Early Childhood Development Center
Seton Hill University’s Child Development Center (CDC) is a preschool for children ages three to five. The CDC is under the direction of the Division of Education of the university and is nationally accredited. While the CDC provides a valuable community service, its primary goal is to provide the students of Seton Hill University with the opportunity to observe, work and learn in an accredited early childhood environment.
The CDC conducts three-hour half-day sessions, five days a week, at the following times:
This program follows the university calendar.
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Five Good Reasons to Enroll Your Child in Seton Hill’s Early Childhood Development Center
1. We care about young children.
2. We are child-centered with an academic focus.
3. We offer an innovative work/play environment.
4. Our children are part of the university.
5. It is economical!
Coordinator of the Seton Hill University Early Childhood Programs and Director of the Child Development Center.
Lead Teacher, Child Development Center
Seton Hill Students
Seton Hill students are an integral part of the Center. Under the direction of the Center teachers, the students focus on the promotion of the total development of the children. Seton Hill students have all the necessary clearances to work with young children. Additionally, their course work in education is valuable training and allows them to put theory into practice.
Accreditation by the National Academy of Early Childhood Programs (NAEYC)
The Academy is a division of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), an organization that establishes guidelines for excellence in Early Childhood Programs. Membership in NAEYC does not automatically accredit a program. The accreditation process is voluntary. Accredited programs must meet and maintain stringent criteria in the areas of health and safety, relationships, curriculum, assessment of children, teaching and teachers, family and community relationships, leadership and management, and environment.