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Child Care

New Creation Childcare center 

will provide your child with tender loving care



ELIDA, OH 45807


Fax: (419)-339-6533


  • Director

  • Cook

  • Fourteen Teachers

  • Custodian

  • Pastor

  • Authorized Church Representative


  • Office

  • Nursery

  • Five Large Classrooms

  • Activity Area

  • Commercial Kitchen

  • Eating Area

  • Handicap Accessible

  • Air Conditioned

  • Toddler Play Ground Area (Fenced)

  • Pre-School Play Ground Area (Fenced)


  •        The New Creation Childcare Center is a ministry of New Creation Lutheran Church and it evolved through the church’s desire to become involved in and support the needs of the community. It is the center’s goal to provide for the children’s academic, physical, emotional, intellectual and social development. It is the church’s goal to provide a safe, loving, and spiritual environment where both children and their families can grow together.

  •       The New Creation Childcare is licensed by the State of Ohio Department of Family Services for 121 children. The center is in compliance with all state and local regulations related to teacher child ratio, curriculum, physical, safety, and food services.

  •       The licensed capacity in each age group for the center is: 12 infants, 25 toddlers, 66 preschoolers, 18 school age (including kindergarten)

  •        Enrollment at New Creation Childcare is on a first come, first serve basis. We do not discriminate in the enrollment of children upon the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin. A pre-admission interview will be conducted between the prospective parents and administrator of the center. At this time the program and policies will be reviewed.

The following child/staff ratios and maximum group sizes maintained for each age group:

Group Ages

6 Wks. to 18 mos.

18 mo. to 30 mos.

30 mo. to 3 1/2 yrs.

3 1/2 yrs. to 41/2 yrs.

4 1/2 yrs. to 5 1/2 yrs.

School age to twelve yrs

Child Staff Ratio

(Small Group in Morning)







Maximum Group Sizes

(ln Afternoon)







The Childcare Center is open Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The center closes to observe the following holidays:

Good Friday

Memorial Day

Independence Day/Day After 

Labor Day

Thanksgiving Day & the day after The week between Christmas 

Eve & New Year’s Day

The center is normally open on school snow days. However, if weather conditions make it impossible for us to open, you will be notified by announcements on Radio and TV stations.


Weekly Pre-school classes, that follow the public school calendar and curriculum, are offered. Children ages 18 mo. - 5 years and not enrolled in a regular school are eligible to attend. The classes are 2 hours long, three days per week. Your child may be enrolled for the three day pre-school sessions or the full time pre-school and child care program.

Food Service

Cost of meals is included in the tuition fees. These meals meet the state Nutritional Requirements defined by the Ohio Department of Family Services and CACFP Child and Adult Care Food Program. Proper table manners and cooperation shall be encouraged during meal times. The children and their teachers share in a prayer before lunch.


Children arriving between 6:30 and 8:00 a.m. may eat breakfast at the center. Serving time is 8:00a.m.

The noon meal will include foods from the four basic food groups which supply l/3 of the child recommended daily dietary allowance. The noon meal will be served to staff members and every child present at the center from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Lunch is provided by the center five days a week.


A snack which includes 2 foods from the four basic food groups will be served between 3:00 & 3:30 p.m./just after nap and from 4:00-4:30 for latchkey children during the school year.  The weekly lunch and snack menu is posted near the door where parents bring their children each day

Activities at the Center:

 A day at New Creation Childcare is full of many hands-on activities including art, math, literacy, science, and outdoor play.  New Creation Childcare has a supervised rest time from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. All children in attendance during those hours will be required to lay on a cot and rest quietly.


We feel the relationship between the staff and parents is equally as important as the relationship between staff and children. We value our parents and hope you are aware that you add a great deal to the success of our program. We do encourage you to join your child in various activities at the center. Please report to the administrator upon your arrival.


One of the many ways parents help this program is through fundraisers such as Butter Braids, candle fundraiser and collection of aluminum cans. The money generated through our yearly fundraiser is not used toward normal operating expenses. It is used for toys, games, puzzles and books for Christmas or new playground equipment or outside toys. We greatly appreciate your help in this area; however, you are not obligated to participate, if you choose not to do so.


Our curriculum is based on a Developmentally Age Appropriate thematic approach, which is intended to allow the children to participate in preschool activities such as; gross and fine motor development, science, math, prereading, social interaction, etc. We welcome your participation. The children really enjoy having their parents to share with their classmates.

The teachers and administrator are more than glad to talk to you concerning your child’s progress as you are dropping off or picking up your child. However, since this time is quite busy, please do not hesitate to request a private conference with your child’s teacher and/or administrator.  Children ages 2 1/2 - 5 are academically evaluated to check their progress mid-year of our pre-school program.  Each evaluation is documented for our files and for parents to take home.


If a parent or an employee has any concerns or complaints regarding New Creation, please schedule a conference with the administrator to discuss the matter...


It is our goal to implement a curriculum that is developmentally appropriate. This requires possessing knowledge of typical development of children within a particular age span, and appreciates the fact that each child possesses a unique personality, learning style, and family background.


Learning can be fun! It is our intent to put emphasis on the process, rather than the product, not to master any one skill in one area, but to spark their interest and enjoyment of the learning process.


Registration Fees:

A registration fee of $30.00 for the first child and $25.00 for the second child. The fee for a family of three or more is $65.00. Registration fees are collected annually. The registration fee is not refundable and is due on or before the first day of attendance. It guarantees your child’s spot in our center as well as paying for materials.


The minimum enrollment for any child ages 6 weeks to 5 years and not enrolled in a public school is three consistent days per week. Payments are due each Friday. A late fee of $30.00 will be added if not paid by the following Tuesday.


For rates, please call (419)339-8191

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