THELEARNING CENTER

We are open and have spots available. We are following all government-mandated protocols. Please watch here, and our Facebook page for more information.

You can also email Director Jen Robinson with questions.






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St. John's Learning Center is licensed by the State of Michigan to care for children ages 6 weeks - 12 years old. We have 4 classrooms that run year round. In the summer, we also offer a school age program for children 6-12 years old. St. John’s Learning Center cooperates with federal, state, and local requirements to insure a quality program in all areas.

The director and the staff at the Learning Center are trained and experienced in working with young children. The teachers provide a nurturing and caring environment, which allows the children freedom to explore learning centers and activities. We strive to maintain the highest quality administration, staff, and curriculum that will encourage all aspects of a child’s development, including spiritual, social, physical, emotional, and intellectual growth.

We know that God has appointed parents as the primary instructors of their children; therefore, the staff works with the parents to create quality learning opportunities for the children. While in our care, they are taught that they are a child of God and that His love for them is never ending. It is truly a blessing to be able to provide so many children with the essentials they need in the most crucial, early years of their precious lives.

Please contact us for more information.  (517) 266-2425 or email Jen Robinson at daycare@stjohnsadrian.org

Infant Room

Ages: 6 weeks – 18 months
Staff to Child Ratio: 1:4
Class Size: up to 12
The infant caregivers meet the children’s needs consistently, promptly, and lovingly. Reacting to an infant’s needs this way helps develop a sense of trust. The teachers welcome the opportunity to hold, cuddle, and positively interact with the infants to ensure a loving atmosphere. The infant environment is structured and adjusted to meet, develop, and enhance all the stages of the first year of life. Infants have daily opportunities for development in the following areas: large and small motor, sensory, social, discovery, and creative activities. A daily infant record is completed and sent home each day a child attends. This form includes information on naps, feedings, diaper changes, and activities from the day.


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Toddler Room

Ages: 18 months – 2 ½ years
Staff to Child Ratio: 1:4
Class Size: up to 12

The toddlers are curious and energetic, needing interaction with warm and loving teachers to establish a nurturing and trusting relationship. Toddlers are becoming more independent as they grow. The teachers encourage independence in daily play, learning activities, and experiences to build life skills. The toddler age is full of action-reaction. The teachers encourage the toddlers to use language rather than actions to solve their problems. Toddlers have daily opportunities for development in the following areas: large and small motor, sensory, social, discovery, and creative activities. A daily toddler report is sent home each day a child attends, and includes information on eating, napping, diaper changes or toilet training, and activities from the day.


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“Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.” Proverbs 22:6

Early Preschool

Ages: 2 ½ years – 3 ½ years
Staff to Child Ratio: 1:8
Class Size: up to 8

This room is designated for children 2 ½ - 3 ½ years of age.  This classroom is designed to help with the transition from the toddler program to the preschool program. The children have the opportunity to develop their ever-changing skills to help prepare them for the move up to the preschool room. The children have daily opportunities for development in the following areas: large and small motor, sensory, social, discovery, and creative activities. The daily schedule and activities look similar to those of the preschool class, just tailored to the developmental level of the children.

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Preschool

Ages: 3 ½ years – 5 years
Staff to Child Ratio: 1:10
Class Size: up to 20
Preschool children are more independent and interact freely with their peers.  The preschool program is designed to enhance each stage of a child’s development.  Activities are presented daily in developmentally appropriate learning stations. These learning stations and curriculum components enhance the intellectual, physical, social, emotional, creative, and spiritual needs of each child. The preschool teachers plan learning centers that are developmentally appropriate.  The preschool children learn through play, and are given opportunities to develop the skills necessary for success in kindergarten and beyond.


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School Age

Ages: 6 years – 12 years
Staff to Child Ratio: 1:16
Class Size: up to 16

Our school age program is for children ages 6 (or has completed Young 5s/Kindergarten - 12 years old. We provide care when school is canceled due to weather, as well as scheduled days off during the school year. We also provide care during the summer months, with this program starting and ending in accordance with the Adrian Public Schools start and end dates. We offer the school age children a safe place to make new friends while enjoying age appropriate activities, such as arts and crafts, nature walks, water days, reading, and math games. The children in our program will have a fun filled summer while working to maintain their academic skills.