Children’s Aid Society provides quality child care to children from six weeks to 12 years old.
Children’s Aid Society is a non-profit child care center that is licensed by Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare (DPW). Our Child Care Center participates in Keystone Stars and is the only STAR-4 rated center in the area!
Philosophy and Mission
The mission of the Child Care program is to provide quality early care and education in a supervised setting to empower children to become responsible, healthy, functioning adults.
The first five years of a child’s life are the formative years. They develop the habits that will stay with them the rest of their lives. Parents are a child’s first and most important teacher. We partner with you to nurture your children in a safe environment where they can grow in emotional, social, physical and cognitive ways each day.
To enroll your child, please complete the paperwork below and return to the center.
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We ensure that each child care teacher meets state and agency requirements before they are entrusted with children. All teachers complete a 15-hour orientation within their first 60 days of employment. State police, Childline and FBI clearances are required as well as, National Sex Offender Registry verification, health assessments, fire safety training, First Aid and CPR. Staff also must complete a minimum of 24 hours training annually.
Trained staff supervise children from the moment they arrive to the time they leave each day.
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Early Learning GPS (www.earlylearninggps.com)
The Early Learning GPS is an interactive online tool where families answer up to 10 questions for great tips and reliable resources on helping their child learn and grow. Create a free map for your child to follow his milestones, save fun activities that will help him learn and grow, and compare child care programs. All information is from reliable sources like Pennsylvania’s Office of Child Development and Early Learning.
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This program is supported by the Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) of Pennsylvania’s Department of Human Services (DHS) and Pennsylvania’s Department of Education (PDE). For more information, visit dhs.pa.gov and education.pa.gov.
The Department of Human Services (DHS) regulations for operating a child care facility are available on the Internet. The regulations on the Internet are the most up-to-date versions of the regulations. Listed below is regulation that pertains to operation of a child care center facility, a brief description of the regulation and the hyperlink to the regulation on the Internet.
55 Pa. Code , Chapter 3270 , Child Care Centers – This regulation provides the rules regarding operation of a child care center. A child care center is a facility in which seven or more children unrelated to the operator receive child care services. A child care center must have a certificate of compliance (license) from DHS in order to operate.
In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.
Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.
To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
(833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.