Catalyst Academy

An ABA-based Preschool and private Kindergarten, serving children ages 3 to 5 years old.  Fill out the Pre-Enrollment Form.


Early development is essential to
the growth of your child

Our goal is to facilitate significant change and growth in children of all abilities.  We prepare our children to reach their full potential and achieve future success through the use of evidence-based and data driven teaching methods.

We believe that children learn best when they are engaged, motivated, and involved and when they are given the correct support and challenges in order to reach their full potential.  Teachers, parents, and other caregivers work together at Catalyst Academy, offering a play-based, developmentally-appropriate, and highly individualized learning experience for children of all abilities.

Why Catalyst Academy?

  • Positive, supportive learning environment
  • Very low student to teacher ratios, dependent on individual student needs
  • Evidence-based assessment, curriculum, and teaching practices
  • Individualized assessments and goal setting to address the developmental and educational needs of all students
  • Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) credentialed classroom and supervisory staff
  • Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)-based behavior supports for all environments
  • Integrative approach that includes both neuro-typical and neuro-diverse student population

What we teach

Academics and School Readiness

Catalyst Academy uses an array of evidence-based assessments to target an individualized path towards school readiness for each student, focusing on the whole-child and covering all developmental domains.  Developmentally appropriate academic curriculum is infused into the play-based approach to foster life-long learning skills and school readiness.

Language Skills

The Verbal Behavior (VB) approach is a form of ABA, based off of Skinner’s analysis of verbal behavior.  Catalyst Academy uses the VB-MAPP assessment to identify language deficits and map out individualized educational goals to help children acquire functional language skills.  The VB approach “draws attention to not only what a child is saying but why he or she is using language” (Barbera and Rasmussen, 2007).

Social Skills

Students will learn developmentally-appropriate social skills that can foster social engagement with peers and adults.  These social skills will come from Social Competencies, such as:  creating and following a group plan, having bodies and brains in the group, whole body listening, flexible/stuck thinking, size of the problem, and sharing an imagination.


Catalyst Academy focuses on students gaining functional and academic skills first. Then, the focus shifts toward generalizing the skills across other environments (home and other social settings), leading to an increase in independence throughout the child’s whole environment. Examples: toileting, dressing, personal hygiene, eating, and social engagement with peers and adults.

Hours of Operation

Weekly Hours

Classes will run Monday-Friday 9:00am-12:00noon with year-round instruction

Holidays and Breaks

Holidays and Breaks will follow the Davis County School District’s calendar.

Professional Development Days

Classes will not be held on the 3rd Wednesday of the month.  This day will be reserved for Professional Development requirements for our BACB credentialed staff.

Tuition and Insurance


Tuition begins at $250/month- which includes individualized assessment and educational goals; parent training; and 2hrs of individualized supervision by a BCBA each month.

Additional fees may occur for further needs, including but not limited to:  reduced staffing ratio, supplementary parent training, added supervision requirements, and other individual needs as deemed necessary from the applied assessments.

Health Insurance

At this time, Catalyst Academy can bill accepted health insurance companies for children with an Autism diagnoses and a health insurance authorization, to subsidize tuition fees.  Currently, Catalyst Academy accepts the following insurances: Tricare, Medicaid, Blue Cross Blue Shield, ComPsych, and Select Health-Out of Network.

Additional funding options will be added as they become available.

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207 E Gordon Ave Suite 4, Layton, Utah 84041

Phone number:  801-918-4710