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 学生与论坛观察和实践的方法和理论教授在我们的学术计划.
  • CDLS提供学生, 教师和员工以及社区高质量的托儿计划,在温暖和培养的环境中促进孩子的发展.

我们的工作人员包括主任, 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

美高梅游戏中心的儿童教育中心致力于为幼儿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

我们支持和培养每一个孩子在所有发展领域的成长: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

感谢学院管理层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室学校(CDLS)于1988年秋天在威尔逊大道首次开办, former home of 美高梅游戏中心.  除了1987年康涅狄格州议会拨款的初始设立基金之外, 学生顾问委员会和美高梅游戏中心之友提供了外部资金.  该中心的资助和开放是真正的大学管理部门的合作努力, 学生, 教师, 职员及商界人士.

The present CDLS opened in the fall of 1991, 将运营场地扩大一倍,并为家长增加了一间观察室, 美高梅 staff and 学生 to view and record children’s progress.  In 1994, 凯西·克罗宁成为欧洲经委会方案协调员,并继续加强该方案及其使命,直到1999年她去世.  The center was named in her honor in the spring of 2000.

教育框架

儿童服务中心为6个月至5岁的儿童提供优质的早期护理和教育.  专业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还为早期儿童教育的学生提供了一个观察和实践通过美高梅游戏中心的学术项目所教授的理论和方法的机会.  儿童服务中心的工作人员和 ECE程序 工作人员统一提出和实施适合幼儿发展的做法.

课程

我们的课程是基于早期儿童教育领域的研究者和理论家. 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. 我们的理念包括来自已出版课程的理念和教学方法,如:项目方法(研究主题以儿童为导向), 创意课程(教室环境和真实评估)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”. 有目的性的教师观察孩子,评估他们的教育需求,并为孩子设定适当的个人和群体目标. 孩子的学习目标包括成长的各个方面,分为四个方面: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、观察和不断重复的过程不仅保证了孩子的发展需求得到满足, 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, 积极参与学习, 鼓励孩子运用复杂的思维,并通过游戏中丰富的对话交流来教育孩子.

了解更多?

查看以下资源:

  • 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. 学前创意课程. 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.
  • 提供一个具有挑战性的环境,提供适合发展的材料和理解并促进学习过程的支持教师.
  • 引导儿童通过玩耍和积极探索物理和社会环境来构建知识.
  • 维持一个反映整个儿童包括社会利益的高质量的托儿计划, 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, 学习风格和家庭背景, which is reflected both in the curriculum and adult interactions with the child.
  • 鼓励家长参与,并按需要为儿童和家长提供适当的支持.

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.

选项A: 5天 选项B: 3天 选项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

*在我们的入学准备补助金下,孩子必须参加星期一至星期五的每天上午8时至下午3时. 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 是为美高梅学生提供的吗 (To qualify you must be enrolled for a minimum of 每学期6学分)
  • 20%的折扣 是为美高梅的教职工提供的吗

For questions or additional information, please call:
CDLS家长电话线路 203.857.6804

小时的操作

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

星期一,星期四
上午8时至下午3时

星期五
上午8时至下午12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. 在没有事先与孩子的老师安排的情况下,不允许在上午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. 家长编号为 203.857.6804