The University School for Young Children was formed in May 2012 when we brought together the Center for Child Studies and the University Child Enrichment Center to form one program.  These two programs have a long history of excellence in providing preschool education and child care, as well as serving as training sites for University students. At our school, we strive to learn and grow together in a caring, supportive community.  We are passionate about our work with learners of all ages.  We would love to share with you the benefits of the School and tell you more about our program.  Please tour our facility online and don’t hesitate to contact us to set up a visit in person.  We would be happy to answer your questions and look forward to working with you and your children.

"Educating the University's Youngest Students through Play and Exploration"

Rebecca Moore, Site Director

Joy Burnette, Operations Supervisor



Mailing Address:

University School for Young Children
Southeast Missouri State University
2089 Bessie Street
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

Hours & Schedule:

The University School for Young Children operates Monday through Friday, 7:30-5:30.

The University School for Young Children is closed on University holidays and days when the University’s main campus is closed due to inclement weather. If the University is closed, the USYC will be closed. If the University has a delayed start, USYC will open 30 minutes prior to the University. If the University has an early closing, the USYC will close 30 minutes after the stated time.

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University School for Young Children
2089 Bessie St.
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701