The College of Saint Mary has finished renovations on the Spellman Child Development Center. The center, managed by Child Saving Institute (CSI,, provides early childhood education services to families of college students and the general public.

The renovations included new flooring, paint, a newly renovated commercial kitchen, a newly added staff lounge, a mother’s room, upgraded staff office and meeting space, and much more.

“The intent of the renovations is to make the day-to-date experience more enjoyable for the kids, parents, and teachers” said CSI’s Director of Early Childhood Education Kathy Hubbard.

The Spellman Child Development Center is currently enrolling toddlers and preschoolers.

Child Saving Institute’s Early Childhood Education curriculum implements the latest research on brain development and attachment. Children’s brains are wired to learn through play and through exploring the world around them, and CSI provides an optimal environment of individualized, responsive, and stimulating experiences. So much more than a daycare, the childcare program utilizes an evidence-based assessment to promote academic and developmental growth, ensuring children who leave the program are ready for kindergarten.

Child Saving Institute realizes that mental health is equally as important as physical health for people of all ages. They understand that to come together and move forward as a community, we have to take care of each other. To learn more about CSI and the programs and services offered, please visit