Yvette Spencer, Director of Child Care Center
The NTU Child Care Services Program operates within the Instructional Services Department. The center was established to provide eligible children with early childhood learning, recreational and cultural activities. We create an academic, social, physical and emotional developmental environment for learning. We value the child's individual background, and understand that preparation for general readiness in a school system begins with an educational foundation at the earliest stage in life.
Additionally, we firmly believe that parents and guardians play a major role in the child's physical/psychological development, in which behavior is mirrored in their personal characteristics. Therefore, parents are encouraged to fully participate in the design and implementation of the center's teaching materials (curriculum).
NTU Child Care Services is located northeast of the NTU Cafeteria. The center provides a nurturing environment that encourages the development of the 'whole child' and promotes positive parent-child interactions. Childcare services are available from 8am to 5pm, Monday through Friday while parents attend classes. The center admits children of full-time and part-time students as a priority. However, if slots are available, children of ABE students, staff and faculty may be accepted. A fee is charged for all participants and is listed in the Tuition and Fees section of the NTU handbook. Parents who qualify for Child Care Services must attend a Child Care Mandatory Orientation, sign and comply with the Child Care Services contract. A Child Care Parent Handbook will be distributed during the orientation. Parents who do not comply with the procedures according to the Child Care Parent Handbook will have their childcare services terminated.
The center is closed on weekends, holidays and breaks according to the school calendar. For specific information, qualification requirement, or an application for enrollment, call 505 786 4122.
The center charges a daily rate per semester (Fall/Spring/Summer). A Financial Aid Cost Expenditure Statement should be included in the Child Care Application (per child). Before services are provided, acceptable payment arrangements must be made by the parent or student. That is the method of payment that should be provided to the Child Care management, including payment source and/or prior arrangements made with Financial Aid or Financial Services with verification (proof of prior payment plan and authorization). Parents may be referred to Navajo Nation Child Care Development Fund Program to apply for assistance to pay for services.