A child's day must include personal attention, gentle guidance and developmentally appropriate
activities, including reading, math, science, art, music, computer, creative movement and problem-solving
challenges. Each member of our team, each aspect of our program, is dedicated to empowering children
to do the best he or she can do.
The Wor-Wic Community College Child Development Center provides childcare of the highest quality, stressing
a safe, secure environment; a nurturing, professional team of staff; and the finest educational experiences.
We are committed to providing a program that balances each child's intellectual, physical, social, creative
and emotional needs. We believe that early learning is relationship-based. Our fundamental goal is to
establish trusting relationships among children, teachers, and parents. Therefore we will strive to
establish relationships with our students and to model appropriate behaviors and social skills.
All children develop at a different pace and possess a wide range of strengths and weaknesses. It is
our belief that children learn best through hands-on, stimulating, engaging activities. We are committed
to providing a fun, rewarding program with lessons that allow for the use of manipulatives, the exploration
of the five senses and the discovery of a students' interests. Carefully constructed early education
experiences promote exploration, critical thinking, cooperative play and the development of mutual respect.
The mission of the Child Development Center is to provide child care in a caring, nurturing and educationally
creative environment within a secure and immaculate facility and to empower our team of employees to
experience professional and personal growth. Our mission is to build upon a child's natural curiosity
to create a community of learners. We will parlay a child's natural investigative nature into an interest
The goals of the Child Development Center are to:
- Provide a caring, safe, nurturing environment;
- Provide a developmentally appropriate curriculum that engages children in activities to promote problem
solving, higher order thinking skills and creativity;
- Create an environment conducive for learning and exploration;
- Reinforce positive behavior, self awareness and cooperative skills through the use of praise and positive
- Allow students enrolled in an education program the chance to view and develop appropriate teaching
- Provide a well-rounded daily schedule that addresses all domains of learning and meets the needs of
all students enrolled;
- Build a solid foundation between family, school and community;
- Maintain a professional early childhood teaching staff; and
- Be a model early childhood program for our local community.
Our program of lively learning is specifically designed for our students who desire significantly more
than traditional child care or babysitting for their children. Our programs are developmentally based
so children can grow and learn with others who share their abilities.
The centerpiece of the Child Development Center is the newly completed state of the art facility. The
new center can accommodate approximately 280 children per week in one of two classrooms. The Center
is located in the Center on the campus of Wor-Wic Community College.
Extensive security measures are undertaken at the Wor-Wic Community College Child Development Center
in an effort to maintain the safety and well-being of out students. At all times, campus security patrols
every corner of the campus. Parents are required to present photo identification prior to gaining access
to their child each day. Your child will only be released to those individuals who you list on your
child's enrollment records. Campus lecture rooms, located adjacent to the center, are kept separate
from the students enrolled by a computerized access system. All employees of the center have had criminal
background checks as well as full medical screenings. Also, our office staff is certified in CPR &