Early Childhood Education Center

Mini University at Sinclair Community College has a passion for educating young children!  We were established to meet the childcare needs of students/parents, faculty, and staff, but we do so much more.  We work hard to prepare your child for Kindergarten while ensuring your child is safe, making friends, and of course, having FUN.  The Early Childhood Education Center is conveniently located on the Dayton Sinclair campus (Building 9, First Floor) at the northeast corner of West Fifth and South Perry streets.

Did you know that only 2% of all Child Care Centers in Ohio are nationally accredited? The Early Childhood Education Center is five star rated by Step Up To Quality AND accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

The center follows Sinclair's academic calendar, which means we are open when Sinclair is in session. Visit the Academic Calendar to view the days of operation. The center is open Monday-Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. for the convenience of Sinclair students and staff.

The classrooms follow the Creative Curriculum approach. The Creative Curriculum for Preschool

  • Is based on 38 objectives for development and learning, which are fully aligned with the Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework as well as early learning standards for every state.
  • Presents knowledge-building volumes and daily practice resources in tandem, giving every educator the “what,” “why” and “how” of early childhood education.
  • Offers daily opportunities to individualize instruction, helping teachers meet the needs of every type of learner.
  • Addresses all the important areas of learning, from social-emotional and math to technology and the arts, and incorporates them throughout every part of every day.
  • Offers daily, built-in opportunities for observation, helping teachers and administrators clearly see the strong relationship between curriculum and assessment.
  • Offers complete support for working with English- and dual-language learners, including detailed guidance that helps to build teachers’ knowledge about best practices.
  • Contains guidance for working with all learners, including advanced learners and children with disabilities.

Visit the Teaching Strategies Website for information on Creative Curriculum.