Now Open!

The Missouri S&T Child Development Center is accepting applications for summer school-age enrollment and fall full-time enrollment. 

This state-licensed, curriculum-based facility welcomes children of faculty, staff, and students of Missouri S&T, as well as community members. At full capacity, the Center serves 76 children from six weeks to five years old; after school care will be available for 20 children. One-third of the enrollment is reserved for subsidy-eligible families. Part-time care is available on a limited basis and is dependent on the required schedule.

Operating Hours

  • The Center will run all year with the exception of scheduled professional development days and federal holidays.
  • The hours are 6:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Facility Features

  • The facility has a large outdoor play area and a common area for indoor gross motor play.
  • A nutritious breakfast, lunch, and snacks will be served.
  • The Center will use the research-based, Project Construct curriculum, which includes regular assessment to provide teachers and parent feedback on their children’s development.
  • In consultation with the director, lead teachers, and their professor, Missouri S&T teacher education students will teach lessons and create materials for children in the center.
  • The facility has a full time director and assistant director, as well as one full time lead teacher at each age level.

Volunteer Opportunities

Working with children is a rewarding experience. We welcome high school and college students for observation or field experience hours. Please email to initiate a field experience placement at the Center.


Prior to interacting with children at the Center, all volunteers must have a fingerprint background check on file and meet with the director.

Want to Know More?

Child Development Center

S&T Child Development Center, 1207 N. Elm Street, Rolla, MO, 65409
Phone: (573) 341-6036

Operating Hours

Monday:6:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday:6:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday:6:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Thursday:6:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday:6:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.