The Child Development Academy at Marshall University | A Living, Learning Laboratory


Services at the Academy are designed to meet the needs of University students who are parents. Priority is given to students enrolled at Marshall University. Enrollment is open to Marshall University faculty, staff and families in the community as space is available.
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It is important for your child to feel comfortable and to know that you are comfortable prior to his or her starting in their classroom. Therefore, you and your child should visit together at least twice allowing ample time for your child to become acquainted and comfortable. The second visit with your child will include an orientation. After your child visits twice, you and the director will decide when to initiate a regular schedule.


The following forms must be on file before your child may attend:

• Enrollment/Emergency Information
• Parent/Center Agreement
• Permission To Pick-Up Child/Children
• Parental Permission Form for Center Programs
• Special Dietary Needs / Medical Needs
• Child Portrait
• Legal Verification when (1) one parent is sole
   legal guardian of child/children
• Verification of Orientation

A non-refundable registration fee is due at time of registration. The non-refundable pre-enrollment fee that is paid when the child is placed on the waiting list is deducted from the total registration fee when a child is enrolled.

The Academy must have a health record, signed by your child's physician, giving a history of vision and hearing screenings, communicable disease, and other pertinent information within 30 days of enrollment and every two years thereafter for children 25 months and older. Children, 24 months of age and younger, must up-date with new or current health information at lease every six months. Special dietary needs must be noted by a physician. Immunization record is required upon enrollment.

You are encouraged to return the application for free and reduced price meals. The center receives reimbursement for serving meals according to income levels.


Enrollment Forms

All forms are available in Adobe PDF format. You may download the free Adobe PDF reader by visiting their web site:


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