Sorenson Legacy Foundation Child and Family Development Center

SUU Child Care Center

SUU Child and Family Development Center FAQS

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The Sorenson Legacy Foundation Child and Family Development Center is named for the Sorenson
Legacy Foundation, a Utah non-profit dedicated to community development and education, which
has made this Center possible for our SUU student-parents.

We call it the Child and Family Development Center to emphasize that through child care and family
support, student-parents are more likely to graduate and pursue their goals for the betterment and
development of themselves and their families.

The Center is specifically for 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 open on September 1, 2020. This is one week before Fall 2020 classes begin.

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 only, and will be available
for Fall 2020. More information is coming soon! Check back here.
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
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 are currently reviewing this option. We are considering providing after school care from 3:30pm
to 5:30pm for children up to the age of 10. Unfortunately, we cannot provide care beyond 5:30pm at
this time due to staffing issues. Please check back for updates on after-school care.
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.
We are currently still in this process. 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 not posted yet; we will post the application shortly after Fall
registration. 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.

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