Welcome to the MTSU Child Care Lab

The MTSU Child Care Lab, located in the center of Womack Lane Student Housing on Alumni Drive, provides quality child care services for children ages 3-5 with parents who are attending or working at Middle Tennessee State University. In the fall and spring semesters first priority is given to students needing Monday-Wednesday-Friday care OR Tuesday-Thursday care; second priority is given to students needing full-time care (Monday through Friday). There are 24 slots available each day. In the summer semester only, first priority is given to parents needing full-time care (Monday through Friday).

In addition to educational programming, a hot lunch and two snacks are provided daily. The hours of operation are 7:00am to 5:00pm Monday-Friday. The Lab is open when classes are in session. Parents are not charged for the days the Lab is closed.

We have a sliding fee scale as shown below. The weekly fees are listed below.

  MTSU Student MTSU Employee No MTSU Affiliation
MFW $84.00 $90.00 $96.00
T-Th $56.00 $60.00  $64.00
M-F $140.00 $150.00  $160.00
There is a registration fee of $25.00 each semester. Lunch and two snacks are included in the weekly rate.

Fees may be adjusted periodically. Please contact the Child Care Lab to confirm current rates.

Please see How to Apply for details on our application process. Click on Contact us for more information.

Important Numbers

MTSU Child Care Lab

Department of Human Services

Child Care Certificate Program - Financial Assistance

Tennessee Child Care Referral Service


If you have a concern about an existing child care agency or wish to report an illegal operation, please call the Department of Human Services complaint hotline:

Nashville Area

Long Distance