or purchase your own at the NAEYC bookstore.
Consultants’ Corner:
What is Self-Regulation?
Parents and educators often ask how they can help their young children develop self-control, pay attention, and follow directions at home and in the classroom. First, what is self-regulation? It is simply a child’s ability to attend to a task or situation with appropriate body control and awareness. This includes everything from sitting to eat a meal or playing with toys with peers to calming themselves when upset, or calming to fall asleep... Read more
Christmas Pageant
The Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church
and Assistant Director of Music
Bobb Robinson

invite the Woodlands and Creekside children to participate in

The 2022 Christmas Pageant

Rehearsal Saturday, December 17
10:00am - 12:00pm

Performance Sunday, December 18
at the 10:00am Worship Service
in the CCPC Sanctuary

4 year-olds and Pre-K kids are invited to be manger animals (stuffed animals happily included!) and do not need to come to the dress rehearsal. Manger animals should arrive on the day of the pageant at 9:15am to Chadsey Hall, the fellowship space directly below the church sanctuary, to select a costume. Once dressed, animals sit with their family in a pew and come forward when called to the front during the 10am service. If your child would like to join the Angel Choir to sing "Away in the Manger" and "Angels We have Heard on High", please plan to come to the dress rehearsal if you can.

Please contact Assistant Music Director Bobb Robinson ASAP to let him know your interest and availability
November Photo Gallery
Thanksgiving, Jump Bunch & Beautiful Art
Learn more about our Community Partner, the
Homeless Children’s Playtime Project