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ODU Children's Learning and Research Center

Director's Welcome

Jane Elyce Glasgow, M.S. Ed.

Director, Children's Learning and Research Center

(757) 683-3081,  jglasgow@odu.edu

Welcome to Old Dominion University's Children's Learning and Research Center! We proudly offer three unique programs that serve children and families of both the ODU and the South Hampton Roads community.

The Darden College of Education is home to the Children's Learning and Research Center, a program that focus on the early care and education of ODU's youngest students.  In addition to providing the highest-quality care, education and support of our families, these programs serve as a training facility for our undergraduate and graduate level students in early childhood education (Pre K-3) and elementary education (Pre K-6).

Staffed by Master degree level teachers and graduate level practicum students, our children receive a great deal of individual attention that promotes children's optimal learning and development.  Our developmentally appropriate curriculums focus on social and emotional development, cognitive, physical and language/literacy development. We focus on preparing children for today and tomorrow- creating children who are autonomous and enthusiastic life-long learners. We are accredited by the Southern Association of  Colleges and Schools (SACS/CASI) and are a Four-Star Program in Virginia's State Quality Initiative, a voluntary rating systems for early care programs.

We welcome the opportunity to share these wonderful programs with you. We invite you to explore our programs and see what ODU Children's Learning and Research Center can do for you!  You can learn more about each program by clicking on the links below.  For additional information, please contact us at 757-683-3320.


Full Day Programs

The CLRC offers Full Day Programs that provide quality childcare/preschool for children from 8 weeks through Kindergarten daily from 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.  This program operates on a year round schedule, closing when the university is closed. 

Half Day Programs

The CLRC offers Half Day Programs of morning and afternoon preschool programs. These programs run 5 days per week during the academic year. We also offer summer sessions in June and July.

Observation and Research Procedures