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An award-winning nonprofit childcare center located in Chapel Hill, NC.

  • Full Time Care

    We are open year-round, Monday through Friday, from 7:30am to 5:30pm (except for designated holidays and teacher workdays).

  • Parent Involvement and Management

    As a member-run center, we believe a child's preschool experience is enhanced when parents and teachers work together as partners. A parent-led board works with the director to administer the center’s operations.

  • Learning Through Play

    Our curriculum is designed to help children develop emotional, physical, and cognitive skills. Play is critical for building foundational experiences with taking risks and navigating social interactions.

  • Access for All

    Our mission is to provide all children with the high quality and affordable care that they and their parents deserve.

  • Respect

    We believe each child is unique and deserves respect and attention. We value each child's cultural heritage and respect the differences among us.

Our Classes

Age appropriate education in a loving, stimulating, and secure environment.

Our five classrooms serve up to 47 children, ranging in age from 6 weeks to 6 years old.

Small class size coupled with dedicated teachers is our model. With a high teacher to student ratio, and low staff and family turnover rates, each child is surrounded by caregivers who have watched them grow—and who know and treat them as an indiviudal.

  • Dreamers
    Infant Room
    2 to 12 months old
    7 class size
  • Moonbeams
    Toddler Room
    1 to 2 years old
    8 class size
  • Stars
    Toddler to Pre-K Room
    2 to 3.5 years old
    12 class size
  • Super Stars
    Pre-K Room
    3 to 4 years old
    8 class size
  • Rockets
    Pre-K Room
    4 to 6 years old
    12 class size

Recent News

  • Childcare Matters has been a perfect fit for our family. Our daughter loves to go each day, and we feel like she is being watched by trusted friends and family.

  • It's a great source of peace to know our children are taken care of by the most dedicated and loving people in the world. It would be hard to overstate how grateful and happy we are to be part of the CCM community.

  • My son began in the Star room. We changed from a much larger daycare and we were so pleased to see the incredible progress he’s made while he’s been at CCM. He has truly bloomed!

  • My youngest child goes to CCM and we are grateful for them every day. They are our village.

  • We are extremely happy to be a part of the CCM family. The teachers are everything we may wish: caring, professional, and simply amazing.

  • Our experience at CCM surpassed our expectations. Not only have my 2 girls been nourished, educated, and loved, but we're now a part of a rich, supporting community. My daughters and my husband and I have made life-long friends. The dynamic in the classrooms is a joy to witness. The kids learn to be advocates for themselves, respect others, and be safe. The hardest part of CCM was leaving!


Contact Us

  • Address

    Childcare Matters, Inc.
    825 N. Estes Drive
    Chapel Hill, NC 27514

  • Business Hours

    Monday – Friday
    7:30am – 5:30 pm

  • Phone & E-mail

    Email the Director