Who We Are
The University of Texas at Austin Child Development Center provides renowned child care services to university students, faculty, and staff year round. We offer a developmental early childhood program for children six weeks to five years of age, which creates a nurturing, age-appropriate learning environment. We hook ′em young to a lifetime of educational success.
What We’re Fundraising For
This year we are fundraising to enhance our playground by adding more natural landscaping and a wooden playhouse for toddler playground. We are also raising funds to replace old furniture in our classrooms.
As a parent of two, I am constantly amazed at how quickly time passes — from morning to night, week to week, and year to year. I used to think I was busy, until the power of unconditional love took over my schedule. So, when it comes to giving more, in any way, it is a tough thing to do.
But… every day that I drop my children off, with smiles and hugs for their teachers, or pick them up, safe and full of new conversation, I appreciate the gift of the UT Child Development Center. And when I think about what they give to my children each day, it makes it easier to find the extra time, groceries, dollars, and energy to give back to them.
Some of you may never have experienced child care elsewhere; consider yourself fortunate. I have worked in child care, and have interviewed many centers around town. The UT Child Development Centers provide so much more curriculum and opportunity for growth than most public daycare centers. Our teachers are committed to their professions and our student teachers are bright and cheerful pals to our children. We even have healthy food provided daily – which is one less thing for us to worry about as working parents!
Yet, our reasonable and competitive tuition still doesn’t provide enough funds for all of the things that our teachers and administrators want and need to improve. Each year they target classroom materials and capital improvement projects that will enhance the learning environment, but some of these things simply cannot be achieved without our help.
So why do I give? I give because I know that the UTCDC offers my children more than I ever could on my own, and I want to be a part of each little life that is touched here now and in the years to come. It is the least I can do in exchange for the peace of mind I have knowing that my children are loved and cared for by the people I support with my time and my donations.
— Marjorie Wilcox, Maeson and Kipp’s mom