Welcome to Green Door - Preschoolers

The Child Development Lab (CDL) Preschool Full-Day Program:

  • Enrolls 20 children, ages two and a half to five years
  • Open 7:30am to 5:30pm
  • Open 12 months a year
  • Closed approximately 20 days for holidays and spring break
  • Closed 5 days for professional development in August
  • Classroom Phone: (573) 882-7071; Please call (573) 882-4318 for enrollment information

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Enrollment is open to children in the community age 2½ to 5 years with the goal to have a well-rounded, diverse group of children representative of the population of Columbia. The CDL reserves the right to enroll children based on sex, race, ethnicity, special needs and low-income for the purposes of high quality teacher training. The program is designed as a full-day, 10-hour child care program and serves the purposes of full-time employed parents best.

High Scope: This curriculum addresses eight main content areas including:

  • Aproaches to learning
  • Social and emotional development
  • Physical development and health
  • Language, literacy, and communication
  • Mathematics
  • Creative arts
  • Science and technology
  • Social studies
Time: Activity:
7:30 – 8:45 am Learning Centers/Outside
8:45 – 9:00 am Morning Meeting
9:00 – 9:30 am Breakfast – Plan
9:30 – 10:30 am Work Time, Clean up, Recall
10:30 – 10:50 am Small Groups
10:50 – 12:00 pm Outside
12:00 – 12:30 pm Lunch
12:30 – 1:00 pm Bathroom – Brush Teeth (Books on Cots)
1:00 – 3:00 pm Rest Time/Nap (2:45 – 3:15 pm Snack)
3:00 – 4:00 pm Work Time
4:00 – 4:15 pm Large Group
4:15 – 5:30 pm Outside

This schedule is flexible. If the weather is not safe we shorten outside time.

Mendy Ditto
CDL Lead Teacher, Green Door
dittomj@missouri.edu

Chelsea Shanks
CDL Assistant Teacher & Administrative Assistant shanksc@missouri.edu


Classrooms

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Infant/Toddler

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Preschool

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Preschool

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Preschool


MU Child Development Lab
University of Missouri
31 Stanley Hall
Columbia, MO 65211

(573) 882-4318
(573) 884-3334
cdl@missouri.edu
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