Welcome to Red Door - Preschoolers
The Child Development Lab (CDL) Preschool Full-Day Program:
- Enrolls 20 children, ages three 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) 882-4754; Please call (573) 882-4318 for enrollment information
Download printer-friendly Red Door Handbook (PDF)
Enrollment is open to children in the community age 2½ (if potty trained) 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, age, 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.
Emerging Language and Literacy Curriculum: This curriculum provides developmentally appropriate language and literacy practices for preschool children, stressing the importance of communication. Learning is facilitated through direct teaching, small-group, and learning center time.
|7:30 am||Arrival begins|
|7:40 to 8:40 am||Playground|
|8:40 to 8:50 am||Music and Movement and Opening Circle|
|8:50 to 9:10 am||Shared Storybook Reading|
|9:10 to 9:30 am||Breakfast|
|9:20 to 10:40 am||Learning Centers and P.A. Groups|
|10:40 to 11:00 am||Cognitive Circle|
|11:00 to 12:00 pm||Playground|
|12:00 to 12:30 pm||Lunch|
|12:30 to 1:00 pm||Bathroom and books|
|1:00 to 3:00 pm||Rest Time/Nap|
|3:00 to 3:30 pm||Snack|
|3:10 to 4:30 pm||Learning Centers|
|4:30 to 5:30 pm||Playground|
This schedule is flexible. If the weather is not safe we shorten outside time.
Erin Angst Baker
CDL Lead Teacher, Red Door
Erin has a BS in Human Development and Family Science from the University of Missouri and a MA in Family Mediation from the University of Missouri. She started teaching in early childhood education in 1998 and has been with the CDL since 2005.