Child Development Center and Lab School
THE NATURE OF TEACHING AND LEARNING
2013 Annual Early Childhood Education Conference
May 21 & 23
Dr. Cheryl Steele and Dr. Sylvia Chard
THE PROJECT APPROACH
Presented by Dr. Sylivia Chard
co-author of Engaging Children's Minds: The Project Approach.
Thursday, May 23, 2013
7:00 p.m. -9:15 p.m.
Friday: May 24, 2013
9:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 25, 2013
9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
TRADITIONAL SCHEDULED CHILD CARE
The Child Development Center and Lab School is open to the community, OCCC staff, and students. Our full time hours of operation are Monday - Friday, 7:00 am - 5:45 pm. We accept children from six weeks of age until the July prior to the fall semester, of which the child is eligible to enter Kindergarten.
STUDENT SCHEDULED CHILD CARE
$3.00 meal charge per child, per day for sessions 1,2,4
We believe children are unique, capable, creative, problem-solvers, eager to learn. The CDCLS Staff is committed to designing and implementing a safe, friendly, nurturing, environment, which promotes high quality care, and physical, intellectual, and social-emotional developmental growth, in a collaborative effort with children, families, community, and one another.
The program considers the development of the whole child and concentrates on children as unique individuals, allowing each child to develop at his/her own pace. Each child and family member is treated with respect and dignity. Play is recognized as the direct avenue to learning, realizing the vital importance of discovery, investigation, creativity, and problem-solving opportunities. Partnerships with parents are identified as a key component in creating a collaborative team for the purpose of cultural awareness and raising children to become productive, responsible citizens.
Program Goals and Objectives
Our primary goal for the children and the families is to provide a positive atmosphere, which will promote all areas of a young child's growth and development, as well as increase parent's knowledge about young children.
The child will develop:
- a healthy self-concept
- socially and emotionally
- an enjoyment of creative experiences and fine arts
- a trust in adults and peers
- an independence and responsibility for self
- a sense of security and success
- skills in the physical, cognitive, social, and linguistic domains
Objectives are developed from the content areas of classroom and teacher child-directed projects, activities, and lessons.
Our primary goals for parents and families are to:
- understand appropriate expectations of young children
- develop positive guidance techniques
- create an atmosphere of open communication with the child's school
- realize the importance of active involvement with the child's teaching team