Child Development Center
401 Western College Drive
Oxford, Ohio 45056
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday
7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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Miami University Child Development Center
This center, built in 2002 on Western Campus at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio offers Quality Early Care and
Education for children 6 weeks to 12 years old. The center was first accredited by NAEYC January 2005.
This center was also the first "three star" Step Up To Quality center in Butler County.
Infant and Toddler Programs
Mini University's infant and toddler teaching staff use the Creative Curriculum for Infants, Toddlers and Twos,
developed by Teaching Strategies. They also incorporate the educational quality standards from
NAEYC's Accreditation Criteria,
Ohio's Infant and Toddler Guidelines,
for Infant Educarers (RIE) philosophy. The RIE philosophy is based on the
research of Magda Gerber and Dr. Emmi Pikler.
The RIE (pronounced "rye") philosophy is based on RESPECT for each child. The educarer respects an infant by talking directly to the child, explaining what he/she is about to do, making eye contact, and by waiting for the child's response. RIE's goal is to help nurture AUTHENTIC infants who are: Competent, Confident, Curious, Attentive, Exploring, Cooperative, Secure, Peaceful, Focused, Self-Initiating, Resourceful, Involved, Cheerful, Aware, Interested and Inner-Directed.
Mini University's preschool teachers use the
Creative Curriculum for Preschool
, a written research-based curriculum created by Teaching Strategies.
This curriculum has been aligned to the Ohio Department of Education (ODE)
Early Learning Content Standards.
Ohio Department of Education Core Themes
- All children are born ready to learn
- Environments matter
- Relationships are influential
- Communication is critical