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Child Development Center

Welcome to the Texas State University Child Development Center

A Department of The School of Family and Consumer Sciences

  • Congrats to the CDC!  We've been asked to participate in a TXAEYC (the Texas Association for the Education of Young Children) video series on the importance of quality early childhood. Once completed, we will post a link on this page for viewing.

  • We will be closed for winter break Dec. 20th-31st.

  • COVID Protocol Reminders

    • Parents must reserve a drop off and pick up time to reduce congestion.CDC Drop off and Pick Reservations
    • Daily screenings must be completed for each child.Daily Health Check Form
    • We strongly encourage mask wearing of children and adults.
    • Child drop off and pick up will be at the classroom door. 
    • Updates will be posted on this site.
  • We are interviewing students for teaching assistant positions.  Visit our employment page if you are interested.

  • Thank you for visiting our website.  If you cannot find answers to your questions, please contact us at 512-245-2621, M-F, 7:30-5:30.

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The mission of the Texas State University Child Development Center (CDC) is to provide a model early education and child care program for University students, staff, faculty and the community.


Our primary purpose is to provide an environment in which children can develop intellectually, physically, socially and emotionally within a play-based developmentally appropriate curriculum under the guidance of qualified teachers and staff. Furthermore, we are here to support the University's mission of research, teaching, and community service by promoting access to higher education to a diverse population.

Ms. Di Fontenot, Director and Clinical Asst Professor

Phone: (512) 245-2621
Fax: (512) 245-7640

Mailing Address:
Texas State University
601 University Drive  
San Marcos, TX 78666
Physical Address:
Texas State University
 102 Lueders Court
 San Marcos, TX 78666

"Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood." -Fred Rogers

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