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STLCC-Florissant Valley Child Development Laboratory Center Receives Award

The Child Development Laboratory Center at St. Louis Community College-Florissant Valley has been named as the 2018 Program of the Year by the National Coalition for Campus Children’s Centers.

The National Coalition for Campus Children’s Centers is a nonprofit educational membership organization supporting excellence in programs for young children in communities of higher learning by providing opportunities for leadership, professional development, research, networking and advocacy.

The NCCCC Program of the Year award highlights the full scope of a program’s work, the excellent staff, and the uniqueness and variety of programs, while still recognizing the leadership of directors and administrators.

The STLCC-Florissant Valley Child Development Laboratory Center serves as a learning experience for college students majoring in early care and education, or other related curricula areas. The center also provides developmentally-appropriate child care services to children ages 6 weeks through 6 years.

“The CDLC is a pillar of quality programing for children, supporting North County and the St. Louis region. Although we strive to make an impact on the community every day, we are so grateful and humbled to receive this honor that serves to validate the work we do,” said Renee Mayse, director.

“I am truly blessed to be a part of the Child Development Laboratory Center and the community we serve. It is an amazing opportunity we have, to provide quality programming to college students and excellent care and education to the children who come to our center,” said Mayse.

In the second year for the NCCCC honor, the Child Development Laboratory Center was chosen out of a number of submissions from across the country. The CDLC will be recognized at the National Coalition’s annual conference in March 2018.