The Department of Family and Consumer Sciences operates two centers:
the Early Learning Center on the Main Campus
and the Child Care Center on the Avon Williams Campus.
The Child Care Center provides convenient, dependable and professional child care for students, staff and faculty while attending classes on the Avon Williams (downtown) Campus and the main campus, when feasible.
HOURS AND DETAILS
Monday-Friday, during the school sessions/semesters
Evening hours -- Monday - Thursday
Children three years of age and older are eligible for enrollment
Non-refundable registration fee of $5 for first-time enrollment
Main Campus: $100.00 per week.
The fee is per hour, per child, with a $.50 reduction per hour for the second and third child.
Downtown Campus: $2.25 per hour for the 1st child and $1.75 per hour for each additional child.
LATE FEE: There is a late pickup fee of $1.00 per minute.
Parents are billed monthly.
PHILOSOPHY OF PROGRAM
The Early Learning Center, located in the Frederick S. Humphries Consumer Sciences and Nursing Education Complex, is based upon a strong commitment to quality education for children and for the University students it serves.
The philosophy of the program is derived from a combination of the major theories of child development: Jean Piaget for cognitive development; Erik Erikson and Burton White for social-emotional development.
The program is based on the assumption that preparation for intelligent and independent thought begins in the preschool years, and practice in productive thinking is necessary for that to occur.
The program is also based upon the assumption that children are unique individuals developing in stages at different rates.