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August 27: Fall 2019 classes begin
December 16: Winter 2019 Intersession begins
January 22: Spring 2020 classes begin
June 1: Summer 2020 Intersession begins
*Dates subject to change.
"NVCC has a wide diversity of options and opportunities. I took classes that I never imagined taking and now I have a new direction for my career plus it helped me save money."
"NVCC Danbury is very convenient. It’s close to where I live, it has a low cost tuition, great staff, advisors and professors who are like mentors, lots of clubs and great opportunities. My favorite spot is the A.C.E because of the free tutoring! I recommend everyone comes to NVCC - it prepares you for your future."
"The Veterans Oasis is amazing. You get to share stories with other veterans and help each other out. Our veteran rep is such an advocate for us and supports us in so many ways. NVCC is great to us veterans."
"I thought I would not like coming to a community college, but when I came here I loved it. Its way better than I ever thought it could be. There are so many clubs and activities, anyone can find a place to fit in. I tell all my friends to come to NVCC. I guarantee there will be something for you."
"As a first generation college student NVCC really gave me the support to navigate the admissions and financial aid process. My goal was to transfer to Eastern CT State University once I got my associate degree and my advisor helped me with all my questions and made sure I had a smooth transfer process to Eastern CT State University. I can’t wait to be the first person in my family to earn a bachelor’s degree! Some people say community college is like high school – but it’s definitely not. There’s so many opportunities to make your own path – it’s definitely college. In fact, my brother, sister and cousin will all be coming to NVCC too!"
"I transferred to NVCC after being at a college in Massachusetts and it was the best decision I’ve made. Not only am I saving a tremendous amount of money, the school is amazing and has teachers that actually care about their students. I highly recommend NVCC for prerequisites before transferring, simply to get your associates degree, or any of their certificate/ training programs. My advisor has been extremely helpful in helping me succeed and making a plan for my future. I am doing way better than I ever was in high school and even got inducted into the school's honors society PTK. I really love my school and I’m glad to be a part of the Naugatuck Valley Community. "
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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.
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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 Center for Early Childhood Education at NVCC, 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 and a toddler classroom. 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 Center for Early Childhood Education at NVCC 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 slots and two part-time slots designated under the umbrella of Waterbury School Readiness.
The Center 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 Center 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