Student Employment & Observation

The center collaborates with many departments across campus and acts as a Lab school for child observation, student practicums, whole-class engagement, and research. We have different levels of interaction which require specific protocols. We gladly offer observation for Towson University students during the academic calender.

Student Employment

Each classroom has one Lead Teacher who is supported by student staff assistants, we provide student employment opportunities each semester and during the summer. We are always looking for student staff who love young children and have experience with children ages 2-5 years old.

If you are interested in working for us please complete the following steps:

  1. Fill out this application form
  2. Obtain a copy of your high school diploma, driver’s license, unofficial transcript, and Towson class schedule 
  3. If applicable, obtain copies of any certifications such as, 90+9 hour certification from the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE), CPR, first-aid, and any other certifications that you feel make you a better applicant 
  4. Email paperwork to Assistant Director,

Student Observation

We actively support the growth of students both young and old. Student observation appointments can be scheduled Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. These are non-interactive observations, meaning the student observer is challenged with the task of documenting the classroom community, the instruction in the classroom, and experience the unique climate that is early childhood. We carefully create our physical spaces as the third teacher is fundamental to our center philosophy. Student observers may not take photographs during their observations of either the classrooms, nature play space, children's artifacts, or children.

If you are a student who needs to complete observations as part of a class requirement, please click here to learn more about the steps (PDF).

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