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Getting to know the CDC

Our Child Development Center is responsible managing children between the ages of infancy (at 6 weeks) and Kindergarten (traditionally 5-6 years old).


As an intern with the CDC, you'll be responsible for managing:

Certain Documents

Development Benchmarks

Health & Sanitary Procedures

Intern/Children Ratios

We know that there's a lot of information you'll be juggling. We encourage you to use this website to reference orientation materials, activity recommendations, development benchmarks, and otherwise. 

Many of these items are downloadable via the file share.

If you have additional questions about your position in the CDC, please consult the FAQ or reach out to your direct supervisor.

These items can also be downloaded via the File share.

Accident/Incident Report

An Incident Report is filled out if there is an incident between one or more children. 

1. Accident/Incident Report Template

2.Accident/Incident Report Example

Diaper Changing Timesheets

Remember, if you're an intern working with children who are still in diapers or pull-ups, you'll need to record each time the child is changed.

On the time sheet, record whether the diaper was:

  1. (D) Dry

  2. (W) Wet

  3. (BM) Bowel Movement

These records serve as a reminder of previous changing with children, and to confirm that children are cared for and changed according to the CDC's regulations.

A Diaper Changing Timesheet template will be uploaded to the file share.

Growth Development Benchmarks

As a CDC intern, you'll be present and helping children reach their important developmental milestones. 

Please jump to the Recommended Resources Websites section of this list for direct information on activities you can do based on age. You can also check out a spreadsheet of expected development milestones in the file share. 

Programmatic Ratios

Please find below the number of children/youth to staff members/interns.

  1. Infants (6 weeks - 1 year) is 1:4

  2. Pre-toddlers (12 months - 18 months) is 1:5

  3. Toddlers (18 months - 3 years) is 1:7

  4. Preschoolers (3 years - 4 years) is 1:10

  5. Kindergarten and older (5 years+) is 1:12

Preventing SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome)

SIDS is the sudden and unexplained death of a baby younger than 1 year old during sleep. It does not have a known cause.

Some preventative recommendations are:

  1. Place babies on their backs to sleep.

  2. Keep babies on a firm sleep surface.

  3. Keep soft objects, toys, and loose bedding out of a baby's area.

  4. Keep an eye on the baby's temperature. Do not let them overheat.

Recommended Resource Websites

  1. Pathways.Org

    • This website allows you to input an age and track developmental milestones. It also recommends games according to their age. 

    • 0-18 months: Sensory activity list.

  2. Mylittle

    • Use this website to view a list of fine motor activities for babies and toddlers. 

    • 0-3 years


    • Use this website to view a list of fine motor activities for babies. 

    • 9-12 months


    • Use this website to view a list of fine motor activities for toddlers. 

    • Young Infants


​A day in the life of a CDC worker will look different depending on the age group that you work with. The schedule traditionally goes from 7:30AM - 5:00PM with activities, songs, and dances mixed in.

For a copy of a mock schedule, please consider our file share.

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