While child care centers have temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 crisis, UNC’s Progressive Child Care Center has received a waiver from the state to remain open to care for children whose parents are health care professionals, first responders, or working in other essential roles such as in grocery stores, pharmacies, gas stations, and trash collection. Parents in these roles in need of child care can register by calling 570-309-9232 or by emailing email@example.com.
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:
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.
Progressive Child Care Center
414 Oliver Street, Scranton
Green Ridge Child Care Center
1917 Boulevard Avenue, Scranton
Bellevue Child Care Center
531 Emmett Street, Scranton