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Program Operation and Hours

  • The CDC begins operations on the day prior to the first day of classes at the beginning of the Fall and Spring semesters—and—on the first day of classes for the Summer session through the last day of final exams.
  • The CDC is closed on all official University holidays and semester breaks. See the official University calendar for dates.
  • The CDC is open from 7:15 am to 5:15 pm, Monday through Thursday, and 7:15 am to 12:45 pm, Friday

Admission Request Form

Any student, faculty, or staff member wishing to enroll his child in the Child Development Center must apply at the Center located at 160 East Lewis on the University campus. Inquiries may be made by mail (Post Office Box 4-3660 Lafayette, LA, 70504) or telephone (337-482-5739) or e-mail. Please complete the admission request webform and your child will be placed on the CDC waiting list. The CDC pledges to assist each family as soon as permissible.

Admission Policies

Children of students carrying a minimum of nine (9) credit hours that are between the ages of twelve months through six years of age may be admitted into the program as stated by State Law. The CDC provides space for children in compliance with all Rules and Regulations Governing Minimum Requirements for License of all Louisiana Child Care Centers as required by the Louisiana Division of Licensing and Certification-Type III.

Children are enrolled in the CDC in the order in which admission request forms are received. When space is not available, the name of the parent, phone number, and child’s date of birth are secured and placed on a waiting list to be served on the basis of available space. Again priority ranking is always given to students, then faculty and staff.