Childhood Development Center

Hours of Operation

ATC Child Development Demonstration Center is open:
Monday-Friday | 7:00 am - 6:00 pm

Extended Day is offered to:
Onsite Pre-K students
Monday-Friday | 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Mrs. Vieliene Jones
Director of ECCE/CDDC

Albany Technical College Child Development Demonstration Center in conveniently located on the main campus in Albany, Georgia. The Center was established in 1980 as a campus laboratory school, for the purpose of providing a training site for Early Childhood students at Albany Technical College. A new state-of-the-art facility was constructed in 2001 and is licensed by Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL). The program serves infants (two months) – children five years of age (not eligible for kindergarten) and gives first priority for enrollment to Albany Technical College Students, faculty, staff and individuals living in the Enterprise Zone.

The Albany Technical College Child Development Demonstration Center is comprised of competent early childhood care and education professionals with profound education and experience who are committed to executing the most effective strategies in guiding young children. Classic and modern methods are united to provide the most appropriate childhood experiences as each child progresses through the various stages of development.

The Albany Technical College Child Development Demonstration Center is a State of Georgia Center of Distinction – the highest credential available for child care programs in Georgia, which is awarded by the DECAL Standards of Care Program. Additionally, the center is nationally accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) – the highest credential available for child care programs in the Nation and a widely recognized mark of high quality.

Program Philosophy & Goals

The program revolves around the philosophy that each child has the right to be cared for in a nurturing environment as they learn through exploration, play and hands-on experiences. The program is committed to incorporating strategies and daily practices that yield lifelong results by employing measurable goals in guiding young children.

Low Teacher-Child Ratio Available Programs
Infants 1:4 Infants (2-12 months)
1-year-olds 1:5 1-year-olds
2-year-olds 1:6 2-year-olds
3 & 4 year-olds 1:8 3-year-olds
Georgia's Pre-K 1:11 4-year-olds
Georgia's Pre-Kindergarten
Extended Day
Summer Enrichment


Infants, Toddlers, Preschoolers and Georgia Pre-K WINGS Curriculum is based on the premise that engaging primary-aged children in active and interactive play is the way of implementing curriculum. In a WINGS classroom, children are busy in learning centers, groups, and outdoor play actively learning content from various subjects that has been incorporated within single activities.

WINGS Curriculum incorporates an emergent curricular process promoting the learning of cognitive, physical, social-emotional, and language & literacy content through developmentally and culturally appropriate practice. With the understanding that teachers must assess and evaluate before planning activities that are developmentally and culturally appropriate for young children, WINGS Curriculum encompasses critical areas of development in the assessment/evaluation and lesson planning processes. Both the assessment/evaluation and planning processes include supportive tools, such as Developmental Goals & Skills Charts, lesson plans, individualized and group assessments, and progress reports from infancy through age five.

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Staff Information


Instructional Staff have earned credentials in Early Childhood Care and Education programs of study. Each staff member is required to participate in a minimum of 20 hours of training each year, which enables the program to stay abreast of the most current issues, discoveries and practices in child development.

Meals & Snacks

The Center participates in the Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning Child and Adult Care Food Program. Breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snacks are served daily in accordance with USDA guidelines.

The Facility

  • Six spacious children’s classrooms with observation windows
  • Three administrative offices
  • Four faculty offices
  • Large foyer/lobby area
  • Three adult classrooms
  • Student lounge
  • Stainless steel kitchen
  • Separate infant/toddler and preschooler outdoor play areas
  • Covered patio for outdoor play
  • Teacher Resource Center
  • Parent Resource Center
  • Laundry room
  • Computer lab
  • Assessment-observation rooms
  • Well-secured building with card access
  • Monitoring system with cameras at each entrance and in each classroom and DVR recording system