WE ARE THE ONLY CHILD CARE CENTER IN LOCAL AREA THAT WILL GUARANTEE OUR CHILD CARE AND LEARNING ENVIRONMENT FOR YOUR SATISFACTION OR YOUR MONEY BACK !!
We are so much more than child care and believe that every child should have access to a high quality education. We have a world-class curriculum that prepares your child for success in school and beyond.
As the owner of ECU, I bring over 10 years of experience in business ownership and leadership. With a degree in child psychology, I have combined my passion for child development with my expertise in running a successful business. Our team is passionate about making a positive impact in the lives of children and families, and we are proud to serve the community in this way.
We offer a range of programs, including full-time and part-time care, before and after-school care, and summer programs, all designed to promote social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development.
At ECU, we prioritize each child’s individual needs, ensuring that they receive personalized attention and care. As an experienced business owner, I have created a daycare that is not only safe and reliable but also innovative and forward-thinking. I am proud to lead a team of professionals who are passionate about providing high-quality care and education to children.
My team and I have the opportunity to make a difference every day, and I can’t think of a better feeling than that!!
We are hands on and we care! That is our promise to you.
We are not a 9am-5pm organization. We care enough that we are available virtually 24/7 to our staff. We had experience with a corporate structure while we operated for 18 years, as a franchise under the Tutor Time name. We find operating as an independent liberating from the standpoint of what we can do. No rigid policies and procedures that may make sense to a corporate officer, but just don’t translate at the school and local community level. We can react more quickly to whatever needs improvement or to new resources as they become available. With us, if something doesn’t work, we can change it today. When we find a new resource or child care service that benefits our families, we can implement it quickly. We are available to the families. We always prefer that parents resolve issues with the staff at the school, but when asked or needed, we speak directly with you, the parent.
I and my team are extremely passionate about being the number one child care learning center in the local area. We are here to serve you!
Nancy Craft (2014)Center Director
Hello, my name is Nancy Craft. I have been in the Early childhood industry for approximately 30 Plus years. I have had the pleasure of working in many different areas of Early Childhood Education including Lead teacher in all ages from Infant to school-age. I have been the lead toddler and Preschool teacher here at Early Childhood University and soon was promoted to assistant director. I was assistant director for 6 years here at ECU, before becoming the Program Director. I am a mother of 3 wonderful boys. I am currently furthering my education in child development and special education at CMU!
Megan Feria (2017)Assistant Director
Hello, my name is Miss Megan I’ve been working at ECU since 2015. I’ve been the lead toddler teacher since 2017. I am currently working on my CDA to further my education and help the children in my care get the best of me. I became the assistant director in 2020 and enjoy being able to interact with all the children and the families in the center to make it the best experience possible for everyone. I love working with the toddlers and it is my favorite thing in the world to watch them grow and learn new things.
Special School Features
At ECU, we are adult-child CPR and standard first aid trained.
Many other programs train just a handful of their teachers. At Early Childhood University, we feel having all of our staffed trained in CPR is much safer for all of the children in our care, and even for their families and caretakers also.
Children are more adept at learning than any other age group. They are quite literally sponges for knowledge. Sign language instruction starts with infants.
30-Day “Happy Family” Guarantee
We want you and your child to be successful and happy at Early Childhood University. If you or your child are not 100% happy with our school, just let us know in the first 30 days and you will receive a full refund of your first month’s tuition.
Early Childhood University understands the importance of striking a balance between a structured schedule and a flexible schedule. While structured schedules followed by teachers in each classroom are designed to provide the guidance every child needs, we also allow room for schedule flexibility. This is for us to encourage more time for child-led initiatives, ideas and insights. We make sure that schedules are flexible enough to cater to the unique developmental needs of each child.
Safety in the School and Classrooms
Safety is paramount in every childcare center. This is why at Early Childhood University, we use the latest security features to ensure your children’s safety. We also implement a strict pick-up policy which requires the presentation of ID for new individuals picking up a child regardless of relation.
All children under the care of our staff are guaranteed to be safe because they are constantly supervised, monitored and accompanied. Our staff members are trained and certified for CPR and First Aid. They also receive continuing education classes every year.
Our infant and administration staff members have also been trained in SIDS protection while our school bus drivers must attend annual driver safety training courses to ensure kids’ safety on the road.
With Early Childhood University, preparing your child for kindergarten has never been better. With our skilled staff and effective curriculum, we are confident we can help set your child on the path to success upon entering kindergarten.
Before and After-School Programs
At Early Childhood University, we understand the importance of after school programs as an integral part of every family’s schedule. Our programs ensure that children are provided adequate time with their families at home. We also give kids fun activities on a daily basis that allow them to spend time playing and socializing with their peers.
Both our before and after-school programs aim to provide young kids the opportunity to break away from the structured academic learning routine to boost their creativity, decision-making and problem-solving skills. With the help of our daily parent interactions, we determine the after school needs of each child.
OPEN 6:30am – 6:00pm
Two large enclosed playgrounds
- Procare Family
Observation Windows in each classroom
Security Cameras in ALL classrooms