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.