How to Enroll Your Child in MTSU Child Care Lab

Step 1 - Register on the Waiting List

The MTSU Child Care Lab maintains a waiting list of applicants. You must first get on our waiting list before you can apply for a vacancy.

  • Complete form
  • Call the Child Care Lab at 615.898.2970 to submit your child's name to the waiting list.


Step 2 - Receive Notification of a Vacancy from the MTSU Child Care Lab

A representative of the MTSU Child Care Lab will contact you when there is a vacancy. If you decide to take the available spot, a pre-enrollment visit is required by the state.  At this visit you can submit a completed application packet and pay the deposit.

Wait for notification of a vacancy before proceeding.

Forms to bring with you on this visit include:

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