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College of Education & Human Development
Child Development Center

Child Development Center

Our Center is rated 5 Stars by the Louisiana Quality Start Child Care Rating System.
We are Class A licensed by the state.

Mission Statement

The ULM CDC is a laboratory setting providing quality care and education for young children.The center provides practical experiences to prepare professionals for various early childhood careers.

Program Philosophy

We believe that an early childhood care and education program should provide a safe, warm, secure and comfortable environment. We believe that each child should be respected and cared for individually through an attached relationship with a knowledgeable, caring, and responsive adult caregiver. We believe that a learning environment which allows children to explore with all their senses through play will help each child grow socially, emotionally, physically and cognitively. This type of environment will encourage children's independence; self control, and allow them to take responsibility for their actions. We also feel this environment will enable children to be problem solvers and develop communication skills which they will use throughout their lives.


The ULM Child Development Center uses the standards and goals defined by the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services and the Louisiana Department of Education as measures of developmental and academic success.  Click to read standards.