Shalom Daycare

Welcome to Roberts Park UMC’s Shalom Daycare ministry. You are an important and essential part of this daycare ministry. It is our hope that in all your interactions with the children and the other staff members, you will be guided by the philosophy expressed in the mission statement and in the goals of Shalom Daycare ministry. Shalom Daycare is a registered ministry daycare with the state of Indiana.

NOW ENROLLING

INFANTS THROUGH 5 YEARS

MISSION STATEMENT

All young children deserve to grow up in a safe, nurturing environment. Thus, the Shalom Daycare ministry interacts with parents, families, caregivers and community resources to provide educational programs that meet the development needs of preschool children. The daycare center is open to all children without regard to race, gender, economic status or religion. As a ministry of Roberts Park United Methodist Church, it is guided by the values of the church, yet remains open to the beliefs of others.

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DAYCARE GOALS   

Our goals in working with each child are:

  1. To encourage friendliness, cooperation and sharing.
  2. To develop control of large and small body muscles.
  3. To help children establish healthy and safe routines.
  4. To promote a positive self-concept.
  5. To enhance curiosity about the world around them.
  6. To help children develop cognitive growth.
  7. To provide a supportive atmosphere with an appreciation of each child’s faith and culture.
  8. To encourage children to communicate experiences, thoughts and feelings in an acceptable manner.

OUR PHILOSOPHY

We believe that…

  • Children are precious and must receive care from adults who are capable and caring–whose values enable them to be excellent role models.
  • Children should experience numerous positive learning milestones, leading to an increased sense of competence and independence.
  • Children’s play is extremely vital to healthy physical development, acceptable social skills, and cognitive growth.
  • Teachers, drawing upon their training and experience, must create an appropriate educational environment which carefully guides children from one developmental and cognitive level to another.

 

NOW HIRING

FULL-TIME and PART-TIME TEACHERS AND STAFF

Be part of a team of caring, nurturing caregivers serving families for over 20 years in the downtown area.

  • Relaxed, supportive environment
  • Discounted child care
  • Accrued vacation and sick time
  • Holidays
  • Potential for career growth
  • Late-afternoon hours available, ideal for college students

For more information, contact Shalom Daycare Manager Lisa Ankney at 317-635-3397 or email shalom.daycare@robertsparkumc.org

SHALOM TEACHER APPLICATION

Download the application here.

 

OUR WISH LIST

FUNDRAISING IS LIMITED DUE TO COVID

Shalom Daycare has been in operation for more than 20 years and has had the privilege of serving numerous children over the years. Our classroom materials and furniture are beginning to reflect all the love and learning and are in need of replacement. With the impact of COVID it is unlikely that we will be able to have our annual fundraiser which we rely on for extra funds for classroom improvements and training for our staff. Since COVID has restricted in person training and seminars our focus is now on updating the classrooms. Any contributions that are made are deeply appreciated and will be enjoyed by many children. Thank you for investing in our children.

 

 

TUITION PAYMENTS

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Hours of operation: 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday
Shalom Daycare Manager: Lisa Ankney
Email: shalom.daycare@robertsparkumc.org
Phone: 317-635-3397