Our mission is to provide quality care and early education to children from 6 weeks to 6 years, to meet the needs of SCC students, staff and the community. The Center serves as a training site for our Early Childhood Education program along with other programs. Our professional staff is committed to creating an environment to develop the children independently, physically, emotionally, socially and intellectually under the guidance of trained personnel and students. The Center partners with you to ensure the best possible atmosphere for the children.
The U.S. Department of Education CCAMPIS grant provides a limited number of scholarships for eligible students for the following child care services.
We offer a quality developmental program that cares for children while their parents are away from home, attending classes, at work, or involved in community services.
The room is divided into two areas, one area for the mobile infants and one area for the non-mobile infants. The Purple Room focuses on these areas of development areas through a variety of activities:
We work on language skills, small and large motor skills, and independence. We have many developmentally appropriate activities that the toddlers experience during the day. Some of the activities include:
On a daily basis through planning and experiences the children practice self-help skills, independence and are encouraged to use social/verbalization skills. It is important that the experiences help the children's self esteem in a positive way and build on their interest.
We plan activities around the children's interests as well as their desire to be friends. The children have child friendly jobs that they choose daily; such as a Group Leader or a Toy Helper. They have responsibilities as well. Some things they are responsible for are:
The Red Room is an active and exciting place to be.
This is the last stop before Kindergarten and each year the children take part in a Preschool Graduation ceremony.
The Yellow Room is designed to be challenging, stimulating, and meet the needs of the different ages of children. The activities in the room are created to help the children develop independence, problem solving skills, positive self esteem, joy for learning and small and large motor skills.
The room is divided into different learning centers which emphasize art, literacy, computers and more.
Free Choice with teacher guidance;
puzzles, interest centers, books, building, and special activities
You must submit the Waiting List Form with a $10 non-refundable fee prior to enrollment. Once you have secured a spot, there are several forms you will need to complete along with a copy of current immunizations. Prior to the first day of attendance, you need to pay a refundable security deposit of $135 for the first child and $75 for the second child.
Children can be unenrolled with a two-week written notice. If you want to re-enroll at the Center you will be required to go on the waiting list.
LIMITED PART TIME slots available to SCC students only: Mon., Wed., Fri. (full day)
Tues., Thurs. (full day)
Mon.–Fri. (a.m. block)
Mon.–Fri. (p.m. block)
a.m. Block consists of any 5 hours before 1 p.m.
p.m. Block consists of any 5 hours after 11 a.m.
Attention SCC Student Parents and SCC Staff Parents.
The Southeast Community College Child Development Center offers a Summer Camp Program for school aged children during the 11 week summer break at Lincoln Public Schools. Pell eligible students may qualify for greatly reduced rates! Stop by the Child Development Center in C-1, call at 402-437-2450, or email email@example.com for more information.
Southeast Community College is hosting a series of Fall Mini Camps on select days in which community schools may not be open. These camps will give youth the opportunity to learn from staff and complete hands-on activities like crafts, games, field trips on select days, and lots of fall fun. Breakfast, lunch and a snack are provided.
Children of SCC employees, SCC students and community members are invited to participate. Youth ages 5-12 are welcome to attend.
Oct. 14, 17, 18 and Nov. 28
7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. (flexible drop-off and pick-up options)
Camps vary in price based on qualifications. Registration forms can be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or dropped off at the Child Development Center on SCC’s Lincoln Campus at 8800 O St. Deposit is to be paid at time of registration.
Contact Katie Zabel at email@example.com or stop by the Child Development Center at 8800 O St. in Lincoln.