Monday, May 7, 2007

Child Development Center ranks highest with ODJFS
The Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services today named the Columbus State Child Development Center as a "Three-Star" facility, the highest ranking available from the department's Step Up To Quality program.

Only three other child-care facilities in Franklin County have been given three stars.

A three-star rated program means that the center offers lower child-staff ratios, credentialed administrators and staff, teachers with 15 hours specialized training annually, benefits for employees including insurance and tuition reimbursement, and teachers who use development screening tools and standards from Ohio's Infant Toddler Guidelines and the Early Learning Content Standards.

"All of us at the Child Development Center are thrilled with our Three-Star Rating," said Jennifer Perkins,  director of Columbus State's Child Development Center. "The rating further validates the hard work of the staff and our mission to provide high quality care for the children and families we serve."

Wellness group offers credit courses Summer QuarterThe College Wellness Initiative, co-sponsored by Human Resources and the Sports and Exercise Studies Department, is offering credit wellness courses to all employees this Summer Quarter. The Wellness Initiative encourages all employees to take these courses, which are covered by the fee waiver program (tuition is waived for employees). For more information, please contact Dr. David Litt at ext. 3681 or Nicole Bowman-Glover at ext. 3989.

Serrano nominated by student for "Who's Who"Gilberto Serrano, associate professor in Modern Languages, has been nominated by a student and selected by the publishers to appear in the 11 th edition of "Who's Who Among America's Teachers 2006-2007."

Think Nursing and Think Pink with the Discovery Exchange
Stop by the DX May 7-12 as we celebrate National Nurses Week, featuring 20% off medical supplies, books, and everything related to nursing.    

And Think Pink!   Stop by the DX and check out our new line of Breast Cancer Awareness products, from which a portion of the proceeds go to the American Cancer Society.

Reminder: Health care and dental open enrollment meetings to be heldIn order to better understand the state of health care and the options available at Columbus State, the Human Resources Department and the College Health Care Committee strongly encourage you to attend one of the important open enrollment meetings that will be offered on May 8 and 9. 

If you wish to change plans, add or drop coverage, or enroll in either the health care plan or the dental plan, you will need to fill out the appropriate insurance carrier form and the Section 125 form.

Please plan to attend one of the following meetings:
Tuesday, May 8:             9-11 a.m. and 1- 3 p.m.
Wednesday, May 9:       9-11 a.m. and 1- 3 p.m. 

All meetings will be in the WD Conference Center, Room 435.