SMU Preschool and Child Care Center. The SMU Preschool and Child Care Center is a fully licensed center open throughout the year to students, faculty, and staff. Children ages one month through five years are accepted, subject to space availability. Hours of operation are 7:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Fees are adjusted to the age of the child. For more information, contact the Director of the SMU Preschool and Child Care Center at 214-768-2278.