Departmental Goals

Guarantee an applied learning or research experience for every student by each academic program.

Provide an environment for students to meet their academic goals in their academic curriculum.


  1. Forge a relationship between the Child Development Center and the WSU Speech and Hearing Clinic by the fall 2014.
  2. Build a partnership with the Early Childhood Education Department to ensure the experiential learning by fall 2015.

Capitalize systematically on relevant existing and emerging societal and economic trends that increase quality educational opportunities.

Ensure returning students the opportunity to invest in their child’s future in an exceptional Early Childhood educational program while building their own.


  1. Update our program technology to incorporate the latest societal trends in Early Childhood Education by spring of 2015.
  2. Work on assessing the need to evening childcare hours by summer of 2014.

Accelerate the discovery, creation and transfer of new knowledge.

Engage with any research based project that advances the knowledge of early childhood education or young children.


  1. Continue to collaborate with the Play Therapy Center at Wichita State University to secure a research based project by fall 2014.

Be a campus that reflects-in staff, faculty and students-the evolving diversity of society.

Provide diversity training for staff and students who currently are part of the Child Development Center.


  1. Partner with Human Resource office and the Office of Multicultural Affairs on diversity training once an academic year.

Create a new model of assessment, incentive, and reward process to accomplish our vision and goals.

CDC Goal

Develop an assessment that evaluates a student’s work experience at the Wichita State University Child Development Center.


  1. Upon exiting the Wichita State University Child Development Center, student assistants will complete an assessment.