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About Us:
The Early Childhood Education program operates a lab school for young children and also serves as a student-teaching site for Early Childhood Education students.

Toddler:
In our toddler program (18 months - 3 years) we collaborate with the Adult and Child Development Center at 803 Harrison Street. This is an inclusive environment for children with and without special needs. Currently, the toddler group meets on:

          Tuesday and Thursday 8:30a.m. - 10:00a.m. and 10:30a.m. - 12:00p.m

The daily routine includes group-time songs and stories, play activites, snack time, large motor/outdoor time, and hands-on activities to encourage physical, child first language, cognitive and social/emotional development.

Preschool:
Our preschool program for three to five year olds is held in the preschool building at 246 Falls Ave., and also integrates children with special needs. Currently, we have a 4 day session.

Tuesday through Friday from 8:30a.m. to 11:30a.m. and a two day session on Wednesday - Friday from 1:00p.m. to 4:00p.m.

The High/Scope curriculum is used in the preschool, which features a Plan-Do-Review process and a framework of key experiences in language, representation, math science, music and movement, which are used to plan lessons and observe children. The preschool day includes play activities, snack time, outdoor experiences, music, literature, and hands-on small-group activities.

Both the toddler and preschool programs have a Family Resource Center of materials available for check-out. Resources for adults include books and videos on a variety of developmental areas. There are resources for children that include suggestions for use by families.

Resources:
Both the toddler and preschool programs have a Family Resource Center of materials available for check out. Resources for adults include books and videos on a variety of developmental areas. There are resources for children that include suggestions for use by families.

For more information about the ECE Lab programs, contact Ellen Neff at 732-6870 or eneff@csi.edu

Watch the video of CSI Early Childhood Education Lab School Spring 2012