Child Care, Preschool and Home School
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HHS serves families with young children through a variety of program options. Our expert faculty and staff, working in our outstanding facilities, provide a safe and fun environment in which children learn and develop.
Ben and Maxine Miller Child Development Laboratory School
The Ben and Maxine Miller Child Development Laboratory School, operated by the Department of Human Development and Family Studies, provides child development practica and student teaching experiences for Purdue students, fulfills a need in the community for high-quality early education and child care and provides a site for child development and early education research. The program is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, signifying the highest level of program quality.Learn More
Preschool Language Program
The Preschool Language Program (PLP) is a play-based, language-focused preschool for children ages 3 to 5 with developmental language disorders, or developmental language disorders in conjunction with other diagnoses such as speech sound disorders or hearing impairment. For more information, contact Anne Gritt at (765) 496-3192 or email@example.com.
Preschool for Children with Speech-Language Delays
The Child Language Research Laboratory in the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences offers a school-year program for 4- and 5-year-olds with speech-language delays that combines participation in a word-learning study with language enrichment.
Children are seen for one to two sessions of testing to determine eligibility. If eligible, children are seen for five to six more sessions. In addition to research, each session includes general language enrichment activities centered on a children’s book; the book provides a springboard for related activities that focus on vocabulary, sentence building and/or pre-literacy skills.
Families receive $10 per session and a speech, language and hearing evaluation for their child. These one-hour sessions may be scheduled at Purdue in the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences. Some sessions may be scheduled at the child’s home or another location (school, day care, community center).
For more information, contact Anne Gritt at (765) 496-3192 or firstname.lastname@example.org. IRB#: 1603017480.
Physical Education Home School Program
The Department of Health and Kinesiology offers a free program for home-schooled children, focusing on fun physical activity with a concentration on fundamental skills, fitness and activities that provide a foundation for physical activity and wellness. Email Carole DeHaven at email@example.com for more information.
Note: The Physical Education Home School Program will not meet in fall 2022 or spring 2023. Check back in August 2023 for updated information about the fall 2023 program.