Our Center

Wee Care is a place where children are valued for their sense of wonder, their genuine curiosity and need to explore, and their natural desire to learn. At every level, Wee Care strives to provide the highest quality of care to your children.

Accreditation and Licensing

Wee Care meets or exceeds Utah State licensing requirements for childcare facilities. In addition to meeting state requirements, Wee Care meets the highest standards of childcare accreditation through the National Early Childhood Program Accreditation (NECPA).

Accreditation standards with NECPA are research based and developmentally appropriate to help early childhood programs go beyond licensing regulations and to implement higher quality in all aspects of the program. To earn this accreditation, Wee Care underwent rigorous evaluations of its health and safety standards, relationship building with community and parents, staff framing and all levels of staff/child interaction. Learn more about the NECPA evaluation.

Curriculum and Assessment

Wee Care provides educational opportunities for your children through The Creative Curriculum. This comprehensive, research-based curriculum promotes exploration and discovery as a way of learning. This helps children develop their confidence, creativity and lifelong critical thinking skills. Learn more about our curriculum.

For developmental assessments, Wee Care implements Teaching Strategies GOLD. The program uses a research-based assessment to evaluate and monitor children’s ongoing development including sensory, cognitive, gross motor, fine motor, socio-emotional, and language.

Nutrition

Wee Care provides nutritious meals and snacks that meet the requirements for the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). Our menu is changed seasonally to ensure we are offering the freshest ingredients available.

Our Staff

Our staff is carefully chosen from a wide range of applicants. All caregivers are at least 18 years old, have a high school diploma or G.E.D. and undergo a background screen.

All staff must complete an orientation that includes licensing rules, the center’s policies and procedures, standard precautions, developmental characteristics of the children in care, and more. All caregivers are required to have a minimum of 30 hours of documented trainings their first year and 24 hours each year thereafter. At least 10 hours must be in-person training.

For detailed information about Wee Care’s care plan and staff training, please see our Parent Handbook.

Our Classrooms

Our classrooms are all equipped with age-appropriate toys and learning materials to help your child learn, grow and explore safely. With the guidance of our dedicated teachers, your children will develop essential skills to prepare them for success in the classroom.

Take a peak at our classrooms and learn about each one:

Infant

Ages: 6 weeks to 12 months

Ratio: 1 teacher to 4 children

Our theme in the infant room is Sunshine and Rainbows. We individualize care to each child. Feeding, diapering, and naps are on the child’s own schedule. Toys are soft and textured, and encourage sensory exploration and development. Even at this young age the infants are given the opportunity to participate in our curriculum at the center through art activities, sensory exploration, and social-emotional experiences.

1-year-old

Ages: 12 months to 24 months

Ratio: 1 teacher to 4 children

Our theme in the 1-year-old classroom is Mickey Mouse. As children explore the classroom, they will learn about themselves, others, and the world around them. Children are given the opportunity to further their learning as they play with developmentally appropriate toys and participate in challenging and achievable activities for their age. Children are also given the opportunity to participate in the center’s curriculum which highlights math, language, science, sensory, fine and gross motor skills, social-emotional development and art. Children follow a tentative schedule that is subject to change based on their individual interest and needs.

2-year-old

Ages: 24 months to 36 months

Ratio: 1 teacher to 6 children

Our theme in the 2-year-old classroom is Outdoor Adventures. Our daily curriculum spans different areas of learning and development including math, science, cognitive skills, language and literacy, fine and gross motor skills and social-emotional development. Children begin to participate in circle time and are given many opportunities to learn how to share and be social. We also engage in sensory and art expression in our curriculum.

3-year-old

Ages: 3 years old

Ratio: 1 teacher to 8 children

Our theme in the three-year-old classroom is Dr. Seuss! Each day we learn by investigating new materials, trying out new ideas, and learning how to work together. Classroom activities include circle time, small groups, free play, outside time, and mealtimes. Through structured play we develop social-emotional skills, support brain development, and most importantly have fun!

Pre-K

Ages: 4 to 5 years old

Ratio: 1 teacher to 10 children

Our theme in the pre-kindergarten room is Under the Sea. In this classroom children ages four and up engage in a daily curriculum focused on areas of learning such as math, language and literacy, physical, and social-emotional development. There is also a focus on sensory exploration and developing creativity through art. The children learn social competence, self-regulation and many other important skills that prepare them for kindergarten.

Mother’s Room

The Wee Care supports breastfeeding mothers. We have a quiet, private, comfortable room available for mothers of Wee Care children to breastfeed. If you need this room, please let a Wee Care staff member know.

Outside

We have two outdoor play areas; one for older children and one for younger children. Weather permitting, children are taken outside to play each day.

Multi-purpose Room

In our multi-purpose room, we host various activities including family workshops, educational exhibits, like the BYU Bean Museum, and indoor playtime when it is too hot or cold outside.