About Us

The Barbara Barrington Jones Family Foundation Wee Care Center supports UVU student parents on their path to graduation by providing quality care and early education for their children.

child playing happily at the UVU Wee Care Center

What We Do

The Wee Care Center is a childcare facility for children of current UVU students and helps to:

  • Empower students to achieve academic success.
  • Prepare kids for preschool and kindergarten.
  • Relieve mental and financial stress.

Learn more about our childcare schedules and activities

Our Philosophy

Wee Care is a place where:

Children are Valued

Children are valued for their sense of wonder, their genuine curiosity, their need to explore, and their natural desire to learn.

Families are Valued

Families are valued for the support they provide their children, for the partnerships they build with our staff, and for their willingness to entrust their children into our care.

Staff are Valued

Staff are valued for their ability to work together for the benefit of the children, to promote positive relationships with individual children and their families, and for their commitment to continual program evaluation and professional development.

Child playing at the Wee Care Childcare Facilities

Wee Care staff strive to:

  • Encourage children to explore, solve problems, gain confidence, build friendships, and use the toys and tools around them to think critically. 
  • Support children’s need for creative expression and increased independence.
  • Establish and maintain a safe, healthy, and developmentally appropriate environment for children and an open dialogue and partnership with parents.

Our Impact

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Families Served
The Wee Care Center is one of 29 accredited childcare centers in Utah
Approximately 2,900 children from roughly 2,000 families served since 2012, at the Wee Care Center
The Wee Care Center serves about 20,689 meals per year.

Our Staff

The Wee Care Center’s staff are carefully chosen from a wide range of applicants. All caregivers are at least 18 years old, have a high school diploma or G.E.D., and undergo a state licensing background check.

All staff complete an orientation that includes licensing rules, center policies and procedures, standard precautions, and developmental characteristics of the children in care. All caregivers have a minimum of 30 hours of documented training their first year and 24 hours each year thereafter. There will always be at least one staff member present at all times who is certified in infant and child First Aid and CPR.

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Our Teachers

Portrait of Brittney Duke

Brittney Duke-Fransen


Portrait of Nicole Lindsay

Nicole Lindsay

One-Year-Old Classroom

Portrait of Weraporn Amosa

Weraporn Amosa

Two-Year-Old Classroom

Portrait of Hally Ann Gontes

Hally Ann Gontes


Portrait of Alex Hardman

Alex Hardman

Pre-K Classroom & Drop-in


Parent Handbook

toys at Wee Care Childcare for full-time students
Our parent handbook includes all of the information you need regarding the Wee Care Center and our procedures.
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Classrooms & Facilities

Our classrooms are all equipped with age-appropriate toys and non-toxic learning materials to help your child learn, grow, and explore safely. To learn more about the ratios, curriculum, and schedules for each class, visit our Programs page.

History of Wee Care

The Wee Care Center has offered childcare solutions for student parents since 2001. Originally, our services were offered in a small center off 400 West. As UVU continued to grow, it became clear that the Wee Care Center needed to expand as well.

In 2010, President and Mrs. Holland recognized that the need for services provided by the Wee Care Center had significantly outpaced the current facility. President and Mrs. Holland began sharing the stories of student parents with community members and hosting events with the hope of raising private funds for expansion.

The community responded with generous gifts, and on September 27, 2013, the Barbara Barrington Jones Family Foundation Wee Care Center officially opened its doors. Today, in its state-of-the-art facility, the Wee Care Center is a haven for the children of UVU student parents. While these parents are pursuing a better life through education, they know their children are being cared for in a warm, inviting, and nurturing environment.

Exterior of UVU Wee Care Center - Childcare Facilties offering child Care for full-time students

Contact the UVU Wee Care Center

Wee Care Center


Wee Care Center

1140 South Wolverine Way, Orem, Utah 84058