WHAT IS NAEYC ACCREDITATION?
The National Association for the Education of Young Children-the world’s largest organization of early childhood educators-established its accreditation system to raise the quality of early childhood education and help families and others identify high-quality child care centers, preschools, kindergartens and other early childhood programs. NAEYC-accredited programs are committed to providing high-quality educational services to young children and their families. While the accreditation process examines all aspects of a program-including health and safety, teacher qualifications and administration-the focus is on the quality of interactions between teachers and children and the nature of the child’s experience.
ASUU STUDENT CHILD CARE PROGRAM HISTORY
The ASUU Student Child Care Center opened its doors in 2001 after many years of advocacy and student support. The program is built on a strong legacy of ASUU leadership which provides:
• Part-time hours and partial week scheduling
• Subsidized fees
• School/Life Scholarship Program
• Developmental Programming for children 12 months through 5 years of age
• Non-traditional hours
• Free child care during finals week
Children of University student parents have priority placement in a nationally accredited early care and education program located in the heart of the University campus. The program begin with two classrooms and space for 24 children but has since doubled in size and capacity with a new outdoor learning environment that supports each child’s unique development and natural curiosity. The program is administered through the Child Care Coordinating Office with program and policy development guided by an advisory board comprised of University specialists and parents whose children attend the program. The Program Mission is to provide access to high quality, affordable child care for student families at the University of Utah.
Location and Directions:
225 S. 1400 E. (Alfred Emery Bldg.), #120
SLC, Utah 84112
Program services are located in the north end of the Alfred Emery Building (lower level) on President’s Circle. Entrance to the center may be found through the main and East doors. Parking is restricted in front of the Alfred Emery Building; however, pay meters are available along President’s Circle. Campus shuttle services stop directly in front of the Alfred Emery Building.
HOURS OF OPERATION:
Fall and Spring hours are 7:15am-9:00pm Monday through Thursday & 7:15am-6:00pm on Friday, extended hours may be available on Tuesday and Thursdays based on need. Summer hours are Mondy through Friday 7:30am-5:00pm.
Click here to view our current SPRING availability in each classroom. (Summer availability cannot be posted until two weeks into our enrollment process. Please check back toward the end of April.)