I have been volunteering at the CDC on a regular basis since my youngest child graduated from high school in 2013. My weekly volunteer duties transitioned from PTA, Band Boosters, and Sport Boosters to feeding, rocking, and interacting with infants and toddlers. Fast forward several years and I became a member of the CDC Advisory…

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By Angel Owens This year marks the 20th anniversary of the opening of the St. John’s Child Development Center in September 1999. CDC Director, Courtney Bost, shares that in the past 20 years, families have expressed appreciation for a wonderfully dynamic learning center where children feel loved and nurtured while getting prepared for school. All…

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By Susan Shinn Turner Believe it or not, the St. John’s Child Development Center turns 20 this year. “It’s an exciting time to look at what the center is doing and to give extra encouragement to the administrative staff,” says Pastor Laura Henrik. To that end, Pastor Laura is spending each Tuesday afternoon at the…

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By Tonia Black-Gold You have heard the old saying “great minds think alike.”  St. John’s has begun a collaboration with Catawba College to provide interesting speakers on a variety of continuing education topics in some of St. John’s very desirable venues. This collaboration promises to offer members of St. John’s and members of the Rowan-Salisbury…

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By Angel Owens When the St. John’s Child Development Center (CDC) Advisory Committee met to discuss goals for the year, the spiritual, mental, and physical health of the CDC remained at the top of the list. A new approach to outdoor play fit right in. In March, St. John’s entered into a collaborative partnership with…

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By Barbara Jo Corriher St. John’s CDC advisory committee met recently to evaluate goals and establish new goals for 2019. The committee agreed that they want to continue to focus on the mind, body and spiritual health of the children and the staff of St. John’s CDC. Pastor Laura will be working closely with the…

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By Barbara Jo Corriher On Friday, Oct. 26, St. John’s Rainbow Makers made a rainy day a very happy, sunny day inside our Child Development Center. The Rainbow Makers, teachers and children had a delightful morning laughing, painting, tossing, playing and more. At the Go Fish station, Gary Taylor attached the package of Gold Fish…

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By Barbara Jo Corriher November is the month of grateful giving.  We are all thankful that we have a ministry that provides quality childcare for church members as well as our community; we are thankful for those small feet that toddle through our Child Development Center doors; we are thankful for the administrative team at…

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By Barbara Corriher What’s not to love about St. John’s CDC? Here are some things that have happened at our CDC because someone fell in love! New Books:  Pastor Laura reads to children at the CDC once a month. Pastor Laura was able to get age appropriate Bibles and scripture-based books for each classroom through…

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By Barabara Corriher NC Pre-K:  Children playing, learning and growing never stops at St. John’s CDC, but at the end of August the number of little ones entering the CDC’s doors increases. On Monday, August 27, our facility welcomed 26 NC Pre-K students.  All of our NC Pre-K positions are filled. You may ask what…

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