Educating, equipping, and empowering young families in our community
More than childcare.
Our program offers free, Christ-centered childcare to families from Monday to Friday in exchange for one full day of participation in our program per child enrolled. During this day, parents will have weekly individualized case management sessions with our case manager, receive hands-on parenting education from our childcare providers, and be connected to any additional resources they may need. Outside of their day at the Nest, parents are required to work at least 25 hours a week or enroll in an educational program.
The children in our program will receive high-quality care that promotes their healthy development and learning through play. They will also receive early intervention, regular developmental assessments, and age-appropriate therapeutic activities to support their social and emotional growth.
Our goal is to create a positive and safe environment where children and parents can learn, grow, and develop into the unique individuals that God created them to be. We want to support families who are facing economic challenges by providing education, resources, and empowerment to both parents and children.
Some additional program requirements include:
-Families must qualify for, and receive WIC before enrollment
-Families must reside in St. Charles County (currently for our Pilot program) and have reliable transportation
-Parents enrolling must be at least 18 years old and have a child 5 or younger who is not enrolled in Kindergarten
For interested parties, please fill out our Childcare program form below. A member of our staff will reach out to schedule a meeting with you.