Drop-In Child Care

Welcome to St. Paul’s Drop-In Child Care!


Registration for the 2022-2023 School Year is CLOSED. 

Wait List for 2022-2023 School Year is CLOSED





Who We Are

St. Paul’s Drop-In Child Care is a weekday ministry program of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, founded in 1972. Our mission is to nurture and provide care for all the needs of the children in a loving and sensitive manner while they are in our midst and to assist and encourage families of these children as well.

The Drop-In Child Care is open from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday, We are closed on most national holidays and we are closed the month of August and we provide a secure, learning environment for children aged 6 weeks through preschool age (typically, 5 years of age).  At the Child Care, children are given the opportunity to learn through play and though interactions with other children and staff.

When we reopen in September of 2022 we will NOT be accepting reservations. With COVID we have lost staff and we cannot guarantee any spots on a daily basis. Once we have a full and complete staff we will revisit the reservation system.

For children aged 6 weeks to about 12 months, there is a separate area commonly termed “Babyland” where individual attention is given. Staff members are present with the children in this area at all times, and the children are given naps, meals and playtime according to the schedule of the parents.

For the older children and those younger ones who are steady walkers, the rest of the play area is open for free play.  Toys of many kinds are available for play as well as an array of age-appropriate books.  Staff members are on hand every day to both supervise the children’s playtime as well as assist children in their creative thinking and expression.  Playtime is a valuable tool for children to enhance their cognitive development skills.

We offer a safe, relaxed environment by providing flexible and challenging opportunities to grow and learn in a supportive setting that exemplifies Christian values.  Every day is filled with art, stories, singing, and play time! Please stop by any time to see for yourself.  The St. Paul’s Drop-In Day Care is the place to learn, play, and grow!

Should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call Mary Polley, Director, or Amy Hitchcock, Assistant Director at 412-486-4595.


Child Care Registration

All children must be registered each school year beginning in September before using the Child Care.  Registration fees are $75.00 for one child, with a maximum of $125.00 per family, Procare will not allow us to add a family fee, you will need to pay $75.00 per child and we will credit your account anything over the $125.00 .  These fees are non-refundable and a child will not be considered registered if the fee has not been paid or if paperwork is not returned. ALL CHILDREN MUST BE VACCINATED. We do not accept children who are not vaccinated.

The state mandates that the childcare has on file a completed Current Child Health Assessment, and an Agreement Form.  These forms must be completed before your child can be enrolled.  Please complete the forms completely (all boxes must be filled in).  The Health Assessment form must have the date of the child’s most current well care health assessment and a doctor or licensed nurse practitioners’ signature; immunizations records must also be attached, children must be vaccinated, we do not accept children who are not vaccinated. If you are not planning to have your child receive the flu vaccine you must have a letter submitted to the director. If you have any questions about registration please contact Amy Hitchcock at 412-486-4595 or at AHitchcock@stpaulsumc.com.

If you have had your child immunized from COVID, please provide us with a copy of their COVID vaccine card, if you child has had COVID please provide us with a note as to from your pediatrician, this will allow us to know when a child can come to the childcare.


St. Paul’s Drop-In Child Care operates Monday – Friday from the day after labor day until the last full week in July.  The hours of operation are 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.  The days that we are closed are according to the area school district calendars. 



Hourly Fees: 2022-2023 School Year

  • $7.65 per hour for a child over 2 years
  • $7.75 per hour for a child 12 to 24 months
  • $7.90 per hour for a child 6 weeks to 12 months

Minimum charge of one hour.

Hourly Fees: 2021-2022 School Year

  • $7.05/hour per child over 2 years
  • $7.15/hour per child 12-24 months
  • $7.25/hour per child 6 weeks to 12 months.

Minimum charge of one hour.


Program Philosophy and Goal

We believe that all young children can benefit from a developmentally-appropriate program designed to help them reach their full potential. We believe that each child is unique, special, and capable of learning.  St. Paul’s staff strives to provide each child with skills and self-confidence they need to succeed.


Contact Information

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to email me at any time. I am available 24/7!

1965 Ferguson Road

Allison Park, PA 15101

Phone: 412.486.4595

Fax: 412.486.8801

Web site: www.stpaulsumc.com/drop-in-child-care/

E-mail: mpolley@stpaulsumc.com




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