Waterbury & Danbury
Effective Tuesday, May 17, 2022, both levels of the garage below the library will be closed until further notice. Parking will still be available in the Ekstrom Hall garage, as well as other open lots.
Face masks are optional at NVCC. While NVCC no longer requires face masks on college premises, please be kind to and accepting of those who choose to wear a mask. Masks will continue to be available at the library desk. Our goal is to make everyone feel safe and comfortable at NVCC.
Request to borrow a Chromebook, laptop, calculator, or hotspot for the summer semester using this request form. You will be notified when your device is ready for pickup. There may be a waiting list for some items.
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If you are looking to purchase a textbook, please visit the NVCC Campus Bookstore. The library does not sell textbooks.
If you would like to borrow one of the library's reserved textbooks, please call us at (203) 575-8024 for Waterbury or (203) 437-9648 for Danbury. Our reserved textbooks may be borrowed for four hours at a time.
If you need to borrow a device for the Summer 2022 session, please use this form to request one. A library staff member will contact you when an item is available for you.
You can request to borrow something from the library by putting a hold on it through the library catalog. You can also contact the library to place a request. You can chat with us on our website, call us at (203) 575-8199, text us at (203) 951-8189, or email us and we will place the request for you. Watch this video to learn more about borrowing items from the library!
Visit https://nv.libcal.com/reserve/groupstudy to reserve a group study room.
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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 email@example.com 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 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