Welcome to the CPDC Family

Dr. Mansell with CPDC students in classroom

As an educator and a parent, I am acutely aware of the pressure and costs on families as we raise our children into future global citizens and leaders. Early Education is one of the most important investments in the lives of our community. Follow the research – the development of communities, businesses, and economies solely lies on the backbone of investing in quality early childhood programs in the critical birth-five years.

We invite you to see and experience the difference in investing in high-quality early education programs. CPDC believes our service is to our university, community, state, families, and children. We pride ourselves in service as a model school in our community. 

We recognize that the early years at CPDC will be your family’s first engagement with school. Our teachers and staff work diligently to create warm and nurturing relationships so your child can grow and thrive. Activities and lessons are developed with standards and age-appropriate milestones, and play-based practices in mind. We hope your experience with our school sets a positive educational foundation for many years.

We wish you well,

Penny Sansing Mansell, M.Ed.
Interim Director CPDC
Director of the Center for Education Support

“Research by Nobel Prize-winning economist James Heckman showed that every $1 invested in quality early childhood programs can yield returns between $4 and $16.”