Center for Child Studies Overview

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An overview of the services offered by the Center for Child Studies at Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.

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Center for Child Studies Overview

  1. 1. Center for Child Studies<br />Overview of our program<br />Southeast Missouri State University<br />
  2. 2. “Cultivating young minds through exploration and discovery.”<br />
  3. 3. Our curriculum is based on-<br /><ul><li>The Creative Curriculum for Infants & Toddlers
  4. 4. The Creative Curriculum for Preschool
  5. 5. Missouri PreK Standards for Preschool </li></ul>Our Curriculum<br />See slideshow entitled: “Curriculum” for a more extensive overview <br />
  6. 6. The Creative Curriculum – Centers on Four Domains<br />How children learn through<br />Social-Emotional Development<br />Physical Development<br />Cognitive Development<br />Language Development<br />
  7. 7. Missouri Pre-K Standards-Focuses on 5 standards <br />Social-Emotional<br />Literacy<br />Physical/Health<br />Science<br />Mathematics<br />Each standard is a broad description of what most children should know and be able to do by the time they enter kindergarten<br />
  8. 8. Each classroom’s schedule includes<br />Greeting <br />Choice time <br />Small group work<br />Cleanup time<br />Diapering/toileting<br />Large group time<br />Snack<br />Outdoor play <br />
  9. 9. Each classroom follows a schedule in order to provide the children with a sense of predictability and independence. <br />Daily Routines<br />
  10. 10. Greeting<br />Arrival time sets the tone for the day. Teachers greet children, children say hello to each other, and parents and teachers exchange important information.<br />
  11. 11. During choice time, teachers work with small groups to build closer relationships and meet individual needs.<br />Small group work<br />
  12. 12. All routines are considered part of the curriculum and are treated as learning experiences. Teachers talk with children during diapering to make it a pleasant experience. Older children learn good health practices through toileting.<br />Diapering/Toileting<br />
  13. 13. Large group times give children a sense of belonging to a group. Children practice communication skills, solve problems, and explore topics of study.<br />Large group time<br />
  14. 14. Snacks are served family style as children and teachers sit together for healthy snacks. Snack time is a great opportunity to learn social skill as well as self-help skills.<br />Mealtimes<br />
  15. 15. We deeply value the importance of family. <br /><ul><li>Family members come into the classroom each day to drop off and pick up their children.
  16. 16. Parents are always welcome to stay in the classroom to help ensure a smooth transition for the children.</li></ul>Family Involvement<br />
  17. 17. <ul><li>Each year we hold several family-oriented events at the school, including: family picnics, Family Share Week, and Literacy Night
  18. 18. There are also opportunities for parents to join the Parent Task Force and become a part of decision making and fundraising for our school.</li></li></ul><li>The Parent Task Force holds annual events, such as our Parent’s Night Out and actively participates in projects like building our Infant-Toddler Outdoor Classroom.<br />
  19. 19. University Students <br />University students serve time in our classrooms as part of their educational experience. They introduce new activities as they learn about curriculum.<br />

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