CHILDCARE

Beaver Campus:

6078 Tuscarawas Rd. Beaver, PA

724-495-6205

Midland Campus:

One 13th Street, Midland, PA

724-643-8184

Four Mile Childcare Center offers the following services:

– Quality Christian care for children from 6 weeks old to 13 years of age

– Operating hours: 6:30am to 6:00pm

– Monday-Friday rates

– 1⁄2 day rates

– Weekly part-time rates

– Weekly 1⁄2 day rates

Welcome to Childcare!

Our mission here at Four Mile Childcare Center is to provide young children the opportunity to develop emotional security, spiritual growth and physical, intellectual and social development. This includes proper nutrition, a safe, healthy, cheerful environment with an outstanding biblical curriculum and program.

We strive to teach young children how to be more like Christ by setting good examples ourselves. By learning to be more like Christ and learning the wonders of God’s love through various biblical sources, we are able to connect with each child on different levels.

We also employ a staff that has strong and growing Christian values and is committed to providing a setting that fosters nurturing, trust, respect, and love for one another and the environment.

Rick Bixler

Childcare Director

#GOALS

  1. To provide a warm and caring environment that enables the children to begin and continue to grow in their relationship with Christ
  2. To make sure that each child’s emotional, spiritual, and physical needs are met
  3. To provide the children an opportunity for social interaction through age appropriate daily activities
  4. To establish a Christian atmosphere that encourages respect for one another and respect for equipment
  5. To ensure that the staff employs proper communication techniques so that information is passed between parents and staff while
    maintaining a professional level of confidentiality
  • To prepare activities that stimulate the senses, recognizing that infants learn through the use of their eyes, ears, fingers, and sense of taste and smell
  • To care for the children in an organized fashion so that it leads to more one-on-one care
  • To provide ample opportunities for the children to develop their fine and gross motor skills through
    the use of indoor and outdoor activities
  • To provide consistency between the home and the center, in regards to establishing a sleeping and feeding schedule, that works well for both parties
  • To report to parents on a daily basis the specifics of the child’s day in written form
  • To implement and follow all rules and regulations set forth by the Department of Public Welfare
  • To establish a system that is used to evaluate and observe the children throughout the year by using Child Service Reports and Ages and Stages Questionnaires on a bi-annual basis
  • To establish a system to transition infants to the young toddler area at the appropriate time
  • To make available a wide variety of age appropriate manipulatives that the children are able to use each day
  • To provide a wide variety of activities that begins to introduce the children to the spiritual and curriculum areas of: daily prayer, bible stories, circle time, art, science, cooking, social studies, dramatic play, language, large motor skills, and music and movement
  • To provide opportunities in which the children are able to develop their language skills
  • To report to parents on a daily basis the specifics of the child’s day in written form
  • To develop self help skills in order to create a feeling of independence and confidence in the child. These self help skills include, but are not limited to: toilet training, dressing one’s self, and letting him/her participate in certain clean up tasks throughout the day
  • To establish a system that is used to evaluate and observe the children throughout the year using Child Service Reports and Ages and Stages Questionnaires on a bi-annual basis
  • To provide ample opportunities for the children to develop their fine and gross motor skills through the use of indoor and outdoor activities
  • To provide an atmosphere where the children discover and explore, to teach them independence through teaching the HOW and WHERE, to find solutions
  • To provide a wide variety of activities that are established in a routine that foster cooperative play. The curriculum and spiritual area of the routine are as follows: daily prayer, table prayers, bible stories and biblical based learning units, art, math, science, cooking, music and movement, dramatic play, and language arts
  • To develop a system that promotes kindergarten readiness and enables the children to be ready to enter the school system. This system may include proper handwriting skills; alphabet and number recognition; creative arts and crafts; games; stories; phonics; easy reading skills; field trips; food preparation; science and nature activities; exposure to shapes and colors; and celebrations of birthdays and holidays
  • To provide ample opportunities for the children to develop their fine and gross motor skills through the use of indoor and outdoor activities
  • To establish a system that is used to evaluate and observe the children throughout the year by using Child Service Reports and Ages and Stages Questionnaires on a bi-annual basis
  • To provide an opportunity to become independent and responsible through self directed and individualized activities
  • To provide an environment where the child will develop on enthusiasm for learning, exploring, and creativity through the use of constructive play activities in the areas of: art, drama, literature, cooking, music and movement, social science, large motor, science, manipulative, multi-cultural, health and safety activities
  • To provide ample opportunities for the children to develop their fine and gross motor skills through the use of indoor and outdoor activities
  • To establish a system that is used to evaluate and observe the children throughout the year and to provide parents with open and honest feedback by using Child Service Reports and Develop- mental Check-List for Ages 5-12 on a bi-annual basis
  • To provide a procedure for students transitioning out of child-care due to maximum age stipulations by using the “On My Own and OK” program

ADMISSIONS

Applicants must come into our childcare for a personal tour of our facility and an opportunity to meet with the director and/or staff. Parents and children are asked at this time to observe our daily activities. If terms of enrollment are accepted, the process of admission will begin.