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Preschool class from the Children's Learning and Research Center sitting in front of the rock they painted with the words Be Kind

Children's Learning & Research CenterInfant & Toddler Programs

High-quality care for children 8 weeks to 36 months


The Infant & Toddler program provides a nurturing and engaging setting for children in the early stages of learning and development. Through careful attention to the environment we create for children, including the adults present who become significant in their lives, we attend to the intellectual, emotional, social and physical needs of these young individuals.

To schedule a tour, call us at 757-683-3320.

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Dinosaur exploration in ODU's Children's Learning & Research Center

Classroom Highlights

During their dinosaur exploration and discovery weeks, Ms. Rocca's class learned about different types of dinosaurs, what dinosaurs liked to eat, and where they lived.


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Infant & Toddler Teachers


Joanne has been at the CLRC for 22 years. She has a bachelor's degree in marketing with a minor in psychology from Manhattan College, and an master's degree in early childhood education from ODU.

Samantha has been at the CLRC for 8 years. She is an ODU alum and received a master's degree in infant and toddler special education with an autism certification

Emily has been at the CLRC for 3 years. She has a Master of Science (Interdisciplinary Studies Pre-k- 6th Grade) with a Minor in Special Education.

Shelby Meier has been with the CLRC for almost 4 years. She holds a B.S. in Psychology and is currently pursuing a M.S. in Developmental Psychology.

Ashley Deloatch has been with the CLRC for 3 years. She holds a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies in Primary and Elementary Education.


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