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Our History

West Grove Area Daycare Center is a non-profit corporation, fully licensed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to provide child care services to children from 8 weeks to 12 years of age.

The center is located on the grounds of the West Grove Meeting of Friends, near the intersection of Route 841 and Evergreen Street in West Grove, PA.  It was first incorporated in July of 1979; the realization of a dream formulated by a study group under the leadership of Helen McNeil of Oxford in 1977.  It has been in operation since September 24th, 1979. 

The center opened with two classrooms; one for infants/toddlers and another for pre-school and kindergarten children with a partial kitchen and an office between the two.  In the 1980’s, an additional space was rented in the Meetinghouse for before and after school children.  In 2006, an additional classroom was added in the Meetinghouse and is currently used for the Pre-school children ages four and five.

There is a large fenced in outdoor play area, which is naturally shaded by trees and offers a variety of play equipment for children of all ages.  We are also afforded the rights to use the bird sanctuary behind the Meetinghouse property.

The center is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, made up of parents of enrolled children (limit of 2), members of the local community (no limit), as well as Meeting members who act on behalf of the Meeting as landlords (limit 2).

The Board has established goals for us to work with as the budget permits:
1.  Provide quality child care and numerous learning activities to children ages 3 months through 6th grade.
2.  Continue staff improvement efforts through training classes and staff orientation.
3.  Maintain fiscally responsible budget.
4.  Keep building and grounds safe and child friendly.
5   Continuously search for curriculum ideas and keep updated on new legislature involving early childhood education.
6.  Get the community involved and participate in community events.



Our Mission & Program Philosophy