Child Study Center
The Child Study Center is a child development laboratory located on the campus of the University of Montevallo. There are two classrooms comprised of children around the ages of three to four years old. Teachers at the CSC all "have degrees in Early Childhood Education, or a closely related field, and are highly qualified," and some student workers from the university are also employed.
Backstory and Context
The CSC was created to suit children "from 2 1/2 to 5 years of age," complete with two classrooms, a kitchen, a bathroom, and an outside play area. The CSC also "serves as a laboratory for training and research in early childhood development," with students from the university from a variety of majors often coming to observe. The CSC is accredited as a child development center by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, with its most recent reaccreditation awarded in March 2018.
Griffith, Lucille Ph.D. “Child Study Laboratory.” White Columns & Red Brick: The University of Montevallo Buildings, University of Montevallo, 1985, p. 34.