As a teaching lab school, children benefit from the school readiness program prepared and implemented by our highly trained early childhood staff and also benefit from those students enrolled in the early childhood classes here at HCC. 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 one to five years old. The center’s philosophy is based on a developmentally appropriate practices (DAP) model. The Ybor City 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 Ybor City Center has earned the Department of Children and Families Gold Seal award as well as a five-star designation.
Child Care Opportunities
The Child Development Center provides child care to students, staff and faculty members from all campuses.
Please email Vanessa Muehl for enrollment information.
|Registration Fee (Per Family)||$100.00/academic year|
|Full Time Child Care for Students/Faculty/Staff||$175.00/week|
|Full Time Child Care for Community Members||$200.00/week|
|VPK Before/After Care||$75.00/week|
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
|Day||Center Hours||Child Care Hours|
|Monday||7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.||8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.|
|Tuesday||7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.||8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.|
|Wednesday||7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.||8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.|
|Thursday||7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.||8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.|
|Friday||7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.||8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.|
Due to COVID-19 concerns, daily tours of the Center are currently suspended.