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

August 4, 2018

End of summer pool party at Northwest Aquatics 7:00-8:30 pm 

August 8, 2018

First Day of School for DTS 

August 8, 9, 10, 2018

Adjusted 1:10 pm dismissal at DTS 

August 27, 2018

Move up day- First day of CCYC Fall Preschool Session 

August 30, 2018

Fall Parent Teacher Orientation Night 6:30-7:30 pm

September 3, 2018

CCYC closed for Labor Day