The Week of the Young Child™ is an annual celebration sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) April 12th -18th . This year, Utah’s higher education institutions are joining with community and state leaders and all early childhood organizations to “Celebrate Our Youngest Learners” by issuing a “Finger-paint with a Child” challenge.

On Monday, President Pershing kicked off Week of the Young Child at the University of Utah by issuing a challenge to all students, faculty and staff to visit one of the 7 early care and education programs participating on campus.

President Pershing takes the finger-painting challenge.

We challenge you to celebrate our youngest learners by engaging with them in playful and creative finger-painting activities and recommit to ensuring that every child in Utah experiences the type of early environment—at home, at child care, at school, and in the community—that will promote their early learning.

To locate an early care and education program on campus, please visit our webpage and find the one closest to you. All programs will have areas where the university community can leave their handprints for learning!

Helping University students, faculty and staff select a quality program for their child is a priority for the Center for Child Care and Family Resources. We offer a comprehensive guide to child care resources and information that supports parents in their search for child care services.

This includes:

  • Child care options that exist both on and off campus
  • Quality program checklist
  • Financial and educational resources
  • Special programming for children and parents
  • Locations of diaper changing stations and lactation rooms

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News & Events

Our mission is to support and coordinate information, program development and services that enhance family resources as well as the availability, affordability and quality of child care for University students, faculty and staff.

Reported Openings

ASUU Student Child Care

  • Now Enrolling for Fall 2015 - children 6 weeks to 5 years old. Please remember ASUU Student Child Care Center can only accept applications for infants who will be at least 6 weeks old by August 24, 2015.

Early Childhood Education Center

  • Now enrolling for Fall 2015.

University Kids

  • Has an immediate opening in their program for a 3 or 4 year old.  Call 801/582-1669 for information or visit
  • Accepting Applications for Their 2015-2016 Private Kindergarten Program.