Accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and staffed by highly qualified New Jersey certified teachers, Essex County College’s Child Development Center offers a full day care and education program for children. Breakfast, lunch and snack are prepared on-site each day and served family-style to all children at no additional cost.

Since 1975, the Child Development Center (CDC) has experienced continuous growth and development. An expansion of the Center took place in October 1999, which allowed additional space for 55 more students to enroll. Initially geared toward children ages two to five, the CDC expanded in 2011 to include youngsters 13 to 24 months of age. In 2012, the began offering care to infants ages three to 12 months. The multi-year expansion marks a new stage in the evolution of the CDC, which has been on campus providing child care for decades.