LMUCC was established in August, 2002 by a small group of parents committed to having a school where their children and the children of the neighboring community could come together to laugh, play, and grow. Care is available to children of current LMU students, faculty, and staff, with a limited number of spaces available to neighborhood residents. Today, nearly eight years later, LMUCC hosts 110 children and 28 staff members.
Recently, LMUCC achieved accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), an honor bestowed upon less than 8% of child care centers nationwide.
In keeping with the Jesuit and Marymount traditions, LMUCC incorporates diversity into a values-centered curriculum. LMUCC's early childhood professionals are committed to educating the whole child - socially, emotionally, physically and intellectually - to set the stage for life-long learning. Based on developmentally appropriate practice, the curriculum focuses on play, creativity and hands-on discovery learning for children 6 weeks to 5 years of age.
In addition to providing a valuable service to the LMU community, LMUCC is designed to be a teaching and research facility for the University. Our facilities are set-up to accommodate research and observation. In addition, the Program provides an opportunity for graduate and undergraduate students in Education, Psychology, and other areas to acquire first-hand experience working with infants and toddlers on an individual basis or in a group setting.