Middlecreek Area Community Center Childcare Center
We Serve Children Ages:
8-weeks to 5 years old
Hours of Operation:
Childcare Activities Include:
- Breakfast, Lunch, Snack
- Gross motor play indoors and outdoors
- Sharing and social skill development
- Fine motor skill development
- Music and movement
Enroll Your Child Here
We provide care for the early years through preschool and beyond. We serve children 8 weeks through 12 years old. Our classrooms have an “Under the Water” theme. Please review the information about each program below.
Early Years Program is for children in the infant room for children 8 weeks through 2 years old (Guppies). The Early Years Program fosters the children’s needs and is based on the children’s schedules. At this age we focus on tummy time, reaching, grasping, parallel play, back and forth play skills, beginning social skills, beginning social and emotional recognition and independent eating skills. We love to get the little ones outside, at least once a day (weather permitting), and we introduce them to a variety of art and sensory activities.
Young Preschool Program is for children 2 to 3 years old (Turtles). The Young Preschool Program introduces the children to a semi-structured schedule while also allowing free play. At this age we focus on learning a routine, beginning sharing skills, building social and emotional awareness, introducing social skills, potty-training, and encouraging independence.
Preschool Program is for children 4 to 5 years old (Dolphins). The Preschool Program gives children the opportunity to build their social skills and learn through play. At this age we focus on social and emotional development skills, reciprocal play, independence, and kindergarten skills.
|Age||Classroom||1-3 Day Plan||4 Day Plan||5 Day Plan|
|8 weeks – 1 year||Guppies||$138.00||$180.00||$220.00|
|1 year – 2 years||Guppies||$129.00||$168.00||$205.00|
|2 years – 3 years||Turtles||$120.00||$156.00||$190.00|
|3 years – 4 years||Turtles||$114.00||$148.00||$180.00|
|4 years – 5 years||Dolphins||$114.00||$148.00||$180.00|
Our Early Years through Preschool Programs use the Creative Curriculum Program from Teaching Strategies Co. and the Pennsylvania Early Learning Standards. The Creative Curriculum Program is a research-based and play-based curriculum offering children child-initiated learning focusing on developmentally appropriate goals and objectives within four main categories: Social and Emotional Development, Physical Development, Cognitive Development, and Language Development.
Within the classrooms you will notice the variety of learning centers offered to children such as: Blocks, Art, Dramatic Play, Library, Science & Discovery, Math, Tabletop Games & Fine Motor, Music & Movement, Sand & Water (Touch Table) or any combination of these based on age and room arrangement.
Observation & Assessments:
*+-We complete 45-day observations on all new children using the Ages and Stages Questionnaire and the Ages and Stages Social Emotional Questionnaire.
Teachers complete monthly observations of the children in their class based on the early learning standards chosen and developmental goals set for the children.
We complete the OUNCE Assessment on all children in the Spring and Fall.
All assessments and observations are used to create learning goals for the children. We share all observations and assessments with parents during parent-teacher conferences to discuss concerns, areas of improvement and set goals for the children with the parent’s input.
Childcare Staff Qualifications
All staff hired for the childcare program have the following clearances and trainings:
- PA Criminal Background Check
- FBI Background Check
- Child Abuse
- National Sex Offender
- Mandated Reporter
- CPR & First Aid
- Fire Safety
- Annual Training – at least 12 hours of professional development trainings