The University of Texas at Austin Child Development Centers are developmental early childhood programs. The program’s philosophy is to nurture each child’s growth and education in a stimulating and caring learning environment. This environment gives children the opportunity to develop linguistic, social, physical, and cognitive skills. The center helps children feel good about themselves and their abilities, which fosters the development of creativity and a strong sense of identity and competence. The program also values close working relationships with parents as a necessity in attaining program goals.