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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

  • COVID-19-Hays County childcare centers (including the Texas State Child Development Center) to remain closed through April 3rd, per judge's order. County Judge's COVID-19 Control

  • Congrats to the Texas State CDC Staff!  They were awarded the Texas State Team Award for February 2020.

  • We still have openings in our PreK classes for children who were 4 years old by Sept. 1, 2019. 

  • We accept CCSPlease call 512-245-2621 for more information.

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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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