Centers for Children
The College of Education and Human Development oversees several learning centers for children, providing hands-on experience for students in CEHD majors and many other programs, including physical therapy, nutrition, behavioral science, business and even engineering.
Early Learning Center Located on UD’s Children’s Campus, the Early Learning Center offers quality child care and education for children ages 6 weeks to 12 years. Services for children and their families include: assessments; intervention services and parenting education; technical assistance and training for child care providers; a laboratory for faculty and student researchers; and a hands-on learning site for undergraduate and graduate students.
Lab School Located on UD’s Children’s Campus, the Lab School welcomes over 175 children and their families annually to their developmentally supportive and inclusive part-time and full-time programs that range from infants to kindergarten. Each year, the Lab School provides field placement experiences for more than 300 UD students preparing to enter fields of education, human services, psychology, social work, medicine, and more. The Lab School engages in curriculum development, exploratory studies, and is a research site for university faculty and students.
New Directions Early Head Start This interagency program is designed to serve women who are pregnant, and families who have children between the ages of birth and 36 months. Programs at participating centers give children with and without disabilities an equal opportunity to learn together. The home visitor program guides women through pregnancy, supports parents with parenting skill training and monitors the development of the young children in the family.
The College School (TCS)Located on UD’s Children’s Campus, this specialized school serves children in grades 1-8 with learning differences, helping them become successful learners. By providing small class sizes and an individualized, highly structured program of instruction, TCS is able to help students narrow the gap between potential and achievement. Curriculum and instruction are developed by UD faculty members, while student teachers and researchers gain valuable insights in the fields of education and human development.
News from the Children’s Campus
Learning in Nature
“Dressing for the weather” takes on a literal meaning for parents who drop off their preschoolers at the University of Delaware’s Lab School, located on the College of Education and Human Development’s (CEHD) Children’s Campus. Taking their cue from the weather, the children arrive in rain boots, hats and jackets, …
When children are learning, things can sometimes get a little messy. Like on a sunny spring morning in the preschool classrooms at the Early Learning Center, located on the University of Delaware’s Children’s Campus, when groups of children aged four and five gathered around metal bowls to practice mixing recipes, a …
UD interns host virtual children’s exercise party
In this 2018 photograph — taken before the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic forced governments to close schools and emphasize social distancing among other disease-prevention tactics — students, staff and faculty in UD’s College of Education and Human Development helped organize ACES Day, which stands for All Children Exercise Simultaneously. June …