Enrolled Families

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Welcome to the CSDC community!

CSDC has an “open door policy” for our families; we encourage you to visit at any time to observe or participate in the program. Your teachers can provide you with the daily schedule including naptimes. As a University Laboratory School, our teachers are used to being observed by some 300 visitors and 500 UNH student observers every year! Each classroom is equipped with an observation booth that you are welcome to use. If your child is experiencing transition difficulties or you would like to become more involved in the curriculum, please make sure to talk with one of the teachers in advance. Your teachers are happy to organize a time to meet when they are not in the classroom. 

We also have an open door policy with regard to family feedback on our programs. Our Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) meets monthly during the academic year. You are welcome to join the PAC as a classroom representative or to simply attend a meeting. Throughout the year, keep your eyes open for a variety of events planned for you, including center-wide events such as the Harvest Festival, Fall Curriculum Night, and Literacy Week. We value your participation at CSDC and recognize that our work can only be effective if we establish a trusting and respectful relationship with you – your child’s first and most important teacher! 

We suggest  you sign-up for the UNH Emergency Alerts to receive notifications  via text message or email as you request: UNH ALERTS

CSDC follows UNH decisions with regard to closings or delays.  Therefore, if UNH curtails operations or delays opening, so does the center.  The best way to obtain information is to call the UNH Storm Info Line (603) 862-0000 regarding closures and delayed openings.  If UNH announces a delayed opening at the University for storm/winter related issues the decision is usually made by 4:00 am.

We will place a message on WMUR TV Ch. 9, which will indicate when CSDC will open or if we are closed for the day. We will also send e-mails, record a new voicemail on our main line (603) 862-2835, and possibly make phone calls depending on the situation (early closure) and ability to do so.

Family Resources

The following links will take you to community and national resources that may be of interest to your family.  Please explore!

NH Children's Museum

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)

For Families NAEYC Resource

New Hampshire Child Development Bureau

Early Sprouts

Durham Public Library

Lee Public Library

Madbury Public Library

Oyster River Parents and Preschoolers (ORPP)

Healthy Child Care America

NH Early Learning Guidelines

Oyster River Community Read

Macaroni Kid - Find local family events & happenings

Child Care Aware NH - Find other child care programs in the area

Consumer Safety - Recall information, Current Events/News for consumers, and Safety Guides

UNH Intervention Resources

Seacoast Child Development Clinic

UNH Speech-Language-Hearing Center