Welcome to the Early Childhood Development Center
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The CCECDC serves parents of children 3 through 10 years of age who are students, staff and faculty at the college, as well as parents throughout the community. The center is licensed by the Office of Child Care and is accredited by the Maryland State Department of Education.
The Director and staff work closely together to ensure the implementation of a program which provides a stimulating curriculum in a warm, nurturing and secure learning environment. Classroom curriculum consists of a wide variety of activities and equipment implemented with the purpose of promoting the development of basic social, emotional, creative, physical and cognitive skills in young children.
Our facilities include both indoor and outdoor, age-appropriate play areas.
The CCECDC is maintained for the education of college students preparing to work with young children and their families. The facility is administratively associated with the Division of Career and Technology and is programmatically dedicated to meeting the needs of college students in various education, human sciences and child development courses.
The mission of the CCECDC is threefold:
- to collaborate with the Chesapeake College Early Childhood Development Program and local agencies to provide the college students with an educational atmosphere conducive to observation and the engagement in practicum classroom experiences in support of their classes
- to serve as a model early childhood program for regional professionals
- to provide a safe, nurturing environment where children of students, faculty, staff and the community can engage in both an individual and developmentally-appropriate curriculum
Feel free to explore our Policies and Procedures Manual (PDF) here.
Hours Of Operation
We have extended our hours! Throughout the academic year (starting September 4, 2018 this year) the center will be open Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 5:30 pm.
Quite often as the semester progresses and especially prior to exam week, many students choose to spend additional time on campus in order to utilize student services such as the Writing Center and the Learning Resource Center. At your request, part-time childcare hours can be extended to accommodate those needs.
Tuition fees are based on the child's schedule of attendance. Parents have the option of enrolling their child on either a full-time or part-time basis, according to their course or employment schedule.
Please contact us for more information.
For more information, including tuition rates, please contact Melissa Saperstein, Director, at (410) 827-5801 or firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to your phone call and welcome you to visit us at the center.