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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

  • Welcome back to the inside of the CDC parents!  You can see all of our work and joy displayed!

  • Welcome back Ms. Meredith and Ms. Jennifer.  We missed you both!

  • We are interviewing students for teaching assistant positions.  Visit our employment page if you are interested.

  • Swim lessons, Splash Day and Stretch-N-Grow has returned!  Yea!!

  • Updates will be posted on this site as needed.

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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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