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Campus & Community Collaborations

The CDC is a “leadership program”, and we believe we have an ethical responsibility to support systems that support the developing child locally, at the state level, and nationally. We accomplish this in a variety of ways:

Observations and Tours

As a demonstration site, educators from around the state and the country visit us to observe our environments and our practice.

Professional Development

We provide professional development to colleagues in New Hampshire and nationally. Our own qualified staff provide trainings, and we also sponsor visits from nationally recognized experts to provide trainings here in the Monadnock region.

Public Policy Engagement

We participate in public policy initiatives with the goal of supporting systems that meet the needs of this vulnerable population.


National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)

NAEYC Videos

Contact the CDC

CDC Office
Tara Kavanagh
603-358-2233

CDC Director
Ellen Edge
603-358-2232

Academic Program Coordinator
and Associate Director

Deirdre McPartlin
603-358-2244

Child Development Center
229 Main Street
Keene, New Hampshire 03435

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