McKinley Early Childhood Center
  • Hours and Ages Served

    Hours and Ages Served

    Hours and Ages Served

    Hours and ages served vary by location. Please see the location page for more details.

  • Infants

    Infants

    Infants

    Our teachers specialize in providing a warm, nurturing environment for all infants. We strive to provide your infant with a schedule that will help transition them into toddlerhood. Tummy time, arts and crafts, singing, and reading promote motor skills and language development.

  • Toddlers

    Toddlers

    Toddlers

    Themed lesson plans help incorporate art, science, music, math, and language development in the classroom. Basic concepts involving shapes, colors, numbers, and letters are introduced at this level. It is our goal to send our toddlers to preschool with a foundation for learning.

  • Preschool

    Preschool

    Preschool

    Our preschool program is designed to get your child ready for school! Our curriculum uses creative themes, hands-on activities and music to teach young children while our structured environment promotes writing, language development, math skills, and science concepts. Preschool children will also gain confidence in areas such as colors, shapes, numbers, and letter recognition. Art, dramatic play, and discussions are utilized to encourage children to work and think creatively. We strive to develop the children’s imaginations, reasoning skills, and self-confidence by emphasizing creative problem solving. The emphasis is on the learning process, not on whether something is done right or on time. It is our goal to use these concepts as a foundation to prepare your children for kindergarten.

  • School-Age Program (West Akron location only)

    School-Age Program (West Akron location only)

    School-Age Program (West Akron location only)

    We offer a before- and after-school program that is a fun and exciting experience for the children! Your child will have the opportunity to join in a basketball game, get homework help, and play with friends. We currently provide transportation to and from many surrounding schools. Contact us for a complete list. Care is also provided on snow days and during breaks (winter, spring, summer, long weekends, etc.)

  • Summer Program (West Akron location only)

    Summer Program (West Akron location only)

    Summer Program (West Akron location only)

    Our school age summer program is guaranteed to offer your child a fun-filled and exciting summer. The children get to enjoy several field trips per week. CiCi’s Pizza, The Great Lakes Science Center, Roller Skating, and the Cleveland Zoo are just a few of the places the children have enjoyed. In addition, your child will get to participate in activities around the center. Pizza parties, water day, and game tournaments are held frequently for your child to enjoy!

  • Outdoor Play

    Outdoor Play

    Outdoor Play

    Our outdoor space is designed to give children a fun and safe place to play outside while attending our center. Outdoor space is equipped with a jungle gym, basketball hoop, tricycles, jump ropes, and much more!

Rates and Financial Assistance

  • Job & Family Services

     Job & Family Services

    Job & Family Services

    We are strong supporters of the Job and Family Services childcare program, which pays a portion of childcare, depending upon income eligibility. This program has enabled families to work and/or go to school while having quality, affordable childcare.

  • Private Rates

    Private Rates

    Private Rates

    Please contact us for private rates