The CSCC Difference
Unique Program Features
CSCC offers half-day and full-day quality child care and interesting learning experiences for children ages 2.0-6.0 years. Our preschool includes adult-led and child-directed activities. Teachers work with children in small groups each morning and afternoon. Children choose learning centers where they manipulate materials and engage in play experiences with friends.
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.