Thank you for requesting application information from the Kean University Child Care Center. The initial enrollment form will put your request on the waiting list. It is recommended that you apply the semester before you wish to enroll.
Please read all the policies before you initiate the process. Although our program is designed for the students and staff of the University, it may not fit everyone's needs. We are here to provide consistent care and education for your children, not to operate as a drop in center.
Once you have read and agreed to the stipulations, please return the signed application form, indicating which semester you expect to begin, to the Child Care Center at Campus School North. (Click here for a campus map.)
When a space becomes available for your child in the appropriate class, you will be asked to pay a registration fee to secure that space. Parent and child will be scheduled for an intake visit to see the program and discuss any questions. At this point, you will receive a packet of forms to fill out before your child starts, and a parent guide that has information about curriculum, schedules, etc. You will be asked to sign that you have read the information and agree to the policies of the child care center.
All forms are in .PDF format.
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CurriculumA comfortable, supportive environment provides the security which enables the young child to form trusting relationships outside the home. At the Kean Child Care Center each child is encouraged to gain confidence in an understanding of himself as a person and as part of a family and community. Ample opportunities are available for children to interact with and enjoy their peers. The center lays the foundation for the integrated curriculum that provides total learning; social, emotional, physical, intellectual and creative. This “life-oriented” approach places the emphasis where it belongs-on the child, not on impersonal subject matter.
The Center is divided into age groups, each of which shares a self-contained classroom. A balanced program includes structured work periods, adequate time for developmental play, rest and a variety of art, music and social science experiences. The Center fosters the development of fundamental skills, both affective and cognitive, through active, age-appropriate, hands- on activities.
Curriculum Guide in PDF Format
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