Coming January 2022

Interior rendering of the new child development center
Interior rendering of the new child development center
Interior rendering of the new child development center

The Missouri S&T Child Development Center is currently planned to open in January 2022. 

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

Planned Operating Hours

  • The Center will run all year
  • The Center will even be open during summer months 
  • The projected hours are 6:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday
  • Limited, reservation-only evening hours will be available for faculty and students

Facility Features

  • The facility will have a large outdoor play area and a common area for indoor gross motor play.
  • A nutritious breakfast, lunch, and snacks will be served; vegetarian and special diets can be accommodated.
  • 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 will have 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. Prior to interacting with children at the Center, all volunteers must have a background check on file and meet with the director. 

Want to Know More?

Child Development Center

214 Centennial Hall, 300 W. 12th Street, Rolla, MO, 65409
Phone: (573) 341-6036

Operating Hours

Monday:8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday:8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday:8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday:8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday:8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.