Empower your child
to discover themselves

Child-led learning for kids ages 1-5


uriosity is our pathway to learning

We passionately believe that children learn best when they follow their interests. That's why our approach is inspired by the Reggio Emilia method, focused on self-directed, experiential learning. Our children chart their own path to discovery while we guide them with engagement,  encouragement, gentle direction, and caring.

A teacher with a group of preschoolers


amilies are our full partners

Parents and guardians are a child's first and most important teacher, and as such we integrate them as full partners into every aspect of our program. We look to parents for close communication, flexible involvement, and supportive guidance, not only regarding their own child's education but regarding the direction of UDCC for all students.

A teacher and two preschool kids playing with a block tower


ur children grow up strong

We nurture our students to develop a love of learning, a confident identity, a firm sense of fairness, and the skills to stand up for themselves and others.

A teacher playing in the sandbox with two preschool boys
A teacher helping his students with an art project
A teacher with two students who are drawing
A teacher playing blocks with a student


hild development is who we are

Our amazing teachers and staff are not only devoted to their UDCC students but to the profession of early childhood development. We love what we do and we work hard to bring the best our field has to offer to our children, using knowlegde from our anti-bias training, our in-house teacher-coaching, our annual training, and so much more.

PReschoolers playing in a sand table
A preschooler playing on the playground
A preschooler on the playground with his teacher


nvironment as our third teacher

As part of our Reggio Emilia inspired approach, we strive to create environments matched to the developmental stages of our students, to inspire curiosity and exploration, promote critical thinking and problem solving, and build relationships,  


mpower your child to discover themselves!