Program

Program

Infant Room:

6 Weeks – 2 Years

We’ve designed an environment that fosters the daily development of infant’s minds and bodies. More than just a day care, your little one starts his or her learning journey with us, creating a bond and a setting that feels like family.

Each day your child will be using all five senses, copying simple actions of people around them, experimenting with toy instruments, exploring textures, colors and learning a variety of words and sounds through playing with other children

Toddler Room:

2 Years – 3 Years

Toddlers, learn through songs, games, pictures and similar. We place an emphasis on helping them remember sounds and patterns, developing hand-eye coordination, and problem solving (via blocks, dolls, interactive puzzles, etc.) when they are ready. For older toddlers, letters and numbers enter the picture.

Preschool:

3 Years – 5 Years

Preschool age is where our littlest people really start to grow. Attention spans increase, numbers and letters become recognizable, and problems begin to be solved. Also emotions are expressed more clearly, relationships with others are formed, and the joy of the achievement becomes something to strive for. The preschool program introduces language, math, science, and social skills in a natural sequence to nourish learning one step and a time, with individual attention suited to your child’s unique needs. Each day at our centers preschoolers explore science experiments, create artwork, play characters and movement games; in this way they learn following directions and other key skills for learning success.

School-Age:

Kindergarten – 13 Years

Our before and after-school child care program allows kindergarten and school-age children to balance learning and fun through a variety of experiences; from homework assistance to fun physical activities. The on campus Bonner Program, offers one on one assistance with homework as well as providing opportunities rich in culture and diversity.

Early Headstart:

6 Weeks – 36 Months

Early Head Start is a federally funded program that provides comprehensive developmental services for America’s low-income children ages zero to 36 months and social services for their families and pregnant mothers. Concord University Child Development Center currently collaborates with CASE WV Early Head Start through a Federal Grant.

Curriculum:

The Concord University Child Development Center currently uses the Creative Curriculum. The philosophy behind Creative Curriculum© is that young children learn best by doing. Learning isn’t just repeating what someone else says; it requires active thinking and experimenting to find out how things work and to learn firsthand about the world we live in. In their early years, children explore the world around them by using all their senses (touching, tasting, listening, smelling, and looking). In using real materials such as blocks and trying out their ideas, children learn about sizes, shapes, and colors and they notice relationships between things. In time, they learn to use one object to stand for another. This is the beginning of symbolic thinking. Gradually children become more and more able to use abstract symbols like words to describe their thoughts and feelings. They learn to “read” pictures which are symbols of real people, places and things. This exciting development in symbolic thinking takes place during the pre-school years as children play. The activities planned for children, the way the environment is organized, the selection of toys and materials, the daily schedule, and how we talk with children, are all designed to accomplish the goals of the curriculum and give your child a successful start in school.