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Dale Mabry Child Development Lab School


The Dale Mabry campus Child Development Center opened its doors during the fall semester of 2001. Its mission is to provide students, staff, and faculty with campus-based, affordable, and accessible quality childcare for children ages thirty months to five years. The center is based on a developmentally appropriate practices (DAP) model. The program provides a hands-on, developmentally-appropriate curriculum. The center is used as a teaching Lab School to provide exemplary lab experiences to students in early childhood education and other fields. It is also an approved Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) site and works in collaboration with Early Literacy Matters (259-6415). The Dale Mabry Child Development Center was named the first Level Five center in Hillsborough County by the Early Learning Coalition. The center is located on the far west side of the campus on Lois Avenue.

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The Dale Mabry center is open from 7a.m. to 5:30p.m., Monday through Friday. The center's hours have changed to accommodate students who require an earlier drop off period. 

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The Center follows the College's calendar for closures.  For more information, or to schedule a tour, please call Shelley Sampat at 813-253-7404. We are accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)