Preschool and Child Care

Inclusionary Preschool & Child Care

Community Preschool

The Pingree Community Preschool (CP) & Child Care program strives to provide an outstanding, inclusive early childhood experience for children with and without special needs.


CP is an innovative preschool child care model that utilizes the practice of inclusion; integrating typically developing children with children exhibiting developmental disabilities. The community preschool is part of the Carmen B. Pingree Autism Center of Learning.

Developmentally Appropriate Practices

Developmentally Appropriate Practices (DAP) are guidelines set by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) for quality early childhood programs. Decisions about our program, curriculum, teacher/child interaction, child to teacher ratios, and parent/school collaboration are based on what is known about child development, what is known about the individual children in the class, and what is known about society and the culture in which the children are involved.

This philosophy emphasizes:

  • Social skills
  • An awareness of self and others
  • Building self-confidence through independence
  • Building self- esteem through problem-solving
  • Critical thinking and learning through play
  • Creativity
  • Nurturing relationships
  • A “community” atmosphere in the classroom in which children feel part of a “family”
  • Hands-on curriculum experiences in art, dramatic play, blocks, fine motor, manipulatives, language, reading, literacy, gross motor play, science, sensory, music and movement, nature, math, and technology
Learn More About DAP

Contact us today for more information! 

Phone: (801) 581-0194

Preschool Child Care Information

Age Groups

Pingree Community Preschool Program enrolls children from ages 2 months to 5 years.

  • Infant Room 1: 2 months – 18 months
  • Infant Room 2: 1 – 2 years
  • Toddler Room: 2 – 3 years
  • Preschool Room: 3 – 5 years

Weekly Schedule

  • Full Day Child Care
    • 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

*priority enrollment to employees of Valley Behavioral Health*

Monthly Child Care Rates