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 Ybor City Child Development Lab School

The Ybor campus Child Development Center opened its doors during the spring semester of 2004. Its mission is to provide students, staff, and faculty with campus-based, affordable, and accessible quality child care for children ages one to five. The center is based on a developmentally appropriate practices (DAP) model. The Ybor center has  earned accreditation through the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). It is also an approved Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) site.  The center partners with Early Literacy Matter (ELM), Hillsborough County School Readiness programs, The University of Florida Positive Social Skills Teaching project, Nova Southeastern University Mailman's Institute Project Pitch and the Early Learning Coalition of Hillsborough County Quality Counts for Kids project and has earned the Department of Children and Families Gold seal award.  The program participates in the State of Florida's USDA Food program.

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The Ybor Child Development Center is also used as a teaching Lab School to provide exemplary lab experiences to students in early childhood education and other fields. The Ybor center is open from 7:30a.m. to 5:30p.m., Monday through Friday. The center follows the College’s calendar for closures.  For more information, or to schedule a tour, please call the Center at (813)259-6400. For a map of the Ybor campus, log onto /media/34684/yc_campus_map_color.pdf    

We are accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Click here to find out more.

Click here for more information on developmentally appropriate practices.
**"The primary gauge of quality has been accreditation by the National Association for the Education of Young Children… whose seal of approval is regarded as the gold standard by parents, educators and facilities" Wall Street Journal 3/24/06