Both programs are licensed by the State of Michigan, Department of Social Services, and are accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
The Centers are professionally staffed including Head Teachers and Associate Teachers, many of whom have advanced degrees in Early Childhood Education and/or Child Development, and all are University of Michigan employees. The retention of the professional staff is exceedingly high and many staff members have been with each program since their inception.
The teaching staff is complemented by University students as either
a) undergraduate psychology practicum students, b) temporary student employees or c) graduate level researchers.
Each group of children is supervised by a staff of professionally trained teachers including a certified Head Teacher, an Associate Teacher, and also University students. The adult:child ratio ranges between 1.3 and 1.7 (depending on the ages of the children) for each of the classrooms.
The professional teaching staff and University students work as a team. The addition of University students' participation in the programs adds to the dynamic and stimulating environments provided within the Centers.
Training in the areas of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), First Aid and Bloodborne Pathogens occurs annually. Professional development for teachers occurs throughout the year including attendance at Early Childhood Conferences and in-service opportunities within the Center.
Each Center participates in monthly firedrills conducted by officers within the UM Security Department.
|University of Michigan Childrens Center for
Working Families (UMCCWF)
716 South Forest Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104-3117
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|University of Michigan Children's Center (UMCC)
400 North Ingalls
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-0492