The George Mason University Child Development Center (CDC) is a NAEYC accredited early childhood learning environment. We were nominated by NOVA Magazine as one of the Top 100 Preschools in NOVA!




"The Child Development Center at Mason did an excellent job at caring for my two daughters over about 10 years. The staff and teachers provided a caring and supportive learning environment that taught my children social-emotional skills and prepared them for kindergarten. My daughters thrived at the CDC and when transitioning to elementary school. I would recommend this center to anyone!"

- Jaime Lester, Professor and Parent

“Our son is already heading to kindergarten but we have had the most amazing experience at the CDC. He has grown significantly thanks to the loving nature of the teachers, the play based approach, and the support we have received in aiding in his education and development. His experience prepared him for next year."

- Parent of a Preschooler

"The CDC has been such a tremendous and important part of our "village" and I cannot thank them enough. The twins have blossomed at the CDC and we owe a big part of that to the staff.”

- Carolyn Lund

“My daughter absolutely thrived there.”

- Mary Lee Watts

Our Philosophy

Our emergent philosophy emphasizes “following the child” through observation and meaningful interactions.

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Year-round programs serving children two-to-five years of age!