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The MLK Center

Bayfront Childcare

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History

The Child Care Program has been operated by the MLK Center since 1970. This program is State Certified to accommodate 105 children. In 1992, the Day Care Unit began providing services for at-risk children though direct referral from the Erie County Office of Children and Youth (OCY) under a “Family Support Center Project” in response to the growing incidence of child neglect and abuse in Erie County.

An expansion of the Child Care Program took place in May of 1995 to accommodate infants six(6) weeks of age through toddlers aged 18 months in response to the need within the community for qualified care for the younger child.

An additional building, owned by Bayfront NATO, Inc. and located across the street from the main facility, was extensively renovated for this Day Care expansion.


Services

  • Infant/Toddler Day Care starting from birth to 24 months. Great emphasis is placed on early child development stages including cognitive, physical and social stimulating activities. Age appropriate deeding program is included, Similac Advanced formula provided.
  • Pre-School Care starts from 3 years of age. Curriculum includes standard structured learning of letters, numbers, colors, shapes, calendar activities, and library time. Creative play includes free choice of dramatic play, blocks, puzzles, table top activities, science and math centers. Nutritious state approved meals and snacks are included.
  • Pre-Kindergarten Readiness starts from 4 years of age. Prepares children for entry into school age environment, building on the Pre-School curriculum. Pertinent personal information is a focus to have each child be able to state their name, parent’s name and home address. Emphasis is placed on teaching the role of public safety personnel, fire, and police.
  • Before-School Care for children aged 5 up to 13 years of age. Includes a state approved nutritious meal and interactive learning and/or sport activities. Children enrolled in the Before-School Care are transported to school if they are present prior to the bus departing the Center.
  • After-School Care for children aged 5 up to 14 years of age. Homework assistance is offered and children have the opportunity to participate in the Youth Department’s program for additional programs.
  • The Summer Care Program is provided for children aged 5 through 13 years while their parents are working, attending school, or in training classes while children are out of school for summer vacation.

Enroll Your Child Now!

We have open enrollment year-round for Bayfront Childcare.

Bayfront Childcare has an income-based payment program and accepts CCIS.

To enroll your child in Childcare, please contact Darlean Henderson, Daycare Supervisor at 814-459-2761 x237 or fill out the form below.

Quick Contact

Enroll Your Child Now!

We have open enrollment year-round for Bayfront Childcare.

Bayfront Childcare has an income-based payment program and accepts CCIS.

To enroll your child in Childcare, please contact Darlean Henderson, Daycare Supervisor at 814-459-2761 x237 or fill out the form below.

Quick Contact

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