Early Childhood Education Programs & Other Youth Services

Five Stars

Why Choose United Rehabilitation Services?

United Rehabilitation Services offers Early Childhood Education and School-Age Programs for children with and without special needs, ages 6 weeks to 17 years. Our center is 5-Star Rated for Ohio’s Step Up to Quality Program, which ensures we meet quality benchmarks and an unsurpassed continuum of care that exceeds licensing standards including:

  • Low child-to-staff ratios in an inclusive setting
  • Teaching staff with bachelors degrees or higher and specialized training
  • Full-Time Nursing Services
  • On-site Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapies
  • Military Child Care Aware Member and TRICARE Provider
  • HeadStart and Early HeadStart Provider
  • Behavioral Health Services for Autism and ADHDSUTQ Logo
  • Parent Support Group
  • In-Home Respite Services

Our center was also awarded the Get-Up Montgomery County Healthy Child Care Award of Excellence for exceeding standards in the areas of nutrition, physical activity, and screen time in childcare environments.

United Rehabilitation Services is proud to be part of the City of Dayton and Mayor Nan Whaley’s initiative to create a City of Learners. The City of Dayton is striving to “become a city that invests in its children, a city that recognizes that nothing will be right, nothing truly great and lasting can be accomplished if our children aren’t getting the education they need and deserve.” For more information about our unique quality care services for children, view this video:

Early Childhood Education & School-Age Programs


Infant Care Center

Quality infant care is difficult to find for most parents. But, as the parent of a child with special needs, it is even harder. The child may have unique medical or physical needs, or may require special equipment and nursing care. For these parents quality and professional care is of the utmost importance. We accept infants from 6 weeks to 18 months.

Our Infant Care team of experts in conjunction with the family develops an individual care plan to meet your infant’s need for therapy, medications, and activity. Each infant’s daily activities enhance their individual development in all areas. Activities to stimulate the growth and development of the brain enhance the physical, social, emotional and intellectual development of each child. A safe, secure environment enables infants to bond with caregivers, learn to trust, and develop emotional intelligence that plays an important role in early development.


Toddler and Preschool Program

URS provides 5-Star Rated Early Childhood Education Programs for toddlers and preschoolers (ages 3 -5 years old). Our program uses the Creative Curriculum in our developmentally appropriate designed classrooms.  Creative Curriculum assessment system called Teaching Strategies Gold, helps us individualize children’s learning so that we are able to meet the needs of those with disabilities and typically developing children.

Our center offers on-site Nursing Services and Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapies for children in our programs. We utilize specialized equipment for the inclusion of children with special needs at feeding, outside and circle times.


School Age & Latchkey Program

URS offers before and after school care for school-age children, 7 to 17 years. Our Latchkey program is the only regional program designed to meet the special needs of students with disabilities ages 12-17. We offer care before and after school and full-day summer camp for school-age children with disabilities.

Monday through Friday, on regular school days, care is available before and after school from 6:30-9:00 am and 2:00-6:15 pm. Full day services are available when school is not in session, including parent conference days, snow days, school breaks, and throughout the summer.

Youth participate in computer skills, arts enrichment, outdoor play, reading, movie times and assistance with homework. Students also receive assistance with feeding, toileting and other activities of daily living.


Summer Camp Program

Our summer camp program is held Monday – Friday from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm for children ages 6-17. We also offer a full day summer camp option with extended card from 6:30 am- 9 am and 4 – 6:15 pm.

Activities include field trips into the community, arts & crafts, games, indoor and outdoor motor activities, sensory experiences, literacy, music, and science activities. Enrollment for Summer Camp typically starts in March.

For questions about the Youth Services Department, please call (937) 233-1230 x128 or contact Tara Speidel, Youth Services Manager at URS.


Parent Support

Parent Cafe

United Rehabilitation Services and Strengthening Families Ohio hosts a program for parents called the “Parent Cafe” for 8 sessions, funded by The Ohio Children’s Trust Fund. The Parent Cafe is a group by parents, for parents! Ever wonder how other parents handle children with challenging behaviors? Just want to talk with other parents? Then the Parent Cafe is just for you!

Parent Cafe topics include parent resilience, concrete support in times of need, social and emotional competence in children, and healthy parent/child relationships. These support groups are a great resource for parents with children with disabilities. Each meeting includes complimentary dinner and childcare.

In-Home Respite Services

Our Respite Services are designed to provide short-term, temporary relief for caregivers and their families and is available 7 days a week from 8 am to 11 pm for children 6 months and older.

For more information contact Tara at [email protected] or 937-853-5428.