Chesapeake College ECD Early Childhood Development Center

Preschool in Wye Mills, MD 21679

The CCECDC is a licensed facility maintained for the education of college students preparing to work with young children and their families. The facility is administratively associated with the Division of Career and Technology and is programmatically dedicated to meeting the needs of college students in various education, human sciences and child development courses.
The mission of the CCECDC is threefold:
? to collaborate with the Chesapeake College Early Childhood Development Program
and local agencies to provide the college students with an educational atmosphere conducive to observation and the engagement in practicum classroom experiences in support of their classes
? to serve as a model early childhood program for regional professionals
? to provide a safe, nurturing environment where children of students, faculty, staff
and the community can engage in both an individual and developmentally-appropriate curriculum

Child Ages:
3 years - 7 years
Licenses & Accreditations:
Maryland State Department of Education Division of Early Childhood Development
Hours of Operation:
Monday to Friday 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM

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Our program curriculum is based on current best practices and research and we believe in the development of the whole child. Therefore, it is designed to focus on the social, emotional, creative, physical and cognitive developmental domains and is constructed in order to promote exploration, critical thinking, cooperative play and mutual respect.
In order for our staff members to meet success in promoting competency and developmental progress in each child, family involvement is encouraged and supported.
We believe that:
? the parent is the childs first teacher and we are here to offer them support
? the development of children occurs in a relatively orderly sequence, with later abilities, skills and knowledge building on those already established
? development proceeds in predictable directions toward greater complexity, organization and internalization
? development proceeds at varying rates from child to child as well as within different areas of each individual childs functioning
? development and learning occur in and are influenced by multiple social contexts


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