child development center (cdc)

The Children’s Center believes in providing an environment that meets the developmental needs of the individual child.  Children learn best in a play-based environment where they can select from a variety of open-ended materials and experiences to enhance their physical, cognitive, and social and emotional skills. This learning environment includes a balance of teacher-guided and child-initiated experiences in art, music and movement, dramatic play, language development, reading and writing readiness, motor development, mathematics, science, and multi-cultural awareness.  The Children’s Center staff support active, hands-on learning through exploration, manipulation, and critical thinking.

The belief is that children are to be respected and treated with courtesy, dignity, patience and compassion.  It is through the child’s relationship with the environment, materials, and others that they learn respect, self-regulation, problem-solving, conflict resolution, and compassion.  Believing that parents are a child’s first and most important teacher, the Children’s Center teachers work to support and partner with families in their child’s development. ​

The Children's Center provides early childhood education services for children of student parents.  Our comprehensive developmental program provides a nurturing, high quality, learning environment for children 2 to 5 years old.  The Center is located North-East of the Birchknoll Drive entrance to campus, adjacent to Gate F, Parking Lot 1.  We are open Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  For more information, call (310) 243-1015 or visit the web site at