Welcome to Poland Boardman Child Care Center!  We are an outreach program of the Poland United Methodist Church.  We are licensed to operate by the state of Ohio, and are one of Ohio’s Step Up To Quality star rated programs.  We use a structured curriculum that aligns with the Ohio Early Learning Content Standards.  We offer lower staff to child ratios and higher staff credentials than many other centers.  Our programs stress growth and development of the “whole child” in an unpressured atmosphere of creativity and exploration.  

   We offer separate programs for children from the ages of 2 to 10 years of age.  We currently have preschool sessions, half day sessions, full day sessions, kindergarten readiness enrichment sessions, and afterschool sessions.  Poland schools provide transportation to our center for the afterschool sessions.  We also offer school age sessions during school holidays and snow days.

  We provide a safe and secure environment, and all hallways and entrances and also our playground are monitored by visual and auditory surveillance cameras.  Our hallways are kept locked and anyone entering must be checked in and buzzed in to gain admittance.  All of our classrooms have inner door lock systems in case a lockdown situation should ever occur.  

  During the hours of our pre-school sessions, all children attending the center are divided into separate age groups and brought into the class appropriate to their age level.  Each class will experience the same holiday parties and special events, however the basic themes and goals of each class will vary. 



  1. To provide loving care for children away from their parents, giving primary attention to their safety, health, and well being.


  1. To help children to build a positive self-image, and to provide a well-rounded educational program which will enable the child to develop the skills and behavior patterns that build self confidence.


  1. To provide the kind of guidance that will allow the child to adjust to adults other than parents and to children of their own age level, become accustomed to routines, and use age appropriated equipment and materials correctly.  We encourage exploration and experimentation, within limits.


Our Staff:

Our center has been in operation since 1983, our Administrator has been here from the beginning, 

and many of our staff have been here almost that long! 

We have a very low staff turnover rate and a low teacher to child ratio. 

Additional staff info:

All of our staff are fingerprinted and background checked through the BCI&I and the FBI.

All of our staff go through First Aid and CPR training soon after hiring. At least 1 staff person with First Aid and CPR is always present on the premises.

Communicable Disease Training and Child Abuse Prevention & Recognition are also part of our staff’s in-service trainings.

All of our lead and assistant teachers have at least 10 hours of specialized trainings per year.

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