Charlotte Sharp Children’s Center Difference and Benefits

The CSCC Difference

Unique Program Features

CSCC offers half-day and full-day quality child care and interesting learning experiences for children ages 2.6-6.0 years during an academic year. Children ages 5-8 years may attend a summer enrichment program that enhances skills for reading, writing, mathematics and science.

Nurturing Environments

Nurturing and well-managed classroom environments that help children develop self-regulation and respectful communication.

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Nationally Recognized Curriculum

Nationally recognized proven-effective comprehensive curriculum that includes 10 domains of learning; aligned to all state and national standards/guidelines. Approved by Texas Education Agency for State Adoption List and use in PreK classrooms.

Inquiry-based Learning

Children are encouraged to listen, analyze and think, and engage in conversations and activities where they express ideas about shared readings and social-emotional experiences. They actively engage in activities that develop vocabulary word meanings to expand oral language.

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Collaborative Learning

Children interact constantly with adults and friends as they participate in whole and small group activities all day. Multiple activities help children develop skills for language and emergent reading and writing, and discovering early mathematics and science concepts.

Collaborative Partnerships

Collaborative expertise with TAMU faculty from the College of Health Sciences and Nursing, College of Engineering, College of Education and Human Development, Department of Educational Psychology.

Intergenerational Learning

Part of Intergenerational Learning Center, TAMU collaboration with multiple colleges to provide senior living facilities, services, and activities that promote well-being and healthy lifestyles socially, emotionally, cognitively and physically.

Intergenerational Learning Center

The Intergenerational Learning Center is the first of its kind in the United States. The model will combine research, education, healthy lifestyle activities, and cooperative learning strategies purposed to enhance the quality of life for children, families and senior citizens and inform others about best practices for preventing and maintaining healthy living.

The Collaborative Learning Center (CLC) opened in August 2020. The preschool provides childcare and high-quality educational experiences for all families and children ages 2-6 years in the Brazos Valley.

In April 2021, the building and preschool were renamed the Charlotte Sharp Children’s Center (CSCC) in honor of Charlotte Sharp, the late wife of Chancellor John Sharp, the current chancellor of Texas A&M University.

The preschool is the first stage of a larger community and university collaborative project. Four high-rise senior living facilities will be constructed on the same acreage to create an Intergenerational Learning Center. Senior citizens, young children and families, and TAMU students will work together to create opportunities for learning experiences that allow research and onsite professional development that enhances lives through participation in best practices for preventing and maintaining healthy living and foundational learning.

The Charlotte Sharp Children’s center is located on property owned by The Texas A&M University System and has a training and educational affiliation with the College of Nursing and the College of Education and Human Development at Texas A&M University. However the Charlotte Sharp Children’s Center is a privately owned and operated facility and the services provided by Charlotte Sharp Children’s Center are not directed, managed, or controlled in any way by the Texas A&M University System or Texas A&M University. The use of the Texas A&M University System seal is by permission of the A&M System to reflect the location of the Charlotte Sharp Children’s Center on Texas A&M System property and its affiliation with the colleges named above.

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