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University Child Care center

Student Observers

University Students are invited to become engaged in the following specific activities between the hours of  8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, unless noted differently.


Please note: you will not be allowed to enter the Center for observation, participation, interaction or volunteering unless you arrive with your valid University ID (not a driver's license). Your ID will be matched to the roster which your professor has sent to us in advance. You must also bring us our copy of your signed and dated Observation/Participation/Interaction/Volunteering Agreement wehn initially arriving.

Below are the instructions you need to follow in order to sign up for individual Observation hours.

Please note: The procedures for Participation/Interaction/Volunteering experiences are different from those of students who are observing. Your professor must contact us to work out the details of the type of experience they would you like you to have. We then will negotiate with our Supervisors --as different types of tasks require different levels of sophistication.  Children in all age groups may not be the answer to your need. We will communicate with your professors to let them know the hours within our 8:00 --12:30 framework which would allow for the availability of potential access to children. After you have been given agreeable time frames for your type of project, you may then go into TutorTrac to book appointments during the time frames to which you have been alerted by your professor.

Observation hours can be scheduled by you directly, through a computer based appointment system entitled TutorTrac.

Please make sure the following steps have been completed before attempting to schedule your observation hours:

  1. Your Professor must submit their class roster and syllabus to University Child Care. (Your name will not be in the TutorTrac system to allow you to book an appointment unless this step has already been accomplished.) Please email by attachment to Miss Debbie Koman at
  2. Once your course name and number arrive and have been entered into our computer program, you will be uploaded into the TutorTrac system.

    Please note: There are many students attempting to fulfill some type of academic requirement through University Child Care. While you are waiting to be uploaded into TutorTrac take the time to read through the Observer Agreement

        3.  At the very bottom of the Observer's Agreement fill in:

                                                Course Name

                                                Course Title

                                                Course Section

                                                Professor's Name

                                                Professor's E-mail Address

                                                Semester & Year

                                                Your Printed Name

                                                Your Email Address

                                                Phone number w/voice mail option

        4. When finished, click Submit

        5. Print out the page that you submitted. Be sure to bring this Observer Agreement the       

            first time you come to observe at the Center.


Signing Up For Observation Hours

1. Go to:

2. Tutortrac

Fill in your Towson User Name and Password. (This is the same user name and password you use to access your Towson email.)    

3. Click Login

4. Select Search Availability

5. Select Center (University Child Care)

6. Choose your course

7. Change date range or time as needed.


You may only sign up for 1-hour increments at a time. However, you can go back and make another appointment for that same day, with different hours (back-to-back hours) (For example, if you want to observe from 7:30 am to 9:30 am, you have to sign up from 7:30 am to 8:30 am, and then go back and search for that day again, and sign up for 8:30 am to 9:30 am).

Once the program enters your appointment, you will receive an e-mail confirmation at your Towson University e-mail account.

Feel free to contact us with questions: Debbie Koman,, or  410-704-2652.


University Child Care Center
Hours: Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Phone: 410-704-2652
Fax: 410-704-3771






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