Early Childhood Education
Our Early Childhood Education Preschool Program focuses on a child’s cognitive, language, physical, social and emotional development. The Early Childhood Education Preschool Program is open to any student, regardless of disability or delayed development.
We offer a fully licensed and NAC accredited developmental preschool for children. Our students learn and play side-by-side in an inclusive, all-abilities learning environment. Inclusion offers invaluable benefits by increasing every child’s understanding of other’s needs, their acceptance of differences and self-esteem. We have a four star quality designation from the Quality Counts for Kids Program assessed by the Early Learning Coalition of Hillsborough County.
UCP also provides Speech, Occupational, and Physical therapies during the school day for our students who need therapy services. This is a big plus for working families so they don’t have to take kids to therapy at the end of a school or work day.
Free discipline-specific therapy screenings are available upon request.
Rates for the Early Childhood Education Preschool Program are as follows:
- $200 / per week for those aged 6 weeks to 11 months,
- $185 / per week for those aged 12 – 23 months,
- $175 / per week for those aged 24 – 47 months,
- $165 / per week for those aged 4 and 5 years old.
Voluntary Pre – Kindergarten (VPK)
There are also openings available for our VPK Program. Those children aged 4-5 years old and who qualify can join the program for free from 8 a.m. to 12:00 noon. If you are interested in all day VPK, the cost is $90 per week.
We also have afterschool care available (transportation not provided by UCP) from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. for $70 per week. Children must be enrolled in the public school and be between the ages of 3 through 8 years of age.
For information on enrollment, please email Ann Michalski, Assistant Preschool Coordinator, or call (813) 239-8538