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is happening at the Center for Child Development!

Each month, the children at the Center for Child Development are exploring topics that are related to STEAM (Sciences, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics) in an effort to align educational experiences for students from the preschool level to the college level.  The Center wants to make this a community effort with great representation from our colleagues at the University of Akron. 

Our Programs

The Center for Child Development offers both Toddler and Preschool programs.  Our bright, cheerful classrooms offer quality programs and learning experiences for each child, based on the Creative Curriculum framework. Our teachers meet all licensing requirements by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.

Learn about our programs through the links below, and meet our staff!

Meet the Staff

The Center for Child Development
108 Fir Hill
Akron, OH  44325-1802
(330) 972-8210
Fax:  (330) 972-6034

The Center is licensed by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services and is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children

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UA Alumni offered special tuition rate

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To further celebrate the 45th anniversary of The Center for Child Development, UA alumni will receive a complimentary discount in child care tuition during the calendar year 2015. With verification of graduation, UA alums will be eligible to receive the same discount CCD currently offers faculty, staff, and students.

CCD serves children from 21 months through 5 years  of age during the academic year. Summer camp programming from May through August serves children 21 months through 11 years.

Contact Tameca Chapman at (330) 972-8210 to arrange a tour.  See what the CCD is “owl” about!

Info for College Student Observers and Field Practicum

The Center for Child Development is a lab school associated with The University of Akron. Students from several departments on the campus come to the Center in order to complete field experience and observation hours. In order to complete observations and field hours documentation may be required.