- Open Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. except during scheduled closings for university holidays and teacher workdays
- Total enrollment of 82 children ages 4 months to 5 years
- Located on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 3 separate locations: North Drive, Carter Center, and Curry
- Each location is an individually licensed center and has been issued a 5 Star License by the Division of Child Development with the State of North Carolina
- The Child Care Education Program has been awarded accreditation by the National Association for the Education of Young Children
- Each of our six classrooms employs 2 degreed teachers and a student intern/employee
- Preschool classrooms (ages 2-5) have 14-17 children; the Toddler classroom (ages 12-24 months) have 10 children; and the Infant classroom (ages 4-12 months) has 7 children
- CCEP provides 2 well-balanced snacks each day for the toddler and preschool classrooms and 3 catered lunches each week for the preschool classrooms. Parents provide individually appropriate food for the infants and bag lunches for the toddlers each day and two days a week for the preschool classrooms.
To provide a
- laboratory experience for undergraduate and graduate students in child development, early childhood education and other related fields.
- setting for approved research.
- high quality child care program for children from the age of 3 months until they begin kindergarten.
- parent education/involvement program designed to meet the needs of the working parent(s).
- model facility for educational and social agencies concerned about child care.
- to serve as a source of information for persons and/or employers who are interested in establishing quality child care facilities.
- To facilitate decision-making and problem-solving abilities in young children through a variety of open-ended experiences that allow children to creatively formulate their own ideas;
- To enhance a positive sense of self in children through opportunities for uninterrupted concentration on activities with varying levels of complexity to allow both mastery and challenge;
- To provide a warm, nurturing, and respectful environment in order to encourage children to develop empathy and respect for others and their natural surroundings;
- To provide a context for learning that fosters relationships among people of diverse racial, ethnic, economic, age, family structure, and ability levels;
- To provide children with choices in order to facilitate development of autonomy, sense of initiative, and self-discipline;
- To include families in the education of their children by building partnerships which encourage their participation;
- To provide knowledgeable and nurturing teachers whose understanding of child development and developmentally appropriate practices allows them to successfully guide children’s learning
- To respect children’s abilities to resolve conflicts and disagreements through encouragement, guidance, and intervention as needed by the teachers.