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Liaison Jamey Pavey
Submission Date Jan. 25, 2011
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Earlham College
Tier2-1: Childcare

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Nelson Bingham
Office of the President
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Does the institution have an on-site child care facility, partner with a local facility, and/or provide subsidies or financial support to help meet the child care needs of students, faculty, and staff?:

A brief description of the child care program, policy, or practice:
Earlham College has a cooperative arrangement with the Pauline Trueblood Child Development Center for care of Earlham-related pre-school children. Earlham provides indoor and outdoor space for this center at no charge and contributes an annual subsidy of $750 per Earlham-related child participating in that program. Trueblood is a privately owned, not-for-profit organization serving children from 33 months up to 5 years who are fully potty trained. The preschool has a maximum child-to-teacher ratio of eight to one and averages about five to one on a daily basis. The low child-to-teacher ratio allows for a very interactive and individualized learning environment. At Pauline Trueblood Child Development Center, teachers provide a nurturing environment where children learn by doing. The classroom activities and learning centers are designed to stimulate, challenge, and enhance each individual child's creativity, social skills, motor skills, cognitive abilities, and academic readiness. Teachers work cooperatively with children to provide good examples of valuing, respecting, and learning from each other as well as the world around them. Our daily schedule integrates structured, adult-directed educational activities and child-directed, free play that serves as a vehicle for discovery-based learning, supported by trusted and knowledgeable teachers. Our teachers plan and implement theme based curriculum, small group projects, and other pre-kindergarten activities to take place throughout the day. Children are given a balance of indoor and outdoor time as well as active and quiet periods. Trueblood admits students of any race, color, ethnic origin, religion, and cultural background.

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