儿童发展实验室学校

我们是谁,我们做什么

The Child Development Center and Laboratory School (CDLS) fulfills two primary purposes.

  • The CDLS serves as a learning center for 儿童早期教育 学生有一个论坛来观察和实践我们的学术项目中教授的方法和理论.
  • CDLS提供学生, 教师和员工和社区高质量的儿童保育计划,促进儿童的发展在一个温暖和培育的环境.

我们的员工包括主任, 三位教师, 两个助理教师, 三个教育助理, and two part-time administrative assistant.

使命宣言

美高梅游戏中心的CDLS致力于为我们的早期儿童教育学生提供高质量的培训和支持.  我们的项目致力于为儿童(6个月至5岁)及其家庭提供优质教育.

哲学

我们支持和培养每个儿童在各个发展领域的成长:社会, 情感, 物理, 认知和创造性.  These areas are very important to the development of the whole child.

We want each child’s experience to be a positive one, filled with activities that are both challenging and rewarding.  We will provide and maintain a classroom setting that is 情感ly secure, supportive and planned for independence.  Our program is aimed at teaching the child how to think rather than what to think, and is more concerned with forming the mind rather than with filling the mind.

历史

由于学院行政部门的不懈努力和第一位幼儿协调员, 达琳Ragozzine教授, 美高梅的儿童发展实验学校(CDLS)于1988年秋季在威尔逊大道开设, former home of Norwalk 社区 College.  除了由1987年康涅狄格州议会拨款的初始设立基金之外, 外部资金由学生咨询委员会和美高梅游戏中心之友提供.  该中心的资金和开放是真正的合作努力,团结了学院的管理, 学生, 教师, 员工和商界人士.

The present CDLS opened in the fall of 1991, 将其运营场所扩大一倍,并为父母提供一个观察室, 美高梅 staff and 学生 to view and record children’s progress.  In 1994, 凯西·克罗宁(Kathy croing)成为欧洲经委会项目的协调员,并继续加强该项目及其使命,直到1999年她去世.  The center was named in her honor in the spring of 2000.

教育框架

CDLS为6个月至5岁的儿童提供优质的早期护理和教育.  专业的工作人员包括主任和经验丰富的教师,他们建立一个课堂环境和课程,以培养每个孩子的情感, 物理, 智力和社会发展.  物理安排, daily schedule and routines are designed to suit individual and group needs. CDLS还为学前教育学生提供了一个观察和实践在美高梅游戏中心的学术项目中教授的理论和方法的机会.  CDLS的工作人员和 ECE程序 工作人员在介绍和实施适合幼儿发展的做法是统一的.

课程

我们的课程是以早期儿童教育领域的研究者和理论家为基础的. Piaget; learning opportunities are based on past learning/experiences and should be concrete and hands on. Vygotsky; teacher is the model/facilitator in the process of a child learning a new skill and learning happens through social interactions (PLAY). Erikson; learning opportunities should support the development of self-image. Developmentally Appropriate Practices it is at the core of our teaching. 我们的理念包括从已出版的课程中获得的理念和教学方法,如:, 创意课程(房间环境和真实评估)和银行街(社会意识). 课程 is aligned with CT Early Learning Development Standards (E.L.D.S.) and the Connecticut Documentation and Observation for Teaching System (CT DOTS).

有意的教学

At the CDLS we pride ourselves on being “intentional teachers”. 有意识的教师观察孩子,以评估他们的教育需求,并为孩子设定适当的个人和团体目标. 孩子的学习目标包括成长的各个方面,分为四个领域:个人和社会, 物理, 认知和创造性发展. As teachers, we select several performance standards to work on each week. 这个计划和观察的过程,并不断重复这个循环,不仅确保你的孩子的发展需要得到满足, but they are continuously challenged to their fullest potential. CT E.L.D.S. 是用来帮助家庭的吗, 社区, and schools work together to support children’s early learning and growth. E.L.D.S. guide teachers on what children should know and be able to do. Emphasis is placed on teachers and children engaging in active exploration, 口头语言, higher order thinking and integration of basic skills. These elements promote the development of language competence, 通过积极参与学习, 鼓励孩子使用复杂的思维,并通过在游戏中进行丰富的对话交流来教孩子.

还有什么需要了解的?

请查阅以下资源:

  • 柏德坎普,苏 & 坩埚,卡罗尔(Eds.). 2009年,第三版. Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood Programs. 华盛顿特区:NAEYC.
  • 柏德坎普,苏 & 坩埚,卡罗尔. 2006. Basics of Developmentally Appropriate Practice; An Introduction for Teacher of Children 3 to 6. 华盛顿特区:NAEYC
  • Dodge, Diane Trisrter, Colker, Laura J & Heroman,美食. 2002年,第四版. 幼儿创意课程. 华盛顿特区:教学策略
  • Young Investigators: The Project Approach in the Early Years (儿童早期教育 Series) 3rd Edition by Judy Harris Helm (Author), Lilian G. Katz(作家)
  • Connecticut Office of Early Childhood Early Learning and Development Standards.

项目目标

  • To provide a teaching model for the Early Childhood 学生s of 美高梅.
  • 为学生提供具有挑战性的学习环境,提供适合学生发展的材料,并帮助理解和促进学习过程的教师.
  • 通过玩耍和积极探索物理和社会环境,引导幼儿知识的建构.
  • 保持高质量的儿童保育计划,反映整个儿童的兴趣,包括社会, 情感, 身体和认知发展.
  • To establish and carry out a child-centered curriculum based upon observing, understanding and applying each child’s individual skills and interests.
  • To plan a broad range of related experiences individually and age appropriate, based upon what children are discussing and doing.
  • To respect and acknowledge that each child is unique with an individual pattern, 的增长速度, 个性, 学习方式和家庭背景, which is reflected both in the curriculum and adult interactions with the child.
  • 鼓励家长参与,并在需要时为子女及家长提供适当的支援.

注册选项

There are enrollment options from which to choose. Total hours of enrollment must be a minimum of fourteen hours per week.

选择A: 5天 方案B: 3天 方案C: 2天
时间表
我的 -碰头
上午8:00——下午三点
我的 & 结婚
上午8:00——下午三点
外胎 & 碰头
上午8:00——下午三点
星期五*
上午8:00——旧
星期五
上午8:00——旧
成本(每月)
社区 $1,307 $776 $572
美高梅员工 $1,046 $621 $458
学生 $784 $466 $343

*在我们的“入学准备”资助下,儿童必须在星期一至星期五每天上午8时至下午3时上课. To qualify for placement in School Readiness the family must be a resident of Norwalk.

Application Fee of $20 is required with application

The above fee schedule is based on the School Year
Classes begin September and run through the second week in June

  • 40%的折扣 是为新学校学生提供的吗 (To qualify you must be enrolled for a minimum of 每学期6学分)
  • 20%的折扣 提供给美高梅教职员

For questions or additional information, please call:
CDLS父电话线 203.857.6804

小时的操作

The CDLS is open September through June, following the college calendar.
工作时间如下:

星期一,星期四
上午8时至下午3时

星期五
上午八时至晚上十二时 or
上午8时至下午3时 (School Readiness hours)

Daily arrival begins at 8:00 am and continues until 9:15 am. 在没有与孩子的老师事先安排的情况下,不能在上午8:30之后到达. Parents are asked to call the CDLS by 8:00 a.m. to inform the staff that their child will be late or absent. 父编号为 203.857.6804