Isnt't day care babysitting? No. Day care should be early education at the most important level-the formative, early years. Day care staff do not just "watch" children. They follow a hands on,appropriate curriculum which encourages learning. The entire day is devoted to the healthy development of a child; socially, emotionally, intellectually and physically.
What education is needed to work in day care? Day care centers employ staff with different educational qualifications. Directors, supervisors and teachers generally have a two or four year degree in early childhood or elementary education. Assistants and aides may or may nor have degrees. They will usually have experience in child care along with credit hours in early childhood or a related field. ♥ To apply for a teaching position with CDC, please call 570-829-2446!
Won't my child be lost in the crowd? Not at Child Development Council. Our groups of children are kept small so that each child is approached as an individual. In addition, we utilize Foster Grandparents and Senior Aides who are above and beyond the required staff. They provide that extra pair of hands and special touch that young children need.
What is special about Child Development Council? Child Development Council employs a highly trained Center Director at each location who oversees the curriculum and activities of all age groups in their center. This person is a resource for staff training and problem solving. Child Developmetn Council also employs a registered nurse as our Health and Nurtition Coordinator. We take safety, health, and nutrition very seriously in our centers and our coordinators help to insure that quality in these areas remain high. Through our Financial Department, we constantly apply for grants to assist parents with the cost of child care and/or to enrich our programs with better equipment and materials. All of the Council strives for excellence each and every day for each and every child.
Child Development Council has been providing child care for 50 years. We are Northeastern Pennsylvaina's most experienced child care agency.
Our programs are open to all children without regard to race, color, religious creed, disability, ancestry, national origin, age , sex or sexual orientation.
Child Development Council is a member agency of Greater Hazleton United Way, Wyoming Valley United Way and Wyoming County United Way