• Smith Testimonial
    From the moment we walked into the door
    of CCYC, we felt right at home. We were
    so impressed on many levels. The curriculum
    is well thought out. The facility has something
    for every style of learning: hands on, listening,
    movement and social. The staff always makes
    us feel that our child is important, welcomed
    and well taken care of while he is there.
  • Richards Testimonial
    We've been with CCYC for over four years,
    with both of our children, and have always been
    pleased with the excellent attention they've
    received from all of their CCYC caregivers.
    We've developed many close relationships with
    the staff and trust in the care they give our
    children. We've heard from our son's elementary
    teacher on how well prepared he was in
    transitioning into Kindergarten and I believe we
    have CCYC teachers to thank for that success!
  • Kitundu Testimonial
    Our family has been fortunate to be a part
    of CCYC for the past 6 years. Both of our
    children were prepared to attend Kindergarten
    as a result of the CCYC teachers, and both
    are flourishing in elementary school because
    of the foundation they had at CCYC.
  • Fitzgerald Testimonial
    I toured three other centers, and was leery on
    what I witnessed. The fourth and FINAL was
    CCYC. I was blown away at the learning
    program they offer. They work with each kid
    on their developmental level, offer Spanish
    and have dance class and are completely
    hands on in the classroom. Not to mention all
    of the wonderful places they visit for
    learning experiences. Plus, they keep parents
    involved and updated on your child's progress.

Creative Center for Young Children (CCYC)

Des Moines' only fine arts focused preschool and child care center – located in the historic downtown First United Methodist Church. We'll introduce your child to artists – including visual artists, poets, musicians and dancers – at an age appropriate level, allowing him/her to experience and experiment with a variety of art genres.

At CCYC, we don't just want to meet state and national best practice standards, we want to exceed them – that's why we staff an additional teacher in each classroom to maximize one-on-one interactions with your child.

Upcoming Events

May 1-5, 2017

Bach Parent-Teacher Conferences

May 8-12, 2017

Picasso Parent-Teacher Conferences

May 12, 2017

Breakfast with Moms 6:30-9:00 a.m.

May 15-19, 2017

Mozart Parent-Teacher Conferences

May 22-26, 2017

Teacher Appreciation Week

May 22-26, 2017

Transition Week