Parents are always welcome at the Child Development Center. A comfortable observation room allows parents to observe their child at play and get a glimpse into the busy life of the preschool classroom.

Parent participation is invited - but not required!

Parents are welcome to participate. Please make arrangements with your child's teacher.

Parent participation opportunities include:

  • Volunteering in the classroom
  • Helping plan special classroom activities
  • Assisting the teacher to make or gather special curriculum materials
  • Driving or helping to supervise on field trips
  • Attending the Classroom Parent Group meetings
  • Serving as a classroom Representative to Parent Policy Council
  • Participating in Parent & Teacher Conferences
  • Serving on special program-wide committees

Other services and activities provided for parents and families include:

  • Weekly classroom curriculum plans
  • Breakfast/snack and lunch menus
  • Program newsletter
  • Family social gatherings
  • Seminars and workshops
  • Parent resource library
  • Parent-Teacher conferences
  • Child Developmental Screening as indicated
  • Home visits by arrangement

What do parents say about the OSU Child Development Center?

The students and instructors are so skilled at what they do - this is really an added benefit for our family.