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Child Development Demonstration Center

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"Guiding Tomorrow's Leaders"

 

 

Albany Technical College Child Development Demonstration Center in conveniently located on the main campus in Albany, Ga.  The Center was established in 1980 as a campus laboratory school, for the purpose of providing a training site for Early Childhood students at Albany Technical College.  A new state-of-the-art facility was constructed in 2001 and is licensed by Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL).  The program serves infants (2 months) – children 5 years of age (not eligible for kindergarten) and gives first priority for enrollment to Albany Technical College Students, faculty, staff and individuals living in the Enterprise Zone.

 

cc01.jpgThe Albany Technical College Child Development Demonstration Center is compromised of competent early childhood care and education professionals with profound education and experience who are committed to executing the most effective strategies in guiding young children.  Classic and modern methods are united to provide the most appropriate childhood experiences as each child progresses through the various stages of development.

 

The Albany Technical College Child Development Demonstration Center is a State of Georgia Center of Distinction – the highest credential available for child care programs in Georgia, which is awarded by the DECAL Standards of Care Program.  Additionally, the center is nationally accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) – the highest credential available for child care programs in the Nation and a widely recognized mark of high quality.

 


Program Philosophy & Goals

 

The program revolves around the philosophy that each child has the right to be cared for in a nurturing environment as they learn through exploration, play and hands-on experiences.  The program is committed to incorporating  strategies and daily practices that yield lifelong results by employing measurable goals in guiding young children.

 

Low Teacher-Child Ratio Available Programs
Infants 1:4
1-year-olds 1:5
2-year-olds 1:6
3 & 4 year-olds 1:8
Georgia's Pre-K 1:11

 

 
   
   
Infants (2-12 months)  
1-year-olds  
2-year-olds  
3-year-olds  
4-year-olds  
Georgia's Pre-Kindergarten  
Extended Day  
Summer Enrichment  

Curriculum

Our program implements The Creative Curriculum by Teaching Strategies and the Wings Curriculum in each classroom from infants through Georgia’s Pre-K.

The most important goals of the chosen curriculums are to help children become enthusiastic and engaged learners. This means encouraging children to be active and creative explorers who are not afraid to try out their ideas and to think their own thoughts. The goal is to help children become independent, self-confident, inquisitive learners. The curriculums teach children how to learn, not just in a toddler or preschool setting, but throughout their lives. It allows children to learn at their own pace and in the ways that are best for them. The classroom environment promotes the learning of cognitive, physical, social-emotional and language and literacy skills through developmentally and culturally appropriate practice.

 


Staff Information

Administration

Instructional Staff have earned credentials in Early Childhood Care and Education programs of study.  Each staff member is required to participate in a minimum of 20 hours of training each year, which enables the program to stay abreast of the most current issues, discoveries and practices in child development.

   
  cc03.jpg The Facility

 

- Six spacious children’s classrooms with observation windows
- Three administrative offices
- Four faculty offices
- Large Foyer/lobby area
- Three adult classrooms
- Student lounge
- Stainless steel kitchen
- Separate infant/toddler and preschooler outdoor play areas
- Covered patio for outdoor play
- Teacher Resource Center
- Parent Resource Center
- Laundry room
- Computer lab
- Assessment-observation rooms
- Well-secured building with card access
- Monitoring system with cameras at each entrance and in each classroom and DVR recording system

 

 

 

 

  Hours of Operation Meals and Snack
 

Albany Technical College Child Development Demonstration Center is open:
7:00 am – 6:00 pm Monday-Friday

 

Part Day is offered: based upon availability

 

Extended Day is offered to: onsite Georgia Pre-K students
3:00 pm-6:00 pm Monday-Friday

The Center participates in the Bright from the Start:  Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning Child and Adult Care Food Program. Breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snacks are served daily in accordance with USDA guidelines

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




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