Welcome to the Family Development Center
A child’s early years set the stage for future learning. The programs offered at the FDC work with parents and children to make those early years full of joy and wonder in a welcoming, nurturing environment.
We are part of the College of Education at Governors State University. Our facility was designed by educators to serve the educational and comfort needs of children. Our programs model the best practices in Early Childhood Education and draw extensively on the expertise of university faculty and staff in Early Childhood Education, Nursing, Communications Disorders (speech and hearing), Psychology and Counseling. University students in these programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels are active participants in the Family Development Center.
The mission of the Family Development Center, a division of Governors State University’s College of Education, is to provide accessible and exceptional education for children, families and students, and to encourage lifelong learning and the development of the whole child.