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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, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at:, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted 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; or
  2. fax:
    (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
  3. email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.