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Child and Family Development Center

In a collaborative effort with the Family & Consumer Studies Department, the Child and Family Development Center (CFDC) is an NAEYC accredited Montessori preschool located in the Alfred Emery Building on the University of Utah campus.  Since 1930, we have provided and continue to provide excellent care to children, quality learning experiences for families, and hands-on training for our university students as they participate in our Lab School.  

Divided into three classrooms (Infant or the "Nido" room, Toddler and Early Childhood or the "Bambini I or II" rooms), CFDC is open to the community and serves ages infants through six. The design of the CFDC program and physical structure of the classrooms facilitate parent, student, and teacher education. It also provides research opportunities for University faculty interested in studying young children and families. 

Connect with us:

Danielle Willardsen, Program Coordinator
Phone: 801.585.1184  |  Email:

Geri Mendoza, Director
Phone: 801.585.1184  |  Email:

Last Updated: 4/25/17