Childcare

Welcome to the Delaware Tech Child Development Center. Our mission is to provide care and education for children of Delaware Tech students, faculty and staff, and the community, based on available openings. In addition to providing care for young children from infancy through school age, we provide learning opportunities for the students in the Education Department under the supervision of qualified professionals.  Our Child Development Center serves as a model and a community resource for excellence in early childhood education.

We Believe:

  • Each child should be treated as an individual, with kindness and respect. 
  • Each child is a unique individual who will develop at his or her own pace. 
  • Children learn best through play. 
  • Through active involvement with the environment, children will attempt to make sense of the world around them. 
  • Children are active learners who are progressing through a sequence of development that proceeds in a predictable way towards great complexity, organization, and internalization. 
  • The teacher’s role is to assess the child’s knowledge and abilities and plan activities that generate new understandings.

Our Curriculum:

  • Provides a child-centered environment
  • Features developmentally appropriate activities and experiences
  • Encourages children through active involvement, meaningful experimentation, and positive reinforcement
  • Creates activities that match the diverse physical, cultural, social-emotional and intellectual needs of the children
  • Develops independence, cooperative behavior, and caring for others
  • Fosters a positive self image
  • Partners with parents to provide a well-rounded education

 Learning Experiences include:

  • Language arts
  • Social-emotional wellness
  • Creative arts
  • Physical health and development
  • Nutrition
  • Science
  • Math readiness

All our facilities are fully licensed by the State of Delaware Office of Child Care Licensing (DELACARE)

Campus-Specific Childcare Information
Dover

Dover Location
Educational Technology Building

Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Closings and Delays
Visit the closings and delays webpage for more information.

Severe Weather Policy
If the Dover campus has a delayed opening due to bad weather, the Child Development Center (CDC) will also be delayed (for example, if the college opens at 10:00 a.m., so will the CDC). If Dover campus is closed due to inclement weather, the CDC will be closed.

Contact Information
For additional information and/or to make an appointment to tour the Child Development Center, please contact Jasmine Ortiz, Program Manager : (302) 857-1720 or jasmine.ortiz16@dudusp.com

Center Closings
We are closed on the following observed holidays:

Labor Day
Election Day
Thanksgiving (Thursday and Friday)
Christmas/New Year Holiday (2 weeks—late December to early January)
Martin Luther King Day
Good Friday
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Two In-service Days – Friday of Spring Break and Friday before Fall semester

View upcoming college holidays.

Georgetown

Georgetown Location
Child Development Center Building, behind Student Services

Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Closings and Delays
Contact the Child Development Center, (302) 259-6567. Visit the closings and delays webpage for more information.

Severe Weather Policy
The Child Development Center will open 30 minutes before the start time for the College.

Contact Information
For additional information, please contact the Program Director at (302) 259-6567

Center Closings
We are closed on the following observed holidays:

Labor Day
Election Day
Return Day
Thanksgiving (Thursday and Friday)
Winter Break (2 weeks—late December to early January)
Martin Luther King Day
Good Friday
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Two In-service Days – Friday of Spring Break and Friday before Fall semester

View upcoming college holidays.

Childcare is available at the Dover, Georgetown, and Wilmington campuses.

Wilmington

Wilmington Location
West 2nd Street between North Shipley & North Orange Streets; entrance on North Shipley Street 

Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Closings and Delays
Visit the closings and delays webpage for more information.

Severe Weather Policy
Information regarding campus closings or late openings due to inclement weather may be obtained through a number of options. When a decision is reached by the college administration, students and staff may listen to the following radio station: WDEL 1150 AM. If severe weather occurs during the day and employees are excused from work early, parents should pick-up their children within one hour to allow staff to go home. A minimum of Center staff will be classified as essential based on the needs of the campus.

Contact Information
For additional information and/or to make an appointment to tour the Child Development Center, please contact Helen Saunders, Program Manager: (302) 830-5260 or h.saunders@dudusp.com

Center Closings
We are closed on the following observed holidays:

Labor Day
Winter Break (2 weeks—mid-December to early January)
Martin Luther King Day
Good Friday
Memorial Day
Independence Day

View upcoming college holidays.