Child Development Center

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American University's Child Development Center

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 Curriculum® 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

Students:
2 1/2 years old to 6 years old

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Monthly Tuition for 2013-2014:
AU student families: $1,150
AU staff, faculty or alumni families: $1,260
Community families without AU affiliation: $1,365

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

Questions?

  • Child Development Center
    202-885-3330
    cdc-info@american.edu
    Child Dev Center, Room Main Campus

    Charfi, Zakia
    Administrator CDC

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