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Student Parent Resources: Childcare Options

Childcare Opportunities

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Childcare Resources

As a parent, you want the best for your child and that starts with great childcare. 

  • Our university offers childcare through our Child Development Center (, which is located just a couple minutes from campus. "Student Families: Children of degree seeking, full time App State students actively enrolled in programs of study receive priority." For more information, contact To apply: (
    • Student Families:
      • Parent(s) must be enrolled at Appalachian for at least twelve undergraduate hours/ six graduate hours per semester and be degree seeking. Any other circumstances will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

  • Lucy Brock Child Development Lab School ( offers childcare for faculty, staff, and students on campus. Lucy Brock is located on campus, which makes for easy access for families who are on campus frequently.
  • The Children’s Council of Watauga County ( offers a list of other childcare providers in the community. They have resources for families, early childhood professionals, and also a calendar of community events. 


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Emma Sobczak Schell
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Online Office Hours: Tuesdays 10am-12pm