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Preschool program accepting students

The MUSC Child Development Preschool Program, managed by TodayCare Children’s Centers, provides a developmentally appropriate preschool program for children ages 3, 4 and 5.
“Faithful to MUSC’s service tradition, the MUSC Child Development Preschool program is committed to providing a safe and secure environment that is marked by excellence,” said Kim Hovren, MUSC Child Development Preschool Program director. “We recognize the unique educational and developmental needs of children and are devoted to delivering a quality program that is rich in open communications, fosters lasting relationships and provides educational stimulations.”
The program will provide educated and trained teaching staff and will be accredited by the National Association of Education for Young Children.
The preschool is open to  staff and students of MUSC, MUHA, and UMA. Parents may access\businessservices\childdevelopment
preschool\ to enroll a child online.  Tuition is $140 per week. Hours are 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Tours of the facility are available  from 9:30 a.m. to noon and 3 to 5 p.m.
Stop by the Health 1st Wellness Wednesday table in the Children’s Hospital lobby from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 20 to ask questions or get more information.
The preschool is located at the Church of the Holy Communion, 218 Ashley Ave. For information, call 805-8133 or e-mail Hovren at

Events for February
  • Tour of Wellness Benefits: 9:30  to 10:30 a.m., Feb. 20
  • Weight Loss Skills Workshop: noon to 2:30 p.m., Feb. 20
  • Brown Bag Series—Care and Maintenance of the Feminine Heart: Feb. 21
  • Break the Habit! Smoking Cessation Class starting Feb. 26
  • La Leche League Meeting: Feb. 27
Visit Health 1st at for information on these and other upcoming events or call Beka Hardin at 792-9959.

Editor's note: The preceding column was brought to you on behalf of Health 1st. Striving to bring various topics and representing numerous employee wellness organizations and committees on campus, this weekly column seeks to provide MUSC, MUHA and UMA employees with current and helpful information concerning all aspects of health.

Friday, Feb. 15, 2008
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