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Child Development Center

224 E Broadway
Jackson, OH 45640

(740) 286-3995


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

" The Child Development Center is an organization of instruction that recognizes two important aspects of growth and development of children:
1. Growth is a continuous process.
2. The individual rate of growth differs.
In recognition of these facts, the Staff seeks to individualize instruction so that the child's intellectual, physical, social, and emotional growth proceeds at his own rate as he reaches his own maximum potential.
To provide quality child development/day care services for the young children of working parents and for all others who require and/or desire these services. To provide a supplement to the home in guiding the child's optimum development.
To have each child enjoy experiences in such a way as to develop at a maximum rate ... socially, emotionally, physically and intellectually.
To help the children learn to work and play independently, to be at ease about being away from home and to be able to accept help and directions from adults.
To learn to play and work effectively with other children; to value one's own rights and the rights of others.
To develop self-identity and a view of themselves as having competence and worth.
To sharpen and broaden hearing and language skills, both listening and speaking.
To develop and strengthen physical skills, using large and small muscles.
To grow in ability to express inner creative impulses through movement, singing, painting, handicrafts, dramatics, etc.
To develop wholesome attitudes toward their own bodies and bodily functions: to accept the physical differences between boys and girls in a healthy and honest manner.
To motivate a desire for learning by the experiences provided in the Program.
To bring the Center and the home together.
To help each child grow and develop into a happy, independent individual.

Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"6:00 Arrival of Children and free play in Preschool Room

8:20 Clean-up and prepare for breakfast

8:30 Breakfast

8:50 Breakfast no longer being served, Clean-up time

9:00 Attendance, songs, stories, days of the week, finger plays, and flag pledge

9:30 Small group activities, table work, art activities

10:00 Indoor/Outdoor free play* or Preschool Story Time with Jackson Library Staff

10:30 Circle time and preparation for lunch

10:45 Clean-up, bathroom/hand washing and prepare for lunch

11:00 Lunch

11:30 Brushing teeth and preparation for naptime

12:00 Naptime

2:00 Wake up and prepare for snack

2:00 Snack and clean-up

2:30 Indoor/Outdoor free play* (gross motor activities)

4:55 Clean-Up

5:00 Combined for movie or other activity and departure of children.


Excerpted from the preschool's website