Our purpose is to provide a safe, loving and stimulating environment for young children. We provide a “Discovery Learning” atmosphere and strive to meet individual needs and levels of development. What this means is to provide the materials, opportunity, and guidance for children to learn at an appropriate rate for his/her individual level of development. We enhance and build on children’s experiences by providing a wide variety of activities and opportunities to explore the environment around them. The environment is a result of careful planning and a true understanding of child development. In our planning, teachers utilize their knowledge and program resources to design activities that fit individual and group needs of children.
Play is a child’s work, and our main emphasis in the development of physical, intellectual, social, and emotional areas will reflect this belief. reflect this belief.
Traditionally, Career Technology education has been effective because it provides the opportunity for students to learn by doing. Therefore, the primary goals of the Child Development Center are:
- To provide opportunities for the Early Care & Education students to interact with children as they develop skills, knowledge and attitudes.
- To provide a caring and loving atmosphere which promotes positive growth and development of children in the areas of physical, intellectual, social, and emotional development.
- To follow all state and federal guidelines and national standards in an effort to improve the overall quality of child care in the state of Oklahoma.