Child Development
Center at HP Pres

Welcome to the Child Development Center

The Child Development Center (CDC) is a coeducational Christian school for kids 8 weeks–3 years of age. We provide a planned and developmentally appropriate program for the care, education, and nurturing of young children while facilitating their total development: cognitive, social, physical, and spiritual.

We strive to provide the highest quality educational experience for infants–preschool children within a climate of Christian love and acceptance. Recognizing that each child is a unique individual and that all children learn at their own pace, we work hard to foster the intellectual curiosity, self-confidence, and faith of each child. We strive to meet each child where he or she is and work to facilitate that next step beyond.

Apply for Fall 2020–Spring 2021


We're So Excited to Meet You

“At the Child Development Center, we believe that the best way your child can grow is to cultivate a holistic learning environment. Our CDC family is dedicated to tending to your child’s intellectual, social, emotional, physical, and spiritual needs. By creating hands-on experiences developed around children’s interests and developmental stage, our students are provided with opportunities to play in center-based learning classrooms.

We recognize that parents are their children’s first teachers and that children learn best when families are involved in their education. The primary bridge between home and school is the involvement of family and community, and we work to provide avenues to strengthen this connection for the benefit of the child. 

We are so excited to know your family as we walk together throughout your child’s early education. Email me to schedule a tour today of our newly renovated classrooms and playgrounds, and meet our sweet teachers!"

-  Brenda Hidrogo, Director

Meet Our Team


Program Details

  • Ages: 8 weeks through 3 years
  • Classes are Monday-Friday, 8 am–5 pm, and operates annually from late August to late May
  • Choice between two calendar options:
  • Download the Day School Calendar – Closed: Labor Day, Columbus Day, Thanksgiving Week, Christmas Holiday (2 weeks), MLK Day, President's Day, Spring Break, Easter Holiday, Memorial Day, July 4th Holiday.
  • Download the HP Pres Church Calendar – Closed: Labor Day, Columbus Day, Thanksgiving 2-Day Holiday, Christmas 2-Day Holiday, New Year's Day, MLK Day, President's Day, Easter Holiday, Memorial Day, July 4th Holiday. 
  • Located at Highland Park Presbyterian Church: 3821 University Blvd. Dallas, TX, 75205

Monthly Tuition

Monthly tuition for the 2020-2021 school year

Apply for Fall 2020–Spring 2021

Parent Handbook

2020-2021 Parent Handbook

COVID-19 Addition to the Parent Handbook

Can my child go to school today?


Enrollment Process

Step One: Schedule a Tour. Tours are hosted the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month from 10:30–11 am. Contact us to schedule a tour on the Tuesday of your choice.

Step Two: Apply. Fill out the application form for Fall 2020. 

Step Three: Acceptance. Once space availability has been confirmed and your child has been accepted, you will be notified and registration paperwork will be sent to you.

Step Four: Room Visit. We'll schedule a room visit for you to accompany your child to their class and then we'll provide your start date.


A Day at the CDC

Warm greeting: Upon entering the classroom the teacher helps start the daily routine with a warm greeting and a check-in.

Exploratory classroom and free choice play time: Toys for fine and large motor development, dress-up corner, dramatic play area, water play, sensory table, building blocks, reading center and science center.

Large motor activities morning and afternoon, at least 60 minutes/day: in our indoor play area, The Woods, fenced playground, and/or courtyard.

Storytelling and reading, music and singing, movement and dancing: Large and small group story times, individual reading opportunities are part of each classroom.

Snack and Lunch time

Nap Time: Infant naps are on individual schedules. Nap time is typically after lunch up to 1 1/2 – 2 hours.

Goodbye: Observations for Seedlings, Sprouts, and Blossoms classes are sent to parents through the Brightwheel app. 


Why the Child DeVelopment Center at HP Pres?

  • Christian values are woven throughout every day at the CDC.
  • We have small classes with low student-teacher ratios, and there are 2–3 teachers per room.
  • Our teachers are high-quality professionals, with a long history at the CDC. They are continually developing their skills through training and courses.
  • Our facility at Highland Park Presbyterian Church is amazing and was recently updated as part of the Transform campaign.

"My youngest, Daniel, had never been with anybody else other than me before going to the CDC. I was worried about how he'd react in a new environment. However, Daniel loved his teachers from day one. He surprisingly never cried during drop off and wanted to stay longer in his class during pick up. I always felt so comfortable leaving Daniel in the care of his teachers. Having trust in your young child’s teachers is priceless, and his were always so kind and caring. Thanks to them, Daniel was always excited to go to school and was happy to be in their arms. He also got to participate in the numerous fun activities his teachers came up with and was very proud of his little art work. I am so grateful for everyone at the CDC." - Emmanuelle

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Our Team


Ask Brenda

Brenda Hidrogo
Director of The Child Development Center