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Welcome to the Child Development Center

The UTSA Child Development Center provides child care services for UTSA students, staff, and faculty. The Center is licensed by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services and accredited by The National Association for the Education of Young Children. The Center is a Texas Rising Star Child Care Delivery Service Provider.

About our Program
The program is designed to enhance children's emotional, social, creative, physical, language and cognitive development through creative learning experiences in an educational environment. The curriculum emphasizes developmentally appropriate play experiences based on the children's interests and ideas and encourages critical thinking skills. The daily schedule is organized to meet the children's needs for a balance of active and quiet play, large and small group interactions, and indoor/outdoor activities.

Waiting List Signup and Guidelines
The parent/guardian can add his/her child(ren) to the CDC Waiting List online and does not need to submit a registration request through the Waiting List after the child is admitted to the Center.


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Infants and children ages 6 weeks to 4 years as of September 1 of the relevant academic year are eligible for enrollment in the CDC if a parent is currently a UTSA student, faculty member, or staff member. In order for a student’s child(ren) to attend the Center, the student must be enrolled at UTSA at the time of CDC enrollment and maintain full-time status in a degree-seeking program (12 hours for an undergraduate student and 9 hours for a graduate student).In order for a faculty/staff member’s child(ren) to attend the Center, the parent must be a benefits-eligible employee (appointed at least 20 hours a week with an appointment time of at least 4.5 months) at the time of CDC enrollment. Families initially enrolled under a parent’s eligibility as a faculty/staff member, that later wish to change to a student status due to one parent’s eligibility as a student, will need to reapply as a student. Other students that have previously applied will have waitlist priority over a faculty/staff member seeking to change his/her eligibility status to that of a student. Children in such families may continue enrollment in the CDC if one parent still meets the faculty/staff eligibility requirements; and if they do, the family will be charged the faculty/staff rate until a student slot opens and they are next on the waitlist.

Tours of the Center are available Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM and 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM. A tour is a wonderful opportunity for parents and children to meet teachers and to discuss the Center's policies and procedures.

Hours of Operation
The Center is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM.