Child Development Research Center


Completed in the Summer of 2005, the Child Development Research Center (CDRC) is dedicated to being a leader in the study of young children.

The CDRC is a state-of-the-art, 64,000 sq-ft research facility equipped with the latest multi-media research technology, seven large research suites, and eight research rooms. Each research room has an adjoining observation booth.

The CDRC houses the Children′s Program, an NAEYC accredited laboratory school enrolling approximately 120 students ages two months to five years; Child Development Resources, which assists families across the state of Alabama to provide a safe, loving, and enriching life for their young children; Capstone Family Therapy Clinic, which provides the community with help in resolving personal problems and trains graduate students specializing in marriage and family therapy; and the Pediatric Development Research laboratory.

True to its interdisciplinary nature, the CDRC is also home to the Autism Spectrum Disorders Clinic from the Department of Psychology and the Belser-Parton Literacy Center from the College of Education.