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Child Development Center

IB World School

The Child Development Center is an early years laboratory school on the campus of 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, in the preparation of teachers, and in the generation of knowledge through research. As an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, we provide innovative programs for toddler, preschool, and kindergarten age children, and we also serve 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.

Child's painting of smiling people

Child Development Center's Robin McManus Scholarship Fundraising Event

Each year the Child Development Center community hosts a fundraising event in support of the Robin McManus Scholarship Fund. This Fund helps more children in our community to access the enriching experience that is a CDC education. This year’s event will be held Saturday, April 13, 7-10 p.m., at the Kent State Women’s Center (1200 E. Main St.). Purchase tickets and sponsorships

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