Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What age children does the CDC accept?

A. Children from 12 months to 4 years

Q. What days of the week does class meet?

A. Infant/Toddler classes are either Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday morning or afternoon. The Preschool class meets Monday-Thursday for half the day either morning or afternoon. No full day class is offered

Q. What is the daily schedule?

A. Infant/Toddler morning class meets from 9:00 to 11:30
Afternoon class meets from 1:15 to 3:45 
Preschool class meets from 8:45 to 11:45
Afternoon class meets from 1:00 to 4:00

Q. Is the CDC open if the university is not open?

A. No, the CDC is closed when the university is closed, however the director's position is a 12 month position, so the office is staffed year round.

Q. What happens when there is inclement weather?

A. The policy for inclement weather is outlined in the Parent (Family) Handbook, if there is a threat of accumulating snow, tornadoes, or any other weather condition that would threaten the health and safety of the children and staff, the school will be closed. If the university closes due to weather, we will be closed. 

Q. By whom is the CDC licensed and accredited?

A. The CDC is licensed by the Department of Education. We are nationally accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

Q. How much does it cost to send a child to the CDC?

A. The tuition for the Infant/Toddler program is $250 per semester; preschool tuition is $400 a semester. There is a $25 non refundable materials charge for each child paid twice a year. If you are a MTSU student and can produce a valid ID, the Infant/Toddler class costs $217.50 a semester and the Preschool class costs $348 a semester. You will still need to pay the $25 semester material fee as well. 

Q. Is the CDC considered a child care center?

A. No, the CDC is a half-day program only and is a lab school. The children enrolled do not eat meals or nap at the facility. There is not a full day program offered.

Q. What is a practicum site or lab school?

A. Our program is both a practicum site and lab school, therefore it is run by the university and as such exists to train pre-service teachers who will be entering the field of teaching professionally.

Q. Do you have a late fee policy?

A. Our program does have a late fee policy. If a parent is late to pick up their child, we charge $1.00 every minute that they are late after the first 5 minutes. It is important to the child that they be picked up at the same time as their friends. It builds trust that their needs are met when the child is picked up on time every day.

Q. Do you have web cams?

A. We do have web cams. Once the appropriate paperwork is filled out and sent in to our technology department, you will be given a code that allows you to access your child's classroom. Everyone who fills out the paperwork will be checked on the sex offender web-site, so that we can maintain a safe environment for your child. We are one of a few centers in the county to have this service. It is just one more cool thing that the Child Development Center offers you.

Q. Do you have a Facebook page or other means of communicating with families?

Yes, we have a Facebook page for the center. Parents are asked to sign an Image Consent form that allows us to publish pictures of their children on the Facebook page. We do not put names with the faces, and use this tool to keep parents informed of the exciting activities their children are engaged in while at the program. We also utilize Remind 101, which allows us to send messages to families and they may send messages to us. It is a great tool for communication.



Middle Tennessee State University Child Development Center 

College of Education 
P.O. Box 532 
Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Office: 615 898-2198 
Fax: 615-898-5313
Street Address: 
820 Fairview Building 
Suites 113-117 
Murfreesboro, TN 37132