Early College





Child Development Center

Children and teacher at the Child Development Center at University of Northwestern

As a parent, you want your child’s time away from home to be spent in a nurturing environment that is safe and clean, where your child can thrive and grow. The fulfillment of that desire is at the heart of the care each child receives at the University of Northwestern Child Development Center.

Ages Served and Hours of Operation

The center serves children from 16 months to 5 years of age and is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Our Foundation

There are four foundations to our loving Christian environment, where children learn and thrive:

A Family Model

Our center features primary care teachers and multi-age care groups. We view staff, children, and parents as extended family and seek to make the center your child's home away from home.

Intergenerational Interaction

Through specifically designed and developmentally appropriate activities, our children learn to appreciate and interact with the residents of the EagleCrest Retirement Community, our Grandfriends.

Teaching Lab

Our center serves as a field experience site for University of Northwestern student teachers. This program raises the adult/child ratio, brings us fresh ideas and keeps our teachers at the forefront of their field.

Music Education

Our music specialist teaches the fundamentals of music, including singing, playing rhythm instruments and creative movement.