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 3, 2019
End of Summer Pool Party at Northwest Aquatic Center 7:00-8:30pm

August 7, 2019
First day of school for DTS

August 19-23, 2019
Transition Week

August 23, 2019
First Day of School for DMPS

August 26, 2019
Move up day for Preschool

August 29, 2019
Fall Parent Teacher Orientation Night 6:30-7:30pm

August 30, 2019
No School for DTS

September 2, 2019
CCYC Closed for Labor Day Holiday

September 6, 2019
Grandparents Day Ice Cream Social 2:45-4pm