Special Programs at the CDC
Als Pals - Kids Making Healthy Choices
T'he CDC participates in this program every year with our three and four year old children in the Polar, Penguin, Monkey and Froggie Classrooms. Al's Pals is a resiliency-based early childhood curriculum and teacher training program that develops personal, social, and emotional skills in children 3 to 8 years old. To find out more about the program, click here.
Hello, Patriot Book
The CDC took part in the Development of this book! Mason's Patriot stars in this new book. Are you looking for the perfect gift for the Patriot in your life? The Mason Bookstore's newest addition might be just the thing. The Mason Patriot, the university's mascot, is now the star of his very own picture book, "Hello, Patriot!"
CDC's Gardening Program
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The American Forest Foundation awarded the CDC the Project Learning Tree GreenWorks! Grant, which enabled us to start this garden so that educators, students and the community work together in an effort to understand, respect and improve the world around us. Miss Dorothea, the Teddy Bear Lead Teacher, is the Garden Operations Manager.
Our Garden has received a Rainwater Harvesting/Garden Irrigation System from Water Management INC. WMI has been involved in extensive water conservation at the Fairfax and Prince William Campus of George Mason.
The CDC has an active program to teach our children about donating and helping other. Some of the food from the garden is donated to the Lamb Center. Our first donation of veggies was in June, 2011.
Sustainability at the CDC
Mason's CDC is doing great things to promote sustainability. Read more in the College Services Magazine on page 32.
Eco-Healthy Child Care Center
We received our certificate from the Children's Environmental Health Network...The George Mason Child Development Center is now an endorsed Eco-Healthy Child Care! This certification verifies our commitment to provide a healthy, safe and green child care setting for the children and families we serve.
Humanitarian Project Teaching Children to Care for Others
This voluntary, yearly school supply project helps teach our children empathy, friendship, and caring for others. Please click on the title above for more information on how you can participate.
At the CDC, we believe children learn, develop fine motor skills, and master their socialization skills in a wide variety of learning environments. To assist our young children in developing these skills the CDC offers a wide variety of special programming throughout the year. The schedule includes special activities your child(ren) can participate in such as Splash Days and Stretch and Grow, and soccer. We are always looking for new ideas, so if you have an idea for a special activity, please let your teacher or the Director know and we'll look into it.