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 Summer/Fall Registration Open for Community at SRU's Child Care Center 

 

SPOTLIGHT

5/2/2006

Contact: K.E. Schwab  -- 724-738-2199;  e-mail: karl.schwab@sru.edu

SUMMER/FALL REGISTRATION OPEN FOR COMMUNITY AT SRU’S CHILD CARE CENTER

     SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. –  The Slippery Rock University Student Government Association Preschool and Child Care Center is accepting summer and fall student registration for full- and part-time youngsters from across the community with special programs planned for those ages 3 to 5 and those ages 6 to 12, including such themes a computers, growing a garden and creepy, crawly bugs.

      The center, accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children and holding a four-star rating from the Keystone Stars System, is directed by Lisa Ringer. Programs run 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

      “The center was originally opened to help SRU students, faculty and staff with young children while attending or teaching classes,” Ringer explains, adding, “It quickly expanded due to public demand for child care services in our area.” She points out that in addition to the center’s regular teaching staff, SRU students majoring in education lend a hand at the facility, often as part of their class studies giving them extra experience and the center’s children added attention.

      The daily pre-school program makes use of art, music, gymnastics, science/nature, literature, field trips, movement, computers, and other age-appropriate topics. School age children participate in swimming, gymnastics, computers, field trips, sports, games, crafts and other activities.

      For fall, full- and part-time day programs in the preschool curriculum are based on the Early Learning Standards developed by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Before- and after-school programs for those ages 6 to 12 are also available and those attending Slippery Rock Elementary School are provided bussing from their school to the center.

      For additional details or registration forms, call the center at 724-738-2102.

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