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CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER

2013-14 Departmental Goals

1. Offer quality child care services to Wichita State University students, faculty and staff. (Retain students, faculty and staff.)

Action Plan

  • Maintain the highest standards by providing exceptional childcare and education through the use of developmentally appropriate practices.
  • Continue to provide student parents with cost effective child care through discounts offered by the Student Government Association.

Evaluation Strategy

  • Exceed all KDHE standards and maintain developmental portfolios using the Kansas Early Learning Standards.
  • Student Government Association will continue to provide monies to the Child Development Center to allow them to continue with discounts and to serve all student parents.

2. Offer a broader base of training and/or continuing education opportunities for staff, parent information nights and parent meetings for currently enrolled families. (Growth and Development of staff and parents)

Action Plan

  • Add opportunities for the CDC to collaborate with other quality early childhood programs in the Wichita community by partnering on workshops, in-service training and/or guest speakers for staff.
  • At least two staff members will attend the National Association for the Education of Young Children annual conference.
  • Initiate partnerships with various departments on campus to bring in guest speakers to discuss parenting and child care related topics.

Evaluation Strategy

  • Evaluate the number of training, continuing education and/or parent/community involvement activities at the end of each semester. Feedback will allow for modification.
  • Amount of funds raised will determine feasibility.
  • Number of partnerships created along with feedback on guest speakers for modification.

3. Evaluate center revenue/expenditures to insure fiscal and financial solvency. (Recruit students)

Action Plan

  • Continue to obtain funds for student assistant salaries.
  • Organize fundraising events to help purchase classroom materials.
  • Increase communication with parents in helping them understand the budget process.
  • Maintain at least 90% enrollment to insure adequate revenue.

Evaluation Strategy

  • Monitor revenue/expenditures monthly and make necessary modifications.

4. Increase the visibility of the Child Development Center on campus and the Wichita community. (Recruit and retain students, faculty and staff.)

Action Plan

  • Maintain quality care by hiring teachers who are educated and experienced in ECE.
  • Encourage staff to participate in on-campus events.
  • Reduce staff turnover by providing a sense of pride and ownership to the center and WSU.
  • Distribute a newsletter bi-monthly to Student Engagement and Enrollment Management staff; College of Education faculty and staff; and other related offices on campus.
  • Distribute monthly calendar to Student Engagement staff; College of Education faculty and staff; and other related offices on campus.

Evaluation Strategy

  • Track staff turnover and conduct exit interviews.
  • Provide staff incentives for longevity of service.
  • Provide opportunities for staff to participate in campus activities. Arrange staff development training on campus.
  • Monitor the number of those that respond to newsletter and calendar. Use their suggestions and comments to improve or make changes.