Dad posing with son in the Child Development Center

Child Development Center

The Child Development Center (CDC) at University of Northwestern offers a warm and welcoming environment where children feel a sense of belonging. It is a safe and loving family atmosphere full of music, fun and learning. We teach with Christian values where every child is upheld as a beloved child of God.

A Nurturing Environment

Your child's well-being is our top priority. We have a bright and cheery facility—where your child will feel safe and secure—designed specifically for the comfort and ease of young children with the protection of a security door and fenced play areas. The CDC helps your child to thrive and grow—this goal is at the heart of the care each child receives at the University of Northwestern Child Development Center.

Our Foundation

There are four foundations to our loving Christian environment, where children learn and thrive:

  • A family model: Our center features primary care teachers and multi-age care groups. We view staff, children, and parents as extended family and seek to make the center your child's home away from home.
  • Intergenerational interaction: Through specifically designed and developmentally appropriate activities, our children learn to appreciate and interact with the residents of the EagleCrest Retirement Community, our Grandfriends.
  • Teaching lab: Our center serves as a field experience site for University of Northwestern student teachers. This program raises the adult/child ratio, brings us fresh ideas and keeps our teachers at the forefront of their field.
  • Music education: Our music specialist teaches the fundamentals of music, including singing, playing rhythm instruments and creative movement.

Ages Served

The center serves children from 16 months to 5 years of age.

Contact Us

Please contact our office if you are interested in scheduling a tour, getting a list of parent references, or learning more about our price structure and application process.

Phone: 651-628-3110

Fax: 651-628-3014

E-mail: ChildDevelopmentCenter@unwsp.edu
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Licensure and Accreditation

The University of Northwestern Child Development Center holds the following licenses and accreditations:

Learning Programs & Activities
Our broad range of activities inspires creativity and the unique interests of our students.
Meet our Staff
Our highly qualified & dedicated teachers hold degrees in early childhood education, elementary education, or child development.
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Location and Hours
We are situated within the Presbyterian Homes EagleCrest retirement community, one block south of the main University of Northwestern campus.
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