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The Ohio University Child Development Center serves as a model of best practices in early childhood education for children, families, students, faculty, and the community. There is a three-fold mission:


Education of Children ages six weeks through five years old:

  • Providing a challenging curriculum based on Developmentally Appropriate Practice (DAP) and Constructivism and influenced by the Reggio Emilia Approach
  • Strengthening relationships between children, families, the Center and the community

Professional Education of Students:

  • Professional education for students majoring in Early Childhood Education
  • Professional education for students in various university departments and from the surrounding communities

Site for Research:

  • Research by staff, faculty, and students in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Teacher Education, Curriculum, and Educational Studies
  • On-going contributions of knowledge to the field of Early Childhood Education

For more information please contact:
The Ohio University Child Development Center
Horse Barn Lane
The Ridges, Building 27, Telp: 740-593-1819