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The academy is conveniently located at 520 22nd Street, a close proximity to the Marshall University Main Campus in Huntington, West Virginia. Currently, The Child Development Academy at Marshall University provides an early education program, Photo Representation: A Room parent support, and early screenings and interventions for children. The Child Development Academy at Marshall University focuses primarily on providing services to families with children age six weeks to five years. The Child Development Academy at Marshall University also provides a training ground for Marshall University students. The Academy hours are Monday through Friday from 7:30 A.M. to 5:30 P.M.


 

Licenses and Standards

The Academy is licensed by the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources Day Care Licensing Bureau and is inspected by the West Virginia State Fire Marshall as well as Cabell HuntingtonPhoto Representation: A Room Health Department.  The Academy is nationally accredited through the National Asssociation for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). The Academy participates in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) and accepts West Virginia childcare subsidies.  The Academy follows best practice in the field of early childhood education as defined by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. 

 

All employees and board members receive regular training in the standards set forth by these bodies and are expected to support these standards and to guide adults such as parents, students, volunteers, and visitors, to maintain these standards.

 

The Academy admits children and employs personnel without regard to race, color, creed, gender, religion or national origin.  The Academy will not discriminate against children or personnel with disabilities where reasonable accommodation can be made without undue hardship on the Academy.  Employees with disabilities are protected by federal and local law.

 

Mission Statement

The mission of the Child Development Academy is Photo Representation: A Roomfirst and foremost to provide high quality child care and education to families of the Marshall University community with priority for children of Marshall University students. Secondly, the mission of the Child Development Academy is to provide high quality learning opportunities for Marshall University students. Third, the Child Development Academy strives for excellence in program and service and positions itself as a model of best practice for early care and education in the wider community.

 

Links and Further Resources

NATIONAL LINKS

Safe Sleep Practices and SIDS - This resource is a compilation of 27 nationally recognized health and safety standards on safe sleep and reducing the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)/suffocation in child care and early education settings from Caring for Our Children: National Health and Safety Performance Standards; Guidelines for Early Care and Education Programs, 3rd Edition, 2011 (CFOC3). http://nrckids.org

BornLearning.org
- A site on parent involvement, health and nutrition and a page on ages and stages. It comes from the Success by Six, Born Learning Campaign. Available online at http://www.bornlearning.org/default.aspx?id=33.

 

The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) - Dedicated to improving the well-being of all young children, with particular focus on the quality of educational and developmental services for all children from birth through age eight. Available online at http://www.naeyc.org/ and through their publications available at http://www.naeyc.org/publications/.

 

Family Communications, Inc. -  Owners of the acclaimed television series Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, and producers of several parenting resources. Available online at https://www.fredrogers.org/

 

The National Coalition for Campus Children's Centers (NCCCC)  - A nonprofit educational membership organization supporting research and activities affecting college and university early childhood education and service settings, family and work issues, and the field of early childhood education in general. Available online at http://www.campuschildren.org/.

 

Zero to Three -  Zero to Three's mission is to promote the healthy development of our nation's infants and toddlers by supporting and strengthening families, communities, and those who work on their behalf. These compiled handouts are excellent 'Pointers for Parents'. Available online at http://www.zerotothree.org/.

 

PNC Grow Up Great -  Tips for parents and caregivers on involving children with simple, ordinary chores and tasks.  Available online at http://www.pncgrowupgreat.com/parents_caregivers/everyday_learning_tips.html.

 

Parenting Counts - A valuable resource for parents and caregivers, available online at http://www.parentingcounts.org.

 

Parents' Choice - A valuable resource for parents and caregivers, available online at http://www.parents-choice.org/company.cfm?the_co=2066&from=Mister.

 

LOCAL LINKS

West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) https://dhhr.wv.gov/bcf/Childcare/Pages/default.aspx.
- Child Care Center Regulatory Requirements are available online at https://dhhr.wv.gov/bcf/Childcare/Documents/78%20CSR%201%20Final%20File_2018.pdf.

 

West Virginia Birth to Three - Available online at http://www.wvdhhr.org/birth23/.

 

West Virginia Early Childhood Training Connections and Resources (WVECTCR) - A collaborative project of the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources/Bureau for Children and Families/Division of Early Care and Education. Available online at http://www.wvearlychildhood.org/.

 

Cabell-County Pre-K Program - Available online at http://www.cabellschools.com/for_parents__families/pre-_k.

 

Licensing Regulations for West Virginia Child Care Centers
http://www.wvdhhr.org/bcf/ece/earlycare/regs/Title_78_Series_1.pdf.

 

OTHER LINKS

By-Laws of the Marshall Child Development Academy at Marshall University:   By-Laws of the Advisory Board CDC8 18 2017.

 

 

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