Child Development Center
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’ interest. Carefully constructed early education experiences
promote exploration, critical thinking, cooperative play, and the development of
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 a the finest educational experiences. We are committed to providing
a diverse 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
and respect cultural differences. Therefore, we will strive to establish relationships
with our students and to model appropriate behaviors and social skills.
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 a child to do their best within
a diverse environment.
The mission of the Child Development Center is to provide quality child care in
a caring, nurturing, and educationally creative inclusive 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, by ensuring each child has appropriate social and
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;
- Prepare children to enter school ready to learn;
- 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 parents who desire significantly
more than traditional child care or babysitting for their children. Our program
is designed for children to grow and learn with others who share their abilities
and respect their differences.
The center is located in the Jordan Center (JC) on the campus of Wor-Wic Community.
The center is a laboratory training site with observational cameras in each classroom.
Early Education and Nursing majors complete field experience, practicum and observations
on-site. The center can accommodate up to 300 children per week.
Extensive security measures are undertaken at the center in an effort to maintain
the safety and well-being of everyone. Doors are locked and entry must be granted
for access. Campus Public Safety Team patrols campus to ensure safety. Parents are
required to use the Biometric ID Pad which is a fingerprint reader for check-in
prior to gaining access to their child. Your child will only be released to those
individuals you list on the enrollment form. Lecture classrooms located within the
Jordan Center do not have access to the center unless it is granted. All employees
of the center have had criminal and child protective background checks as well as
full medical screenings, and certified in CPR & First Aid.