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Morrisville State College Norwich Campus to offer off-site early childhood class

MORRISVILLE, N.Y.-- During the spring term, Morrisville State College’s Norwich Campus will offer a three-credit class in early childhood education at the Rainbow Daycare in Sidney, N.Y.

“Introduction to Early Childhood Education” is designed to develop the professional skills and knowledge required for employment in quality early childhood programs. The course will address the current issues in education and the importance of the “self-concept” for both children and adults working with young children.

The off-site course was developed to address the need for trained early childhood educators in the area.

“We are pleased that our relationship with Rainbow Daycare enables us to bring needed educational opportunities to the tri-town area,” Dr. Ted Nichols, dean of the Norwich Campus, said. “The entire community benefits when employers and educators collaborate.”

The course will be held on Wednesday evenings from 6 to 8:50 p.m. from Jan. 25 to May 17. Students who would like to take the course may register at Rainbow Daycare on Jan. 12 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. or anytime at the Norwich Campus at 20 Conkey Ave. in Norwich before the start of the course.

For more information, contact Heather Jones at or call the Norwich Campus at 607-334-5144.

Morrisville State College offers 12 bachelor degrees and a wide variety of associate degrees and options. Considered to be one of the most technologically advanced colleges in the nation for its ThinkPad University program and wireless technology initiative, the college recently became the first in the nation to comprehensively replace landlines in residence halls with individual cellular phones.

The Norwich Campus offers associate degree programs in business, technologies, liberal arts transfer, and nursing to Chenango County area residents and employers. Its new academic building, Roger W. Follett Hall, opened in June 2005 to accommodate the growing need for programs and services.

For more information, call (607) 334-5144 or visit