The Child Development Center is an accredited, not-for-profit childcare facility designed to meet the needs of young children from the general public as well as children of the faculty, staff, and students.
The state-of-the-art facility has a fenced playground, classrooms for infants and children ages 6 weeks through 8 years of age, a kitchen for meal preparation and offices for staff. The Center also serves as a teaching lab for students in the college’s child care and early education program and provides training for workers at child care centers throughout the area.
The 6,600-square-foot building was completed in spring of 1996. A separate project from the other six campus buildings, it was built with matching funds from a Missouri statewide bond issue.
In spring 2001, a 7,000-square-foot addition to the Child Development Center was completed. Part of the Phase 3 construction project, the addition allowed the college to accept infants and toddlers.