By Karina Florez, Co-Editor
The Child Development Center (CDC) at Bergen Community College is now accepting applications for two- and-a-half to five-year-olds at the main campus by Ender Hall. Children can enroll in a full-time, part-time or hourly schedule.
Children are enrolled on a first-come, first-served basis. There are additional services for children up to twelve years old. To enroll your child, you must fill out an application, provide a copy of your child’s birth certificate, provide up-to-date medical records, your child’s immunization forms and pay a one-time $50 registration fee.
The center operates starting in September all the way through Summer II, about 111⁄2 months out of the year. Their business hours are Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Those in the program include children of faculty, staff, students and residents of the greater Bergen County area. Children of college faculty, staff and students receive discounted tuition.
The center is led by certified teachers that include two classrooms that support hands-on play while also developing academic concepts in math, social studies, science, creative arts and language arts. Children have access to an outdoor play area, a community garden and access to computers.
The CDC opened in 1982 and aims to provide educational opportunities for two-and-a-half-year olds to six- year-olds. The center is licensed by the New Jersey Department of Children and Families and is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.
To schedule an appointment or for more information, please call the CDC at (201) 447-7165.