OSU Child Development Center

OSU Child Development Center

Every child deserves the best start in life.

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Get your child off on the right foot with the OSU Child Development Center, which provides a high-quality preschool program for Head Start and tuition paying families in the community.

We help children explore their world through purposeful, developmentally appropriate play, which allows them to develop skills and potential for future learning. We have three bright and accessible classrooms, and each has an observation room for parents to watch their child at work and play. Children spend time every day in a fenced, supervised play yard for outdoor activities.

We welcome enrollment of children with special developmental needs, seek to support those who are learning English and involve families who have a very low income through our Oregon Head Start Prekindergarten Program. All are welcome!

Head Start is a program of the United States Department of Health and Human Services that provides comprehensive early childhood education, health, nutrition and parent involvement services to low-income children and their families

We are licensed and accredited

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Doing hard things is second nature when students’ education is on the line

Thanks to parents, preschoolers, and OSU students and staff, the OSU Child Development Center kept the doors open and survived an unprecedented year of service delivery in person.

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The best start in life

All children are able to learn and deserve the best start in life, and at the Child Development Center (CDC), preschoolers are indeed getting a great start.

“Our philosophy is that children thrive when they are in a caring, warm and fun learning environment, and we strive to create that for them,” says CDC Director Kathleen McDonnell.

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OSU Child Development Center
Bates Hall
110 SW 26th Street
Corvallis, OR 97331
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Phone: 541-737-8261