Weekday Ministries Child Care Center
Weekday Ministries Child Care Center is a state-licensed,preschool and day care center for children from infancy through school age. The center is an outreach ministry of Mt. Lebanon United Methodist Church. Our goal is to help parents in the community and the church to care for and educate their young children in a loving, Christian environment that enhances each child’s development. The nonprofit child care center is designed to accommodate two separate needs in our coordinated programs.
The Day Care Program is licensed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and serves families with high-quality care in a safe, nurturing environment that meets the needs of various age groups. We are open year round from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. M-F.
Caring for young children means more than just keeping them safe. It means planning meaningful activities for individual abilities and being able to assess progress and make adjustments when necessary. The staff is composed of supervisors with college degrees in areas such as child development and education as well as trained assistants. Education — including CPR and first aid — is an ongoing part of our staff experience.
The Preschool/PreK Program, begun in 1966, provides a constructive, developmentally appropriate experience for children ages three, four and five. The school features professional teachers with qualified backgrounds and years of experience.
Reading readiness, pre-math, science, art, music and much more are taught each day through a hands-on approach. Many of our daycare children come to PreK, but there are many others who attend classes here who are not enrolled in the daycare program.
The Transition Class is designed for children who are not quite ready for kindergarten, or who just miss the cut-off date. The “nearly”kindergarten curriculum includes music, reading, math, science and art.