The CDC provides educational opportunities, support and resources to BCC students as part of the academic programs directly linked to the college. As a laboratory school, the CDC provides an on-campus observation, demonstration, field and workforce training site for BCC students. As a model school, there are many opportunities for students to use the center and fulfill their course requirements relating to child development. Students, visiting the center, can gain first-hand knowledge of children’s growth and development and have a better understanding of appropriate practices of early childhood education.