Openings at Both Locations
The Campus Kids' Corner on the Macon Campus has limited availability. They care for children ages 2½ years (30 months) to 5 years. Children must be toilet-trained and in regular underwear, no pull-ups.
The Early Childhood Education Center on the Union Avenue Campus cares for children ages 13 months to 5 years.
- Spaces are available for children ages 2½ years (30 months) to 5 years. They must be toilet-trained and in regular underwear, no pull-ups.
- The toddler class for children ages 13 months to 30 months currently has limited openings. (Toddlers do not have to be toilet-trained).
The Campus Child Care Centers have a Three Star Rating from the Tennessee Department of Human Services. Three stars is the highest rating that can be earned.
Learn more about the CCAMPIS Grant
The United States Department of Education has awarded nearly a million dollars to Southwest to support its Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) Program. The grant will fund care for up to 45 children of Pell Grant-eligible students pursuing associate degrees.
Learn more at our CCAMPIS informational page. Apply with the CCAMPIS Scholarship Application. Parents and caregivers who have been part of the CCAMPIS Scholarship can give program feedback at our CCAMPIS Parent Survey.
For more information, view our CCAMPIS brochure.
About the Campus Child Care Centers
The Campus Child Care Centers are designed to provide multicultural experiences in an open-space setting. The open-space concept embraces all areas in the child's environment created by these centers.
The staff nurtures the child's sense of independence and encourages children to explore and make choices. The open-education concept is based on the belief that children:
- Learn and grow at different rates,
- Are eager and curious about learning and
- Learn best when they are able to pursue their interests.
The open classroom integrates the total curriculum, rather than focusing on separate subject matter. Academic reading skills, writing, and number concepts are part of all learning.
Play is important and encourages children to explore, manipulate and construct. The Center's classroom space encourages this by setting up learning centers throughout the room where each child may decide how and with whom they spend their time.