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Child Development Academy At Marshall University

520 22nd Street
Huntington, WV 25703

(304) 523-5803


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"We believe the purpose of childcare in the University setting is multidimensional: * Children require care in a safe, nurturing place that parents can trust when children and parents are apart. * Children require a developmentally appropriate program that fully promotes each child's physical, social, emotional and intellectual skills with respect for individual dispositions and interests. * Student parents need a support system as they confront the multiple demands of childrearing, school and work. * The University benefits from a learning laboratory where students can engage in meaningful experiences in their chosen field. We strive for an atmosphere that respects the individual differences of children and their parents, and yet appreciates the similarity in all of us. Children are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, without discrimination in regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age or marital status of parents, socioeconomic status and abilities, as space is available. A pre-enrollment meeting is required to discuss the needs of individual children and their families to make certain that the facility can accommodate the requirements for care and education of each child and meet the expectations of families. 4"
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"7:30 a.m. -- 8:00 a.m. Welcoming activities 8:00 a.m. -- 9:00 a.m. Clean up Breakfast Wash up and diaper changing 9:00 a.m. -- 10:00 a.m. Indoor learning activities 10:00 a.m. -- 10:45 a.m. Outdoor play and buggy rides 10:45 a.m. -- 12:15 p.m. Clean up Lunch Clean up, wash and brush teeth, diaper changing, quiet activities 12:15 p.m. -- 2:15 p.m. Nap time and diaper changing 2:15 p.m. -- 2:45 p.m. Activity room 2:45 p.m. -- 3:45 p.m. Clean up Snack Wash up and diaper changing 3:45 p.m. -- 5:00 p.m. Indoor learning activities 5:00 p.m. -- 5:30 p.m. Closing activities 4.3.6 Typical Schedule for Toddlers and Preschool 7:30 a.m. -- 8:30 a.m. Welcoming activities 8:30 a.m. -- 9:00 a.m. Breakfast 9:00 a.m. -- 11:30 a.m. Indoor and outdoor circle times and learning centers 11:30 a.m. -- 12:30 p.m. Clean up for lunch Lunch Clean-up, wash and brush teeth, quiet stories, music, games, preparation for naps 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Nap time; for those who no longer nap, quiet time 2:30 p.m. -- 3:00 p.m. Snack 3:00 p.m. -- 5:00 p.m. Indoor and outdoor circle times and learning centers 5:00 p.m. -- 5:30 p.m. Closing activities"
Excerpted from the preschool's website