We are excited to announce that we have opened a new Itty Bitty 2 room for older infants. The room is full of new toys, equipment and climbers for children 10-18 months. Drop by and take a look.
School is back in session and we are driving a lot of children to Centerville and Miamisburg schools. Everything is going smoothly.
Don't forget the scheduled Teacher Work Days in Centerville:
We plan filed trips for may of those days, Windmill Farms, Skate World and Lunch and a Movie. See your homeroom teachers for permission slips.
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Centerville-Child-Development-Center/128154427236205 to see the most recent photos at CCDC. Great ice skating pictures!
Road Construction at CCDC
A Note from the Executive Director:
Kindergarten Assessments at CCDC: NAVIGATORS, CHALLENGERS, EAGLES
For students enrolled in a pre-kindergarten program at CCDC on a part-day or full-day basis, teachers collect work samples and make observations about learning tendencies during Fall Quarter. They tailor lesson plans Winter Quarter to include differentiated instruction to meet the learning needs of individual students. Teachers continue to introduce concepts in Circle Time to the entire class and at Teacher Table for small flexible groupings of students to meet the various levels of learning. Progress is noted as each student applies learning and learning tools at the Independent Table. A summary of progress is provided to each family in a conference mid-January to
Mid-February of the pre-kindergarten year.
For students who will be five years old by the end of September of the following year, an individualized Kindergarten Assessment is administered by the classroom teacher.
o Readiness skills in language arts and math are assessed outside the classroom while the student completes hands-on activities with the teacher.
o Fine motor skills are assessed while the student completes tracing, printing, art, and cutting activities.
o Knowledge of personal information such as birth date, complete address including zip code, and phone number is evaluated.
o Problem solving dilemmas and decision making exercises are discussed.
o The classroom teacher takes notes as to how each student approaches tasks, what type of clarification is required, and the level of independence and accuracy of responses.
In a meeting with the Executive Director, the classroom teacher reviews information for each student gathered from the Kindergarten Assessment, the
Pre-Kindergarten mid-year Progress Report, and archival information from the student file. A Kindergarten Recommendation Letter is written to parents based on the data collected from observations, work samples, conferences, and assessments. The letter contains summaries in each of the areas needed to be successful in kindergarten. Based on each student's progress mid-year, the Executive Director and classroom teacher make a written recommendation for placement in a traditional kindergarten program, in a traditional kindergarten program with specific support in one or more areas of development, in a developmental kindergarten or Young 5 kindergarten program, or to continue another year in a pre-kindergarten curriculum program.
CCDC provides a copy of the recommendation to the child's kindergarten program at enrollment time by the beginning of March after receiving written permission from the parent. Teachers use the remaining months of school to strengthen areas identified in the Kindergarten Assessment and to challenge areas of competence. Adjustments to recommendations may be made as necessary by the end of the year.
Catherine A. Valentour, M. Ed., Executive Director
The Annual Blue Ribbon Day at Stubbs Amphitheater was a huge success. Over 200 parents and relatives came to watch the student perform. Most remained for the picnic afterwards
When the Amazing Maxwell Magic Show visits Centerville Child Development Center magic is everywhere. Maxwell turned Ms Laura into the Amazing Laura!
CCDC Closings or delays will be announced on Channel 7 TV, K99.1 FM radio, and/or 95.7, 95.3 Classic Hits and 1290 WHIO a.m. radio. The best way for all updated closings is to watch Channel 7 TV because all closings scroll at the bottom of the screen in alphabetical order. When Centerville Schools are closed, Eagles are closed and our vans do not run but CCDC is OPEN unless otherwise announced.
Sunshine Express with Miss Franci
The Sunshine Express classes meet on Friday mornings with Miss Franci.
Centerville Child Development Center offers infant, toddler, preschool and school age programs designed to meet the individual needs of the developing child. CCDC is located in the center of Washington Township and Centerville just off State Route 725.