Please join us for an evening full of HOPE and LOVE as we celebrate University City Children’s Center at the 14th annual Fairy Tales Can Come True concert. This exciting evening celebrates the children, families, educators, and supporters of University City Children’s Center (UCCC). Have a great time and make a difference!
Our school established an early childhood mental health model, advancing prevention and promotion at UCCC and across the region. Our model was accepted into the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University Frontiers of Innovation Portfolio and has proven effective at fostering measurable change in educators’ knowledge, attitudes, and behavior with concurrent statistically significant improvement in mental health outcomes for the children in their care.
UCCC’s Seed to Table Program offers children an opportunity to learn, grow, and explore the garden. Children learn how to care for, grow, and harvest their own food. Then enjoy their fresh fruits and veggies in their daily meals at UCCC.
Our model helps educators and caregivers gain a deeper understanding that children’s emotional development is the foundation for lifelong health, growth, and learning. All UCCC teachers complete an average of 75 hours of professional development during their first year and veteran teachers complete an average of 50 hours per year.
We embrace, practice, and promote diversity, equity and inclusion within our community. We serve 200+ children per year, representing 34+ zip codes and 40+ nationalities/ethnicities. We ensure equitable access to everyone, providing tuition assistance to more than 50% of our families. Our efforts are helping us close the achievement gap and provide mental health services to all or our children.