Child Care Options

UNL Children's Center

The UNL Children's Center serves faculty, staff, students and the community of Lincoln. Care is provided for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years of age during the academic year. In the summer months care extends to age 8 with a summer camp program. Full time care is provided for infants, toddlers and preschoolers. Part-time care is scheduled semester by semester and available for preschoolers.

Detailed information on this center is available at

Child Care Connection

Child Care Connection is a service provided by Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department to search for child care providers in Lincoln-Lancaster County.

For detailed information or to conduct a search for child care providers, please visit

Ruth Staples Child Development Laboratory

Operated by the College of Human Resources and Family Sciences, 35th and Fair Streets on East Campus.

The Ruth Staples Child Development Laboratory provides development programs for young children which involve students in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences and other university departments. It serves both teacher training and research functions at undergraduate and graduate levels and offers students opportunities for observation and study of children. The lab is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

One of the earliest university laboratory schools in the nation, the preschool program has been in existence since 1925. The present building was completed in 1970 and was completely renovated in 1993. Preschool and child care programs for children ages 2 through 5 are available. The preschool program has 4 groups of children who attend 2 or 3 days each week during the regular academic year of the university. Vacancies are filled on a first-come, first-served basis, and an attempt is made to keep the groups balanced according to age and sex.

Detailed information is available from Child, Youth and Family Studies

Lactation Support Program Policy

Lactation Support Program Policy