School Age

School-Age-Side-BannerSince 1988 Pearce Memorial Church has offered school age child care to families in our community. The purpose of Pearce 4 Kids (P4K) Child Care Center is to provide a loving and stimulating Christian environment for children during hours their parents must work. The program is designed to meet the developmental needs of each age group with fun activities while working to determine and respond to the unique needs of each child.

Overview and Parent Information

Pearce 4 Kids is open during the Churchville-Chili School schedule, Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. until buses take the children to school and from bus drop off time until 6:00 p.m. On Full Days, P4K is open from 6:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.

Our Morning Care Program is for children who need care in the morning prior to the school start time. We open at 6:30 a.m. and the staff stays until the last child gets on the school bus. Morning Care is a relaxed program. We offer board games, coloring, some recreational play, and occasional movies or crafts and time outside, depending on the weather. Beginning in the Fall of 2006 a cold breakfast such as cereal, donuts, and juice will be provided each morning with no additional charge.

For the After School Program, counselors meet the children as they arrive on the busses and take attendance. Kindergarten and 1st grade children are escorted to the primary wing and the older children are escorted to the Fellowship Hall wing, where they all receive an afternoon snack, before they begin their activity choices for the afternoon.

When the weather is nice the children will be given the option of playing outside. When the weather does not allow for the children to play outside, we will make use of the Family Life Center and/or our recreation room. We believe that it is important to keep the children moving and active after a long school day and we encourage these large motor skill activities.

Monday through Thursday the homework room is available for children seeking a quiet environment to finish their school work. The homework room will not be open on Fridays. (Due to the number of children that attend P4K, it is impossible for us to keep track of when you want your child to go to the homework room. Please discuss your expectations for homework with your child ahead of time.) Other activity options for children include outside play, gym time, crafts, and other activities such as board games, quiet reading, and movies. Children in 2nd – 6th grades will use the tracking board (located by the parent P4K Office) to chart where they will be. Parents are encouraged to check the board before picking up their children.

We encourage parent involvement in our programs. Areas specifically designed to include parents are:

  • P4K Newsletters
  • Special family events held for all P4K families throughout the year
  • Parent/Counselor conferences (Available Upon Request)
  • Daily interactions with staff at pick up times in the room

Daily interactions with teachers at drop off and pick up times in the room.