Description: SPLPCC is an extension of the St. Paul Lutheran Church and believes that each child is a unique creation and gift from God. We also believe that the early years are the most important and crucial times for a child’s physical, emotional, social, intellectual, creative, and spiritual development. As Christians and as teachers of young children, we will strive daily to provide each of God’s children with rich, engaging, challenging, and faith-filled experiences in a safe, loving, and nurturing environment. We will also dedicate ourselves to the families we serve by making ourselves available to attend to their concerns and needs. It is our prayer that we will sufficiently and successfully bring faith and a love for God to our children, families, and community.
Our program operates year round, Monday through Friday from 6:30 am to 6:00 pm. Children who attend SPLPCC must be at least three years old at the time of enrollment and need to be toilet trained. If your child will be attending during lunch time (11:30 – 12:30), you will need to provide a packed lunch. SPLPCC will provide milk, plates, cups, eating utensils, and napkins. We have a refrigerator and a microwave so feel free to pack leftovers! If your child will be attending in the afternoon, you will need to provide a sleeping bag that is stored in a sealed container (we prefer a plastic “Rubbermaid” type container with a lid). The children go outside everyday so “weather appropriate” outdoor clothing is also required.
From September through May, we offer a preschool program Monday through Thursday from 8:30 am – 11:00. In addition we offer child care from 6:30 – 8:30am and 11:00am – 6:00pm, Monday through Thursday and all day on Fridays. In addition, we offer “Before and After” school child care for children attending the Cumberland Schools. The Cumberland Bus Service provides transportation to and from our program and the elementary school. If your child will be enrolled in Cumberland’s 4 year old kindergarten program, “The Early Learning Center” (ELC), he/she can be transported from SPLPCC to ELC for the afternoon session only. If your child will be enrolled in the morning session at ELC, and would like to attend SPLPCC in the afternoon, you will need to provide transportation for your child from ELC to SPLPCC at 11:30.
During the summer months, SPLPCC offers a relaxed curriculum with lots of outdoor learning in a unique Christian environment for a mixed age of children. For those children attending the Cumberland School District’s excellent summer school program, The Cumberland Bus Service will provide transportation from SPLPCC to Cumberland Elementary for summer school. Children will be picked up here in time for the first session which begins at 8:30 and will be brought back to SPLPCC after the last session is over which ends at 12:00. If your child’s class starts after 8:30 or their class ends before 12:00, you will be responsible for transportation.
As a ministry extension of St. Paul Lutheran Church, there are times throughout the year when we participate in church functions, such as Saturday evening and Sunday morning services. During these times, the children may be asked to join in activities, such as singing for the congregation. There may also be other preschool specific activities like Family Night, sponsored by the church. Finally, SPLPCC is a non-profit organization, and relies on fundraising to maintain affordable rates, yet provide a quality environment. All families are encouraged to participate in Church events, church sponsored events, and fundraising endeavors. In the past years we have seen such opportunities bring a great sense of community and closeness amongst our families, as well as a stronger connection to the church family that support the care and education of
Where possible, ChildcareCenter provides inspection reports as a service to families. This information is deemed reliable, but is not guaranteed. We encourage families to contact the daycare provider directly with any questions or concerns, as the provider may have already addressed some or all issues. Reports can also be verified with your local daycare licensing office.
|Violation Date||Rule Number||Rule Summary|
|2018-11-27||251.04(3)(c)||Report - Change In Administrator Or Center Director|
|Description: The center failed to notify the department of a new director within 30 days after the change.|
|2018-11-27||251.04(6)(a)1.||Child Record - Enrollment Information|
|Description: Documentation of child's physician/medical facility was not observed on the enrollment form for Child #9.|
|2018-11-27||251.04(6)(a)6m.||Child Record - Immunization History|
|Description: Immunization records were not observed in the files for Child #4 and Child #10.|
|2018-11-27||251.05(1)(d)1.||Administrator - Designation, Responsibilities|
|Description: The center has failed to designate a new administrator upon the departure of their old administrator in May of 2018.|
|2018-11-27||251.05(1)(f)4.||Child Care Teacher - Entry-Level Training|
|Description: Staff C did not complete the educational requirements for a teacher prior to assuming the teacher position.|
|Description: Staff C is missing a certificate from The Registry documenting that the person has met the educational qualifications for a teacher and has worked as a teacher for at least 3 months.|
|2018-11-27||251.05(3)(a)||Supervision - Teacher Per Group Of Children|
|Description: At least one child care teacher shall supervise each group of children. Contrary to DCF 251.05(3)(a), the center does not have a teacher qualified child care worker assigned to the only room in operation at least 4 out of the 5 days the center is open.|
|2018-11-27||251.06(2)(d)||Access To Materials Potentially Harmful To Children|
|Description: A can of shaving cream labeled "keep out of reach of children" was observed in a bottom cupboard of the classroom accessible to children. The teacher moved the can to an upper cupboard during the licensing visit.|
|2018-11-27||251.07(6)(k)2.||Health Examination - Children Over Age 2|
|Description: Each child 2 years of age or older shall have an initial health examination not more than one year prior to nor later than 3 months after being admitted to the center, and a follow-up health examination at least once every 2 years thereafter. Child #4 has been in care longer than 3 months and did not have a child health report on file. Child record #8 did not have documentation of a follow-up health examination at least every 2 years. The last dated exam on file is 3/7/2016.|
|2017-12-12||251.04(8)(b)||Biennial Training - Child Abuse & Neglect|
|Description: Staff C was missing documentation of having received training within the past two years on child abuse and neglect laws, identification, and reporting.|
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