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

November 1-15, 2018
Collect food for Combat Hunger 

November 15, 2015
Deliver food to Combat Hunger

November 19-20, 2018
No School for Downtown School 

November 21, 2018
No School for DMPS and DTS

November 22-23, 2018
CCYC Closed for Thanksgiving 

November 26, 2018-December 14, 2018
Toys for Tots Drive 

December 13, 2018
Lunch with Santa 9:30-1pm 

December 20, 2018
No School DTS 

December 21, 2018-January 4, 2019
No School for DTS and DMPS 

December 25, 2018
CCYC closed for Christmas 

December 31, 2018
Center-wide PJ and New Year’s Eve party

January 1, 2019
CCYC Closed for New Year’s Day