School of Social and Family Dynamics




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The Child Development Lab (CDL) provides a full day early care and education program for children two through five years of age. The center is open from 7:00 AM – 5:30 PM Monday through Friday. Late fees will be charged for pick-up after 5:35 ($5 for every 5 minutes). Repeated late pick-up may result in termination of enrollment.

An annual calendar is given at the time of enrollment and at the beginning of each program year (August 1). The calendar is also available on the center website: Typically the center is closed for all major holidays, the first two weeks in August, 2 weeks at the December Semester Break, Spring Break (typically the third week in March) and for eight teacher planning days during the school year.

Tuition is assessed for 10 month academic session and the 2 month summer session. Parents sign a contract for care each session. Families qualifying for tuition assistance through CCAMPIS are charged at the same rate and must follow the same policies for payment of co-pays and additional fees.

The Multi- age Preschool tuition for the 2013- 2014 academic session is $7950.00, payable in 10 equal payments of $795.00. Tuition for the 2 month preschool summer session is $1570 which is due in full by June 24, 2014. The Younger Preschool tuition for the 2013-2014 academic session is $8550.00; payable in 10 equal payments of $855.00. Tuition for the 2 month summer session is $1710.00 which is due in full by June 24, 2014. There are a limited number of part-week enrollments (M-W-F or T/TH) available as long as there is another family available to complete the 5 day enrollment slot. Costs are available at the center. Beginning with the 2014-2015 school year part-week enrollments will only be available in the Young Preschool. Families enrolled at the CDL prior to the 2014-15 school will be able to continue their part-time enrollment slot for the remainder of their child's enrollment at the CDL as long as there is a family available to take the opposite days (MWF or T/TH)

Tuition is due at the beginning of each month unless previous arrangement are made. A $20 late fee will be assessed for tuition paid after the 18th of each month. Families with unpaid balances at the end of the month may forfeit their enrollment slot. An annual non-refundable registration fee of $150 is due upon enrollment and each spring thereafter. The annual fee will increase to $200 beginning with 2014-15 registration. Credit is not given for days missed due to vacation or illness. A thirty-day written notice is required for families ending enrollment prior to the end of the contract period. If a credit exists on the child's tuition account after the 30 day notice period expires, the university will issue the family a refund.

All families are provided unlimited access to their children when their child is in attendance. In cases where custody and/or access to a child is determined by another entity (custody orders, court dictated visitation etc) the CDL will follow specific instructions provided in the document and must keep a copy of all legal documents on file.

The Child Development Lab is licensed by the AZ Department of Health Services (DHS). DHS is located at 150 North 18th Ave, 4th Floor, Phoenix, AZ 85007. The telephone number is 602-364-2539. All records of inspections are available upon request.

The Child Development Lab does not provide transportation.

The CDL carries liability insurance as provided by ASU through the State of Arizona Insurance Program (State Statue #ARS 41-621). Questions can be directed to the Center Director, Program Manager or to the ASU Office of Risk Management Insurance Division.

A CDL Parent Handbook is made available to all families upon enrollment. It is also on the center website, The password is given to all enrolled families. Addendums are given to families as required. All families will be given a 15-day written notice prior to the effective date of any changes in service, policies and rates. The handbook describes child admission and release requirements, discipline guidelines and methods, dis-enrollment policies, field trip requirements and procedures, responsibilities and participation of parents in facility activities, a description of center activities and programs, medication and accident/emergency medical procedures, center food allergy policy and contains sample enrollment forms as well as the current organizational chart.


T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics
Social Sciences Building, 951 S Cady Mall | P.O. Box 873701, Tempe, AZ 85287-3701
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