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Child Development Services of Fremont County

CDS is looking for Early Childhood Special Education Teachers for the 2021-2022 school year!!

Do you have a Bachelor’s Degree and experience working with younger children? Join our team at CDS!

Child Development Services is currently looking to hire two full time Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) Teachers in our Riverton Center for the 2021-2022 school year. CDS offers a great benefits package as well as Wyoming Retirement.

Don’t have your ECSE certificate? You can obtain it through the University of Wyoming at potentially no cost to you! Click here to find out more! 

Visit our Employment page to apply online today! For questions or more information contact Brooke Woods on 307-332-5508 or

Challenge for Charities is here!!

CDS is participating in the Lander Community Foundation’s (LCF) Challenge for Charities (C4C) Fundraiser.  The goal of this is to help local non-profits raise money and make philanthropy a part of our community.  CDS would like to ask for a monetary donation made to LCF and designate CDS as the recipient of your donation.  All donations are matched up to Fifty Percent! on all donations up to $10,000. Donations can be made now until July 10, 2021.   Your contribution will help CDS to continue to serve families and children in the Fremont County area.  
Please visit the LCF website here or scan the QR code to take you directly to the donation form.  You may also mail in checks made to Lander Community Foundation to PO Box 1131, Lander, WY 82520.
Thank you for your support!

Developmental Screenings

Interested in a free developmental screening for your child? Go to our Parent Resources page to fill out an application and schedule an appointment today!

Our Mission

CDS is a non-profit organization that links parents and families with Developmental Preschool Programs throughout the state and provides therapeutic and educational services to preschool children with developmental delays. CDS provides free developmental screenings across Fremont County.  Our Mission is to provide early childhood education and intervention services for families with infants and preschool children with developmental disabilities and delays.


           Hide and Go Seek with Lion Book – Buy 1, Give 1!!

Our wonderful Speech/Language Pathologist Jan Ferguson, has written a children’s book “Hide and Go Seek with Lion”. We are proud to announce that CDS has partnered with her on a new fundraiser. For every $10 book purchased, CDS will donate a book to a child in need! This is your chance to support CDS and children everywhere! Books can be picked up from either our Riverton and Lander Center. You will receive a call or email when your order is ready! Visit our Online Store to order your book today!

Here’s what Jan had to say about her book:

“Hide & Go Seek With Lion is a board-book with interactive lift-flaps to help gain and maintain your child’s attention. This book is great for developmental ages birth-3 years old. The bright, simple pictures with repetitive phrases helps facilitate early developmental milestones. Your child will love helping Lion find all of his friends!”

Welcome To Quality Care

Child Development Services receives funding from the Wyoming Developmental Disabilities Division, federally funded Part C and VI-B Projects and from Fremont County.  An important source of funds also comes through contributions from community organizations and individuals.

No fee is charged for Special Ed or related services provided by Child Development Services.

Find more information regarding events, forms, etc. below!

Active Learning

Active Learning

Our program is guided by the developmental which embrace.

Fresh Food

Fresh Food

Our program is guided by the developmental which embrace.

Excellent Teachers

Excellent Teachers

Our program is guided by the developmental which embrace.

Fun Events

Fun Events

Lots of fun ways for kids and parents to interact.

A childhood beyond what you’ve imagined.

Window of Opportunity for Young Children and Families:

When you think of your child and how he or she is growing, you notice things like how soon he or she smiles, rolls over, sits up, walks, talks, and feeds himself/herself.

The five primary developmental areas are:

  • Language Development – how a child understands language and speaks to express thoughs, ideas and needs.
  • Motor Development – how a child uses large and small muscles.
  • Self-Help Skills – how a child eats, dresses and cares for oneself.
  • Social & Emotional Development – how a child relates to other children and adults.
  • Cognitive Development – how a child thinks and learns.

While children grow and change at their own rate, some children can experience delays in development.  Sometimes this can be cause for concern.

Our Programs & Services

Our program is guided by the developmental milestones which embrace the six most important learning domains in education

Help us create an even better environment for children.