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Childcare

childcare3childcare3Welcome to the Delaware Tech Child Development Center. Our mission is to provide care and education for children of Delaware Tech students, faculty and staff, and the community, based on available openings. In addition to providing care for young children from infancy through school age, we provide learning opportunities for the students in the Education Department under the supervision of qualified professionals.  Our Child Development Center serves as a model and a community resource for excellence in early childhood education.

We Believe:

  • Each child should be treated as an individual, with kindness and respect. 
  • Each child is a unique individual who will develop at his or her own pace. 
  • Children learn best through play. 
  • Through active involvement with the environment, children will attempt to make sense of the world around them. 
  • Children are active learners who are progressing through a sequence of development that proceeds in a predictable way towards great complexity, organization, and internalization. 
  • The teacher’s role is to assess the child’s knowledge and abilities and plan activities that generate new understandings.

Our Curriculum:

  • Provides a child-centered environment
  • Features developmentally appropriate activities and experiences
  • Encourages children through active involvement, meaningful experimentation, and positive reinforcement
  • Creates activities that match the diverse physical, cultural, social-emotional and intellectual needs of the children
  • Develops independence, cooperative behavior, and caring for others
  • Fosters a positive self image
  • Partners with parents to provide a well-rounded educationchildcare6childcare6

 Learning Experiences include:

  • Language arts
  • Social-emotional wellness
  • Creative arts
  • Physical health and development
  • Nutrition
  • Science
  • Math readiness

All our facilities are fully licensed by the State of Delaware Office of Child Care Licensing (DELACARE)

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Campus-Specific Childcare Information
Dover

Location

Educational Technology Building

Hours of Operation

7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Status Phone Number 

(302) 857-1109 (in case of delays or closure)

Severe Weather Announcements

Wilmington:  
WDEL 1150 AM, WSTW 93.7 FM
Dover: 
WDOV 1410 AM, WDSD 92.9 FM  
Milford: 
WXPZ 101.3 FM,  WAFL 97.7   FM
Rehoboth: 
WGMD 92.7 FM
Georgetown: 
WSSR 900 AM, WZBH 93.5 FM, Delmarva 47                          

WBOC web site at  www.WBOC.com

Contact Information

For additional information and/or to make an appointment to tour the Child Development Center, please contact Kim Pridemore, Program Manager : (302) 857-1720 or kpridemo@dtcc.edu

Center Closings
We are CLOSED on the following observed holidays:

Labor Day
Election Day
Thanksgiving (Thursday and Friday)
Christmas/New Year Holiday (2 weeks—late December to early January)
Martin Luther King Day
Good Friday
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Two Inservice Days – Friday of Spring Break and Friday before Fall semester

Severe Weather Policy
If the Terry Campus has a delayed opening due to bad weather, the Child Development Center (CDC) will also be delayed (for example, if the college opens at 10:00 a.m., so will the CDC). If Terry Campus is closed due to inclement weather, the CDC will be closed.

Georgetown

Location

Child Development Center Building, behind Student Services

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Severe Weather Announcements

Contact the Child Development Center, 
(302) 259-6600

Contact

For additional information and/or to make an appointment to tour the Child Development Center, please contact Laurie L. Beauchamp
Program Director
(302) 259-6566

Center Closings
2012-2013 CDC Holiday Summary

We are CLOSED on the following observed holidays:

Labor Day
Election Day (even years)
Returns Day (CDC closed; campus open 8:00-12:00 only)
Thanksgiving
Winter Break (2 weeks, mid-December to early January)
Martin Luther King Day
Good Friday
Child Development Center Inservice Day (date varies in the Spring)
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Child Development Center Inservice Day (date varies in August)

Please notify the Child Development Center if your child or children will not be attending  during Delaware Tech’s student winter break, spring break, and/or summer break.

Severe Weather Policy
For accurate information regarding delays or closings of the Child Development Center, call (302) 259-6600, which will state the starting time for the Owens Campus. The Child Development Center will open 30 minutes before the start time for the College.
   

Childcare is not available at the Stanton Campus
Wilmington

Location

West 2nd Street between North Shipley & North Orange Streets; entrance on North Shipley Street 

Severe Weather Announcements

A recorded message of closings for the Wilmington campus may also be obtained by calling (302) 571-5300.  

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Contact Information

For additional information and/or to make an appointment to tour the Child Development Center, please contact Daniela Jackson, Educational Lab Specialist: (302) 830-5260.

Center Closings
We are CLOSED on the following observed holidays:

Labor Day
Winter Break (2 weeks—mid-December to early January)
Martin Luther King Day
Good Friday
Memorial Day
Independence Day

Severe Weather Policy 
Information regarding campus closings or late openings due to inclement weather may be obtained through a number of options. When a decision is reached by the College administration, students and staff may listen to one of the following radio stations:

WJBR (AM 1290 and FM 99.5)
WSTW/WDEL (AM 1150 and FM 93.7)
WILM (AM 1450)
WXCY (Havre de Grace, MD)
WDSD (FM 95)
WDOV (AM 1410).

A recorded message of closings for the Wilmington campus may also be obtained by calling (302) 571-5300.  

If severe weather occurs during the day and employees are excused from work early, parents should pick-up their children within one hour to allow staff to go home. A minimum of Center staff will be classified as essential based on the needs of the Campus.