Texas Tech University

Child Development Research Center Offers Unique Childcare and Research Opportunities

Abigail Morgan

March 6, 2020

Child Development Research Center Texas Tech

The Texas Tech Child Development Research Center is a Nationally Accredited Child Care and Research Facility

The Christine DeVitt and Helen DeVitt Jones Child Development Research Center (CDRC) has been serving families in the Texas Tech community and the Lubbock area for many years. Since opening, the CDRC has strived to provide exceptional educational and developmental programs for children who are cared for at the center. Currently, there are approximately 80 families with children from birth through five years of age that are benefitting from the program.

The CDRC is a nationally accredited care center that holds 6 classrooms with observation spaces located in between the 3 pairs of classrooms. The CDRC staff works hard to create a fun, educational and innovative environment for the children that attend to learn and grow. Outside the CDRC also houses a fully accessible outdoor play area.

In addition to providing professional care for children, the Child Development Research Center also provides instructional experiences for Texas Tech students who work with children in student teaching and practicum courses. Texas Tech faculty and graduate students are also able to participate in valuable research opportunities at the center.

The CDRC is located adjacent to the Texas Tech College of Human Sciences and tours of the center are offered on Mondays from 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. and Fridays from 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. If you wish to schedule a tour please contact the CDRC at (806) 742-3016 or cdrc@ttu.edu.