Admissions * Fees * Facilities * Curricula * Staff Credentials * Security * Licensing & Accreditations * Nutrition * Scholarships * Title XX * Hours of Operation For more than 35 years, the childcare and early learning programs of the Saucon Valley Community Center have provided toddlers, preschoolers and school-age children with a safe, stimulating and creative learning environment.
Whether they’re participating in our full- or part-time childcare programs, before or after school care or our unique Early Childhood Development preschool program, each day, children take part in a variety of fun, educational and imaginative activities including indoor and outdoor play, music and art, as well as activities that cultivate early math, reading and language skills. Our professional staff are dedicated to making your child’s first experiences away from home positive and enriching. More than 65 percent of our teachers have a degree in early childhood education or a related field. Small class sizes and low teacher to student ratios ensure that your child receives personal attention in a warm and nurturing environment. Licensed by the state, our childcare programs participate in the prestigious Keystone STARS Child Care Quality Initiative, which recognizes quality early learning facilities for their efforts toward continuous quality improvement.
SVCC has programs for toddlers ages 18 months to 3 years, preschoolers ages 3 – 5 years and school age children through age 12. Admission is on a first-come, first-served space-available basis for full-time care. The same is true for part-time care as long as the requested hours/days fit in the overall schedule. If space is not available, families will be placed on a waiting list.
SVCC’s fees are competitive with other center-based childcare providers. Our rates are based on number of hours a day, days per week and the age of your child. There are no hidden fees. The directors will review your individual needs, rates and fees during your tour. A current fee schedule is also available by calling 610-838-0722.
Our facility is a beautiful converted church in the borough of Hellertown and features four spacious classrooms that allow us to separate the children by age group and provide the most age-appropriate education. Recently, we also constructed a new fenced-in, shaded playground on the campus.
Our curricula are based on the most up-to-date practices and are flexible, allowing us to respond to each child’s individual interests and needs. Computers in every classroom offer a jumpstart in learning for students of all ages. All age groups also participate in regular educational field trips.
SVCC employs a team of teachers for each different age group of children. New teachers are chosen by a committee of staff and board members and hiring is based on training, education and experience in early childhood development as well as patience, sensitivity and warmth. Our staff continue to grow professionally through participation in workshops and regular in-service training. More than half of our teachers hold degrees in early childhood education or a related field. All are supported in the classroom by specially trained teachers’ assistants.
To help ensure the safety of our children, outside entrances as well as each floor are equipped with the latest security technology.
The Saucon Valley Community Center is a Keystone STARS Child Care Quality Initiative facility. Keystone STARS recognizes quality early learning facilities for their efforts toward continuous quality improvement. SVCC is licensed in Pennsylvania to provide childcare services to children as young as 18 months. Our facility is also in compliance with all facility and staffing requirements as mandated by the State of Pennsylvania.
We recognize the importance of good nutrition and provide a well-balanced lunch for children. SVCC participates in the Child and Adult Food Program.
Scholarships are available to qualifying families. SVCC accepts AFDC, TCC and Time for Tots. Call 610-838-0722 for more information.
Your family may qualify for subsidized childcare. Contact Child Care Information Services at the PA Department of Public Welfare for additional information.
The Center is open weekdays from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. with the exception of the following major holidays on our calendar: Thanksgiving , the day after Thanksgiving, Christmas, the day after Christmas, New Years Day, Good Friday, July Fourth, Labor Day and Memorial Day. We close at noon on the following days: Christmas Eve and New Years Eve. To schedule a personal tour or for more information and a current fee schedule, call 610-838-0722.