Childcare Development Centers

As teaching lab schools, 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 Dale Mabry and Ybor City Centers are accredited through the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). They are also Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK)-approved centers 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

Each center has earned the Department of Children and Families Gold Seal award as well as a five-star designation.

Child Care Opportunities

Child Development Centers provide child care to students, staff and faculty members from all campuses.

Daily tours are provided between 9-11 a.m.

Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Dale Mabry Child Development Center
4011 N. Lois Avenue, Tampa FL 33614
Hillsborough County Child Care Licensing Program #CTA432701
Contact Shelley Sampat, Dale Mabry Coordinator
813.253.7404 or

Ybor City Child Development Center
1505 North 15th Street, Tampa, FL 33606
Hillsborough County Child Care Licensing Program #CTA431168
Contact Vanessa Muehl, Ybor City Coordinator

813.259.6402 or