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  • Child Development Laboratories

    Location:

    • East Lansing Campus: 325 W. Grand River, East Lansing, MI 48823
    • Haslett Campus: 5750 Academic Way, Haslett, MI 48840

    Description:

    The MSU Child Development Laboratories (CDL) offers programming to children eighteen months to five years of age. We offer half-day academic year preschool as well as full-day, year-round preschool. 

    The CDL takes an active role in outreach, welcoming practitioners from across the state, country, and world to visit the labs, sharing information about their work in supporting children's development in all domains, and modeling exemplary practice in support of children's social development.  Students and Early Childhood professionals benefit by the exemplary research-driven program within which university students can observe and practice developing skills; being included in a comprehensive Early Childhood educational program, which includes integration of literacy across the domains, the use of anti-bias curriculum, and advocacy for children; being supported in his or her professional development in an emotionally safe environment; and receiving written and oral feedback.  

    Students are supported in their professional development through conference presentations. Staff share their expertise through workshops, publications, and observational tours of their classrooms. Teachers can also complete their required number of hours for their Early Childhood Endorsement (ZS) at the Child Development Laboratories.

  • Early Childhood (ZS) Endorsement Evening, Late Summer, and Condensed Program

    Location:

    14 Human Ecology Building, MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Application: Apply either as a Lifelong Education student or as a Master's candidate in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies. Information about the Lifelong Education program and the application process may be found online: http://admissions.msu.edu/apply.asp

    Description:

    The Early Childhood General and Special Education (ZS- formerly ZA) Endorsement is an authorization to teach in any school program preceding or including kindergarten. The courses taken to meet the requirements are part of a planned program and can be used for continuing certification in Michigan. These revised standards reflect the knowledge and skills to teach children from birth to age 8 in general education settings, as well as significant knowledge and skills for teaching children with special needs.  Teachers may apply as Lifelong Education students or as Master's candidates in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies. The sequenced courses in the 26 credit ZS program are offered in evening and summer sessions, and can be done in as little as three summers if the prerequisite is done.

  • Early Education and Child Welfare Services: Working Together (June 2017)

    Dates:

    Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM

    Location:

    Country Inn & Suites East by Carlson 3251 Deposit Drive NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546

    Description:

    For children in the child welfare system, a disproportionate number of them have little to no exposure to early education services. This training will work with participants to identify the struggles and successes of combining the child welfare system with early education. Additionally, this training will provide tangible and real-world solutions to creating an improved team environment for all involved in a child’s case.
    Available CECHs: 3.0

  • Literacy Colloquy: Redefining Michigan's Literacy Landscape (April 2017)

    Dates:

    Tuesday, April 4, 2017  11:00 am - 12:30 pm

    Location:

    252 Erickson Hall, MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48824

    Description:

    During this session, the status of early literacy in Michigan will be reviewed. MDE consultants will connect the data on student outcomes to the policies, practices, and supports that impact and influence literacy achievement in our state. While State legislature determines the laws and funding around literacy in schools, MDE, in collaboration with stakeholders and partners, influences and provides guidance to support schools with these laws. Specific focus in this presentation will be on the common understandings and supports for defining and supporting the skills and knowledge educators need to best impact student achievement.

  • Spartan Youth Programs Website

    Description:

    The Spartan Youth Programs Website is a catalog of the programs and activities MSU offers to preK through 12th graders on a variety of topics, including: agriculture; animal care; art, drama, and music; business; college preparation; computers; engineering; leadership skills; math and science; social studies; sports and fitness; and writing and language.

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