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

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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.

Time: Activity:
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
angste@missouri.edu

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.

Stacy Kean
CDL Assistant Teacher, Red Door
keans@missouri.edu

Stacky has a BS in Early Childhood Education from Central Methodist University and a MA in General Education from Linwood University. She started teaching in early childhood education in 2005 and has been with the CDL since 2014.


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