College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences

3- and 4-Year-Old Classroom

The Creative Curriculum is designed for early childhood programs. We believe that children learn through play, and that their play consists of exploring and discovering how things work. The children in this classroom explore blocks, dramatic play, manipulative materials, books, sand/water table, and discovery centers in math and science, music, computers, and writing.

LaDonna Baskerville, Teacher

LaDonna Baskerville

Hello! My name is Mrs. Baskerville. I am one of the lead teachers in this classroom. I have been working in this field for 15 years. I have been working at the CDL for 3½ years. I have a bachelor of science degree in Early Childhood Education. I am an Aggie alumna. I believe that children should be allowed to grow and develop at their own pace. The best part about my job is exploring with the children.

Petrola Black, Teacher

Petrola Black

Hello! My name is Mrs. Black. I am one of the lead teachers in this classroom. I have been working with preschool children for 21 years here at the CDL. I have a bachelor of arts degree in Elementary Education from Bennett College. I believe that every child is a star. I enjoy watching the children learn something new every day.

Classroom schedule

7:45 – 8 a.m. Arrival and Greeting of Children and Families/Free Choice Areas
8:00 - 8:05 a.m. Transition to Classroom
8:05 - 8:30 a.m. Free Choice/Centers Open
8:30 - 9:10 a.m. Morning Snack (Free Choice for non-snack children)
9:10 - 9:15 a.m. Clean up Time (Bathroom breaks as needed)
9:15 - 9:30 a.m. Morning Meeting/Literacy Enrichment
9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Enriched free play/Planning/Small Group Experience
10:30 - 10:45 a.m. Clean up Time
10:45 - 11:20 a.m. Outside/Inside play (Weather Permitting)
11:20 - 11:30 a.m. 
Prepare for lunch (Hand washing/Bathroom)
11:30 - 11:50 a.m. 
Lunch (Food Discussion)
11:50 a.m. - 12:10 p.m. Bathroom
12:15 - 2:30 p.m. Rest Time/ Relaxing Music (Early Risers-Quiet Activities)
2:30 - 3:00 p.m. 
Bathroom/Afternoon snack
3:00 - 3:15 p.m. 
Group Time/Review & Recall/Story Time
3:15 - 4:15 p.m. Enriched Free Play/ Small Group Activities
4:15 - 4:45 p.m. Outside/Inside play (Weather Permitting) (Gross Motor Activities/Music Enriched)
4:45pm- 5:00 p.m. 
5:00pm- 5:30 p.m. Enriched Free Play/Clean up/Departure

Required Supplies

Families of children enrolled in the Child Development Laboratory are required to provide some basic supplies for the appropriate care of their child’s needs.