The Center for Child Development is operated as an education and research facility for the Department of Child Development and Family Science in the NDSU College of Human Development and Education, and as a service to NDSU faculty and staff.
With this in mind, children are admitted to the Center for Child Development based on age and developmental status. Enrollment is on a first-come, first-serve basis, with priority given as follows:
- Children of Center staff.
- Siblings of children currently enrolled in the Center.
- Children of NDSU faculty and staff.
Children aged 6 weeks through 2 years are served in our infant-toddler rooms, and children aged 3 years through 5 years are served on our preschool room. Children eligible for kindergarten on August 31 are eligible for childcare and education services through August 15.
The Center is licensed by the North Dakota Department of Human Services and is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. This Association recognizes high-quality early childhood programs that provide a safe and nurturing environment, while promoting the physical, social, emotional and intellectual development of young children.