In accordance with the Utah State licensing standards staff in child care/preschool must be 18, be high school graduates and take 20 hours of training annually. In addition to this, our program follows NAEYC standards for hiring which is assistant teachers either are working on a degree, have an AA or Child Development Associate. Our teachers either have or are working on degrees in a child related field. All of our staff must have previous experience working with children. Visit our Staff Bios page to learn more about staff qualifications.
We have a variety of care options including part-day/hourly and full-day, which have varying rates. For more information visit our enrollment page.
We give priority to student families, however, are happy to accomodate staff/faculty and community members provided there is space in the classroom. For more information please see our enrollment page.
Due to the fact that we still have to staff as though your child is attending, and because we are still holding the spot for your child whether or not they attend, there are no deductions in tuition for vacations or illness absences.
ECEC's classrooms are staffed to meet NAEYC adult child ratios. These are lower than state licensing standards and many other centers across the state. Each class has a teacher and an assistant.
Caterpillar Room (12-24 months) 1 teacher: 4 children
Ladybug Room (2 years-3 years) 1 teacher: 6 children
Bumblebee Room (3 years-4 years) 1 teacher: 7 children
Cricket Room (4 years-5 years old) 1 teacher: 8 children.
Although unsettling, biting is developmentally appropriate for young children, particularly under two years old. Teachers work with the child in gaining language to prevent frustration. We also provide additional supervision and training for our staff on how to handle biting in the classroom. When a bite occurs, parents are always made aware both verbally and by a special form.
Children are never forced to nap at the Early Childhood Education Center. While all children may not sleep, they are all required to rest and stay on their mats during this time.
For more information regarding our program policies and procedures, please view our Parent Handbook.