The Child Development Center provides early childhood education for children age 6 weeks through 5th grade, in an environment which gives children the opportunity to explore, discover and interact with their world. Children experience meaningful play in a warm setting. Developmental centers encourage creativity and curiosity, as the children develop and master developmental goals and objectives.
Children are assessed in their development – socially, emotionally, cognitively and physically. Each child is unique in their growth. Our staff caters the lessons and experiences based upon the individual child. The center believes in the vital role of partnering with the parents to draw them into their child’s overall development. Parents are offered the opportunities to attend Parent/Teacher Conferences as well as have daily communication about their child with the teacher. When an area of concern arises referrals are made to outside resources for the family, and the classroom staff creates experiences within the classroom to address the targeted needs.
Along with being one of the first to be part of the voluntary “Quality First” program, through the First Things First Board in Arizona, UMOM CDC also became accredited in November 2011 with NAC, (the National Accreditation Commission for Early Child Care and Education Programs). Both of these programs ensure our children have access to the quality early learning opportunities that will help them arrive at kindergarten – ready to succeed.
If you are interested in volunteering with the Child Development Center, please click here to learn more about our volunteer process.