Child Study and Development Center

Welcome to the CSDC

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Welcome to the CSDC

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Welcome to the CSDC

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  COVID-19 UPDATE: March 3, 2021
We continue to work under limited group sizes for the remainder of the year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, we are planning for full operations to resume in August 2021. We are excited to also be planning an extension program for Pre-K and Kindergarten children to meet the requests of families to provide an educational program prior to their children attending public school. This will be open to not only UNH affiliates but our surrounding community as well.

For those that have submitted an application for either the full time or nursery program, you will be notified about the results of the lottery by the end of March or beginning of April.

We appreciate your patience.


Lisa Ranfos,Ed.

Executive Director

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Explore the CSDC

The Child Study and Development Center is a laboratory school
affiliated with the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at the University of New Hampshire.
A laboratory school is one with both an early care and education mission and an academic mission.
Children attending the center, and the UNH students working at the center, benefit from the highly trained teaching staff and from the family studies faculty.

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Each CSDC classroom reflects the developmental and cultural needs of the particular community of children, teachers, and families. 

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CSDC Admission policies, tuition rates, and enrolled families billing inquiry contact information

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Educational Opportunities

Student Employment


Observations & Tours

Important Dates & Reminders

December 21st: CSDC annual 2-week winter shutdown

January 4th: CSDC reopens at 8:30am

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