Child Care Center & Preschool

 
 

To Our Church Family and Friends,

The Lake of the Woods Church Board of Elders has decided not to reopen the Child Care Center (CCC) this Fall. As you know, we closed the CCC in March to comply with Covid 19 guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Executive Orders from the Governor of Virginia to ensure the health and safety of the children who were participating in the program, their families, and our Church Staff.
 
Since then we have been monitoring the impact of this disease on our community and our ability to meet the requirements imposed by the governing licensing agencies for safely providing child care services during a pandemic. After thorough analysis of all relevant data, the Board of Elders concluded the risks of exposing our children and the staff who serve them to the Covid 19 virus in a close environment for extended periods are far too great at this time. Accordingly, the CCC will remain closed.
 

We are, however, committed to reassessing our status in the coming months and will decide our next course of action by the end of the year. Please pray with us for the health and safety of our friends and family as we ask for God’s guidance in overcoming this terrible disease that has had such a devastating effect on our world.

In His Service,

Maurice S. Moody, Chairman
Board of Elders

 

The Child Care Center (CCC) offers a variety of programs:

Full Day Child Care for ages three and four with Morning Preschool (academics) Before and After School Care for grades K- 8th Grade Full Day Child Care for grades K- 8th Grade:

  • Teacher Workdays
  • Select Holidays
  • Snow days
  • Christmas Break
  • Spring Break
  • Summer Program
 

The Staff

Since the Child Care Center is licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia, the vocational staff has training in CPR, First Aid, and continuing education courses which they are required to take each year. The CCC has three Leader Teachers and three Aides for the Preschool Program and Three Leader Teacher and four Aides for the School Age Program, supervised by Director Belinda Divelbiss.
 

Enrollment

The Child Care Center accepts children who are age three and four for the Preschool Program and children who are in kindergarten through the 8th grade for the School Age Program. Listed below are forms that are necessary to enroll you child in the Child Care Center. Click on each link to view and print out forms. Fill out the Registration Form, Parent Agreement Form, Emergency Care Card, Travel/Field Trip Permission Form, Sunscreen & Insect Repellent Authorization Form and Medicine Authorization Form (if applicable) and return them to the Child Care Center.
 

Program

The Child Care Center is open year round, except on scheduled school holidays. The CCC meets each day from 6:30 am to 6:30 pm for our Preschool Program and our School Age Program on Teacher Workdays, Snow Days, Select Holidays, Christmas Break, Spring Break and the Summer Program. During the school season the CCC meets each day from 6:30 a.m. to bus pickup and from bus arrival until 6:30 p.m.
 

Activities include outdoor and indoor recreation, games, crafts, art projects, and time for homework. A snack with juice or milk will be served in the morning and afternoon each day. If you are enrolled in our full day child care programs you are required to provide a lunch for your child. (To keep our children with allergies safe, we are a NUT FREE school/daycare.

This program is maintained in accordance with Virginia state licensing requirements and with the standards for quality care set forth by the National Association for the Education of Young children and the Virginia School-Age Child Care Network.

The Child Care Center admits children of any race, color, or natural origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities available to students attending the Child Care Center. However, we are not equipped to handle physically and mentally handicapped children.
 
 
Ms. Belinda Divelbiss, Director Belinda@lowchurch.org
540-972-2349