Southwest Child Care

The Campus Kids Corner on the Macon Campus which cares for children ages 2 ½ years old (30 months) to 5 years old, has limited availability. 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 old. There is availability for children ages 2 ½ years old (30 months) to 5 years old who must be toilet trained and in regular underwear, no pull-ups. The new toddler class for children aged 13 months to 30 months currently has openings. (Toddlers do not have to be toilet trained).

"The Campus Child Care Centers have earned a Three Star rating from the Tennessee Department of Human Services."

CCAMPISLearn more about the CCAMPIS Grant!

The United States Department of Education has awarded nearly $800,000 to Southwest to support its Childcare Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) Program. The grant will fund care for 45 children of Pell Grant-eligible students pursuing an associate degree.

Learn more at our CCAMPIS informational page, and apply at our CCAMPIS Scholarship Application. Parents and caregivers that have been part of the CCAMPIS Scholarship can give program feedback at our CCAMPIS Parent Survey.

For more information, view our CCAMPIS brochure.

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 the centers' facilities. The staff nurtures the child's sense of independence and encourages exploration and the making of choices. The open-education concept is based on the belief that children learn and grow at different rates, they are eager and curious about learning, and they learn best when they are able to pursue their interests.

The emphasis of an open classroom is on the integration of the total curriculum, rather than separate subject matter. Academic reading skills, writing, and number concepts are part of all learning. The child's 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.

For additional information contact the Macon Cove Campus Campus Kids Corner at 901-333-4522 or the Union Avenue Campus Early Childhood Education Center at 901-333-5233.

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Contact Information

Campus Kids Corner
Location: Macon Cove Campus
5990 Resource Drive
Phone: 901-333-4522

Early Childhood Education Center
Location: Union Avenue Campus
F Building
Phone: 901-333-5233

Director: Mary Palmer, Ed.D
Email: mpalmer@southwest.tn.edu