Child Development Center


As a teaching lab school, children benefit from the school readiness program prepared and implemented by our highly trained early childhood staff. Students also benefit from HCC students enrolled in the Early Childhood classes. We provide a safe and nurturing environment while promoting the physical, social, emotional and intellectual development of young children.

Our mission is to provide students, staff and faculty with campus-based, affordable and accessible quality child care for children ages two to five years old. The center’s philosophy is based on a developmentally appropriate practices (DAP) model. The Child Development Center is accredited through the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). It is also a Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK)-approved center and partners with:

  • Early Literacy Matters (ELM)
  • Hillsborough County School Readiness programs
  • University of South Florida Positive Social Skills Teaching project
  • Early Learning Coalition of Hillsborough County Quality Counts for Kids project

The Child Development Center has earned the Department of Children and Families Gold Seal award as well as a five-star designation.

Who can use our services?
We provide child care to students, staff and faculty members from all campuses. We offer a reduced tuition rate for students who are Pell Grant eligible.

Child Development Center Hours: Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Childcare Tuition/Fees and Payment Information

Fall/Spring Monthly Payment (August - May) Amount
Full Time Child Care for Students, Faculty or Staff $729.17
Full Time Child Care for Community Members $833.33
VPK Before/After Care $307.50

Registration Fee (per family each academic year): $100.00

Monthly Payments:

  • Payments are due by the 5th of each month
  • Payments are made online (see the link below)
  • Late Payment Fee (after the 5th of the month): $25.00

Link to HCC Childcare Tuition Payment

Ybor City Campus Child Development Center
1505 E. Palm Ave. Tampa 33605
(Please Note: Entrance is located on 15th St.)

Hillsborough County Child Care Licensing Program #CTA431168

Contact Information: For more information, please contact us by email at or phone at 813.259.6400 

Child Development Center Waitlist:
Families are placed on the waitlist in order of applications received. However, HCC CDC gives priority enrollment to HCC students, faculty, and staff.

Waitlist Information & Application 

2023-2024 School Year Calendar

Center Closed – In-Service Week

August 14-18, 2023


August 17, 2023, 5:30 pm

Meet the Teacher Open House

August 18, 2023, 2:00-4:00 pm

First Day of 2022-2023 School Year

August 21, 2022

Labor Day – Center Closed

September 4, 2023

Veteran’s Day – Center Closed

November 10, 2023

Fall Break – Center Closed

November 20-24, 2023

Winter Break – Center Closed

December 20, 2023 – January 2, 2024

Center Closed- Teacher Work Day

January 3, 2024

Spring Term Begins – Return to School

January 4, 2024

Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday – Center Closed

January 15, 2024

President’s Day – Center Closed

February 19, 2024

Spring Break – Center Closed

March 11-17, 2024

Spring Day – Center Closed

March 29, 2024

All College Day – Center Closed

April 16, 2024

Last Day of VPK

May 15, 2024

Center Closed – Classroom Prep/Staff In-Service

May 16-17, 2024

Memorial Day – Center Closed

May 27, 2024

July 4th Holiday – Center Closed

July 4, 2024