UNDERMOUNTAIN CHILD CARE CENTER
Undermountain Child Care (UMCC) offers year-round, full and part-time child care for children ages eight weeks through five years old, Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Undermountain Child Care’s mission is to provide excellent quality early care and education to the children of the families we serve. UMCC offers a warm, safe, and nurturing home-like environment that encourages independence and self-respect, as well as sensitivity to and awareness of others. Program goals and curriculum have been developed to promote the emotional, social, cognitive, and physical development of each child. The goals and curriculum have been developed based on our philosophy that each child is a unique individual with a variety of interests, needs, and abilities. Through daily activities infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and school-age children will be provided with extensive opportunities to explore their surroundings and to grow and develop to their maximum individual potential at their own rate.
The curriculum is implemented in a manner that reflects responsiveness to family home values, beliefs, and experiences. UMCC’s curriculum goals guide teachers’ ongoing assessment of children’s progress that supports individualized learning, and guides the development of a daily schedule that is predictable yet flexible and responsive to the individual needs of the children. The schedule provides time and support to transitions, includes both indoor and outdoor experiences, and is responsive to a child’s need to rest or to be active.
The infant/toddler classrooms serve children 8 weeks to 2.9 years of age. A staff-to-child ratio of 1:3 for infants and 1:4 for toddlers is maintained, with a maximum of 9 children in the classroom per session.
The preschool classroom serves children from 2.9 years to 5 years of age. A staff-to-child ratio of 1:10 is maintained, with a maximum of 20 children in the classroom.