Child Learning & Care Center
Women Owned Business
UCUCC Child Care Programs provides a place where all families are welcome and supported.
At Child Learning and Care Center, we believe children learn best by doing. What children do best is play. Children learn best through play. Some examples: Our toddlers love to play with dress up shoes, in learning to put on dress up shoes by themselves, they are now able to put on their own shoes to go outside and play. Our preschoolers love to play with play dough. Our preschoolers help make the play dough by counting how many cups of flour and salt we need to make play dough. Our children have learned that the number three actually means three items. Our Pre Kindergarteners learn to play together. They learn the block tower gets built bigger and faster when they work together. They have learned to be a team player.
Child Learning and Care Center is more than day care, we are exactly what our name says. We are an early learning center for children, who need to have someone to care for them while their parents are at work or school. You can expect that your child will be learning in a loving and supporting place from the time they walk in our door at 12 months until they graduate and move on to kindergarten.
An important part of our Philosophy is an anti-bias approach to learning. It is our goal to consistently maintain an environment that provides learning materials and offers activities which reflect all aspects of diversity. We particularly strive to reflect the diversity present in the families we serve. Examples of how a classroom environment may include representations of diversity are as the follows:
- In decoration: displayed pictures of children and families served and pictures of various diverse individuals and families
- In dramatic play: various skin tone babies, multi-cultural foods, multi-cultural dress and/or accessories, a wheel chair, glasses, wigs, or occupational hats
- In literature: picture books reflecting multi-cultural, differently abled, intergenerational families, same sex parents/guardians, sign language, and non-stereotypical gender roles
- In manipulative and block play: pretend play people that are multi-cultural, differently abled, differently aged, and include different representations of family
When children see themselves and their culture reflected in their environment, and when children are supported in their choice of play, they learn to value themselves for who they are. This instilled sense of pride contributes to a higher self-esteem throughout adulthood.