THE CLAY EARLY CHILDHOOD AND PARENTING EDUCATION CENTER
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Welcome

 

From the Desk of the Director

 

Thank you for choosing the William L. Clay Early Childhood Center, where the development of your children is our first priority. The center is a safe, healthy and comprehensive child development facility providing full-day learning experiences for children 6 weeks to 5 years of age year round. This magnificent program is designed to encourage the social, emotional, physical and cognitive, and language development of a diverse population of children, while embracing their needs and interests. Early childhood educators assist students as they explore, discover, experiment and examine their world through play. 
 
The center’s faculty and staff understand and respect parents as children’s first teachers and as such, have included an educational component to support parents by increasing their knowledge of child development and strengthening their parenting skills. We utilize a research-based curriculum known as Creative Curriculum along with the assessment tool, Teaching Strategies Gold. These resources are aligned with the goals and objectives that assist our students with the growth and development they need to become prepared for life-long learning.

We strongly value inclusion, respect for all children, supportive professional staff and a positive and accommodating family atmosphere. Laughter abounds in a clean, attractive, safe environment where health and safety practices protect children, and exercise and nutritious meals support early efforts for children to adopt healthy lifestyles. 
 
Welcome to a new and innovative learning center that you and your children will appreciate and love! Come join our family. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Sincerely,


Patty Smith, M.Ed.

Interim Director

 

 

 

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