Family Center

Childcare Program

At the Family Center, children age 6 months through 5 years participate in supervised activities and experiences that encourage them to explore their environment, interact with their peers, and learn about the diversity within their community. Both full-time and part-time options are available to suit each family’s needs.

Serving approximately 56 families each year, our childcare program divides children into four groups—two mixed-age groups of infants and toddlers and two groups of preschoolers. Our child care includes a General Education program as well as a Preschool Special Education program for children with special needs. We are a fully inclusive setting, which means that children in all programs share the same classroom, and teachers individualize activities to meet each child’s physical, emotional, language, and cognitive needs.

The Family Center understands that family members are the most important people in the lives of young children. We invite and encourage family members to visit and participate throughout the day.

Applications for our child care program must be completed between September and December for entry the following year. Tuition assistance is available each year. Scholarships are based on financial need, and any family may apply.

We Bring the Lived Experience to Life

Our program focuses on bringing the lived experiences of all our children and families into the classroom in developmentally appropriate ways.
  • Child at a light table with a teacher
  • Boy with a stethoscope
  • Teacher reading to child at the Family Center
  • Baby with sand running between his fingers