The Child Language Center

A Tucson Arizona Preschool


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The Child Language Center is a not-for-profit community outreach program that has provided early intervention services to children with speech/language disorders since 1989. Its activities are supported by The Scottish Rite Charitable Foundation, The University of Arizona, and the generosity of individuals and organizations in the Tucson area.

The mission of the CLC is to benefit children with language disorders through unique, specialized early intervention programs, and to support research and professional training to improve language learning.

School Closure

Our school is closed for in-person classes for the remainder of the school year. We will follow guidance from State and local officials to determine when we can re-open.

ZOOM Rooms(remote classrooms) are happening weekly. Teachers have been delighted to see all of the children again on their screens – you may have noticed a few tears from them. We hope your children have been as excited to see their friends and teachers as well.

Our current schedule of providing digital content and live Zoom classrooms will continue until May 20th.

Summer Camp

Camp has been postponed and tentatively scheduled for July 1 – July 31 (4 weeks).

A revised fee schedule can be viewed here.

We are awaiting guidance from State and local officials to confirm whether camp will be held in July as planned. We will notify applicants as soon as information is available.

If you submitted an application and fees prior to March 17th, we will be contacting you in May to answer your summer camp questions directly.

Applications are still being accepted. A limited number of seats remain. Please note, in order to meet newly established health and safety, class sizes may be reduced. You may fax or email your application to secure your child’s spot. Fees may be paid online here.

Feel free to call the office at 520-628-1659 and we will return your call within 24 hours.

Speech Therapy

Teletherapy services are now available for children ages 3 – 8 years-old. An introductory session is available free of charge to help your child get acquainted with the format and be sure this type of service delivery is a good fit for your child. Our licensed and nationally certified, Speech-Pathologist, Kristin Reeb, is supervising UA graduate student clinicians and our licensed SLP-Assistants, Judy and Kia, during 30-minute sessions ($40).

To get started with this service, call the school at 520-628-1659 and leave a message. We’ll get back to you with details and scheduling options within 24 hours.

Fall Enrollment

Our new school year is tentatively scheduled to begin August 10th (if Summer Camp occurs as planned). This date is subject to change, based on guidance from State School and Public Health agencies. Please check back to our website for updates.

Moving Forward

We recognize how stressful this time is for parents and children. We hope to offer you some familiar faces, a predictable routine for receiving video interaction and some fun along the way in our Zoom Rooms.

We are also aiming to share valuable resources for social-emotional support, digital books, and child-friendly, home-based activities through your child’s classroom teachers, and via our private school portal.

Our continued efforts will be focused on helping your child build foundational skills for language and literacy development. And we will continuously aim to keep your child confidently talking through fun digital interaction, and eventually, in person, because talking really does matter!

Like everyone, our financial health has been significantly impacted by current events. As always, we are working to obtain financial support from a variety of sources. Your support matters now, more than ever. Please consider a donation to ensure our important mission continues uninterrupted, because talking really does matter!