The University of Central Florida’s Creative School for Children is expanding opportunity to more of the children of UCF students, faculty and staff members.

Starting Aug. 18, UCF’s early education school will serve infants and toddlers ages 6 weeks to 24 months. The children of parents who are UCF students will be given first priority.

“There is an increased demand for high-quality infant and toddler care across Orange County. Even as providers increase services, waiting lists exist at all accredited programs,” said Amy Hesse, director of the Creative School.

“This leaves UCF students and staff unable to secure a place for their youngest learners while the parent strives to improve their family’s future through higher education and employment,” Hesse said. “That’s why we’re providing a single location for families to receive the best learning environment for all children.”

In 2011, the school was accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. The accreditation recognizes the school’s quality, accountability and service for parents and children in child care programs, reflecting the best practices in early childhood education and development.

The school encourages children to become lifelong learners by giving them opportunities to reach their highest potentials, while providing them with meaningful experiences that help them develop critical thinking and communication skills.

Students, faculty and staff members who are interested in enrolling their infants or toddlers in the Creative School for Children should contact Cristina Chaney at or 407-823-3059.

Learn more about the Creative School.