• Thurston High School Child Development Center


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    Thurston High School Child Development Center

    333 58th Street Room 164/165
    Springfield, Oregon 97478
    Email: diane.amundson@springfield.k12.or.us

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    Preschool Program: 3-6 years (potty trained only)
    Please see Program Director for more details

    The Thurston High School Child Development Center, will be located at 333 58th Street on Thurston High School’s main campus and will continue to be an outstanding facet of the THS Child Development Program. The THS CDC Preschool program accepts children between the ages of three years and six years. The THS CDC is a state-licensed program meeting established health, fire, safety, and sanitation standards. Nutritious meals are included.

    As part of the THS educational program, the center provides a lab site for high school students enrolled in the Child Development Program, as well as a work experience site for high school students. The high school student has the opportunity to work and learn on a practical level, the principles taught in the child development classes. High school students work under the direct supervision of the professional staff in the child development center. Students enrich the program with their warmth and enthusiasm and provide an excellent adult-child ratio, which ensures individual attention for each child.

    The program consists of curriculum & activities that are planned to provide positive learning experiences appropriate to the individual developmental needs of young children and allows for individual and group activities. It provides a balance of active and quiet activities daily, including indoor and outdoor experiences in which children can use their large and small muscles. Lots of time and opportunity for free choice activities is given, including: science, art experiences, academics, dramatic play, music and movement, circle time, puppets, books and story telling, etc.

    The THSCDC is fully licensed by the State of Oregon. The quality of the program is monitored not only by Thurston High School and the Springfield School District, but the State of Oregon just as with any other licensed Preschool/Childcare center.

    The philosophy of the center is to provide a warm and positive atmosphere for children. We provide the material and stimulation that will help children to feel good about themselves. We want to help children become self-directed and develop healthy patterns as they interact with others. Our philosophy is based on mutual respect, guidance and developmentally appropriate activities for children.

    In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. 

    Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

    To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

    (1)    mail:  U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

    (2)    fax:  (202) 690-7442; or

    (3)    email:  program.intake@usda.gov.

     This institution is an equal opportunity provider.