Outside view from the street of the Jean Tyson Child Development Study Center Building.

Jean Tyson Child Development Study Center

A family-centered program housed in a facility designed to provide for best practices in early childhood education and to enhance the learning experience for University of Arkansas students.

Our early childhood professionals provide individualized care for infants, toddlers and preschoolers.

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Our three-fold mission:


To provide a model early childhood facility for children from eight weeks to five years.


To serve as a teaching laboratory for students studying in the area of Human Development and Family Sciences, and other disciplines.


To serve as a research facility for faculty and graduate students.


Hours of Operation & Location


7:30 a.m - 5:30 p.m.


924 West Douglas Street
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, Arkansas 727801

Center Events and Highlights:

Covid-19 update:  In light of the recent change to public schools being closed until April 17, 2020, we have been instructed to follow the same timeline and remain closed.  We will schedule to re-open April 20, 2020.  We will continue to update you as this situation progresses or changes.

Future invoicing will be adjusted to reflect the days we are closed. 

Our educators are working from home creating videos of them reading books, singing songs, and doing activities with their own children that we are sharing on our Facebook page and the Tyson PTA Facebook page.

For the latest university information, tips and suggestions: https://health.uark.edu/coronavirus/