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Child Care

Awesome care for your kids

We want to create the optimum environment for your success. One way we do this is to provide child care for students, staff, faculty and administrators. But rest assured, this isn’t babysitting.

Our child care service is known as The Laboratory School. We have a facility on each campus, providing responsible, nurturing care. Our Central and North campuses include facilities accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, The Laboratory Schools are licensed by the Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Service. Your child will enjoy art, music, science, math, dramatic play and more, all integral parts of an enriching, early childhood education curriculum that’s planned and provided by our outstanding staff.

Our objective is to provide you services that will enable you to pursue your educational objectives while providing your child a safe, healthy, and stimulating environment to grow and learn.

Our campus lab schools provide care for children between the ages of 6 weeks to 5 years.

We do ask for a non-refundable registration fee of $75 per child. Tuition is based on contracted schedules. A $30 supply fee per child, per semester, is also required.

Parents' Manual

Philosophy, Purpose, and Goals

The philosophy of the Laboratory School is to provide responsible, nurturing care using positive guidance techniques in a developmentally appropriate setting which fosters the social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development of young children.

Purposes and Goals

  • To provide quality child care for the college's students, staff, faculty and administrators, as well as families from the community.
  • To enable students to pursue educational objectives.
  • To aid parents in the development of their children through parent education and involvement.
  • To design a model environment based on current research.
  • To maintain a safe, healthy and stimulating environment.
  • To foster self-control, self-esteem and a sense of competence in the child.
  • To use professional guidance techniques and act as role models for parents.
  • To facilitate children's physical and emotional development.
  • To enhance the young child's natural creative abilities.
  • To promote children's social skills through child initiated activities.

Enrollment Criteria

Enrollment is open to San Jacinto College students, faculty/staff/administrators, and families from the community. The adult enrolling the child must be the parent or legal guardian.

Financial Assistance

The primary purpose of the Campus Financial Aid Services Office is to provide financial assistance in the form of grants, scholarships, loans and employment opportunities to qualified students who, without such assistance, would be unable to attend college.

You should contact the Campus Financial Aid Services Office on the campus you will attend for assistance in completing financial aid or scholarship applications and for answers to specific questions about the financial aid process.

Parents who pursue a technical career program at San Jacinto College may also qualify for child care assistance. Contact the Special Populations Coordinator on your campus for applications and guidelines.

Academic majors may qualify for the campus grant for child care assistance. Contact the Counseling Center.

Fees, Rates and Payment Dates

Pay your fees online.

Fee Schedule (effective 8/27/18)






Monday - Friday



Monday - Thursday*









Daily Rate**




Monday - Friday



Monday - Thursday*









Daily Rate**




Monday - Friday



Monday - Thursday*









Daily Rate**



Children's Center and Child Development Lab School Fee Schedule Effective August 2018 (rates changed 8/27/18)

Registration / Supply Fee (Non-Refundable $175 per Child

Registration/Supply Fee will be prorated after June 1st at rate of 25% of initial Registration/Supply Fee. Registration/Supply Fee for additional children in the same family will be $100 per child.

Late Payment Fee:  $10 per week
Late Pick-up Fee:  $20 for 1-5 minutes, $2.00 for each minute there after
Contract Change Fee:  $10 Administrative Fee (after term starts)
Extra day attendance**:  Daily rate + $10 administrative fee (**contracted families only)


10% discount on tuition for each additional child in the same family. Discount will be taken on lower rate.

*Attendance days are offered during summer I and II only


Child Care Locations

North Campus


Fall and Spring:
Mon- Fri 7 am - 5:30 pm

Mon–Thurs 7 am - 5:30 pm
Fri 7 am - noon

Map | Directions

Central Campus


Fall and Spring:
Mon-Fri 7 am - 5:30 pm

Mon-Thurs 7 am - 5:30 pm
Fri 7 am - noon
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