Child Development Center

Meet the Teachers

Wee Cubs

Ranelle Cole

Ages: 6 weeks to 12 months - Infants
Ages 1 to 2 years old - Toddlers
Taylor Education Building, Rm. 240A/B
Phone: 417.625.9360
Fax: 417.659.5421


Celeste Tarrant

Ages: 2 & 3 years old
Taylor Education Building, Rm. 242
Phone: 417.625.9360
Fax: 417.659.5421

Wee Lions

Julie Vandine

Ages: 3 to 5 years old
Taylor Education Building, Rm. 244
Phone: 417.625.9360
Fax: 417.659.5421


Lindsey Klunk

Ages: 3 to 5 years old
Taylor Education Building, Rm. 246
Phone: 417.625.9360
Fax: 417.659.5421

Student Helpers

Employment Opportunities & Clinical Field Experiences at the MSSU Child Development Center

Practicum requirements for degree programs:

  • Nursing
  • Pre-Medical
  • Early Childhood Majors, Teacher Education Bachelor program – Clinical Field Experience
  • Masters Program Early Childhood Majors, Practicum

Student Employment Opportunities

MSSU Student Employment opportunities in the Child Development Center:

The Student Employment Office serves as the focal point for students seeking part-time employment on- and off-campus. All positions posted through the Student Employment Office are posted and filled in an open and non-discriminatory manner. Apply for Student Employment.

Tonya Nickle
Student Employment Coordinator
Hearnes Hall Room 117A