Our Classrooms

Children are grouped according to age and developmental maturity into three groups: infants (6 weeks - 18 months), toddlers (18 - 36 months), mixed-age preschool (3-5 years old).

Each classroom has assigned teaching staff who have primary responsibility for that group of children. These teachers provide ongoing personal contact, meaningful learning activities, supervision and immediate care as needed to protect children’s well-being. Children stay with the same set of teachers until they move to the next age group. This allows time for relationships to develop and provides a sense of continuity for the children.

When it is time for children to move to the next age group, families are notified of the upcoming move before it happens. Children spend a transition period, the length of which may vary according to age, visiting their classroom; gradually increasing the amount of time they spend each day in the new classroom.

Our Curriculum

The curriculum resulting from these guidelines is multifaceted, providing opportunities for the development of social and emotional skills, gross and fine motor skills, and perceptual and cognitive readiness. Sound health and nutritional practices are emphasized. Safety is stressed. Through teacher/child interactions, children learn language and problem-solving skills. Children are offered a program rich in assorted activities. Choices alternate between quiet and active play, both indoors and out to keep the children stimulated, interested and relaxed.

UBCCC uses research-based curriculum models that encourage assessment through observation and meeting children where they are developmentally. Lead Teachers will offer Parent-Teacher conferences twice each year, where children's development is dicsussed and goals are offered. Our goal is to be partners with parents, so that children can reach their fullest potential.

If at any time a teacher feels that a child is not reaching age-appropriate developmental milestones, they will inform the parent and offer suggestions for next steps.