Children will be able to:

  1. experience activities appropriate for their stage in growth and development.
  2. develop intellectual, physical, emotional, social and perceptual skills.
  3. explore, discover and create through concrete, hands-on experiences in all curriculum areas.
  4. practice independence and self-reliance.
  5. develop positive attitudes toward themselves and others.
  6. participate in multicultural and anti-bias curriculum activities.

Parents will be able to:

  1. observe their children and confer with staff to discuss their child’s development.
  2. discuss common interests and concerns with fellow parents and Child Development Center teachers.
  3. propose and contribute their special skills and talents to the program.
  4. attend parent education meetings.
  5. serve as members of the Parent Advisory Board.
  6. recognize and facilitate positive family relationships.

Students will be able to:

  1. design and prepare activities and projects that are developmentally appropriate for the Child Development Center children.
  2. demonstrate developmentally appropriate activities and projects with the Child Development Center children under the supervision of staff and teachers.
  3. analyze the successes and growth areas of the implemented activities and projects.
  4. employ different teaching styles and discuss which styles have been most successful for cohorts.
  5. apply their skills as an integral member of  the Child Development Center team.
  6. evaluate their commitment to the field of Child Development and Early Childhood Education.

Staff will be able to:

  1. reflect the Guidelines of Developmentally Appropriate Practices of National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
  2. respect the health, safety and welfare of the children and families of the Child Development Center.
  3. interpret the philosophy, goals and curriculum of the Center to students parents.
  4. guide and mentor the students, parents and children to enhance their learning experiences.
  5. model appropriate Early Childhood Education practices and methods to students, parents and children.