Parent Involvement is an integral part of the program and philosophy of the CDC. Our families assist in devising project ideas and help us explore ways children can learn about our world. Parents are encouraged to visit during daily activities to see the children at work with our undergraduate students and teachers. Parent expertise is utilized to help in the progression of projects. We encourage parents to provide feedback to improve our program.
Parent Surveys are conducted twice a year. Parent survey
We communicate with families daily and with weekly documentation of our ongoing projects. The CDC believes in strong communication systems between home and school. The CDC is considered an extension of the family home life and we work to establish close ties with each family. Home visits are scheduled each year in August in our effort to develop an attachment between the child/family and teachers.
Parent meetings are held bi-monthly from Sept-November and January-May. We present topics of interest to parents and update progress on the children's long term projects as well as the faculty and undergraduate student research projects.
The Rollins College Child Development Center Lab is licensed by the State of Florida and inspected by the Department of Children and Families. The DCF Web site provides inspection information for all licensed centers in the state.
Health department inspections are on file at the center for public review.
The Director of the CDC holds a masters degree in early education. Teachers at the Child Development Center hold BA degrees in early education. child development or related fields. All teachers are required to complete the state mandated courses for licensed facilities and a minimum of 20 hours of in-service training each year. Undergraduate students are required to complete volunteer forms assuring compliance with DCF.
If you are interested in your child attending the Child Development Center, we invite you to contact the staff at 407-646-2515. Interested parents should schedule a tour of the facilities. Following your tour, complete the Waiting List Application.
The CDC is open from the end of August through the beginning of May with an extended summer program available from May through June 30. The CDC is closed from mid December through early January for intersession at the College. Children are enrolled in two, three or five day programs based on the child's age, space available and parent needs.
Registration Fee: $50
Your registration fee ensures your child's spot in the class for the new school year. Registration fees include all materials for classroom use and children's supplies for the year. Fees will also contribute towards professional development opportunities for the teaching staff.
The Child Development Center is open from 9:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fees are in eight monthly installments, not including the Summer Program. Please call for up to date fee schedule and tuition rates.