Unique in its mission and focus, Nova Southeastern University's Mailman Segal Center for Human Development is one of the nation's largest and most highly respected, comprehensive early childhood demonstration and training facilities. The only university-based, nationally recognized, NAEYC accredited early childhood program in Broward County, MSC's award winning programs include the Parenting Place™, the Family Center Infant and Toddler Program, the Family Center Preschool and The Academy.
Join us December 6th for a fun-filled Family Event where you can meet our experienced teachers and sign-up for a free trial class at the Parenting Place™!
- Enjoy arts and crafts, music, story-telling and treats
- Discover our innovative early learning programs for children 6 weeks - 5 years and their families
- Play in our interactive, award winning-environment
- Learn about our research-based 5C curriculum for young children
- Meet our experienced, licensed teachers.
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The Mailman Segal Center's early childhood programs recognize the diverse needs of today's families and offer a wide range of early care and education options:
Parenting Place™ allows parents to learn and grow with their child as they participate in innovative, fun, and educational classes carefully designed and led by early childhood professionals. Some of our programs include Parent/Child classes such as Music Together®, Art Explosion™, ABC's and 1-2-3s. Our Just for Kids classes, where children attend classes on their own, include Leap into learning, and Reading Rock Stars. We also offer Parent resource classes such as Bedtime challenges, and Breastfeeding Connections with professional early-childhood specialists who are available to enhance your parenting experience.
Family Center Infant and Toddler Program caters to the needs of all families by offering children from 6 weeks to 2 years of age a nurturing environment with a wide variety of play-based learning activities. The infant and toddler program acknowledges that children’s learning and development is anchored by long-term, trusting relationships with caregivers. Disruptions to relationships are minimized by assigning a primary caregiver to a group of children and by practicing continuity of care where a familiar adult stays with the group as they progress through the program. Parental involvement in our programs is encouraged; parents are welcome to visit anytime.
The Family Center Preschool, designed for children two years of age through prekindergarten, utilizes best early educational practice to help children acquire the critical skills and key experiences necessary for success in any learning environment.
Regardless of whether families begin their early educational journey in the Family Center's Parenting Place, Infant and Toddler, or Preschool, curriculum content is intentionally designed to promote development in all domains. We believe in both the naturally growing abilities of children and the critical role of caring adults in nurturing learning. To support this philosophical approach, learning environments are carefully designed to spark children's curiosity and teaching staff are trained on how to implement a child-centered curriculum which combines the structure of carefully framed objectives with the spontaneity that emerges from commitment to discovery and exploration.
Baudhuin Preschool is an internationally recognized, model program for children with autism spectrum disorders. Grounded in evidence based practices, we employ professional staff with high levels of education and experience. The program is offered in partnership with the School Board of Broward County.
The Academy is designed to provide a private school, kindergarten; option for students who require an individualized education program focusing on social-communication, behavioral self-regulation, and independent functioning. We build on the expertise developed over the past 25 years and expands that knowledge to children who are kindergarten-eligible (5-years-old by September 1).
Unique in its mission and focus, the Mailman Segal Center for Human Development is one of the nation's largest and most highly respected, comprehensive early childhood demonstration and training facilities.
The mission of Nova Southeastern University's Mailman Segal Center for Human Development of Nova Southeastern University is to serve as a multi-disciplinary demonstration and training center for education and research and to advance knowledge in the field of human development with a focus on early childhood, parenting, and autism across the lifespan.
MSC showcases best practices in the fields of early childhood education, family support, and parenting education, achieving its mission through direct services to families and children, development and implementation of early childhood education and training programs, research, community outreach programs, and advocacy.
The integration of our programs within NSU's wider community of higher education supports our commitment to quality program delivery, and positions MSC to embrace future trends in the fields of early education and advanced study. Because MSC provides both direct services and tests its models through applied research in diverse community settings, it speaks with credibility and power to national audiences.