Intern LaJune Cain starts her day with a warm greeting.
The Division of Student Affairs has been reorganized over the past year. Gregory Roberts will profile a department within the division each week to clarify these changes and inform the campus community of the services offered.
The University of St. Thomas Child Development Center is licensed to serve 65 children ranging in age from 6 weeks to 5 years old. The center has long waiting lists but gives enrollment priority first to the children of current UST students, then UST faculty and staff and finally to members of the surrounding campus community.
The Child Development Center is, first and foremost, committed to providing high-quality early childhood programming. Offering a highly creative curriculum with a strong developmental focus, the center is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children — a distinction achieved by about 8 percent of early childhood programs across the country.
The center also is committed to the development an promotion of best practices in the early education industry. This commitment has led to a number of program initiatives that are of particular benefit to the broader St. Thomas community. These include: