The University Children's Learning Center (UCLC) holds a North Dakota Department of Human Services Dual License as a Child Care Center and a Preschool, in addition to approval by the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction as an approved pre-kindergarten site. UCLC is licensed to provide services for up to 110 children between the ages of 18 months and 12 years of age.
Being licensed by the ND Department of Human Services indicates compliance with State Health, Safety and Fire Codes, and State Guidelines for Center-based Child Care and Preschool Care. Also, as an approved pre-kindergarten site, UCLC is in compliance with teacher education standards and the use of a research-based preschool curriculum. The Learning Center also provides educational training for UND students from a variety of colleges and departments.
Additionally, the Learning Center successfully completed Level 2 (of 4) of the North Dakota Bright and Early quality standards in Spring 2015. An objective observer employed by ND Bright and Early conducted a very in-depth inspection of the classrooms, including materials and arrangement. The observer used an Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale (ECERS) and an Infant/Toddler Environment Rating Scale (ITERS) to rate the quality of the environments being provided by the Learning Center. Both of these instructions are nationally recognized as being valid and reliable.