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Description of Facility

Halifax Community College Child Care Center is a non-profit organization licensed by the State of North Carolina. According to licensing provisions, the Center may accommodate a maximum of 45 preschool children. Enrollment in the Center is available to children ages 2 - 5 years. In compliance with the Civil Rights Act of 1964, no child shall be denied enrollment in the Center or be treated in a discriminatory manner while enrolled because of race, color, or national origin. However, enrollment in the Child Care Center is determined by priority. Spaces in the Center are allocated in the following order:

1st Priority: Children of HCC Students

2nd Priority: Children of HCC Employees

3rd Priority: Children of residents of the communities served by HCC

The Center was designed to provide the College's Early Childhood Students with experience interacting with preschool age children through an on-site facility.

Children may be enrolled on a part-time or full-time basis. Children enrolled on a full-time basis attend the Center Monday - Friday, while children enrolled on a part-time basis attend either Monday, Wednesday, and Friday or Tuesday and Thursday each week. Part-time does not mean part-day, although parents may decide for themselves whether or not they wish to use their slot purchased for a partial day of attendance.

Purposes

  • To provide quality caregiving activities for children ages 2 - 5 who are enrolled in the Child Care Center.
  • To provide age appropriate activities for children ages 2 - 5 who are enrolled in the Child Care Center.
  • To provide students in the field of Early Childhood Education with experiences interacting with preschool age children through practicum assignments.
  • To provide the communities served by Halifax Community College with a model, licensed child care facility that can be observed and emulated.

Goals

  • To provide a safe and healthy environment for the children served.
  • encourage e development of a positive self-image and foster independence in each child enrolled in the Child Care Center. We seek to encourage respect for self as well as for others - understanding that one must first have self-respect before she/he is able to respect others.
  • To help the child form positive relationships with adults.
  • To help the child develop good health habits.
  • To promote healthy growth and development of physical, social, emotional and cognitive skills in the children enrolled in the program.
  • To help the child experience learning and the "school experience" as fun.
  • To enhance the caregiving abilities of practicum students and afford them an opportunity to learn through hands-on experience in our program.