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Virtual Tour - Parent CDL Virtual Tour! 1 1 A Quick Review of CDL History 2 2 CDL Today 3 3 CDL Classrooms 4 4 CDL Principles 5 5 Our Approach to Learning 6 6 Being a Lab School 7 7 Applying to the CDL CDL: The Beginning 1941 1941 Founder: Nellie L. Perkins English Building The Child Development Laboratory began as a half-day program for preschool children that was housed in the English Building... CDL: The Beginning 1955 1955 The Child Development Laboratory (CDL) building was built. CDL: The Beginning 1950s-60s 1950s-60s CDL - Today One Program, Two Buildings The CDL and ECDL buildings serve a total of 192 children from the campus and community. CDL - Today High-Quality Child Care: The CDL program has been accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) since 1990. CDL - Today CDL Building: 96 children attend the half- day and full-day classes offered for two to five year olds in the CDL building. CDL - Today Lab School Functions: The CDL building was specifically designed to support teaching, research, and outreach. ECDL - Today Recent Expansions ! In 2003, the Early Child Development Laboratory (ECDL) was opened to expand the ages and numbers of children served by the CDL. ECDL - Today The ECDL… serves 96 children as young as six weeks of age to children who are just turning four. Who Are We? Director Assistant to the Associate Director Program Coordinator Director 13 Head Teachers Each Full-Day Classroom Each Half-Day Classroom in the CDL program is in the CDL program is 23 staffed by 1 Head Teacher Assistant Teachers staffed by 1 Head Teacher and 2 Assistant Teachers and 1 Assistant Teacher Classroom Schedules Full-Day Classes • 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mon-Fri. • Year round: Closed university holidays and the second two weeks of August. Half-Day Classes • 8:30 -11:30 a.m. (2’s and 3’s): 1- 4 p.m. (4’s) Tues-Fri. • Follows 9 month academic calendar • Classes offered Sept.- May: Closed during all breaks Classroom Capacity: Full-day 3 Infant rooms (Eight 6 wk-12 month olds/room) Classroom Capacity: Full-day 2 Toddler rooms (Twelve 12-24 month olds/room) Classroom Capacity: Full-day 2 Two’s rooms (Fourteen 2 year olds/room) Classroom Capacity: Full-day 3 Preschool rooms (Twenty 3-4 year olds/room) Classroom Capacity: Half-day 1 Two’s room (16 two-year-olds) Classroom Capacity: Half-day 1 Three’s room (20 three year olds) Classroom Capacity: Half-day 1 Four’s room (20 four-year-olds) Our Principles (1) RESPECT We believe that everything we do should be done with respect for the individual, their history and culture Our Principles (2) RELATIONSHIPS § We believe that relationships are the foundation of and the context for all learning and development. § These relationships build community at the individual, classroom, school, university and wider community levels. Our Principles (3) WHOLE PERSON We value the uniqueness of each individual and what they bring to the learning process. Our Principles (4) COMPETENCE We believe in the competence and potential of all learners. Our Principles (5) LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT We believe that learning and development happen over the span of a lifetime through choices, play, exploration, experimentation and reflection. Our Approach to Learning Portfolio Classroom curriculum is guided by the portfolios teachers keep to track children’s growth and development and the resulting developmental goals that teachers set for each child. Our Approach to Learning Curriculum is designed to challenge children and provide scaffolding to help them meet their goals in all areas of development. Our Approach to Learning Formalized parent-teacher conferences are held at the end of each academic semester to discuss children’s progress. Our Approach to Discipline & Guidance CDL Staff takes a positive approach to discipline… We develop consistent, clear rules in We develop consistent, discuss conjunction with children andclear rules in these rules to ensure understanding. conjunction with children and discuss these rules to ensure understanding. Our Approach to Discipline & Guidance We use logical/natural consequences, redirection, anticipation of and elimination of potential problems, and encouragement of appropriate behavior rather than competition, comparison, or criticism. Being a Lab School As a Lab School, the CDL supports its academic missions by: Facilitating student observations of children Serving as a center for teacher training Allowing select research/teaching projects to occur at the school Being a Lab School Children’s needs always come first… All research/teaching projects are thoroughly reviewed by the CDL administration to ensure children’s safety/well-being… Being a Lab School Students must follow strict guidelines while observing children at the CDL and ECDL… ECDL Observation CDL Observation Being a Lab School CDL parents and children are always permitted to refuse participation in teaching/research projects… Applying to the CDL Admission is NOT on a first-come, first-served basis The CDL promotes diversity by:by Selecting representation from student, staff, faculty, and community families Selecting children of diverse age, gender, ethnicity, primary language, and income (1/3 of the families at CDL are low-income and receive support to attend) Encouraging parents of children with special needs to apply Applying to the CDL The CDL accepts new children on an annual basis — mid-year placements occur only as spaces become available. Applications are accepted beginning in November for the following Fall’s program. Class assignments are given in April for half-day programs and in June for full-day programs. Classroom placements are made according to the age of the child on September 1st of the year of enrollment. Transitions between classrooms occur annually. Once a child is accepted to the CDL, enrollment for each successive year is guaranteed. Applying to the CDL To apply to the CDL electronically or by mail, Click this link! http://cdl.uiuc.edu/parents/application.htm Come Visit Us! Child Development Laboratory 1105 W. Nevada Urbana, IL 61801 Early Child Development Laboratory 1005 W. Nevada Urbana, IL 61801 (Enter through Jimmy John’s parking lot off of Lincoln Ave.) For More Information or Facility Tour, Please Call (217) 244-8622 Visit Our Website: http://cdl.uiuc.edu Thank You!
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