The Child Language Center

A Tucson Arizona Preschool


The start date for the new school year is now tentatively scheduled to begin October 19th!
Fall Enrollment will be limited. Teletherapy services are now underway.
Call us for more information 520-628-1659.


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 temporarily closed. We are monitoring metrics issued by State and local officials to determine when we will safely re-open.

Speech Therapy

There are currently no slots remaining for speech therapy in the fall preschool/toddler programs. A waitlist is available. Preschool teletherapy is set to begin on Sept 8th. You will be contacted soon with scheduling options.

A limited number of teletherapy sessions will be available (p.m. slots only) for children who are NOT enrolled in the toddler or preschool programs.

An introductory session is available free of charge to help you and your child get acquainted with the format and be sure this type of service delivery is a good fit for everyone. 30-minute sessions are $40.

To get started with teletherapy services OR to be added to our wait list for preschool-based therapy services, please 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

We are monitoring school-based metrics established by the AZ Department of Health Services to determine when we will safely re-open. The start date for the new school year has been postponed and is now tentatively scheduled to begin October 12th. This date is subject to further change.

Please check back periodically to this website for updates.

Upon re-opening, due to COVID-related, class-size limitations, our 2020-21 school year will operate on half-day schedules only, with both morning (8:30 am – 12 noon) OR afternoon (1 – 4:30 pm) options available. There will be no before care, after care or lunchtime options offered at this time.

A limited number of seats remain and a waiting list will be offered when these remaining seats are filled. Enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis. An application fee is required. There is an additional fee If a speech-language assessment is needed. Click here for application, fee schedule and scholarship information.

Moving Forward

The financial well-being of our school has been significantly impacted by current events. Your support matters now, more than ever. Please consider a donation in any amount to ensure our important mission continues uninterrupted because talking really does matter!