Early Childhood Development Center
Now accepting registrations for 2012/13 preschool
Piqua, Ohio: The Upper Valley Career Center Early Childhood Education and Care program is now accepting applications for the 2012-2013 preschool. Upper Valley Career Center operates the state licensed preschool for children 18 months through 5 years old. Registration is open to families in Miami County, Shelby County, and the surrounding communities.
Preschool classes are offered one morning a week for toddlers, two mornings a week for preschoolers who are three and four years of age, and three afternoons a week for preschoolers four and five years of age.
The Upper Valley Career Center juniors and seniors participating in the Early Childhood Education and Care program run the preschool to gain experience working with young children. They learn developmentally appropriate procedures and how to put these into action through the activities they plan for the children. The preschool operates under the direction of two vocational teachers and a program coordinator, is state licensed by the Department of Education, and aligns with the state of Ohio’s Pre-Kindergarten Content Standards.
The Preschool is an exploration-center oriented, free-choice program with small group investigation teams. The education of the preschoolers is in line with their interests and development.
Fees for the Early Childhood Development Center preschool are $180 a year for toddlers, $360 a year for the two day morning class, and $540 for the three day afternoon class. There is a $20 registration fee to hold a child’s place in class.