Child Care Services on the MTSU Campus

[ MTSU Child Care Lab ] [ MTSU Child Development Center ] [The Ann Campbell Early Learning Center (ACE Learning Center)]

MTSU Child Care Lab
Director: Nancy James
Location: Alumni Drive
Phone: 898-2970
Children Served: Ages: 3-5 year olds
Open to children of students: yes, priority
Open to children of faculty: yes, second priority
Open to children of staff: yes, also second priority
Open to children of administration: yes, also second priority
Open to children in community: yes, third priority

*In the Fall and Spring semesters first priority is given to students who choose a Monday-Wednesday-Friday or Tuesday-Thursday. In the Summer Semester priority is given to full-time care so the children come every day in the Summer Semester.
Maximum enrollment: 24 per day
Days of operation: Monday through Friday (Limited to days when classes are in session)
Hours of operation: 7:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Rates /charges: $25.00 registration fee at the beginning of every semester
Rates/week for MTSU Students: MWF:  $84
T/TH:  $56
M-F:  $140
Rates/week for MTSU Employees: MWF:  $90
T/TH:  $60
M-F:  $150
Rates/week for those with no MTSU affiliation: MWF:  $96
T/TH:  $64
M-F:  $160
How funded: The parent fees cover the cost of salaries and operation expenses. The lab in on the state food program (same as the public school system) and reimbursement pays nearly all of the food expenses. Two snacks and a hot lunch are served at no additional charge to parents.
How does MTSU contribute: MTSU covers the benefits of the 3 full time staff members. MTSU also provides the space and utilities at no charge. MTSU provides part-time help through the work-study students at no expense to the Lab.

 

MTSU Child Development Center
Director: Stephanie Bourgault
Location: The Fairview Building, 820 Fairview Avenue, Murfreesboro, TN 37132
Phone: 615-898-2198
Children Served: Ages: 1-5 year olds
Open to children of students: yes
Open to children of faculty: yes
Open to children of staff: yes
Open to children of administration:

yes

Open to children of the community:

yes

Class enrollment size: 6 in youngest, infant-toddler class, and 8 in other three infant-toddler class 15 in each preschool class
Hours of operation: see below
For infants and
toddlers only:
(MW a.m. 9:00-11:30, TR a.m.: 9:00-11:30, MW p.m.1:00-3:30, TR p.m. 1:00-3:30) with children placed by age.
Preschool: 2 sessions (MTWR a.m. 8:45-11:45, MTWR p.m. 1:00-4:00)
Period of operation: Operates 12 weeks out of each semester
Registration/Materials fee: $25/semester
Tuition Rates:

Infant Toddler (12 months-35 months): $250/semester for 12 weeks
Preschool (3 and 4 year olds): $400/semester for 12 weeks

Preschool: $400/semester for 12 weeks
How funded: Families pay tuition, which cover cost other than those listed below (also tuition used for playground equipment, classroom equipment, food for snacks etc.
How does MTSU contribute:

Classroom and office space
Salaries of director and two lead teachers
Students enrolled in Early Childhood Education practicum courses support the classroom teacher

 

The Ann Campbell Early Learning Center (ACE Learning Center)
Director: Christy Davis
Location: 206 N. Baird Lane, Murfreesboro, TN 37132
Fairview Center: 820 Fairview Drive, Room 120
Phone: Baird Lane:  615-898-2458
Fairview Center: 615-898-5214
Children Served: Ages: 1 year to 5 years old
Inclusive program that supports young children with and without developmental delays 
Open to children of students: Yes
Open to children of faculty: Yes
Open to children of staff: Yes
Open to children of administrators: Yes
Open to children of community: Yes
Maximum class enrollment size: 

One-two year olds – 8 children;
Two-three year olds  – 11 children;
Four to five year olds  – 12 children

Days of operation and rates:

Open Monday-Friday 7:30-5:00 except for one week in summer, MTSU observed holidays, and other full University closures.

Rates for 5 days a week: $720/month
Rates for 4 days a week: $575/month
Rates for 3 days a week: $440/month
Rates for 2 days a week: $320/month

How funded: Tuition, United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties, grants, contributions, and donations
How does MTSU contribute? MTSU provides for the space, utilities, and director's salary. Positions are available for work-study students at no cost to the center. Students from field of Education as well as other disciplines complete observations, internships, and practicums to support their knowledge and preparation for work in early childhood.

 

For information about HEAD START/EARLY HEAD START, call (615) 896-5870.

To inquire about qualifying for the CHILD CARE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM, which pays for part of the parent's child care fees, contact the Rutherford County Department of Human Services at (615) 848-5153.