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
Monthly Payment (August - May)
|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
- 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
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 email@example.com 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.
2021 - 2022 School Year Calendar
|Center Closed – Classroom Prep/Staff In-Service||August 2-6, 2021|
|Orientation||August 2, 2021, 5:30 pm|
|Meet the Teacher Open House||August 9, 2021, 2:00-4:00 pm|
|Fall Term Preschool and VPK Programs Begin||August 10, 2021|
|Labor Day – Center Closed||September 6, 2021|
|Veteran’s Day – Center Closed||November 11, 2021|
|Fall Break – Center Closed||November 22-26, 2021|
|Winter Break – Center Closed||December 20, 2021 – January 3, 2022|
|Spring Term Begins – Return to School||January 4, 2022|
|Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday – Center Closed||January 17, 2022|
|President’s Day – Center Closed||February 21, 2022|
|Spring Break – Center Closed||March 14-18, 2022|
|All College Day – Center Closed||April 8, 2022|
|Spring Day – Center Closed||April 15, 2022|
|Last Day of Preschool and VPK Programs||May 25, 2022|
|Center Closed – Classroom Prep/Staff In-Service||May 26-27, 2022|
|Memorial Day – Center Closed||May 30, 2022|
|Summer Preschool Program Begins||May 31, 2022|
|July 4th Holiday – Center Closed||July 4, 2022|
|Last Day of Summer Preschool Program||July 29, 2022|