Douglass Psychology Child Study Center

Our professional teaching staff are college graduates with licenses/certifications and specialized endorsements; many have advanced degrees. They have received special training in the planning and implementation of our Center’s curriculum so that the children enrolled in our program have the benefit of a high-quality early education. Our teachers consider the individual needs of children, as well as the developmental needs of the group as a whole, when planning activities to implement each day. The staff at our Center feels strongly about the importance of providing children with the benefits of a consistent schedule and therefore, all children must arrive by 9:45am each day, unless the Director has been notified of a special circumstance.

The Center seeks to promote frequent communication between parents and teachers. There are two formal parent-teacher conferences each year, and parents are encouraged to speak with their child's teacher at other times as well. Parents may also participate in the monthly Parents' Advisory Committee meetings; just contact the Director, Jennifer Manuola, for more information.

Each week, the Director sends parents a Monday Memo e-mail and uploads the weekly lesson plans for the three classes to the website. Every month the Center distributes to parents a newsletter, and the monthly breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack schedule is also sent out.

Parents are encouraged to take advantage of the observation rooms, which are equipped with one-way mirrors that allow parents to watch their children at any time without being seen.

In the box to the right are links that current and prospective parents might find useful.

For questions or comments about this site, contact
Douglass Psychology Child Study Center
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
26 Nichol Avenue • New Brunswick • New Jersey 08901-2882
(848) 932-8881
© 2011 Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. All rights reserved.

Last Updated: 10/29/2009