Imagine. Play. Learn. Since 1984.

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Salford Mennonite Child Care Centers is a ministry of Salford Mennonite Church operating at two locations.

The church child care center, established in 1984, is located at the church in Harleysville.  A second child care center was added in 1999, at the Dock Woods Community in Towamencin Township, where intentional intergenerational experiences are incorporated into the program.

At both locations a “home away from home” is provided for children of working parents living in the surrounding communities.  Teaching teams design developmentally appropriate curriculum, incorporating physical, cognitive, social, emotional, and spiritual developmental practices.  Children learn through age-appropriate, quality play experiences. Classroom sounds are happy laughter, busy activity, and pleasant conversations

Salford Mennonite Child Care Centers at both locations is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. SMCCC was evaluated under a new system which included an extensive self-study process, measuring the program and its services against the ten new NAEYC Early Childhood Program Standards and more than 400 related Accreditation Criteria.  The program received NAEYC Accreditation after an on-site visit by NAEYC Assessors to ensure that the program meets each of the ten NAEYC program standards.  The new standards reflect the latest research and best practices in early childhood education and development.

Both centers also earned a Star 4A rating from Keystone STARS.  Keystone STARS is an initiative of the Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) to improve, support, and recognize the continuous quality improvement efforts of early learning programs in Pennsylvania.  Keystone STARS improves the quality of early learning through: Standards, Training/Professional Development, Assistance, Resources, and Support.

Admissions, the provision of services, and referrals of students shall be made without regard to race, color, religious creed, disability, ancestry, national origin (including limited English proficiency), age or sex.

Program services shall be made accessible to eligible handicapped persons through the most practical and economically feasible methods available.  These methods include, but are not limited to, equipment redesign, the provision of aides, and the use of alternative service delivery locations.  Structural modifications shall be considered only as a last resort among available methods.

Testimonials:

 

“The teaching team at SMCCC has been so supportive of our family and the values we want to instill in our child.  Not only have they been supportive of our family goals, we’ve learned from them as well!  The value of lifelong learning, service to the community, cooperation and imaginative play have all been demonstrated in the exemplary teaching and childcare we’ve received at SMCCC.  We’re so grateful to be a part of this community!”

- THE PILQUIST FAMILY

Having never used a childcare before and having some initial reservation about childcare over a private babysitter, SMCCC has proven itself to be the best childcare partner for our family. The continued genuine love, care, compassion and partnership of this ministry has been instrumental in our family.

-THE DILLON FAMILY