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  • Child Development Center

    The Child Development Center is a nationally accredited developmental program of care and education for children 3 years of age through kindergarten. The program is open to the children of Edison State students, faculty, staff, as well as to parents from local communities. The mission of the Child Development Center is to provide high quality education and care experiences—utilizing engaging and developmentally appropriate activities that promote the social, emotional, physical, cognitive and creative growth of children—while serving as a model for college students who are studying early childhood education. The program observes a staff/child ratio of one teacher for every eight children.

    Child Development Step Up LogoThe Child Development Center has received the Five–Star Step Up To Quality Award from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. Step Up To Quality is a rating system for early care and education programs. Programs can earn a one, two, three, four, or five star rating by meeting an extensive list of quality benchmarks. These benchmarks improve the growth and development potential of children while the rating system provides parents with a useful tool for selecting quality early childhood programs.

    Child Development NAEYC LogoThe Child Development Center is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) for Early Childhood Programs. Our center has undergone a comprehensive process of internal self–assessment and improvement. Each NAEYC accredited program must meet all ten of the NAEYC Early Childhood Program Standards. The accreditation is valid for five years. During that period, programs must make annual reports documenting that they maintain compliance with the program standards.

  • The Preschool at Edison State is a developmental preschool program for children 3 years of age through kindergarten. Children participate in activities that support cognitive, physical, social, emotional, and creative development. While play is the primary strategy used, it is planned and each activity has a purpose. Children are involved in decision-making and problem solving in a print-rich environment that includes blocks, manipulatives, computer, dramatic play, and sensory centers. Books and early reading and writing activities are also an important part of the program.

    The Preschool at Edison State is lead by director/teacher, Holly Olivieri. Mindy Caron and Anita Thomas are preschool teacher assistants. Additional teacher assistants are students enrolled in Edison State's Early Childhood Education program. Parents are important to the program and their participation and feedback is encouraged.

    Planning takes place each week and is linked very closely to the children's interests. Areas such as language and literacy, numeracy skills, science concepts and music and movement are covered during the week. Although the schedule is laid out, the children's days are very flexible and they often show interest in something that has not been preplanned. When this happens, their day and its activities may then develop as it goes along.

    Preschool Morning Schedule    
    7:00 a.m. Center opens | Free play
    8:30 a.m. Preschool begins | Sign in
    8:45 a.m. Morning meeting
    9:05 a.m. Structured play, group activities, snack time and project work activities
    10:15 a.m. Gross motor skill activities | Inside/Outside
    10:45 a.m. Music and movement
    11:00 a.m. Preschoolers leave | Lunch
    11:30 a.m. Quiet | Nap time
    Preschool Afternoon Schedule    
    1:30 p.m. Preschool begins | Sign in
    1:45 p.m. Afternoon meeting
    2:05 p.m. Structured play, group activities, snack time and project work activities
    2:55 p.m. Gross motor skill activities | Inside/Outside
    3:15 p.m. Music and movement
    3:30 p.m. Preschoolers leave | Free play
    6:00 p.m. Center closes (Center closes at 4:00 p.m. on Fridays)

    NOTE  This is a flexible schedule. It may change depending upon the children's interests and planned activities.

    Enrollment information may be obtained in the Child Development Center. The application form, medical examination form and all other paperwork in the admissions packet must be completed and filed with the Center Director or Head Teacher prior to the first day of attendance. Children will be accepted on a space available basis and in the order that completed paperwork is received. Once the original packet is completed, parents must continue to turn in a semester schedule indicating the hours that their child will be in attendance during the current semester. This is a parental responsibility prior to the end of each semester. The Center will not discriminate in the enrollment of children upon the basis of race, color, religion, sex, ability or national origin.

    Registration Fees

    There is an annual registration fee, payable once per year. All children must be registered and scheduled into the Center. 

    The registration fee is good for one year from May to May. If you register in a month other than May, your registration fee will be due again the following May.

    Registration Fee   | $25.00 per child

    Child Care Fees

    The child care fee is $2.75 per hour, per child. The weekly fee for children who are in the Center 40 hours or more is $110.00 per week.

    Preschool Fees

    The preschool program fee is $135.00 per month, per child. The preschool program and child care program run simultaneously. Payment, accompanied by an invoice, must be made at the cashier's window located in Student Services. The Child Development Center will not  accept payment. 

    We have contracts with the Department of Job and Family Services in Miami, Shelby, and Darke Counties for publicly funded child care. Parents who qualify for this service or who wish to explore this option should contact  Holly Olivieri for more information. Authorization from the county office must be on file before the parent may charge their care. 

    Additional information for parents can be found in the 2016–2017 | Parent Handbook. Click here to view or download the Parent Handbook.