Preschool Information

General Information

Children enrolled in half-day sessions meet Monday thru Thursday, from 8:15 to 11:45 AM or from 12:45 to 4:15 PM.

Children enrolled in the full-day program meet Monday thru Friday, from 7:45 AM to 5:15 PM. The full-day program begins in August and ends in May.

Arlitt Classrooms

The classrooms at the Arlitt Center are thoughtfully designed and grounded in a constructivist learning model.  Each preschool classroom at the Arlitt Center is divided into learning centers where children have a substantial period of time each day to interact with one another and with curriculum materials in each area. The center recognizes that children need many opportunities to experiment and explore in order to construct and extend their knowledge; therefore, materials are generally made available for several weeks so that children can return to them again and again. Creating preschool classrooms that are aesthetically pleasing is a high priority at the Arlitt Center. Multicultural artwork and artifacts, often presented to the center by families of children enrolled in the center, create a warm and welcoming atmosphere for all children. Materials are neatly displayed so that they are easy for children to locate and return after use. Children’s artwork and projects are also featured. Professionals in early childhood education and students in teacher training programs often visit the Arlitt Child Development Center to view the preschool learning environments. Visitors are always welcome.

Susan Cacini Library

The Arlitt Center mourns the loss of a dear friend and colleague, Susan Cacini (1947-2002). The Susan Cacini Children’s Library at the Arlitt Center is dedicated to her memory. Donations may be sent to the Arlitt Center at the address listed below. Please include a memo indicating that the donation is for the Susan Cacini Children’s Library.

Donations may be sent to:

Arlitt Child & Family Research & Education Center
University of Cincinnati
One Edwards Center
P.O. Box 210105
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0105