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 Grace Christian Child Care

At Grace Christian Child Care we believe that…
  • Every child is a precious individual, worthy of unconditional love and respect.
  • Children recognize their potential when they are offered opportunities for spiritual, social, emotional, physical, and intellectual growth in a safe and loving environment.
  • Care outside the home should support but cannot substitute for a fulfilling home life.

Our program operates year-round from 6:30 am – 6:00 pm Monday through Friday.  Early Childhood Education and Childcare is provided for children from infancy through five years of age in the Educational Wing of Grace United Methodist Church. Before and After School Care and a Summer Camp Program are designed for elementary school-age children. Two playground areas are available for outdoor activities, and an All Purpose Room/Gymnasium for indoor fun and games. Volunteers, presentations, and field trips integrate our program with the community. Transportation is provided to the Hershey Elementary Schools in Derry Township School District, and to the Nye & South Hanover Elementary Schools in Lower Dauphin School District.

Our teaching philosophies and curriculum are based on Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood Programs and the Pennsylvania Learning Standards for Early Education.  Activities are age appropriate and address the needs, interests, and understanding of individual children.
All interests are explored…from Dinosaurs to Disciples, Fairy Tales to Fishers of Men, Nocturnal Animals to Noah, Creatures of the Sea to Creation, Gardening to Goliath, Music Appreciation to Moses, Science Exploration to Solomon, Native Americans to the Nativity… through fun, meaningful, and exciting learning opportunities

There is no discrimination in admission policy, meal service, or the use of facilities.  We participate in the Child and Adult Care Food Program, a federal program that provides healthy meals and snacks to children receiving child care.  Breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack are served at no separate charge regardless of race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, age, or disability. Grace Christian Child Care is licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Service.

For more information, please contact GCCC Director, Joanne Stong at 566-6575 or
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
(1)      mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
           Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
           1400 Independence Avenue, SW
           Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2)      fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3)      email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.