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SHAWNEE, OKLAHOMA The Citizen Potawatomi Nation Child Development Center began two preschool programs for children three years old and an advanced preschool program for four year olds.
“Children in our preschool class are taught by highly educated teachers who plan curriculum and activities around a weekly theme,”
said Donnette Littlehead, director, CPN Child Development center.
“We have teachers on staff that provides daily music and movement classes as well as our new physical education class. We are very excited to start this new school year, and look forward to enriching the lives of the children within our center as well as learning from them.”
The Child Development Center is a three-star facility licensed by Indian Health Services for up to 400 children. The facility offers two infant rooms, two toddler rooms, a two year old program, three year old program, a four and five year old program and a before and after school program.
The Child Development Center programs foster exploration, inquiry and discovery; encourage a positive disposition toward learning; focus on curriculum themes and units that lead to interdisciplinary experiences; involve students to use skills acquired through the curriculum through connections with school personnel and involve students in areas of enrichment activities such as art, vocal and instrumental music, dance, sports, camps, cultural arts performances, visiting community workers, reading/literacy reinforcement, homework helpers, computer labs and more.
posted September 9, 2013 8:40 am edt