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Beginnings Child Care

Who We Are


The Salvation Army Beginnings Child Care opened in 1992 and is a state licensed program that offers care to families with children six weeks to ten years of age. Care and learning opportunities are provided in a warm, Christian atmosphere that fosters each child’s individual needs and goals. Teachers are trained to develop activities that stimulate a child’s ability for self regulation, communication, learning and making friends and getting along with peers and kindergarten readiness.


Our Philosophy

We recognize that every child is a unique individual. We offer a developmental age-appropriate, Christian program that is designed to meet the social, emotional, intellectual and physical needs of each child. We encourage each child’s development of a positive self image and a sense of personal worth in an environment of trust, respect and cooperation. Our focus is for children to gain success in the following areas:

  • Self regulation is promoted by assisting children in becoming independent and capable of soothing themselves and directing their own actions.
  • Communication and learning skills are learned through teacher direction and allowing for self motivation, and opportunities for hands on learning.
  • Making friends and getting along with peers is fostered by offering on going opportunities for children to grow in relationship by modeling and facilitating healthy interactions.


Recognition Earned

Beginnings Child Care has received recognition for the consistent, high quality care that has been provided to families in the Capital area since 1992. The program is a leader in the field of child care and is an award winning child care program in The Salvation Army’s 11 state Central Territory. Beginnings Child Care was a recipient of three Partners Awards from the Michigan House Republican Caucus for community-based care and the 2001 Governor’s Quality Care Award. The director is a recipient of the National Administrator’s Credential, awarded by the National Child Care Association

Great news for Beginnings Child Care! We are a GOLD STAR program. That’s right: we earned the highest rating possible in our latest Salvation Army review. What does that mean for you and your child? High-quality care by well-trained professionals in a safe, nurturing environment. In other words, we’re doing the most good for the children under our care. Isn’t that what you want for your child? Blessings!

Community Partnerships

Beginnings Child Care administrators and teaching staff work with local support groups, Community Mental Health, Ingham County Health Department, Lansing Community College and Michigan State University to offer the latest programs and services to our families while keeping on the cutting edge of trends and goals for children. Beginnings Child Care is a partner with Capital Area Community Services and offers full time Head Start. Beginnings Child Care values all families and works diligently to have a program that reflects the cultural diversity of the area.

Questions can be addressed at 517-482-0082.
Location:  525 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Lansing MI 48912

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