Child Care Programs

Reliable, safe, and 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 affordable before- and after-school care, as well as preschool services.

The centers, which are licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare, operate weekdays from 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and accept Lackawanna County CCIS and other funding. All three of our centers have 4-STAR ratings, the highest designation from the Keystone STARS child care quality rating program. Our centers offer:

  • Before- and after-school care for preschool-age children through age 13.
  • Free transportation to and from Dunmore, Riverside, and Scranton schools.
  • Free hot and cold breakfast, lunch, and snacks.
  • After-school homework help.
  • Emergency care for snow days, early dismissals, and other days off from school.
  • Preschool programs for children ages 3 to 5 with flexible hours and an instructional early learning curriculum.

The pre-school programs (ages 3-5) follow an instructional early childhood learning curriculum, while the before- and after-school program (ages 5-13) includes homework supervision, physical activity, field trips, and other fun educational activities.

For more information about UNC’s child care centers, see below, or call UNC’s Director of Children and Teens, Kelly Langan, at 570-346-0759 ext. 104.

Child Care Program Locations

  • Bellevue Child Care Center
    531 Emmett Street, Scranton
    570-342-5251
    Keystone Stars – Star 4 facility
    Center Director: Nicole McNeil
  • Green Ridge Child Care Center
    1917 Boulevard Avenue, Scranton
    570-961-2224
    Keystone Stars – Star 4 facility
    Center Director: Mary Clare Hopkins
  • Progressive Child Care Center
    414 Olive Street, Scranton
    570-207-4950
    Keystone Stars – Star 4 facility
    Center Director: Donna Veater

UNC Child Care Center Transportation Services

Progressive Child Care Center
414 Oliver Street, Scranton
570-207-4950

  • John Adams Elementary School
  • George Bancroft Elementary School
  • William Prescott Elementary School
  • Northeast Scranton Intermediate School
  • John G. Whittier Elementary School
  • Whittier Elementary School Annex
  • South Scranton Intermediate School

Green Ridge Child Care Center
1917 Boulevard Avenue, Scranton
570-961-2224

  • Neil Armstrong Elementary School
  • Robert Morris Elementary School
  • Northeast Scranton Intermediate School
  • St. Clare/St. Paul School
  • Dunmore Elementary School
  • Dunmore Middle School

Bellevue Child Care Center
531 Emmett Street, Scranton
570-342-5251

  • Charles Sumner Elementary School
  • Isaac Tripp Elementary School
  • Frances Willard Elementary School
  • West Scranton Intermediate School
  • John F. Kennedy Elementary School
  • McNichols Plaza Elementary School
  • South Scranton Intermediate School
  • Riverside Elementary School East
  • Riverside Elementary School West
  • Riverside Junior Senior High School