Verona United Methodist Church Day Care for children opened on September 7, 1993. It is a private, not-for-profit day care center licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Social Services and governed by a committee of interested Church and community members and parents. The Day Care's Executive Director bears primary responsibility for its daily operation.
The Day Care center is open from 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and offers a developmentally appropriate program for children 2-1/2 years through 5 years whose parents work or are in training. We welcome children of all races, faiths, and ethnic backgrounds and work to support the wide variety of families represented within our day care program.
Fees are determined on a sliding scale based on the family's gross income. The Day Care is funded through registration fees, tuition, contributions, and USDA Child Nutrition program.
Early childhood is the most critical period in human growth and development because the foundation for learning is build during this period. Learning experiences for young children must therefore be diverse, creative and carefully planned based on sound principles of child development. As a church-based day care, we also strive to familiarize the children with Christian principles and basic Bible stories.
In keeping with this philosophy, VUMC Day Care strives to provide an environment in which children can:
- Grow and develop at their own rates
- Develop a positive self-image
- Interact with their environment
- Develop a sense of personal responsibility
- Learn to trust and care about those around them