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The Child Development Lab (CDL) Preschool Full-Day Program:

  • Enrolls 20 children, ages two and a half to five years
  • Open 8:30am to 4:30pm
  • Open 12 months a year
  • Closed approximately 20 days plus holidays, spring break, winter recess and professional development week in August.
  • Closed 5 days for professional development in August.
  • Classroom Phone: (573) 882-7071; Please call (573) 882-4318 for enrollment information

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Enrollment is open to children in the community age 2½ to 5 years with the goal to have a well-rounded, diverse group of children representative of the population of Columbia. The CDL reserves the right to enroll children based on sex, race, ethnicity, special needs and low-income for the purposes of high quality teacher training. The program is designed as a full-day, 10-hour child care program and serves the purposes of full-time employed parents best.
High Scope: This curriculum addresses eight main content areas including:

  • Approaches to learning
  • Social and emotional development
  • Physical development and health
  • Language, literacy, and communication
  • Mathematics
  • Creative arts
  • Science and technology
  • Social studies
Time: Activity:
7:30 – 8:45 am Learning Centers/Outside
8:45 – 9:15 am Breakfast
9:15 – 9:30 am Morning Meeting
9:30 – 9:45 am Small Group, Plan
9:45 – 10:45 am Work Time
10:45 – 11:00 am Clean Up, Recall in Small Groups
11:00 – 12:00 pm Outside
12:00 – 12:30 pm Lunch
12:30 – 1:00 pm Bathroom – Brush Teeth (Books on Cots)
1:00 – 3:00 pm Rest Time (Snack: 2:45 – 3:15 pm)
3:00 – 3:30 pm Outside
3:30 – 3:45 pm Large Group
3:45 – 4:45 pm Work Time
4:45 – 5:30 pm Outside

This schedule is flexible. If the weather is not safe we shorten outside time.

Mendy Ditto
Lead Teacher
dittomj@missouri.edu
Chelsea Shanks
Assistant Teacher
shanksc@missouri.edu