The SCC Child Development Center utilizes Program for Infant Toddler Caregiving and Project Construct. Developed by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education in 1986, Project Construct is a learner-centered curriculum and an approach to teaching for preschool, primary and elementary grades. It was developed from research demonstrating that learners construct knowledge through interactions with their physical and social environments.

Project Construct classrooms ...

  • Use students’ interests to motivate and engage them in learning.
  • Encourage children to collaborate and work together.
  • Allow children to take initiative, express opinions, and make choices.
  • View children’s errors as learning opportunities.
  • Assess children’s thinking, as well as their work, in order to teach more effectively.


The physical environments in the Child Development Center are designed to give children opportunities to learn and explore new ideas, while keeping them safe from harm. The physical environment encourages risk-taking and builds confidence, enhances independent and collaborative work habits, and builds relationships of mutual trust and respect.


The center provides flexible and varied programs to meet the needs of working parents and students. The following is a list of program options:

  • Five Days Full-Time;
  • Three Days Full-Time;
  • Two Days Full-Time;
  • Flexible scheduling for students only.

Contact Info

Office Number


Kathy Drews

Janelle Meyers
Associate Director

Patty Jacobs
Administrative Secretary

Ellen Yarber