About Kiddies Kollege Christian Center
Our 74-year History of Childcare
Kiddies Kollege Christian Center is an offspring of Kiddies Kollege, Inc. which was founded in 1947 by Laura Shumate to help care for working parents in the Maryland & Washington DC area. Laura would soon hire her sisters, nieces and eventual her children and grandchildren to help run, maintain and provide superior care to the community. Kiddies Kollege Christian Center in Laurel was founded1996 by Chad Shumate the grandson of Laura. Shumate. Prior to opening this location, Chad was the managing director of his Grandmother centers in Maryland and Washington DC.
Kiddies Kollege Christian Center strives to continue its proud 75-year history in childcare by providing the community with the very best in pre-school services by offering highly qualified staff, a superior curriculum, and a clean and safe facility.
Kiddies Kollege Christian Center was voted by the Laurel Leader newspaper as one of the best child care centers.
KKCC encourages and provides opportunities for our students to interact with peers, develop their knowledge, talents and understanding of the world around them based on age, skill level and ability in an appropriate classroom setting. We provide a balance of child initiated and teacher led activities. We respect and value the differences in each child as to his or her interests, abilities, developmental needs and personality. We appreciate and value different cultural, family, racial and ethnic backgrounds.
The mission of Kiddies Kollege Christian Center is to provide a warm, stimulating, safe, affordable, high quality pre-school program that develops the social, emotional and academic needs for children of the greater Laurel community
OUR NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY
KKCC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, national, or ethnic origin, marital status, physical or mental disability in administration or educational policies. Kiddies Kollege Christian Center admits students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the Center.
ORGANIZATION & RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION
Kiddies Kollege Christian Center, Inc. is a non-denominational organization. All funding is derived from tuition. No church or denomination dictates, set, or funds our activities, approves our curricula, or sets our policies.