The Diane Lindner-Goldberg Child Care Institute
The Diane Lindner-Goldberg Child Care Institute offers a quality early education program for infants, toddlers and preschoolers. The Child Care Institute (CCI) is licensed and in the spring of 2009 was reaccredited by The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
At the time of CCI's reaccreditation (June 2009) there were 183 New York State licensed child care centers in Nassau County. Of those, only 10 have been NAEYC-accredited. Starting in 2006, the NAEYC began revising its standards for accreditation. Hofstra’s CCI is one of the first child care programs in the United States to have been reaccredited since the NAEYC’s “reinvention.”
The program focuses on the child's total development - social, emotional, cognitive and physical.
The program offers developmentally appropriate activities for children ages 8 weeks to 5 years, providing opportunities for hands-on, integrated learning. Children are grouped according to age and ability. The child-to-staff ratio meets and exceeds those required by New York State licensing and NAEYC standards for excellence in care.
The environment is clean, safe, secure and aesthetically appealing, containing a child-centered playground and wonderful outdoor space, inclusive of Hofstra's beautiful campus and facilities.
The CCI encourages parent involvement and education in an enriched learning environment. The interdisciplinary services of the clinical programs associated with the Joan and Arnold Saltzman Community Services Center render the CCI unique in the provision of education, care, assessment and enriched learning environments for young children and their families.
The CCI is open year-round, Monday through Friday, from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Nutritious breakfast, lunch and snacks are provided.
Enrollment is year-round, and is open to the Hofstra Community and families living or working on Long Island. DSS subsidy and scholarship programs may be available for those that meet income eligibility guidelines.
DONNA TUDDA, M.S., E.C.E.
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