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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) 882-3883; Please call (573) 882-4318 for enrollment information
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.
Project Construct: This curriculum is derived from the belief that learning is a lifelong process in which learners construct knowledge through interactions with their physical and social environments.
|7:30 – 8:45 am||Arrival / Outside|
|8:45 – 9:15 am||Open Breakfast|
|9:15 – 9:30 am||Morning Meeting and Bathrooms|
|9:30 – 10:15 am||Outside|
|10:15 – 11:15 am||Choice Time / Small Groups|
|11:15 – 11:45 am||Outside|
|11:45 – 12:15 pm||Lunch|
|12:15 – 12:30 pm||Bathroom, Nap Transition|
|12:30 – 2:30 pm||Nap Time|
|2:30 – 3:45 pm||Open Snack / Outside|
|3:45 – 4:00 pm||Afternoon Meeting|
|4:00 – 5:00 pm||Choice Time / Small Group|
|5:00 – 5:30 pm||Pick-up / Outside|
Our schedule is flexible and changes based on children’s needs, interests and weather conditions.