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Child Development Center

James R. Russell Child Development Center

Effective Jan. 1, 2021, the YMCA will assume operations of the James R. Russell Child Development Center (RCDC). Please find more information at:

RCDC History

Child Care Center History Task Force

The CU Child Care Center History Task Force is documenting the 1981 origins and evolving 40-year history of accomplishments, challenges, and campus support by February 2021. YOU are a part of our history!

Share your memories of the Creighton child care center (aka The Russell Child Development Center at Creighton University) via:

  • Pictures
  • Videos
  • Personal Memories

We want to hear from you! Tell us about your memories of the child care center

  • Did you attend the child development center?
  • Were you a student employee?
  • Did you have a child enrolled?
  • Were you a parent?
  • Were you on campus and saw the Halloween parade or attend the Chili/Soup Luncheon?
  • What is your fondest memory?
  • What did having the center on campus mean to you?
  • What is your favorite story?

Here is how you can contribute:

  • Record a one to two minute video using your phone or video device.
  • Email your stories

All videos and stories can be sent to Carol Houser ( Please include a Photo & Story Permission Form (linked below) so we know it is OK for us to share your memories with the Creighton community!

RCDC Historical Videos