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ASU's Family Resources provides information regarding on-campus children's programs. Information can be provided via the telephone, e-mail or by appointment. As parental choice is of utmost importance, all options are discussed and resource materials are provided to families to assist them in finding the best care for their unique situation. Please email the Family Resources office for assistance.

Children's programs affiliated with ASU provide children opportunities for personal growth and discovery in a warm, friendly environment. All programs are based on developmentally appropriate practices, with low teacher/child ratios, small group sizes and high educational and training requirements for staff. Parental involvement is encouraged.

Wait lists: High quality early care and education programs typically have waitlists because of their emphasis on low ratios and small group sizes that are critical to the quality of the program. All ASU programs oversee their own enrollment and enroll families either from a wait list or during a specific time period. Policies and fees vary by program and depend on the age of the child and scheduling option used. All require a registration fee.

Download the Child Care Checklist and/or Choosing Child Care to assist you in making an informed decision regarding quality early care and education.

Tempe campus:

Campus Children's Center (CCC)
910 S. Terrace
Tempe, AZ 85281
The CCC enrolls children aged 1 (and walking) to 5 years old of ASU students, faculty and staff. ASU contracts with Educational Care, Inc, a division of Children's Choice Learning Centers, to operate the center and ASU's Family Resources office manages the contract and serves as the liaison to the center. CCC is NAC accredited (National Accreditation Commission for Early Care and Education Programs) and state licensed. The center offers mainly full-time child care with some part-week options available. The center is closed for ASU holidays and for one week in December. The center is open from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm, Monday -Friday. To get on the wait list, please call to schedule a tour of the facility.
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Child Development Lab (CDL)
School of Social and Family Dynamics
Forest Mall, south of Universty Drive

The CDL is a research, teaching and service program that enrolls children 2-5 years of age. This full-time early care and education program is open to the community from 7:00am - 5:30pm, Monday - Friday. The CDL closes for the first 2 weeks in August, two weeks in December, one week in March, all major holidays and occasional in-service days. The center has two older multi-age preschool classrooms and one young preschool classroom for children 2 to 3 ½ years old. Each classroom is staffed with a Lead Teacher, Assistant Teacher and college student classroom aides. Lead teachers have a minimum of an undergraduate degree in a child related field of study. Tuition, teacher home pages, annual calendar and other program information is available on the website, along with an online application to place your child on their waitlist. The CDL is NAC accredited (National Accreditation Commission for Early Care and Education Programs) and state licensed.

Child Study Lab
Child Study Lab (CSL)

Psychology Department
Psychology Building, first floor

The CSL is a part-time developmental early childhood education program. The CSL is open to the community and is considered  a research, teaching and service program offering morning and afternoon classes for children 15 months to 5 years old. The CSL is open during the academic year and the first summer session.

Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College Preschool
Farmer Building, first floor

The Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College Preschool is open to the community and enrolls children 3 - 5 years old in full day sessions. The preschool serves as a training site for students who are preparing to become early childhood educators and is a site for researchers studying young children's development in a multicultural setting. A unique feature of the program is the diverse ethnic mix of the children enrolled and an emphasis on multicultural education. The preschool operates during the academic year and is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).