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, 7 large research suites, and 8 research rooms. Each research room has an adjoining observation and research booths. The CDRC also has 10 children's classrooms, complete with research and observation booths and access to a playground, which accommodate an on-site children's program. The Children's Program is a laboratory school that enrolls approximately 112 students ages 0 - 5 yrs.
In addition the CDRC houses Child Development Resources, which helps families across the state of Alabama provide a safe, loving, and enriching life for their young children.