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Our Programs

Fun, safe, welcoming spaces for each
child to learn and grow.

All UCCC programs are centred around play-based
learning
, inquiry, and the importance of time spent
outdoors. All programs feature low child-to-educator
ratios.

Program Types

Child Care Centres

Safe, nurturing, and engaging learning and care for Infants, Toddlers and Preschool.


  • 3 months to Kindergarten

  • Monday to Friday | 7 AM - 6 PM

    Start and end times may vary by location.

  • Full and part-time care available

Before and After School Programs

Give your kindergarten and school-age children a fun, safe start and finish to their day.


  • Kindergarten and up to Grade 6

  • Monday to Friday | 7 AM - 6 PM

    Start and end times may vary by location.

  • Full and part-time care available

Summer Camp

Our summer camps provide a balance of planned activities and child-directed fun.


  • For ages 4 to 12

  • Monday to Friday | 9 AM - 4 PM

    Start and end times may vary by location.

  • (except statutory holidays)
    Extended care from 7 AM - 6 PM
  • Full-day program

Forest School

Children, immersed in nature, build strong connections to the places in which they play.


  • For ages 3 to 8

  • Monday to Friday | 7 AM - 6 PM

    Start and end times may vary by location.

  • Fall, winter, and spring
  • Full and half-day programs available

Our Learning Model

"Children learn as they play. More importantly in play, children learn how to learn."

– O. Fred Donaldson PHD

Play-based learning, inquiry, and the importance of time spent outdoors is central to all UCCC programs.

We believe children learn best through self-directed play that meets their unique needs and encourages:

We also believe time spent outdoors in all types of weather promotes health and well-being.

Benefits of Our Program

Children further develop their abilities in the areas of:

  • Self-confidence
  • Self-regulation
  • Resilience
  • Engagement
  • Skill development (problem solving, gross and fine motor, language, etc.)
  • Academic outcomes

Role of the Educator

Educators observe and join in children’s play to identify their interests and knowledge. They extend and discover the next step in children’s learning by asking purposeful questions like:

  • What do you think?
  • What do you wonder?
  • How do you think we can find out?
In any given moment, “play” can include opportunities to explore math, science, art, or literature; our educators are always looking for those opportunities.

Our Program Statement, based upon ‘the Four Foundations of Learning‘ guides program design and implementation.

Educators document individual and group experiences on our convenient Storypark App providing an easy way for families to connect with programs.

All UCCC child care programs are licensed by the Ministry of Education and inspected annually. Learn more about our commitment to quality here.

Our clients have rated UCCC a 4.6/5 for an overall satisfaction of 92%

Our child care programs, summer camp, and forest school are child-centered and inquiry based.