Promoting excellence in early childhood Christian education Since 1992
|Sponsor Rev. Mark Hardy
||Learning Center Hours 6:30 am to 5:30 pm
||Learning Center Office Hours 7:30am-5:00pm
|Assistant Director/Head Teacher RoseMarie Knowlton
||Please see our calendar for our closure dates
|Program Director Claudia D’Onofrio
|Business Administrator Debra Fricker
||SCHOOL CLOSINGS and DELAYS:
|Administrative Assistant Marguerite Smith
||Announced on Channel 6 (ABC)
Our teachers and staff create an environment in which each child is free to play, learn, experiment and grow at his/her own rate. Religious concepts are taught through stories, songs, memory verses, prayers, sharing and social conduct. “Train up a child in the way that he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it”. Proverbs 2:6
To provide quality early childhood education from a biblical perspective. To empower each child to develop according to their specific abilities given by Christ. That they may be empowered to live a life characterized by love, trust, & obedience to Christ.
Educational Philosophy of the Program
A child develops mentally, physically, spiritually, socially and emotionally. We are committed to providing biblically based age appropriate experiences to allow each child to progress in these areas at his/her own level of ability while enjoying feelings of success. This is primarily done through hands on activities in learning centers and positive Christ like role modeling of the staff. Parent newsletters will keep you informed about each unit designed for your child’s class.
Seashore Children’s Learning Center operates under the standards of the State of New Jersey, Department of Human Services, Department of Children Protection and Permanency (DCPP) and is inspected regularly by the Department of Human Services, the Cape May County Health Department and the Bureau of Fire Safety of Lower Township. We are a fully licensed Child Care Center as per the State of New Jersey Guidelines.
Ages and Stages
SCLC accepts children six weeks old until the completion of 2nd Grade.
We offer before and after care for ½ day preschool through 2nd grade.
Conveniently, we are also open during public school spring break and most early school closings and many of the
school holidays, check out our calendar on the website. All transportation arrangements must be made with
your child’s school district.
Our tuition rates are very competitive with other Child Care centers in our area. SCLC only offers Full Time care, with the exception of school aged children. Please email or call for current tuitions and fees. The Official School Year runs from September through mid-June at which time we begin a summer program called “Camp Seashore”.
“Camp Seashore” begins at the end of the school year in mid-June. We run our camp until the Thursday before Labor Day hosting many fun projects and events. Enrollment begins in the spring for everyone, 6 weeks to 8 years old. “Camp Seashore” is open to FULL TIME campers ONLY each summer. Each year the staff operates a curriculum just like we do in the school year. This is not a babysitting center, our children learn all year round. In the summer we use outside activities and events so the campers are learning and enjoying each day.
Parents are encouraged to call or visit at any time. We see our parents as an integral part of the Center’s family. We promote participation and volunteerism with open house evenings and family nights where parents can sign up to interact with classrooms and teachers. Upon entering our center just ask for a tour at the reception area, and our Director or Assistant Director/Head Teacher will be most happy to provide that visit.
The Seashore Community Church of the Nazarene sponsors this early education program as a ministry of the church.
It provides a learning center environment that will help children grow as the bible tells us Jesus grew.
“And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and Man”. (Luke 2:52)
One of the Pastoral staff conducts a Chapel service for the children once a week.
Seashore Children’s Learning Center is a non-profit center that provides the loving care and Christian guidance that your child needs as he or she grows and develops.