SUU Child Care Center

FAQS

We have addressed some of our most frequently asked questions. Our Parent Handbook is almost complete. Check back soon for a downloadable copy.

If you have specific questions or comments that are not addressed below, please email childcare@suu.edu .

The Center is specifically for "tuition-paying" (not on an employee or spousal tuition waiver) student-parents at Southern Utah University or Southwest Technical College. Likewise, opportunities are given to support low-income graduate student-parents, low-income foreign student-parents, and second degree-seeking student-parents. At this time, we do not have availability for children of staff and faculty.
The Center is located at the former President’s Home at 302 S 1100 W, Cedar City, UT 84720.Map with child care center highlighted

The Center will be closed on the following holidays:

New Year’s Day
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
President’s Day
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Pioneer Day
Labor Day
Thanksgiving Day and the Friday after
Christmas Day

Monday through Friday, from 7:30am to 5:30pm. Children can be part or full-time. Students will choose desired hours and days of the week for their child(ren). We are not a drop-in center: children must be in care for a minimum of three hours and chosen schedules will apply for the entire semester.

Rates are calculated hourly:
Children under two: $3.50/hour
Children two and over: $3.00/hour
Students will choose their desired hours (minimum three consecutive) and desired days. We will
then calculate the total cost based on the number of hours over the course of each month. Student-parents will be billed monthly and payment is due on the 1st of each month.

A late fee of $5 per day will be applied for any payment made after the 5th of the month. Full payment for the semester may be made in advance. Payment is accepted in the form of checks, cash, debit card, and credit card. Children must be picked up promptly by 5:30 pm. Late fees of $1 per child per minute will be incurred beyond 5:30 pm.

Yes! Through the SUU Non-Traditional Student Services Office, there are two different sources of
funding to help pay for child care: CCAMPIS and the Tiny T-Bird Scholarship. CCAMPIS grant money can be used for any approved child care center. If you are not using SUU Child Care, you can still apply for and utilize CCAMPIS funds for your chosen child care center.

For more information on CCAMPIS, please click here. The Tiny T-Bird Scholarship is applicable to the SUU Child Care Center for Hope. Click here for more information.

No, there is no transportation provided.

We will be hiring a staff of full-time Lead Teachers, student workers and non-student workers. All caregivers will be required to pass a Child Care Licensing Background Check and fingerprinting, in addition to having CPR and First Aid Training for Infants and Children. Lead Teachers are hired full-time and therefore will not be rotated in order to ensure consistency for the children in their care. We will meet or exceed adult-to-child ratios as required by the Utah Department of Health for Licensed Child Care Centers. These ratios are:

Age of Children # of Caregivers # of Children Group size (w/ 2 caregivers
Birth-23 months 1 4 8
2 years old 1 7 14
3 years old 1 12 24
4 years old 1 15 30
School-age 1 20 40
We consider providing after school care from 3:30pm to 5:30pm for children up to the age of 10 on a case-by-case basis. Unfortunately, we cannot provide care beyond 5:30pm at this time due to staffing issues.
Each age group will have an appropriate daily schedule for their level. Classrooms are divided by age group. Daily schedules will be posted at a later date, once the curriculum has been fully developed. Recommendations from the National Association for the Education of Young Children are used as a foundation for lesson planning, with an emphasis on Developmentally Appropriate Practice, which combines knowledge of child development and of the children as individuals. 
We will serve Breakfast at 9am, Lunch at 12pm, and an afternoon snack at 3pm. Meals will be served in accordance with USDA Food Program regulations. Infants and toddlers are on their own meal schedule as needed. Parents may elect to use their own formula or breastmilk. All other food is provided and food should not be brought from home. Please speak with the Center Manager regarding food allergies and sensitivities.
Our enrollment application is posted here. This is so that students will know their schedule and when they will require child care. The enrollment application will require immunization documents (updated record, schedule, or exemption), any applicable medical conditions and related documents, emergency contact information, etc. Please be prepared to provide this information.