Child Care Services on the MTSU Campus

[ MTSU JAC Child Care Grants ] [ MTSU Child Development Center ] [The Ann Campbell Early Learning Center (ACE Learning Center)]

MTSU June Anderson Center Child Care Grants
Coordinator: Amanda Gjertson
Phone: 898-2289

Applications for the Fall 2023 semester will be open May 15 - July 28 - more info

Low-income Middle Tennessee State University students needing help with child care costs can apply for childcare grants. Grants will be available to students who are Pell-eligible; have a child or children in child care regardless of age; have a FAFSA on file with the MTSU Financial Aid and Scholarship Office; and complete a grant application for consideration for funding. 


MTSU Child Development Center
Director: Stephanie Bourgault
Location: The Fairview Building, 820 Fairview Avenue, Murfreesboro, TN 37132
Phone: 615-898-2198
Children Served: Ages: 1-5 year olds
Open to children of students: yes
Open to children of faculty: yes
Open to children of staff: yes
Open to children of administration:


Open to children of the community:


Class enrollment size: 6 in youngest, infant-toddler class, and 8 in other three infant-toddler class 15 in each preschool class
Hours of operation: see below
For infants and
toddlers only:
(MW a.m. 9:00-11:30, TR a.m.: 9:00-11:30, MW p.m.1:00-3:30, TR p.m. 1:00-3:30) with children placed by age.
Preschool: 2 sessions (MTWR a.m. 8:45-11:45, MTWR p.m. 1:00-4:00)
Period of operation: Operates 12 weeks out of each semester
Registration/Materials fee: $25/semester
Tuition Rates:

Infant Toddler (12 months-35 months): $250/semester for 12 weeks
Preschool (3 and 4 year olds): $400/semester for 12 weeks

Preschool: $400/semester for 12 weeks
How funded: Families pay tuition, which cover cost other than those listed below (also tuition used for playground equipment, classroom equipment, food for snacks etc.
How does MTSU contribute:

Classroom and office space
Salaries of director and two lead teachers
Students enrolled in Early Childhood Education practicum courses support the classroom teacher


The Ann Campbell Early Learning Center (ACE Learning Center)
Director: Christy Davis
Location: 206 N. Baird Lane, Murfreesboro, TN 37132
Fairview Center: 820 Fairview Drive, Room 120
Phone: Baird Lane:  615-898-2458
Fairview Center: 615-898-5214
Children Served: Ages: 1 year to 5 years old
Inclusive program that supports young children with and without developmental delays 
Open to children of students: Yes
Open to children of faculty: Yes
Open to children of staff: Yes
Open to children of administrators: Yes
Open to children of community: Yes
Maximum class enrollment size: 

One-two year olds – 8 children;
Two-three year olds  – 11 children;
Four to five year olds  – 12 children

Days of operation and rates:

Open Monday-Friday 7:30-5:00 except for one week in summer, MTSU observed holidays, and other full University closures.

Rates for 5 days a week: $720/month
Rates for 4 days a week: $575/month
Rates for 3 days a week: $440/month
Rates for 2 days a week: $320/month

How funded: Tuition, United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties, grants, contributions, and donations
How does MTSU contribute? MTSU provides for the space, utilities, and director's salary. Positions are available for work-study students at no cost to the center. Students from field of Education as well as other disciplines complete observations, internships, and practicums to support their knowledge and preparation for work in early childhood.


For information about HEAD START/EARLY HEAD START, call (615) 896-5870.

To inquire about qualifying for the CHILD CARE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM, which pays for part of the parent's child care fees, contact the Rutherford County Department of Human Services at (615) 848-5153.