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Tours & Observations

TOURS

Tours of the Children’s Center are by pre arrangement only. Regularly scheduled tours are posted below.
To reserve a space, call the center at 916-278-6216 and ask to be placed on the list. The tours last approximately one hour. We will be going in and out of classrooms and play yards and seeing fun activities. This may be difficult for your child to have to make quick transitions as we tour. Some families find it easier to tour and ask questions without their children, we leave it up to you to decide.
To arrange a special tour for your group or class, contact us at asichildrencenter@csus.edu.

Scheduled Tours For Fall 2017

 

Date Day Time
September 21st Thursday 10:00 AM
October 19th Thursday 10:00 AM
November 16th Thursday 10:00 AM
December 7th Thursday 10:00 AM

Student Observers

Students with a class assignment to observe children may utilize the Children’s Center for their assignment. You must have a photo ID that will be held at the reception desk while you are in the center. Please review the Guidelines for Observation below.

Observer Guidelines

We ask you to adhere to the following guidelines during your observation experience in the
Children’s Center:
1. Stop at the front desk to sign in, provide photo I.D., and determine program placement. You will be given a badge to wear that identifies which room you are assigned to for your observation.

2. All observers and visitors must exit the program between 11:30 a.m. and 1:45 p.m to allow for lunch and nap transitions. All observers must exit the Center by 5:30 p.m. each day.

3. A maximum of two observers are allowed in each program at any given time.

4. Observers may not go into other classrooms without prior permission from the office staff.

5. A maximum length of one hour at any given observation time will be allowed, unless a specific teacher grants  exception on a case-by-case basis.
6.Observations are not allowed during special events or during the first two weeks of each semester.

7. No food, beverages, backpacks or cell phones allowed in the classrooms. These items must be left at the front office. (Please turn off cell phone or put on silent mode).
8. Once in the program you must check in with the supervising teacher. Inform him/her of the type of observation you need to perform (i.e. one time non-interactive, case study, interactive, etc.)
9. You must obtain the supervising teacher’s permission to continue. Teachers do reserve the right to deny access if your presence at that particular time would interfere with operation of his/her program. You may make arrangements for a return visit or try another program for availability.

In consideration of the children and the
smooth-running of our programs, please:

1. Do not initiate interaction with children—let them participate naturally in their program.
2. Position yourself in inconspicuous locations, “hug the wall”, and sit on the floor (never on children’s furniture or play structures).
3. As much as possible, make your note taking low key and inconspicuous.
4. Children, ideally, should not be aware that you are observing them.
*IF YOU NEED TO DO AN INTERACTIVE OBSERVATION, PLEASE SPECIFICALLY INFORM THE SUPERVISING TEACHER AND ASK FOR ASSISTANCE.