waves of learning

Christ Church by the Sea Children's Center welcomes children ages 2 (in diapers) through 5 years old and elementary age children and is open to all races, religions, and cultures. Program options include 2, 3, or 5 days a week.  

Our program is led by our professional and nurturing staff. This is a developmental program that prepares children for Kindergarten. Together our preschool students learn an inclusive Christian curriculum and share nutritious snacks in indoor and outdoor learning environments.  

program goals

We promote the development of a positive self-concept, respect and acceptance of self and others in a safe, loving environment.

We nurture and foster the formation of the family and the broader community in which we live.

join the explorers and navigators

Our program provides a learning environment for your child that is conducive to mental, physical, emotional, social and spiritual nourishment.  We offer a home like atmosphere where children are cared for in a safe and relaxing environment.

The Navigators (K-2nd grade) and The Explorers (3rd-6th grade) are separate classes that each offer engaging lessons and activities for each age group.  

our philosophy

Our curriculum is focused on each student achieving academic excellence while also developing moral characters and a deep respect for diversity and difference.

We focus on the six pillars of character: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship.

Program details


The Explorers and Navigators program offers children a nutritional snack every day that consists of fresh fruit, vegetables, crackers, yogurt, cereal, etc...

We also offer the children the opportunity to prepare their own snacks like pretzels, grilled cheese, muffins, etc...


We offer well equipped work areas where students can focus on their homework. Our supportive staff ensure that the students have assistance when needed and that the work area is a positive environment for learning.  


Activities include: art, science, games, music & movement, creative drama, cooking, animal care, and other outdoor activities.


The Explorers and Navigators staff walk with the students and safely guide them across the street from Newport Elementary School.


Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 2:35pm to 6:00pm

Wednesday: 1:00pm to 6:00pm