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Beginnings Child Care

Who We Are


The Salvation Army Beginnings Child Care is a state licensed program that offers child care to families who qualify for Head Start and Early Head Start.

We offer programs for children from birth to 5 years old. Each children’s needs and goals are met in a warm, nurturing environment. Teachers are trained to provide opportunities for children to develop self-regulation, communication, and social-emotional skills, as well as help them learn and prepare for kindergarten.

Beginnings Child Care has a 4 Star rating through the Great Start to Quality program. As a partner with the Capital Area Community Services, we offer programs for DHHS qualified families for Early Head Start and Head Start.

The teachers and staff at Beginnings Child Care work closely with our families and the community to provide a strong, diverse, safe, and nurturing care and learning environment.

If you're interested in finding out if you qualify, or to enroll you child at Beginnings Child Care, please call 517.484.4424.



Our Philosophy

Ever child is a unique individual. 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 develop the tools and skills for:

  • Self-regulation by assisting children in becoming independent and capable of centering themselves and directing their own actions.
  • Effective communication through teacher direction and interacting with peers.
  • A love of learning through self-motivation and opportunities for hands on experiences.
  • Social-emotional development and building strong, healthy friendships.


Our Programs

Developmental assessments are performed for all children, and Parent/Teacher conferences are offered throughout the year. Parents are invited to participate in their child's care and learning experience.

All programs provide breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon snack through the USDA Adult and Child Care Food Program

Early Head Start | Infant and Toddlers

In our infant room, we maintain a 1:3 teacher to child ratio, and offer a warm, predictable space that is adaptable to individual needs. We offer a variety of activities and opportunities for interaction including: one-on-one time with a primary care giver, group interactions with a focus on art and music, and independent time to observe and explore! Care givers work closely with parents to create a routine that is most like home for continuity.

Our toddler room is made for toddlers to explore, learn, and grow! The 1:4 teacher to child ratio allows care givers to meet the developmental needs and skills of each child, while also providing ample opportunities for toddlers to explore on their own and with peers. We worth with parents on providing a positive and successful toilet-training experience, and offer consistency and comfort to foster emotional development.

Head Start | Ages 3-5 years old

Our preschool programs offers learning opportunities in a fun, rewarding, and positive setting. We work with students to prepare them for kindergarten, and focus on early reading, writing, and math skills while also helping them to develop physical, language, and social-emotional skills that are the foundation of early learning. A team of two teachers care for and help your child grow in their learning and development.

For more information or to start the enrollment process call Beginnings Child Care at 517.484.4424 today!