Desert Edge Childcare - Santa Clara UT Child Care Center

2279 Santa Clara Dr Unit A, Santa Clara UT 84765
(435) 272-3711
3 Reviews

About the Provider


Desert Edge Childcare is a small private state licensed daycare center located in historic Santa Clara Utah. We are located next door to our sister company Desert Edge Montessori. 

Desert Edge Childcare is open Monday-Friday from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm. 

Desert Edge Childcare is fully licensed by the state and enrolls children ages 2 and up in full time childcare. Because we are a small intimate childcare center, we only enroll students seeking care for a minimum of at least 3 days of the week. This is to help us maintain a consistent and steady classroom environment and routine for all children in care. 

Desert Edge Childcare does not participate in a food program and requires that all children bring their own lunch from home daily. This will accommodate children who have special dietary restrictions or guidelines such as GMO restrictions, dairy intolerances/allergies, vegetarian needs etc. We want families to have a say in what your child eats-whether they require it for health or are just a "picky eater". Bring foods they will eat. 

The center will provide 3 healthy snacks each day and ask that our students take a turn bringing in the morning snack on a rotating basis. This will be your students spotlight week and their turn to be a snack leader. The staff will help provide ideas and assistance to families who need it to fulfill this requirement. Our afternoon snack and evening snack are provided by the center and all snacks are posted in our center where families sign their student in, for the week. If you see something your student won't eat-feel free to bring in replacement snacks that day. 

Children enrolled in our childcare/daycare center will participate in a Montessori preschool program  at no additional charge to tuition and it is not required that they be toilet trained when they begin. 

All staff members that come into direct contact with our students are fully licensed, passed a criminal background check and have been fingerprinted in the state of Utah. All teachers and staff have been pre-trained in a variety of topics including how to prevent and report, abuse, CPR and first aid, Safe sleeping habits for children etc. We believe in student safety and in providing only the highest quality  of care, in addition to annual pre-employment and post employment training our staff  maintain, all of our teachers sign teaching contracts for one full calendar year-in order for us to try our best at providing a consistent and reliable teaching staff to our students and their families. 

Rates and Tuition:

At Desert Edge Childcare your students tuition is a flat monthly rate. We find this to be more consistent and dependable to the families we serve. Tuition is always due on the first of the month and will need to be paid at drop off. 

Currently we offer 4 enrollment options for families to choose from and rates are not determined by the age of your child. They are fair and consistent for all students.

Enrollment Package 1                                                                                                                Student Arrives at 7:30 AM                                                                                                        Student is Picked Up at 5:30 PM                                                                                               Cost for Option 1 Per Student: $600 per month                                                                                                                              

Enrollment Package 2                                                                                                                Student Arrives at 8:30 to 9:00 AM                                                                                            Student is Picked Up at 5:00 PM                                                                                               Cost for Option 2 Per Student: $550 per month

Enrollment Package 3                                                                                                                Student Arrives at 9:00 AM                                                                                            Student is Picked Up at 3:15 PM                                                                                               Cost for Option 3 Per Student: $500 per month

Enrollment Package 4                                                                                                               Student Arrives at 8:30 to 9:00 AM                                                                                            Student is Picked Up at 5:00 PM                                                                                               Student only attends 3 days per week                                                                                   Cost for Option 4 Per Student: $500 per month



Additional Information:

Program Objectives:

To create a safe and stable environment where children ages 18 months and up can receive full time care from adults who are committed to meeting their needs and will do so with love.

To create an environment that is beautiful and peaceful, where the children can develop a sense of wonder and curiosity.

To create an environment where the child will effortlessly absorb knowledge and build confidence and ability through participation in prepared activities from adults that promote these kinds of experiences for the children.

To create an environment that helps the child learn to be a part of a working community and to take pride in themselves and their individual work.

To create an environment where the curious child can explore and learn naturally according to their individual self and needs, without feeling undo pressure or stress from comparisons to their cohorts or peers. An environment where each child will make progress towards goals.

To create an environment that follows Montessori guidelines and principals.

To create an environment that promotes peace in all actions.

To create an environment that helps the child develop acceptable social skills.

To create an environment that assists the child in strengthening their cognitive skills.

To create an environment that provides early childhood education that will help the child develop critical skills and work towards becoming independent.

To create an environment where all children feel valued and feel of their immeasurable worth.

To create an environment that belongs to the child, where the adult is a guest.

Desert Edge Childcare Photos: (Click to enlarge)

Program and Licensing Details

  • Capacity: 25
  • License Number: 50334
  • Achievement and/or Accreditations Montessori
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: Yes
  • Type of Care: Daytime, Full-Time
  • District Office: Utah Child Care Licensing
  • District Office Phone: (801)273-6617 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)

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Inspection/Report History

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Inspection Date Inspection Type Corrections
2018-02-14 Announced
Finds: This inspection was passed with no cited findings.
2017-07-06 Unannounced
Finds: This inspection was passed with no cited findings.
2017-05-09 Pre-License/Certificate
Finds: This inspection was passed with no cited findings.

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Jacen Nov 04, 2018
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

My son has been attending here for over a year and in that time we have seen nothing but excellent care. we love this staff and this center and won't be taking my son anywhere else.

Jill H Sep 18, 2018
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

My 2 children starting attending this daycare last year. We love it! Not only is there a stable and loving staff, my children adore their teachers and have been excited to go each day! I love that they come home each day and have something new they have learned about. I also appreciate their center AP that keeps me informed about stuff going on in the classroom. I love Annie (the director) and my girls will attend here as long as they can! I highly recommend this place! 

Brittany Jun 25, 2018

My children attended this child care for 6 days and then they were kicked out, in those 6 days my children came home crying every day saying the teachers are mean and treated them horribly. My oldest son claimed the teacher twisted his arm and through his water bottle away, he was very upset and so was I because you never lay a hand on my child. Then 2 days later my middle child age four comes up to me saying teacher spanked him after that i was fuming a 4 yrold doesnt just say that unless it happenedI confronted the teacher/owner/director about it anf she claimed that nothing like that ever happened i asked her to let me view the cameras in proof that she did not lay a hand on my child and she refused to let me. I signed a form stating they were allowed to have video surveillance on my children i think as my right as the parent i should be able to view that camera if i feel my child was being abused. After that it went down hill from there they were accusing my children for harming other kids but they didnt have there stories straight when i asked them about it. They day they kicked my children out my husband went and picked them uo and they had my children locked in a secluded room away from everyone one of the staff members claimed my 4 year old son bit him my husband viewed the nite and it was clearly a grown adult bite and it was just an excuse to kick my children out. I was very upset with this facility they treated my children very poorly, i felt terrible for making my kids go to a facility that they should have been able to feel safe but they did not and felt like they were going to be emotionally physically or verbally attacked this place should not be open and should be shut down.

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