Reliable, accessible child care is crucial to the stability of working families. Likewise, the quality of that care is key to the early development of the child. In order to meet this need, UNC operates a network of three child care centers that provide low-cost before and after school care, as well as pre-school services.
The centers, which are licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare, operate weekdays from 6:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., and accept Lackawanna County CCIS and other funding. Staff are actively involved in the Keystone STARS Child Care Quality Initiative, to ensure that the highest quality of care is provided.
The pre-school programs (ages 3-5) follow an instructional early childhood learning curriculum, while the before and after-school program (ages 6-12) includes homework supervision, physical activity, field trips, and other fun educational activities. Transportation for school-aged children is provided within the Scranton, Dunmore, and Riverside School Districts. During the summer, enrolled children aged 5-12 are automatically eligible to participate in UNC’s Project Hope day camp.
For more information about UNC’s child care centers, see below, or call UNC’s Director of Child Care, Michael McHale at 570-344-9882.