The Early Childhood Education Center (ECEC) provides early care and education for students, faculty, staff and the community. In addition the ECEC serves as a laboratory school for the Early Childhood Education Programs at Clark State Community College and the Springfield-Clark Career Technology Center.
Children from 6 weeks to 13 years old.
Monday through Friday, year round (closed ten major holidays and two days for staff professional development).
M - F: 6:30 am. to 6:00 p.m. with the exception of Wednesday when closing is at 4:30 p.m. for staff meetings, trainings, and parent-teacher conferences.
Breakfast: 7:45 AM - 8:15 AM
Lunch: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Snack: 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
The Center sits amidst the Clark State College and the Springfield-Clark CTC campuses off John Street in Springfield, Ohio. Click here for a map and driving directions.
The Early Childhood Education Centers provide a developmentally appropriate learning environment focused on growth of the whole child: cognitively, physically, emotionally and socially and spiritually…at their own rate. Degreed teachers work effectively with students, young children, and their parents.
The ECEC encourages:
- Self-help skills.
- Use of problem-solving and decision making skills.
- Developmentally appropriate social skills.
- Learning through the use of hands-on experiences.
- Small group and child centered activities.
- Utilization of a variety of materials, and experiences in order to meet the children's individual needs.
- A love of learning.
- Divergent thinking.
|Classroom||Age Range||ECEC Ratio||ECEC Max.||ODJFS Ratio||ODJFS Max.|
|Infants||6 Weeks - ?||1 to 4||8||1 to 5#||12|
|Waddlers||? - 24 Mos||1 to 4||8||1 to 6||12|
|Toddlers||24-36 Mos||1 to 6||12||1 to 7||14|
|Pre-school||36 Mos - Kdgn||1 to 10||17||1 to 12||24|
|School Age*||Kdgn - 13 Yrs||1 to 14||20||1 to 18||36|
# = 2 to 12 in same room