(330) 673-7752 www.umcinstow@gmail.com

Children's Place Learning Center

Providing a Preschool Curriculum with the convenience of a Full Day, Flexible Schedule
CPLC is seeking interested persons for full-time and part-time employment in the field of child care. Requirements for employment are that the individual must be 18 years of age and a high school graduate; and must have a love of working with children. Please contact our director, Pradeepa Samaradiwakara (Miss Sam – as she is affectionately known), at 330-673-9433 or email childrensplace1@yahoo.com or contact our Treasurer/Financial Supervisor, Sallie Kilgore, at umcCPLC@gmail.com for more information or to schedule an interview.
If you are interested in enrolling a child, you may contact our Treasurer/Financial Supervisor, Sallie Kilgore, directly at umcCPLC@gmail.com regarding tuition fees and schedules. She will be in touch with you as soon as possible once she receives your email. You may also contact our director, Pradeepa Samaradiwakara, to inquire about openings. She will then get you in touch with our Treasurer/Financial Supervisor.
Who We Are
Children’s Place Learning Center is an all-day child care/preschool program licensed for 18 month olds to 10 year olds. It is open Monday through Friday every week of the year. We have a loving, caring, and dedicated staff working year-round to help children of our community. We would love to have some more like-minded people to join our staff!! Don’t forget to contact our director to set up an interview today!

Our Philosophy and Goals

Children’s Place Learning Center has been established to provide quality child care to the community. We understand the needs of working parents and want to provide them peace of mind that every child is being educated and cared for in a loving, nurturing, and safe environment. Our curriculum is geared to support and encourage developmentally appropriate practices on an individual basis. It focuses on enriching the social, emotional, cognitive, and physical abilities of every child. Our goals are to promote security, independence, self-exploration, confidence, and recognition of diversity within each child. We believe that a teacher-guided, child-directed atmosphere allows our staff to expand on teachable moments in every aspect of the daily activities.

Children’s Place Learning Center has been a part of the United Methodist Church Stow for 50 years this September. It is an outreach of the church and is governed by a committee of church members. We are licensed by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services and follow the Ohio guidelines.

Parent/Teacher conferences are offered in November and May each year to review your child’s formal assessment. We feel that a school/home partnership is key to a child’s success.

We offer several special events for family involvement throughout the year. We also offer monthly in-school Little Leapers tumbling classes, Soccer Shots and SMF Public Library story-time with guest librarians. We have an open enrollment policy of welcoming children of all faiths.

Contact Us:

For general questions or information on enrollment please contact us at childrensplace1@yahoo.com or (330) 673-9433.