FAQs

 

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.

Our waitlist is regularly updated and vaires in length at different times in the year.  For current status, please contact our center.  We may also direct you to the Center for Child Care and Family Resources where they will try to help you find another option for immediate care.

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.

We understand that class schedules can change, and we will accommodate those changes pending availability and the Director’s approval.  All changes to your schedule shall be submitted on the “Schedule Change Request” form and (if approved by the director) will become an amendment to your Service Agreement.  Also, please note that after the first schedule change, all subsequent changes will be subject to a $25 fee.
Extended hours may be available upon request for part-day/hourly families and pending the Director’s approval, however 24 hour notice is required. We ask that you refrain from requesting hours on the day you need them, or on a regular basis to respect our need to accommodate them with staffing. In the event a family is utilizing extended hours too frequently, it will be at the program’s discretion to not accommodate those requests. Any extended hours will be charged your hourly rate, and be added to your ledger to be reflected in your overall tuition payments.
In order for your child to attend the Early Childhood Education Center, he/she must be well enough to eat the meals and snacks provided by the center. They must also be able to go outdoors. If your child exhibits symptoms of illness (fever, vomiting, diarrhea, sore throat, frequent cough, heavily running nose, frequent sneezing, unknown rash, conjunctivitis (pink eye) etc.) during the 24-hour period prior to scheduled attendance at the Center, your child should be kept home until the symptoms mentioned have disappeared or a note is obtained from your physician stating that your child does not have a contagious condition. Children must wait 24 hours after the last fever, vomiting and diarrhea episode. Please note with Conjunctivitis your child cannot attend the center until he/she has been on medication for 48 hours.
ECEC and ASUU Child Care are sister programs under direction of the Center for Child Care and Family Resouces and are also part of the Student Affairs department here at the U.  Although our centers share the same mission to serve University families, our centers differ mainly in the type of care provided.  ASUU Child Care is a part-time program only, whereas our center provides the full-day and part-day/hourly model.
Unfortunately our program does not provide drop-in care and all children must be enrolled to attend.  You may seek evening drop-in care at our sister program located on campus, ASUU Child Care.

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.

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