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FSU Childcare & Early Learning Programs
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The National Academy of Early Childhood Programs, a Division of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, accredits FSU Childcare and Early Learning Program’s center. The center operates 44 weeks of the year on the University's academic calendar. The center provides high quality, early education and care to 133 children and their families.

NAEYC
http://www.rightchoiceforkids.org/


Location: 612 S. Copeland Street, Tallahassee, FL 32304
Phone: (850) 644-7970
Hours: Monday-Friday, 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Ages: 6 weeks to 4 years old

DCF License #C02LE0028

  • Unique architectural features
  • Security cameras
  • Card access to building and classrooms
  • Twelve large, bright, and airy classrooms
  • Each classroom has state-of-the-art electronics for ongoing developmental assessments and direct communication between teachers and parents.
  • Infant suite with separate food prep area and nap rooms
  • Lactation suite for nursing mothers
  • Observation windows in each classroom
  • Two playgrounds, one for infants and young toddlers, one for older toddlers and preschool children
  • Indoor play area
  • Covered outdoor play area

The center’s teaching staff is overseen by the Faculty Supervisor for Academics and Curriculum. The teaching teams consist of Faculty teachers, all with Bachelors or advanced degrees, and Co-teachers, typically students at FSU pursuing advanced degrees, in a wide variety of majors and interests that enriches our program.

Faculty Supervisor for Academics and Curriculum

  • Bachelor or Master Degree specializing in Child Development or Early Education
  • Holds DCF Center Director's Credential
  • Completed the Florida Department of Children and Families 45-hour training
  • Certified in First Aid & CPR, and Fire Extinguisher training
  • Provides overall guidance, supervision and training of the teaching team, reviews and develops overall curriculum, and ensures that the program complies with licensing and accreditation requirements.

Faculty

  • Bachelor or Master Degree specializing in Child Development or Early Education
  • Completed the Florida Department of Children and Families 45-hour training.
  • Certified in First Aid & CPR, and Fire Extinguisher training
  • Provide ongoing leadership and training to teaching team

Co-Teachers

  • FSU students specializing in majors that focus on children
  • Completed or finishing the Florida Department of Children and Families 45-hour training
  • Certified in First Aid & CPR, and Fire Extinguisher training
  • Assume responsibility for their own classroom under leadership of Faculty

Assistant Teachers

  • FSU students specializing in majors that focus on children
  • Working on Florida Department of Children and Families 45-hour training
  • Certified in First Aid & CPR, and Fire Extinguisher training
  • Support teaching team and children throughout the day
  • In training to take on Co-Teaching position

Infant/Crawler Pod

  • Faculty: Emily Thompson
  • Infant: 6 weeks - 6 months
  • Class group size: 8 maximum
  • Teacher-Child Ratio: 4 children to 1 teacher
  • Crawlers: 7 months - 11 months
  • Class group size: 8 maximum
  • Teacher-Child Ratio: 4 children to 1 teacher

Wobbler Pod (12-18 months)

  • Wobbler 1 & 2
  • Faculty: Deby Vargas
  • Class group size: 8 maximum
  • Teacher-Child Ratio: 4 children to 1 teacher

Walker Pod (19-23 months)

  • Walker 1 & 2
  • Faculty: Taylor Sheplak
  • Class group size: 12 maximum
  • Teacher-Child Ratio: 6 children to 1 teacher

Toddler Pod (24-30 months)

  • Faculty: Suzanne Cloud
  • Toddler 1
  • Class group size: 10 maximum
  • Teacher-Child Ratio: 5 children to 1 teacher
  • Toddler 2
  • Class group size: 9 maximum
  • Teacher-Child Ratio: 5 children to 1 teacher

Tweener Pod (30-40 months)

  • Tweener 1 & 2
  • Faculty: Jennifer Longman-Atkinson
  • Class group size: 12 maximum
  • Teacher-Child Ratio: 6 children to 1 teacher

Preschool Pod (40-60 months)

  • Preschool 1 & 2
  • Faculty: Stephanie Hall
  • Class group size: 17 maximum
  • Teacher-Child Ratio: 9 children to 1 teacher

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