Child Development Center | Kent State University

Child Development Center

The CDC is an early years laboratory school on the campus of the Kent State University, with a long tradition of professional and pedagogical excellence. Since 1972, we have played a central role in the education and care of young children in the Kent State community, the preparation of teachers, and the generation of knowledge through research. We are currently an International Baccalaureate candidate school providing innovative programs for toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergartners, as well as serving as a professional development and research center for the College of Education, Health and Human Services and beyond.


We welcome the children of Kent State students, faculty, staff, and members of the greater Kent community.  We value the deep relationships that form when children, families, and teachers work to create an environment for learning together.

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Contact Information

Monica Miller Marsh, Ph.D.
Director of Pedagogy and Research

Pam Hutchins, MEd.
Coordinator of the Children's Programs - Admissions

Julia Stoll, Ph.D.
Coordinator of the Children's Program - Financial

P.O. Box 5190
Kent, Ohio 44242