The mission of the Furman Child Development Center is to provide project-based, hands-on early childhood education to the families of Furman University and the surrounding community in a safe and nurturing environment with highly qualified and passionate staff who model responsibility, respect, and empathy for others, realize that children learn in different ways and at different rates, and inspire a lifelong love of learning.  The CDC is a school for children from age 3 through kindergarten.

What Do CDC Parents Say About the Program?

“The CDC has given our children the strongest possible foundation for their future schooling!”
Jason Cassidy

“I could not imagine a better environment for my child to acquire a sense of autonomy, respect for others and self-esteem as well as a deep and abiding love of learning.”
Judy Grisel

“It is the best investment and the best gift we could ever give our children.”
Kim Keefer

“The CDC is a place of loving and nurturing teachers, creative play and development, but it is foremost a place for learning.”
Sandra Roberson

“After going to the Furman CDC, [my child] woke up on a Saturday morning and said, ‘Daddy, I want to go to school’.”
Edward Young

About Us

Members of the staff work with children individually and in age groupings, each teacher seeking rapport with each child in the center.


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Payments are due on the first of each month.

School Calendar

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