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The Hamilton-White Child Development Center is a place for your child to play, laugh, explore & love. Learning is what it is all about.

  • Enrolls children from six weeks to five years old
  • Operates on a 12-month basis in accordance with the University calendar
  • Administered by a Director & supported by 13 staff members
  • Employs 5 teachers, 6 assistant teachers & 2 part-time cooks for breakfast, lunch & snacks
  • A teacher & assistant are assigned to each group of children
  • The infant/toddler class has one additional assistant
  • Staff members participate in workshops & in-service training sessions throughout the school year to complete 25 hours of staff development required by law per year
  • All workers are considered teachers and are encouraged to design and follow an individual plan of study to gain knowledge and improve teaching practices
  • Lab students in Child Development, work study students, & graduate assistants also may be assigned to work with groups of children for short periods of time in the day. Students are never left alone to supervise children
Children are placed according to chronological age and developmental level. Infants, toddlers, and two-year-olds are housed on the first floor of the Ewing Building. Preschoolers (3-5) are housed in Bailey Hall, using a three-room suite for activities.
  • Infants > Ewing 132
  • Toddlers > Ewing 132A
  • Two-year-olds > Ewing 136
  • Three-year-olds > Bailey 174
  • Four-year-olds > Bailey 175

Child Groups

Infants elephant
Toddlers zebra
2 Year Old monkey
3 Year Old lion

4 Year Old




Laura Abraham
Director of Preschool Programs & Instructor in Family and Consumer Sciences
PO Box 3273, DSU
Cleveland, MS 38733
Office: 662.846.4320
Fax: 662.846.4314
Accreditation Info

The Hamilton-White Child Development Center is proud to be accredited by NAEYC. NAEYC accreditation is the mark of quality in early childhood education. Visit the NAEYC Web site to learn why choosing an accredited program is right for you.