Late in 2012 we became aware of the shortage our community had for quality child care. While there are some very good facilities in our community; we were hearing about how limited the opportunities were to get children enrolled, particularly infants. As a result we began developing the process to open a child care facility that would provide high quality care, an opportunity for infant care, a focus for creating a moderate faith-based environment, and above all; a place where children would develop in a safe, loving and caring atmosphere. We consulted local experts, embraced regulations that were rapidly changing, and employed well trained credentialed care givers to anchor the program. Soon thereafter, in August of 2014, we opened The Children’s Garden, in the home next to the church.
Now with a regularly expanding enrollment the church is going through a remodeling/retrofit process to be able to avail a sizeable portion of the main church facility for use. We expect the remodel to be completed early in July of 2015. When completed capacity will dramatically increase and the home next door will be devoted to infant care.