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Inclusive Options Childcare and Preschool Pairs Typically Developing Children with Children with Special Needs

This innovative, inclusive program provides a rich classroom environment where children from six weeks to five years are encouraged to learn and grow to their full potential, whatever that may be.


The philosophy behind the Options Program is a belief that each child will only realize his or her full potential when the child's unique social, emotional, developmental, and educational needs are met. We further believe that growth, development, and independence are vital for every child, no matter what their ability, diagnosis, or disability.

Compassion Not Competition
By pairing typically developing children alongside children with special needs, we nurture a sense of compassion and cooperation rather than competition. Our program also provides opportunities for children to develop important social skills through unique play experiences and creative activities.

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UCP Central PA CEO announces difficult decision to discontinue Options Program

UCP Central PA President and CEO Judith McCowan has announced that the UCP Board of Directors has made the difficult decision to discontinue operating its inclusive Options Childcare and Preschool. The Capital Area Children’s Center, which houses the Options program, will close its doors effective September 30, 2017. Visit www.ucpcentralpa.org to read more.


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Options Director
44 South 38th Street
Camp Hill, PA 17011  

Local: 717.975.0611
Toll-Free: 800.998.4827
Fax: 717.975.0839


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