The mission of Benedict College Child Development Center (CDC) is to cultivate in each child lifelong enjoyment of learning and respect for others by providing a nurturing, stimulating and interactive environment.  The purpose of the CDC is to provide quality early care and education services to children six (6) weeks to five (5) years using culturally and developmentally appropriate practices and serving as a role model of child development excellence for the community at large.  We believe children learn best in an environment that encourages exploration, provides nurturing supportive relationships, adapts to each individual child's learning style and needs, and offers many opportunities for play.

The CDC serves as a campus-based child development program providing childcare services to students, faculty, staff, and community families.  The center serves as a laboratory, providing academic instruction to students enrolled in child and family development and early childhood education courses, as well as learning opportunities through observation and on-floor interactions with young children and their families.