Christ the King Early Childhood Development Center was the vision of the Parish identified in the “Vision 20/20” Improvement in Sight. The Development Council through a series of meetings and polls identified the needs of the parish community to include an early childhood program. In the fall of 2005 it was announced our capital campaign “Love of Christ Compels Us” would include the Early Childhood Development Center, the Family Activity Center and the Bell Tower. We broke ground on the ECDC in fall of 2007.
The ECDC opened in October of 2008 with the goal of providing quality care to families in Lubbock who are looking for a Christ filled program. We received our NAEYC Accreditation in November of 2012. NAEYC is the National Association for the Education of Young Children and is the leading authority on young children and write "Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood Programs" which sets the standards for all Early Childhood Education and Curriculum Guidelines taught in education today. NAEYC was founded in 1926 and is the world's largest organization working on behalf of young children from birth through eight.
The ECDC provides an environment where children may learn independence, develop at their own pace and grow in a loving atmosphere of Christ. We strive to assist children to become competent, responsible, adaptive, problem-solvers and life-long learners through the use of Montessori Curriculum. Our school provides the opportunities for children to develop physically, spiritually and intellectually by encouraging learning and fostering independence. We teach order and self-discipline which will allow children to grow into their true potential as a unique child of God.