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Child Care

Child care and early childhood education can be an exciting adventure! For children ages 0-3, our child care centers provide babies, toddlers, and their caregivers with the tools they need to learn and thrive. Our programs are part of the federal Early Head Start (EHS) initiative. Like all our work here at Maternity Care Coalition (MCC), we aim to provide culturally responsive services to the whole family, making sure both children and their caregivers are supported. 

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About Early Head Start

Our Early Head Start (EHS) model is evidence-based, which means the model has been researched, tested, and proven that if implemented correctly, children will have positive outcomes. We focus on helping children become ready for school, supporting families in meeting their goals, and supporting overall health and well-being. We aim to foster an inclusive, safe environment where every child can explore, discover, and flourish and parents are engaged in all aspects of the program.  

Our Centers

At each center we have dedicated rooms assigned by age to ensure we tailor our approach to each child’s unique developmental needs. Our centers have classrooms for infants (birth – 12 months), young toddlers (12 months – 24 months), and older toddlers (24 months – 36 months). 

Additionally, every center has a Gross Motor Room which allows for indoor activities to promote physical and social development for the children. We also have outdoor playgrounds where, weather permitting, children engage in daily outdoor play.  

Program Focuses

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Learning and Education

Babies and toddlers learn through exploration and interaction with other children in safe environments. Staff use The Creative Curriculum, which is aligned with early learning guidelines defined by the state of Pennsylvania. Activities are designed to promote social, emotional, cognitive, physical, and literary development. Teacher conduct two home visits a year with a child and their family. Additionally, we are trained to identify and provide support for children who have disabilities.
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Babies’ and toddlers’ health is foundational to all aspects of development. Children are served two healthy meals and one snack based on USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) guidelines. A Nutrition Consultant conducts monthly nutrition-based classroom activities to encourage exploration of nutritious foods. Children routinely brush their teeth during the day to promote early oral health practices and families are supported in accessing routine dental health care. Children are connected to well-baby care (routine doctors visits) and are up-to-date on all immunizations.
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Parent Support and Engagement

Children do best when their caregivers have the resources they need. Parents have access to parenting education, basic needs, referrals to other organizations, and support to achieve their own goals. They have opportunities to visit classrooms and participate in program activities such as parent committees and the Policy Council. When it comes time for children to transition to a preschool, our staff work alongside parents in the transition process.
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Learn more about our child care centers by contacting us today!

A Day at Our Centers

Wondering what your child's day at one of our centers might look like? Below you'll find a sample schedule. 


8:30 AM - Arrival, Wash Hands, Breakfast & Story Time 

9:00 AM - Bathroom Time, Brush Teeth & Wash Hands 

9:20 AM - Activities Based on Classroom

9:45 AM - Circle Time: Music & Movement 

10:00 AM - Arts & Crafts in Small Groups 

10:20 AM - Bathroom Time & Wash Hands 

10:30 AM - Outside Playtime or Gross Motor Room 

11:30 AM - Lunch & Story Time 

12:00 PM - Bathroom Time, Brush Teeth & Naptime 

2:00 PM - Bathroom Time, Snack Time 

2:30 PM - Story Time and/or Individual Plans 

3:00 PM - Departure 

Access to Additional MCC Services

Families who are enrolled in our child care centers not only receive services within the child care program, but also have access to other MCC services such as educational classes and doula support.