Child Development Center

Child Development Center Purpose
Our purpose is to provide community children with nurturing, developmentally appropriate, hands-on learning in the context of a full day, year-round program with low teacher-child ratios. The whole child is supported through educational experiences that promote exploration and self discovery in the areas of language, cognition, gross and fine motor, social, emotional and self-help skill development with an emphasis on promoting self-esteem. Activities are individualized, allowing each child to progress at his or her own pace. The Center is committed to excellence in instruction and serves as a laboratory model for child development and early childhood education programs.

Admission to the CDC
The CDC accepts children from six weeks to five years of age. An application for admission must be completed and returned to:

Tulsa Community College
Child Development Center
7505 West 41st Street
Tulsa, OK 74107

There is no application fee. Children will be enrolled in order of application, with priority given to teacher’s children, siblings of children currently enrolled, and TCC employees. The CDC reserves the right to balance groups according to race, sex, chronological age, and developmental levels.

The CDC is located on the West Campus of Tulsa Community College, 7505 W. 41st Street, Tulsa, OK 74107.

Hours of Operation
The CDC is open year-round from 7:15 a.m. to 5:45 p.m., Monday through Friday, except for the following days: Martin Luther King Holiday, Spring Break, May Professional Development Days (3), Memorial Day, Independence Day,  Labor Day, October Professional Development Days (2), Thanksgiving Break, and Winter Break.

Fees are based on full-time enrollment and are subject to change. A $100 fee is due upon enrollment.

Teacher-Child Ratio:

  • 2 to 6 $735 per month
  • 2 to 8 $670 per month
  • 2 to 12 $605 per month
  • 2 to 16 $570 per month

NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) suggested ratios are maintained during the majority of the day.  During arrival and departure times of children and staff, ratios may fluctuate slightly.  However, for your child's safety, DHS Child Care Licensing ratios will always be maintained.


Sherry Averill, M. Ed (918) 595 - 8244 Fax: (918) 595-8247
CDC Manager