West Valley College Child Development Center

Report
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West Valley College Child
Development Center
February 2011
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Mission Statement
The mission of the West Valley College Child Development
Center is to provide an exemplary laboratory for teacher
training, and quality care and education for young children.
The center demonstrates best practices using
developmentally appropriate curriculum and an outdoor
classroom model that prepares children and their families for
lifelong success. In doing this, the Center provides a
dynamic learning environment for Child Studies Department
students to learn, to practice their skills, and to gain
experience in working with young children and their
families.
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Lab School
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Approximately three hundred students
use the lab to complete assignments for
Child Studies classes.
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Observing & assessing child growth
& development
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Case studies
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Designing and implementing
curricular experiences
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Interviewing teachers and parents
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Researching and analyzing
developmentally appropriate
environments
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Understanding teacher roles
Practicum Students
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Currently - 7 students from CHS 35
and 3 paid teaching assistants
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California Mentor Program site
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Families Served
40
35
30
25
2007/08
20
2008/09
2009/10
Current
15
10
5
0
Full Fee Part
Time
Full Fee Full
Time
Partial Subsidy
Part Time
Partial Subsidy Full Subsidy Part Fulll Subsidy Full
Full Time
Time
Time
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Family Statistics
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2007/08 42 children 17 students 25 non-students
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2008/09 47 children
28 students 19 non-students
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2009/10 44 children
25 students
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Currently 56 children 37 students 19 non-students
19 non-students
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Family Involvement
Potluck
Pajama Night
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November 2010
 January 2011
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17 Families
 23 Families
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Parent Advisory Committee
 20
Parents participating in PAC
 Planning
parent education events
 Planning family events
 Resource Development
 Facility planning and upkeep
 Garden
 Furniture building and repair
 Classroom projects
 Fundraising
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Staffing
1
Full-time Office
Coordinator
Staffing and Ratios
Ratios
2 to 3-year-olds 1 adult to every
6 children.
3 to 5-year-olds 1 adult to every
8 children.
5
Full time Teachers
 3 Master Teachers
 2 Teachers
3
Part-time Teaching
Assistants
1
Full-time Director
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Teacher
Expectations
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Complete Developmental profiles of all
children in the CDC every 6 months
utilizing:
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Detailed developmental portfolios
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Detailed observations of every aspects of a
child’s behavior
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Parents notes and observations
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Complete classroom assessments of their
room annually using the Early Childhood
Environment Rating Scale (ECERS)
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Communicate regularly with parents
about the needs of their children
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Plan, design and implement curriculum
utilizing the results of the developmental
profiles
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Explain their curriculum, process and the
thinking behind it to the CHS students
doing practicum and observations
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Mentor CHS students in a variety of
capacities while working with the children
Budget
2010-2011 Projected Rev &
Expenditures
State Contracts
$219,659
Local (Tuition and Fees)
65,000
Fundraising and Other
10,000
Total Revenue
$294,659
Expenditures
Non-Instructional Salaries
$283,671
Benefits
172,896
Total Expenditures
$456,567
($161,908)
Fund 100 Restoration
$ 46,466
C-DAAP Fund Balance
14,000
VTEA backfill
20,000
Contract Education-Fund 595
40,000
Community Ed-Fund 591
Ending Balance
8,000
($ 33,442)
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Upcoming Events
 Open
House – March 1
 Bird Walk
 Insect
Hunt
 Summer
Program
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Thank you for your support!
Questions?

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