Learning Programs & Activities

Our broad range of activities inspires creativity and the unique interests of our students.
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Activities to Spark Learning

Creative expression is valued and encouraged in our programs. Children will participate in activities including music, dramatic play, science and math projects, field trips, special guests, and arts and crafts. All activities are geared to spark the unique interests of each child.

How We Teach

Hatching butterflies, making colorful "goop," acting, and singing in the annual Christmas pageant are just a few of the ways we discover and learn at the CDC. Teachers support children's learning through child-initiated activities and social interaction. We explore our world through different projects and themes. Whatever activity we are engaging in, our world is full of wonders for our children.

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    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...

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    Our Staff

    Our highly qualified and dedicated teachers hold degrees in early childhood education, elementary education, or child development. We are committed to continuity of staff and have a high...

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    Summer Camps

    Northwestern offers a variety of great activities for your kids over the summer with music and athletic camps.

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