Easthaven Christian Childcare & Kindergarten

Easthaven Christian Childcare & Kindergarten is a not-for-profit weekday ministry of Easthaven Baptist Church.  The Director, Assistant Director, and Mentors conduct the day to day operations of the Center.  We are advised by the Church Administrator and the Stewardship Committee of Easthaven.

Mission Statement:
The purpose of Easthaven Christian Childcare and Kindergarten is to extend the ministry of Easthaven Baptist Church by providing quality childcare and kindergarten education.  As an outreach, this Center strives to work together to help families connect to God and minister to the lost.


Philosophy and Services provided:
The philosophy of ECCK is that early childhood should be a time of fun, warmth, security, exploring, discovering, and learning.  A young child is creative and receptive.  Each staff member will strive to nuture and encourage these qualities in the children under their care.


Programs available at ECCK include:

- A full-time childcare for infants 9 weeks old through 5 years old
- A half-day preschool kindergarten which includes K3, K4, and K5
- Early arrival care for the kindergarten area (at an extra charge)

Easthaven Christian Childcare/Kindergarten uses a curriculum webbing that includes the Bible, First Look (Group Publishing), and A Beka.  The children are taught the pledges to the American flag, the Christian flag, and the Bible. They are also encouraged to pray out loud.  Extra weekly activities provided to the Kindergarten students are American Sign Language, Music, and Gymnastics as well as Chapel every two weeks.


Standards:

Easthaven Christian Childcare and Kindergarten is licensed by the Mississippi State Department of Health and complies with the standards set forth in the Regulations Governing Licensure of Childcare Facilities.  A summary of those standards are available in the Childcare Office.  Those regulations are the requirements outlined for basic care.  Whenever we see the opportunity, we expect our employees and staff to go beyond the basics and additionally expose our children and parents to Biblical standards as well. We have an open door policy, so you are welcome to come by anytime and are encouraged to ask any questions not covered in the written policy manual.  We also want you to let us know if you have a suggestion, compliment, problem, or even a complaint.  Any concerns should be addressed to the Director or Assistant Director, not the teachers.  Open communication is the only way to keep you and your child happy.  It is our privilege to share with you, your most precious possission - your child.


Days and Hours of Operation:

Easthaven Christian Childcare and Kindergarten operates Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.  Due to church activities, regular pick up on Wednesday nights is 5:30 p.m.