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Early Childhood Development Center has openings for 2011-2012

Lamar University’s Early Childhood Development Center, a National Association for Education of Young Children (NAEYC) accredited program, has openings for its 12-month and 9-month programs, said center director Margaret Swope.

The Center, at 950 Jim Gilligan Way, is licensed by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services and is the only NAEYC-accredited program in Southeast Texas. The center is fully staffed by degreed and state-certified teachers.

Openings are available in the 12-month program for children ages 18 months to 5 years and in the 9-month program for children ages 3 and 4. The center is open weekdays from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Classes in the 12-month program begin at 9:30 a.m. Classes in the 9-month program begin at 8:30 a.m.

Classes begin Aug. 22. Students should be enrolled by Aug. 17. For more information on programs at the center or to enroll, call Swope at 880-8212.

“Lamar University's Early Childhood Development Center (ECDC) has provided high quality education and care for Beaumont area children for many years,” said Steve Doblin, provost and vice president for academic affairs. “The center is an important part of our commitment to the community.”