THE FIRST TEACHER
As your childs' first teacher, you play a big part in how well your son or daughter does at the center.
PARTNER WITH US
We invite you to work with our teachers to help students get all they can out of their growing years.
THE TEACHERS, ADMINISTRATORS AND STAFF AT United Child Care Center ARE UNITED IN THEIR BELIEF THAT ALL CHILDREN:
Have the power to learn
Are curious & creative
No two students have exactly the same skills or learning style. That’s why we create an individual learning plan for every child. Your plan will combine direct instruction, small-group work, and one-on-one tutoring in a way that works for your student.
Mission of United Child Care Center
The mission of United Child Care Center (UCCC) is to provide:• quality education to all families, regardless of income• a safe, loving environment for all children.The United Child Care Center does not discriminate against race, color, national origin, gender, or special needs (Board of Directors Handbook, n. d.).
United Child Care Center has been in operation since its founding in 1969. On January 29, 1971 we established a not-for-profit status. We adopted one important goal that remains the same today, providing quality child care at an affordable cost for families of all income levels. We are able to continue to provide quality child care through the support of the United Way, Child Care Development Fund (CCDF), Child and Adult Food Program (CACFP), Vigo County Community Foundation, Indiana Association for the Education of Young Children (IAEYC), National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), private contributions, and volunteers.
The Need and Benefits to the Community
The benefit of enrolling a child at UCC is to provide quality child care for two to five -year-old children in Vigo County. UCCC is a Level 4 Paths to Quality, state licensed and nationally accredited child care center. The Center can attract new families due to the ability to place multiple children of the same family in the same center. Parents also have the assurance of quality care for all of their children on days when other centers and schools traditionally are closed.
According to the Children’s Defense Fund, 67.3% of children under age six have all parents in the labor force, making the availability of reliable and consistent child care important. Also according to the Children’s Defense Fund, 67.3% and 55.9% of children in fourth grade of public school are unable to read and do math, respectively, at grade level. One strategy to combat this is to provide early quality child care that exposes children to books and math concepts.
The United States Census data for the year 2009 indicates that parents with educational attainment of less than a high school diploma talk and play with only 68.4% of their children five minutes or more several times per day. Almost twenty-two percent of children, ages one and two, were not read to in the last week. Furthermore, 81.2% of parents of three to five-year-olds have at least one television rule, compared to 94.1% of parents with some college education.
Excerpt from February 2014 United Way Report: “United Child Care continues to excel in the quality of early education development in this program. This assessment is substantiated by the maintenance of the Level 4 accreditation in Paths to Quality. Your agency strives to be unique by involving the entire family and reaching out to the disadvantaged in the immediate community. The board membership and level of participation impressed the review team. The organizational accountability laid out in the newly developed dashboard is an encouraging development.”
Currently the center is licensed for children 2 to 12 years of age.
The United Child Care Center is currently affiliated with the following: