Spellman Child Development Center

A resource for mothers and children – and those who want to teach, too

There are more than a few reasons we offer a leading-edge child development center right on our campus. It serves as a robust resource for our students with children, for families in the community and as an excellent training ground for our education majors.

Children ages six weeks to six years attend Spellman Child Development Center staffed by the experts from Child Saving Institute. The educational goals for the children who attend the Center include helping children:

  • Approach life as an invitation to learn.
  • Become confident and competent lifelong learners.
  • Develop emotional intelligence: personal power and social skills.
  • Develop the social and cognitive skills necessary for school success.


College of Saint Mary's Spellman Chlld Development Center has received accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). This honor is rare among childcare providers in the Greater Omaha area. NAEYC strives to raise the quality of education for all children from birth through age 8. Since 1985, NAEYC's national accreditation system has set professional standards for early childhood education programs, allowing families to find high-quality programs for their children.

Open Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. children learn to count, read, tie and become friends here. In short, this is their time to Bloom.

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