University Children’s Center is one in a family of five child care centers founded by Child Care Partners. We set out with a mission and it has guided us ever since 1980.
“To create a special place for children to learn, grow and thrive:
► We are dedicated to excellence and best practices in early childhood education and care.
► We forge strong partnerships with families, employers and neighborhoods.
► We invest in the knowledge, skills and competencies of our staff.”
There are 8 principles that guide our work:
► WE BELIEVE THAT PARENTS ARE OUR PARTNERS IN CHILD CARE and EARLY EDUCATION.
► WE FOLLOW DEVELOPMENTALLY APPROPRIATE PRACTICE.
► WE OFFER A CHILD-CENTERED PROGRAM.
► WE TEACH BY GUIDING, FACILITATING and EXTENDING THE THINKING and ACTIONS of CHILDREN.
► WE BELIEVE CHILDREN LEARN BY DOING.
► GUIDANCE and DISCIPLINE ARE GIVEN WITH LOVE and CONSISTENCY.
► WE ARE COMMITTED TO PROVIDING AN INCLUSIVE PROGRAM THAT IS RESPECTFUL.
► WE VALUE HONESTY, TRUST, LIFE-LONG LEARNING and INNOVATION.