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Welcome to 8th Street Child Care

    Altoona 8th Street Child Care started providing excellent care for the children in our community, in 1991. We thrive on the excitement of learning! In our center you will find that we offer a variety of fun opportunities to learn and grow. In the classrooms your child will be exposed to age appropriate, individual and group activities to help guide them through safely exploring the joys of childhood. We hold a QRS4 rating and are very proud to offer such a highly rated program for our families and the children we care for.

Safety is just as important as learning:

    Providing a safe and secure environment is important to us. We have a secured entry ways into the center and live video cameras in every room. Our doors can only be entered by way of the secure fob provided upon enrollment. We hope this provides parents comfort and peace of mind while their children are away, learning through play. 

Who do we care for? 

     We care for children from 6 weeks to 12 years old. Our families also enjoy our engaging before/after school program and school-aged summer care program. *Please take a moment to check out our "rooms" to see what your child's future will look like with Altoona 8th Street Child Care.

Look no further, we offer preschool too!

    Preschool is provided, onsite to children ages 3 and 4 years old! There is no need for our families to find external preschool openings because we provide it by implementing our research-based curriculum.  We also take into account the needs of each individual child opposed to the classroom, as a whole. We understand that each child will learn at their own pace, and we want to ensure that learning is fun. Your child will be exposed to pre-reading and pre-math skills along with science and social studies all while practicing their social and emotional readiness skills.  We believe that providing a safe, educational environment that supports your child as an individual is the best way to ensure that we are preparing each child for their successes as they grow into an elementary aged learner.  Our goal is to prepare your preschooler(s) to shine as bright as possible as they enter kindergarten with excitement. 

Did you know that we offer care for school age children?

    Our services don't stop once your child enters kindergarten! We know that balancing the school schedule can be challenging as a parent, especially those early outs, unplanned weather delays and cancellations. We are constantly watching the schedule and weather to ensure that your child(ren) are in a comfortable, fun and safe environment. We hope that our diligence provides parents peace of mind knowing that their child is cared for regardless of schedule changes. 

   One of the many perks to our school-age program is that we offer breakfast until 7:30 AM and a snack after school while also providing transportation to the Altoona schools. This means that we will use our in-house transportation to pick-up/Drop-off children who attend Willowbrook. The SEP school bus also swings by the center to pick up/drop off those children who attend Delaware, Altoona, Centennial and Clay elementary schools. 

   Upon arrival, your child will be provided many opportunities to start their day off with positive interactions. They may choose to hang out with friends, complete schoolwork or just play and have fun! 

Welcome to the 8th Street Child Care family.  

Where Our mission is to be a place where your child can learn and grow while safely exploring the joy of being a child.

Janet Ira, Director

Altoona 8th Street Child Care

Available Monday-Friday 8:30 AM-6:00 PM

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