60 Years of
In 1958, the Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church Weekday Nursery School opened its doors to welcome one class of 12 four year olds. Fifty years earlier, in 1908, the church was founded on Chevy Chase Circle when the area was first being developed as the nation's first suburban “streetcar” community by then Senator Francis Newlands of Nevada.
Through its school, the church’s longtime ministry to its neighbors celebrates its core tenet, “Children Our Blessing”. Thousands of families have enjoyed a joyful early childhood education at CCPC. We estimate that more than 5,000 children began their educational journey at CCPC. Sixty years later, the school has 125 children ages 18 months to 5 years with a dedicated and loving teaching staff of 22. Our Learning Through Play philosophy has stood the test of time, and CCPC has been a treasured tradition for generations of families in upper Northwest, DC. This year’s parents boast 5 alums. Who says DC is a transient community? Not so here at CCPC.
Enjoy these photos from our 60th Anniversary Playground Party
Local elected officials recognize 60 years of community building for CCPC church and nursery school.
CCPC Nursery School
Class of 1989
visits the White House!