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. This means 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 are monitored by visual and auditory surveillance cameras.
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.
Our mission is:
- To provide loving care for children away from their parents, giving primary attention to their safety, health, and well being.
- 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.
- 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 center has been in operation for over 26 years 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. Our warm and loving staff are passionate about working with young children, and are truly dedicated in ensuring the best possible experience for every child!