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UNH Child Study & Development Center
Building Blocks for the Future
Live & Silent Auction
Open Bar & Hors d'oeuvre
In response to numerous requests from the community, we will once again hold a Live and Silent Auction on Saturday, April 6th from 5:00pm-8:00pm at the UNH Elliott Alumni Center. Previous auctions proved to be extremely joyous social occasions and helped to fund our natural playground and an artist-in residency to create our beautiful outdoor mural.
Our auction theme this year is “Building Blocks for the Future” in recognition of our role in supporting not only children and families, but also future teachers though our work as the UNH laboratory school. Funds will help us to develop our studio space, invest in technology for the classroom, and expand professional development opportunities for teachers.
We are hoping that you or your business will be able to contribute an item or pledge to the Auction. All donations will be acknowledged in the event booklet and in communications with the CSDC community.
When & Where
UNH's Child Study & Development Center
The Child Study and Development Center is a laboratory school affiliated with the Department of Family Studies at the University of New Hampshire. A laboratory school is one with both an early care and education mission and an academic mission. Children attending the center, and the UNH students working at the center, benefit from the highly trained teaching staff and from the family studies faculty. Each year more than one hundred students enrolled in family studies courses at UNH use the center as a laboratory for experimental teaching and learning, and documentation of those experiences. Students from other disciplines, for example, education, psychology, occupational therapy, and communication disorders, also use the center as a laboratory for the study of children. The seven classrooms in the center are equipped with observation booths that are used by college students, faculty, parents, and visitors. These booths provide researchers with the opportunity to observe children in a natural context.
The CSDC has a long tradition dating back to 1929. The current facility, which includes 20 full-time staff serving 122 children and their families, was built in 1988. The Center was accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) in 1999 and is licensed by the State of NH. In addition to tuition revenues, the CSDC academic mission is supported by UNH College of Health and Human Services funds.