The Child Development Center at Hartnell College will accept pre-school applications beginning Monday, April 8, for the 2013-14 school year that begins in August.
The Child Development Center is a laboratory for child study that offers free preschool for income-eligible families in three-hour sessions, Mondays through Fridays. Children must be at least three years old on or before September 1, 2013, to enroll.
Enrolled children must attend five days a week in either the morning (8:30 to 11:30 a.m.) or afternoon (1 to 4 p.m.) sessions.
The campus lab provides supervised experience and training opportunities for college students completing teaching degrees and credentials. Student teachers implement a curriculum for young children that conforms to the California State Department of Education Preschool Learning Foundations. In this setting, children are guided to develop confidence, independence, curiosity, motivation, and the ability to communicate and connect with others.
At least one parent must be a registered student at the college for both the fall and spring semesters in the 2013-14 academic year. Priority registration runs from April 8 through May 3.
The CDC Lab is located on the main campus at 411 Central Avenue, and accommodates 120 children. Call 755-6945 for more information or to arrange to visit the Center and meet the staff. Enrollment materials are on our website at www.hartnell.edu/cdc.