Cleveland State University

Child Development Center

Preschool Program

The Preschool classroom serves children ranging in age from 3-4 years old. The Pre-Kindergarten classroom serves 4 and 5 year children that have not yet entered kindergarten. The preschool and pre-kindergarten classrooms serve 18 children and follow a 1:9 staff-to-child ratio.

What You Can Expect from the Preschool Program:

  • trusting relationship with each child
  • respect for each child's ideas and efforts to solve problems
  • children learn to express feelings and resolve conflicts in constructive ways
  • play materials that support and challenge children's abilities
  • observation and documentation children’s development in order to plan for each child and the group
  • appreciating cultural, family, and individual differences
  • taking advantage of every opportunity to build a foundation for lifelong learning
  • support for dual language learners
  • inclusion of children with special needs in all aspects of the program
  • children have choices, are able to investigate, and have curriculum designed around their interests
  • partnerships with families
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Mailing Address
Cleveland State University
Child Development Center
2428 Chester Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115-2214
Campus Location
Recreation Center
2428 Chester Avenue
Phone: 216.802.3330

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