Shepherdstown Day Care is committed to providing educational experiences in a child-centered, nurturing environment. Classroom environments and activities for each age group are designed to encourage children’s curiosity, exploration, creativity, problem-solving and skill development. We help children develop the social skills and empathy necessary to get along with others, to feel accepted in a group, to communicate their thoughts and feelings, and to develop a sense of independence. We recognize the necessity of strong communication with each child’s family and encourage parent involvement in our Center.
Our staff’s loving relationship with our children is the key to a child’s experience at the Center. The connection between teachers and each child is the heart of our program. Our staff guides children as they develop important friendships with each other, explore with art and sensory materials, build with blocks, dance, sing, read, try on dramatic roles and explore in our beautifully landscaped outdoor environment. This is our children’s most important work.
We provide care and educational experiences for children from 12 weeks to 10 years. Because we know that quality childcare is essential for working families, the Shepherdstown Day Care Center’s tuition payments for the two-, three- and four-year-old groups are based on a sliding scale that is adjusted for family income. We are the only center in the Eastern Panhandle that uses a sliding scale in determining tuition.