FSU Childcare and Early Learning Program's centers are accredited by the National Academy of Early Childhood Programs, a Division of the National Association for the Education of Young Children. The center operate 44 weeks of the year on the University's academic calendar. Both centers provide high quality, early education and care to 96 children and their families. Each center has a director and professional teachers all with Bachelors or advanced degrees. The assistant teachers are typically students at FSU, many pursuing advanced degrees, in a wide variety of majors and interests which enriches our centers.
The Infant and Toddler Child Development Center opened in September of 2002. In 2001, a grant awarded from the United States Office of Education afforded the necessary financial resources to provide student parents with quality care for their infants and toddlers. Another grant awarded by the United State Office of Education in October, 2009, afforded support to expand the program to serve more children as well as extend operating hours.
In 2017, with the support from the Division of Student Affairs and University Housing, the program acquired and renovated a building in the direct footprint of main campus. This Infant and Toddler Center was closed and re-opened in the renovated building as The FSU Childcare & Early Learning Program. This move allowed the program to expand the number of spaces available for the children of students, faculty and staff from 34 to 60. In the summer of 2018, the program will open an addition to the building, increasing its total enrollment to 140 children.Serves: 60 children ages 6 weeks to 2.5 years
Beginning in the Fall semester of 2009 through the Summer semester of 2010, the building that provided preschool children with early education and care for 50 years was renovated. Most recently known as the Alumni Village Child Development Center, the building at 169 Herlong Drive was transformed from a late 1950's vintage building to a modern child care facility. On August 23, 2010, the new center opened as "The FSU Children's Center".Serves: 36 preschoolers ages 2.5 to 5 years