Belvoir Christian Academy Now Offers Child Care

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Belvoir Christian Academy is expanding its presence in the community by offering child care. The Christian Children's Center will be opening at the community institution on August 4, officials said. The center will be open to children ages six weeks to 3-years-old in the new center.

For more than 125 years, Belvoir Christian Academy has been dedicated to educating children from pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. The new program will extend services to families in the community by offering child care for infants and toddler. The program is designed to offer the convenience of child care and school on one campus, officials said.

Center Director Melissa Swafford said the child care and school option will benefit families who are looking for one place to drop off and pick up their children each day. "We've had a pre-school program as well as a morning and aftercare program here at the school for many years, but more and more, people are seeking one place to send their school-age child and their newborn or toddler for convenience," she said.

In addition to child care, the program will incorporate age-appropriate academic curriculum into the daily mix of activities, including Bible lessons. "One of the main missions of BCA is to teach Christian principles to our children, and we plan to incorporate 'Jesus time' into our daily schedule," Swafford said.

The center is based on the BCA campus, with space dedicated to these age groups, officials said. The program will be offered year round, opening weekdays from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.


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