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366 E. Brundage Street
Sheridan, WY 82801
(307) 672-6610
(307) 674-5947 fax

Karen's Place
1 N. DeSmet Avenue
Buffalo, WY 82834
(307) 684-9271
(307) 684-0141 fax

Board of Directors

Haley Hendricks

Vice President
Dr. Amber Robbins 

Richard Destefano 

Dia Hepp 

Board Member
Casie Wills 

Executive Director
Marsha Riley 

About Us

  • A grassroots group of early childhood educators and parents founded the Child Development Center in 1975.
  • Today the center operates as a private, nonprofit 501(c)3 under the management of a volunteer board of parents and professionals. Wyoming Department of Health, Behavioral Health Division provides 90 percent of the CDC’s funding, based on a per child model The grant requires a 3 percent match from local grants and individual donors.

  • The CDC follows the same rules and regulations as public schools under federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act legislation and is monitored by the Wyoming Developmental Disabilities Division and Department of Education.


To support and strengthen children, families, and professionals in our communities by working together to provide developmental information and services.


We are widely recognized as a central resource for the community, providing dynamic support, training, and expertise for all aspects of childhood development and child/family needs.


    Energy and Enthusiasm
    Need for Compassion, Passion, and Humor

CDC has adopted the Pyramid Model for promoting Social Emotional Development. This model as a framework for all our programs and in our preschool. We share this model with others in our community including parents, preschools, and child care providers. It's based on the best research and practices in early childhood education and mental health.

Find out more now by visiting the Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning website at or the Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Intervention in Young Children at .