Certifications

Community Preschool and Childcare is a registered ministry of Woodmar United Methodist Church recognized by the state of Indiana. The center is registered to care for children ages 30 months – 5 years.

 

 

Paths to Quality is a quality rating system in the state of Indiana open to licensed centers, licensed family day care homes and unlicensed registered ministries. The scale ranges from 1 to 4 with 4 being the highest level attainable.

Community Preschool and Childcare is ranked as a Level 3 Provider according to the standards and guidelines of Paths to Quality. Being ranked as a level 3 provider means that the health and safety needs of children are met, the environment supports children’s learning, planned curriculum guides child development and school readiness, and the highest indicator of quality is achieved.

 

The Child & Adult Care Food Program plays a vital role in providing nutritious meals and snacks to children. The center participates in the Child & Adult Care Food Program and follows guidelines established by USDA in order to meet the nutritional needs of the children.  Read More

 

On My Way Pre-K awards grants to 4 year olds from low-income families so that they may have access to a high-quality pre-K program the year before they begin kindergarten. Families who receive a grant may use the grant at any approved On My Way Pre-K program.

 

The center administers a Child Care Development Fund grant from the Bureau of Child Care that assists low-income families with childcare fees. To be eligible for the program, parents must be working or in school and have income within the program’s guidelines. Other childcare subsidies such as the CCDF voucher program are also accepted by the center.

 

The center uses the Creative Curriculum to develop lesson plans that promotes children growth in all areas: social, emotional, cognitive, physical, and language. The Creative Curriculums Developmental Continuum Assessment System provides tools to assess each child’s development in the context of everyday routines and experiences. The information from the assessments are used to promote each child’s development and growth.

 

The Foundations were developed by the Indiana Department of Education and Bureau of Child Care. These foundations build upon one another and are aligned with the Indiana Academic Standards for kindergarten in a developmentally appropriate way. By incorporating these foundations into the center’s lesson plans, each child has the opportunity to develop the skills needed to enter kindergarten and be successful. Center staff are trained to incorporate these foundations into the weekly lesson plans.