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Child Development Center
Child Dev Center, Room Main Campus

Charfi, Zakia
Administrator CDC

Child Development Center
4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20016-8015


Human Resources
Fax: 202-885-2558
New Mexico, Room 350

Edwards, Carol M
Senior Director of Human Resource Service Delivery

Human Resources
4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20016-8054

Welcome to the Child Development Center (CDC)

The CDC provides high-quality education and care for children 2-1/2 to 6 years of age. Our core mission is to offer a developmentally appropriate educational program for pre-school children, while supporting the family unit within the campus community, as well as the overall educational mission of the university.

The CDC provides primary family caregivers within the AU community opportunities to pursue a university education or career; support for their families with a high-quality child care; as well as an educational experience for university students interested in early childhood education and parenting.

Since 2009, the CDC has adopted the Creative CurriculumĀ® program, designed and developed by Teaching Strategies, Inc. The Creative Curriculum is a research-based system that offers a comprehensive, evolving set of resources in support of the educational mission of daycare centers and emphasizes the developmental uniqueness of each child.

Parents are always welcome at the Center. We encourage their participation and consider them essential partners in CDC activities and program development.

Fast Facts

Center Hours:
Monday - Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
View daily schedule or Calendar of CDC holidays

2 1/2 years old to 6 years old
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Monthly Tuition for 2016 - 2017:
AU student families: $1,285
AU staff, faculty or alumni families: $1,420
Community families without AU affiliation: $1,540

Student/Teacher ratio: Seven to One
Learn more about our program or meet our staff