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Child & Parent Development Center: School of Education

The foundation starts at CPDC


Child and Parent Development Center


Our mission is to offer a high quality neighborhood preschool that works collaboratively with parents and our University community to ensure every preschooler learns and grows in a nurturing and fun environment, setting the foundation for a lifelong love of education and success in school and life.

Our primary goals include teaching children to:

  • Grow in understanding and appreciation of their friends
  • Learn to listen and follow directions
  • Enjoy creative expression through music, art, and other activities
  • Have positive multicultural experiences and learn to embrace diverse backgrounds and abilities
  • Develop gross motor skills along with body and space awareness
  • Think and make choices for individual and small group activities
  • Feel confident, secure, and loved in the school setting
  • Establish healthy eating and handwashing habits
  • Develop a lifelong love for learning and exploration

Teacher reading to preschool studentsCPDC (Child and Parent Development Center) is the university’s laboratory school and part of the School of Education on the campus of Mississippi University for Women. The MUW campus has provided high quality early childhood education services since 1929.

Child & Parent Development Center

Child & Parent Development Center

Penny Sansing Mansell

Phone: (662) 329-7196
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