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Child Development Center

‚ÄčWelcome to the Texas State University Child Development Center

A Department of The School of Family and Consumer Sciences

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Check out this video to learn a bit about us.

We are seeking applicants for teacher and student worker teaching assistant positions.  Visit our employment page if you are interested.

Our Family Handbook has been revised to reflect recent policy changes related to health and safety.


  • Access cards are required for entry to the facility.  Please have your card ready.
  • We ask for ill children and adults remain outside of the building.  Please call the front desk (512-245-2621) for assistance when needed.
  • Child drop off is by 9:00 a.m. for easier classroom transition. 
  • Notify the Center of all contagious illnesses within the household and COVID contact exposures as soon as possible.

Thank you for visiting our website.  If you cannot find answers to your questions, please contact us at 512-245-2621, M-F, 7:30-5:30.

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The mission of the Texas State University Child Development Center (CDC) is to provide a model early education and child care program for University students, staff, faculty and the community.


Our primary purpose is to provide an environment in which children can develop intellectually, physically, socially and emotionally within a play-based developmentally appropriate curriculum under the guidance of qualified teachers and staff. Furthermore, we are here to support the University's mission of research, teaching, and community service by promoting access to higher education to a diverse population.

Ms. Di Fontenot, Director and Clinical Asst Professor

Phone: (512) 245-2621
Fax: (512) 245-7640

Mailing Address:
Texas State University
601 University Drive  
San Marcos, TX 78666
Physical Address:
Texas State University
 102 Lueders Court
 San Marcos, TX 78666

"Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood." -Fred Rogers