UCCC has the capacity for 164 children daily in a state-of-the-art facility. We have a growing reputation as a thought-leader in early childhood education and human development. Our notions of innovation and creative thinking in the classroom drive the continuous improvement of our programs. We are able to serve a large group of children within a highly diverse environment because of our ability to provide financial assistance to our families, and are successful because of our ability to put sound child development theory into practice. The 10,000 square foot building has 10 classrooms (infant to pre-k), an Infant/Toddler Playground, Infant/Toddler Herb Garden, Adventure Playground, Vegetable/Fruit/Herb Garden, Greenhouse, Trike Track, Tea House, Library for families, Reading Garden, and in-house kitchen and cook.
Gardening is in the fabric of our programing. The children expect to garden! We are open year-round, so children are able to experience all seasons of growing. UCCC has a 17,000 square foot Adventure Playground on which most of our gardening activities take place. This playground contains:
Vegetable Garden (420 sq ft)
Tomato Patch (36 sqft)
Green House (100 sq ft)
Missouri Native & Succulent Garden
Other natural play spaces
UCCC also has infant/toddler playground and an infant/toddler herb garden. The infant/toddler classrooms have doors that lead directly out to the playground and herb garden.