History of the Program

Kilby Child Development Center (CDC) was established in the 1940’s as a nursery school to serve as a laboratory for students taking course work in child development. In 2001 the Child Development Center became a model Pre-K site for the state of Alabama. In addition to the Pre-K class, Kilby CDC offers a multi-age, part-time preschool class and continues to provide faculty and students with opportunities for study and research related to preschool children.

The mission of the Kilby Child Development Center is to provide a safe and stimulating learning environment that promotes an appreciation for cultural diversity, develops moral and ethical character, while providing opportunities for cognitive, language, emotional, social, and physical development.