Child and Parent Development Center


Our mission is to offer a high-quality neighborhood preschool that works collaboratively with parents and our University community to ensure every preschooler learns and grows in a nurturing and fun environment, setting the foundation for a lifelong love of education and success in school and life.

A young student listens during class

Our primary goals include teaching children to:

  • Grow in understanding and appreciation of their friends
  • Learn to listen and follow directions
  • Enjoy creative expression through music, art, and other activities
  • Have positive multicultural experiences and learn to embrace diverse backgrounds and abilities
  • Develop gross motor skills along with body and space awareness
  • Think and make choices for individual and small group activities
  • Feel confident, secure, and loved in the school setting
  • Establish healthy eating and handwashing habits
  • Develop a lifelong love for learning and exploration