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Children’s Learning Center is much more than just a daycare

Children’s Learning Center is much more than just a daycare

Susanna Fravell, Staff Writer November 5, 2019

The university offers a lot of different services for students and faculty. One of the services offered is the Children's Learning Center. The Learning Center is available for students, professors and...

Children at the USI Children's Learning Center wait patiently for story time.

After hours: cultivating young minds

Emma Corry, Staff Writer October 23, 2018

Every week The Shield will feature a student who is employed by the university. This week, Melanie Hayford talked about her experience working at the USI Children's Learning Center.  Melanie Hayford...

Christy Gretchen, lead teacher for the Children's Learning Center's 2-year-olds, helped her class decorate the fence to welcome James Putnam, university bus driver, back to campus.

Campus bus driver missed, celebrated

Sarah Rogers, Features Editor September 26, 2017

Christy Gretencord said she felt the heart of the university was missing the first weeks of school. James Putnam, university bus driver, was missing the first three weeks of school due to a car...

Students lack accessibility to childcare, but push forward

Students lack accessibility to childcare, but push forward

Gabi Wy, Special to The Shield March 1, 2017

When Mariah Wilhite became pregnant with her son Grayson during her freshman year, others told her to abort her child so she could finish her degree. “They said I wouldn’t be able to graduate and...

“2 and 3D Art” made by a child in classroom 103 at the Children’s Learning Center will be displayed in the annual Children’s Learning Center Art Show Thursday and Friday at the center on campus.

Show to feature children’s art

Abigail Suddarth, Staff Writer April 13, 2016

Children wouldn’t be allowed to make art projects with glass or wire in a typical classroom for children ages 2 to 5. But USI’s Children’s Learning Center uses the Reggio Emilia approach to teaching. “We...

Child policy protects “most precious resource”

Gabi Wy September 8, 2015

As the Children’s Learning Center Manager and a mother Jamie Madigan is “proud of the university for developing child protection policy.” USI’s Child Protection Committee (CPC) developed and...

Students across campus benefit from Learning Center

Rachel Christian March 18, 2014

Last semester, 200 students were placed in the Children's Learning Center (CLC), USI's on-campus childcare facility. In the fall of 2012, the CLC transitioned to a formal lab school. Instead of functioning...

Wait common with Learning Center’s credentials

Rachel Christian February 22, 2014

A widely advertised service available to students, staff and faculty is the Children's Learning Center, but many people are unaware of how long the waiting list is. The center provides daycare and preschool...

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