Our Preschool and Toddler rooms are fully enrolled through August 2022. If you would like to be on our waiting list for enrollment in 2022 or later, please fill out this form. We will contact you when we have openings available.
As part of the non-profit Blueprints For Learning, the Community Building Children’s Center is committed to supporting young children, their families, and the staff who care for and educate them through the development of environments that foster friendship, curiosity, self-esteem and joy. Our goal is to create a strong community of learning and mutual support. We believe in the amazing capacity of each child: their imagination, intelligence, and capability. We believe that when children are surrounded by loving, nurturing, and joyful family members and teachers it creates a foundation for peaceful, generative lives. We believe in the unity of the human family and in caring for the earth, our home. We open our doors, hearts, and minds to all who are willing to embrace this journey with us. By doing so, we create a community of compassionate people with children at its center.
Community Building Children’s Center (CBCC) was established in 2002 when Community Building redeveloper Jim Sheehan partnered with Lynne Sanders to create an on-site child care facility to serve the families working in the Community Building. Anita Morgan succeeded Lynne as CBCC Program Director as well as Executive Director of Blueprints for Learning in 2004. Anita retired from the organization in January, 2020 and is succeeded by Monica Bertucci as Executive Director and Patty Shastany as CBCC Program Director.
CBCC is a Reggio Inspired early care and education program, licensed by the Washington State Department of Chidlren Youth, and Family (DCYF) with a capacity of 29 children. CBCC is also a voluntary participant in DCYF’s Early Achievers, Washington State’s Quality Rating and Improvement System for all child care programs and has received a 4 Rating in 2014 and 2017. CBCC is a full-day, full-year program that is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm. Our toddler classroom serves up to nine children ages 12 to 36 months. The preschool classroom serves up to 20 children three through five years of age. Although we give the families of the Community and Saranac buildings priority enrollment, the program is open to the general Spokane community on a space available basis. We do accept families using Working Connections.
We offer the Music Together® curriculum to all students enrolled in the program. Music Together is an internationally recognized, research-based, developmentally appropriate music curriculum designed for children ages 0-7 and their teachers and families.
As part of the Music Together® curriculum, Music Together specialists teach weekly music and movement classes in early learning settings in cooperation with classroom teachers. Classroom teachers then follow through on the weekly sessions, adapting activities to their curriculum needs and interests. Recordings, songbooks, and teaching materials are provided to each classroom and family. Children “bring the music home” for parent-child music play, sharing the songs and activities learned in school.
The Music Together curriculum provides children with the opportunity to learn music in developmentally appropriate ways; supports their language, cognitive, emotional, social, and physical development; enhances the classroom experience; supports family engagement by giving parents enjoyable and significant ways to nurture their children’s development; and enhances happiness and well-being in the school community.
CBCC actively participates in WaKIDS and uses Teaching Strategies GOLD to help facilitate the transition from the preschool environment into the K-12 environment for all children. We also operate in close collaboration with the Child Care Training Institute, its sister program under the umbrella of Blueprints for Learning. The day to day teaching practices and children’s learning in our center are a working model for the Training Institute much like a lab school operates within a University program. We invite you to learn more about our Staff and our Teaching Approach.
- Coming off the waiting list is the first step in the enrollment process.
- Enrollment in the Community Building Children’s Center is for full days from two to five days per week.
- New students are generally enrolled in June and in September (exceptions are made if a space becomes available during any part of the year).
- Students entering the preschool room must be potty trained.
- Each child must bring an entrée for lunch.
- A morning snack, milk, fruits and vegetables at lunch, afternoon snack, and a snack bag for the ride home are provided to each child each day by CBCC.
- A registration fee of $200 is required upon enrollment and $100 annually thereafter.
- A discount of 10% of the oldest child’s tuition will be applied for families with multiple children enrolled simultaneously.
- We do accept DSHS Working Connections Child Care Payments and CoPays. If you need to know more about this state program and to see if you qualify click here.
Tuition rates as of February 2023 are below. Regular tuition increases will occur in January of each year.
|PreToddlers 12-18 months of age
|Toddlers 19+ months of age
|Children 3+ years of age