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Ybor Child Development Center


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 recently earned accreditation through the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). It is also an approved Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) site and works in collaboration with Early Literacy Matters (http://earlyliteracymatters.com/).  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’s director at 813-259-6402.

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*For more information on developmentally appropriate practices, log onto http://www.naeyc.org/files/naeyc/file/positions/PSDAP.pdf

"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