Child Development Center
Educational & Research Projects
Education Project Packet
This packet contains the forms/guidelines for conducting educational projects with children/families/staff in the CDC. Please contact Vicki Knauerhase (419-372-7834) if you have any questions or need additional information. In general, this packet is not appropriate if your primary goals are research. If you are interested in being in the CDC for research reasons, please see Research Projects below or pick up a Research Project Packet from the main desk at the CDC. If you are a student in a class, your professor may be the more appropriate person to fill out this form.
- Procedures for Education Projects with Children/Staff/Families in the Child Development Center
- Guidelines for Removing Children from their Classroom in the CDC
- Ethical Standards and Guidelines for Projects Involving Children, Families or Staff of the Child Development Center
- Application for Educational Projects with Children/Families/Staff in the Child Development Center
- CDC Education Project Certification
- CDC Education Project Review Committee Decision on Educational Project Application
- Research and Education Project Participation Form
Please keep in mind that while the CDC is committed to being a facility where research and educational projects take place, we are also primary committed is to the provision of quality care to the children and families we serve. At times, a project may be turned down at least temporarily because there is already too much going on at the center. Some projects may be approved for some classrooms within the center but not for others. Educators can help maintain a positive relationship with the CDC by keeping the children’s, families’ and staff’s interests first.
Small Project for a Class
The Child Development Center (CDC) is an NAEYC accredited and Ohio licensed early childhood education program for two-and-one-half to five-year olds and is part of the School of Family and Consumer Sciences at Bowling Green State University. The maximum CDC population is comprised of 36 three-five years old children (half in morning session, half in afternoon session). From September to May there are two groups which meet from 8:30-11:30 mornings and from 1:00-4:00 afternoons, Monday through Thursday. The Center follows the University schedule and is closed during final exams and holidays. During the first summer session, children attend 8:30-12:30 Monday through Thursday. Free choice time occurs roughly during the first 1 1/2 - 2 hours of a session, followed by a 15-20 minute group time and, finally, outside time. During summer session, children often spend the whole day outdoors. Children may generally only be pulled out of the room during free choice time. The CDC staff is led by a head teacher with a Masters degree. The other staff is comprised of both undergraduate and graduate level students.