Waterbury & Danbury
From Route 8Take the Danbury exit onto I-84, then first exit off I-84 (Exit 18).Bear left at the fork and take a left at the light. Go to second light for East Entrance and third light for West Entrance.
From I-84 WestTake Exit 18, bear left at the fork and take a left at the light. Go to second light for East Entrance and third light for West Entrance.
From I-84 East Take Exit 18.At light take a right and at next light take a right. Go over bridge and at light take a left onto Chase Parkway. Go to first light for East Entrance and second light for West Entrance. The first entrance (East Entrance) on the right will take you to Founders Hall and Ekstrom Hall. The second entrance on the right (West Entrance) will take you to garage parking, and Kinney Hall, Fine Arts Center, Student Center, Library, as well as Ekstrom Hall.
Take Exit 5. Turn right at the light onto N.Main Street/Main Street, CT-53. Go 1.1 miles. At the intersection of Liberty and Main streets, the campus is on the right.
Take Exit 5 toward CT-37/Downtown Danbury/CT-39/Bethel/CT-53 for 0.1 mile. Take a slight right onto Downs Street for 0.2 mile. Turn right onto Main Street, CT-53 for 0.8 mile. At the intersection of Liberty and Main streets, the campus is on the right.
Directions to the Terence E. McNally Patriot Garage (from NVCC's Danbury Campus ):Turn left from the Danbury Campus toward Main St. Continue onto Liberty St. Turn left onto Delay Street. Parking Garage will be on the right.
Waterbury Bus Schedules NVCC Bus Number is 442.
Danbury Bus Schedules
Today, a combination of rail services can bring you to Waterbury. Amtrak from points north and south connect to local service in Bridgeport, just 30 minutes away. The Metro-North commuter rail also adds frequent trips from New York's Grand Central Terminal to Bridgeport, again providing connections to Waterbury.
Phone: 800-638-7646Metro-North departs from New York City's Grand Central Terminal and will transport you to Bridgeport, where you connect via rail or bus to Waterbury.
Phone: 800-USA-RAILTake Amtrak from any major East Coast city to Bridgeport - just 30 minutes from Waterbury. Approximate travel times to Bridgeport by rail are:
Bradley International Airport
Prospective students and parents who are visiting the Admissions' Office should park in Lot C at Kinney Hall in spaces marked "visitor parking." This area is reserved on weekdays from 8 am until 5 pm.
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K • Kinney Hall A • Fine Arts Center/Theaters/Leever AtriumS • Cistulli Student Center/CafeteriaL • Traurig Learning Res. Center/Library
E • Ekstrom HallT • Technology HallF • Founders HallP • Parking Lots and Garages
Underground Parking Garages are located under buildings A, S, L & E and can be entered at designated areas. Watch For Signs.
Take the elevator or stairs to the 5th floor walkway. Take a left. Follow the walkway to Kinney Hall (you will be on level 5). Take elevator or stairs to levels 4, 6 and 7. Information Booth on level 5.
Request your SAT, ACT or AP test scores
CLEP (College Level Examination Program) information and testing at NVCC
Official transcripts are prepared by a college bearing their official seal and provided in a sealed envelope. If the envelope is opened by anyone other than an official at the receiving college, it is no longer considered official.
Unofficial transcripts is a record of college classes taken including grades received. The document can be produced by the college or student, but does not have a raised college seal. It may also be a transcript that bears the official seal, but is not in the original sealed envelope. These transcripts can be emailed or faxed to NVCC.
To Waive Placement Testing or Prerequisite Requirements (Unofficial transcript accepted)
Unofficial college transcripts may be submitted to waive placement testing and prerequisite requirements. Contact the respective college to request your transcript. These transcripts may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or faxed to 203-596-8766.
To transfer credits to NVCC (Official transcript needed)
An official college transcript is required to assess if your courses are eligible for transfer towards your NVCC degree or certificate. Contact the respective college to request your official transcript or CollegeBoard.org to transfer AP credits. Transcripts are only considered official when received in the original sealed envelope. Transcripts may be sent from the college directly to the Admissions Office.
Naugatuck Valley Community College
Admissions, Room K502
750 Chase Parkway
Waterbury, CT 06708
Please note: Official college transcripts may also be used to waive placement testing or prerequisite requirements.
If your college credits were earned overseas, you must get your transcripts professionally evaluated in order for transfer credits to be considered. Choose one of these evaluation services to assist you with the process.
For students born after December 31, 1956: Connecticut State Law requires that all full-time (degree seeking and non-degree/non-matriculating) and part-time matriculating students enrolled in post-secondary schools be adequately protected against measles, mumps and rubella. Beginning August 1, 2010 all full-time and matriculating students, except those born in the continental United States prior to January 1, 1980 must provide proof of immunization against Varicella (chicken pox). Student must have two (2) doses of each vaccine administered at least one (1) month apart to insure adequate immunization.
Download the Proof of Immunization Form.
The following proof will be accepted:
F-1 visa students applying from overseas:
Schedule an exam at www.toefl.org or www.ielts.org.
Students already in Connecticut may choose to take the Accuplacer instead.
The Lab School at Naugatuck Valley Community College, which was then Mattatuck Community College, opened its doors in January 1977 to provide a training laboratory for early childhood education majors at the college as well as a quality educational environment for young children ages 3 - 6.
The initial set-up of the center included one large preschool. Today there are three classrooms, including two preschools, one with an integrated Kindergarten component, a toddler class.
The enrollment of the center includes children of staff, faculty, students and the local community.
In 1998, the Lab School received a school readiness grant from the state of Connecticut, expanding it’s role in the community through collaboration with the Waterbury School System. There are currently 20 full-time children who attend year-round under the umbrella of Waterbury School Readiness.
The Lab School has evolved through the years to become a nationally accredited, high-quality model school that serves as the training ground for approximately 40 early childhood education students per year as well as students in other related disciplines, such as psychology, English and nursing.
The Lab School is the only training facility in the state to incorporate the Reggio Emilia approach into its teacher preparation program as well as fully utilize the approach in the classrooms with young children.
High-interest, in-depth studies that encompass a variety of learning and embedded curriculum and assessment are considered the Project Approach.
THE HUNDRED LANGUAGES OF CHILDREN
Reggio Emilia Italia
No Way. The hundred is there.*
is made of one hundred.
The child has a hundred languages
a hundred hands
a hundred thoughts
a hundred ways of thinking
of playing, of speaking.
A hundred always a hundred
ways of listening
of marveling of loving
a hundred joys
for singing and understanding
a hundred worlds
a hundred wolds
The child has
a hundred languages
(and a hundred, hundred, hundred more)
but they steal ninety-nine.
The school and the culture
separate the head from the body.
They tell the child:
to think without hands
to do without head
to listen and not to speak
to understand without joy
to love and to marvel
only at Easter and Christmas.
to discover the world already there
and of the hundred
they steal ninety-nine.
that work and play
reality and fantasy
science and imagination
sky and earth
reason and dream
that do not belong together.
And thus they tell the child
that the hundred is not there.
The child says:
No way. The hundred is there.
*Translated by Lella Gandini