Due to the Covid-19 pandemic our program and schedule have changed. Please call the Center at 517-546-1310 for current information and health and safety protocols.
Our temporary child care hours are 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. Monday - Friday
Director: Julie Aramian
Assistant Director: Jan Gardynik
Call the Center for the current hours:
Child Care: 4 weeks-5 years
Preschool: 3 & 4 year olds
Summer Safari: 5 years-12 years (school breaks and summer months)
Hours: 6:30 a.m.-6:00p.m, Monday through Friday
The First Presbyterian Children's Care Center is unique in child care and preschool in that the majority of our staff have been at the center for the last 8 years. Our staff is experienced and committed. We have celebrated 5, 10, 20 and even 25-year anniversaries with our teachers! As career child educators, our teachers routinely attend continuing Early Childhood Development classes. All staff are trained in CPR and First Aid. The teachers design and implement the curriculum in their individual classrooms.
Our curriculum provides for all areas of child development: physical, emotional, social and cognitive, in an integrated approach. Appropriate curriculum planning is based on our teacher's observations and assessments of each child's special interest and development progress. The daily schedules in all the classrooms include free choice, fine and gross motor skill activities, creative art projects, sensory play, music and movement, literacy, science, math, outdoor play, discovery, and much more.
It is the desire of the Center Staff to provide developmentally appropriate experiences, which will help youngsters to develop intellectually, physically, emotionally, socially and spiritually, with a group of children their own age. The philosophy of the First Presbyterian Children's Care Center is to understand and support each child as an individual. We also believe that children grow and develop to their fullest potential if given the opportunity to explore, create and problem solve, with materials which are appropriate to their developmental age. Our Center will offer each child a warm, safe and nurturing environment and provide activities to promote cooperation, creativity, independence, and a sense of self-esteem. We will also encourage a sense of caring for community and an awareness of the world around them.
Since its inception in 1979 as a local mission of the First Presbyterian Church of Howell, the Preschool Center has been a licensed, self-supporting, non-profit corporation. The expansion of the Center into a full-time, year-round educational child care center was approved by the child care board in 1990.
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