Wingate Baptist Daycare
Director: Teresa Meadows
Phone: (704) 233-4419
Hours: 6:30 am - 6:00 pm, year-round
Eligibility: Children 6 weeks to 5 years with a summer program for children K - 3rd grade. Afterschool care - up to 12-years-old. NC Pre-K Program.
Wingate Baptist Daycare was established in 1964. We are a part of the Child Nutrition program and serve breakfast, hot lunches, and an afternoon snack. The Center is licensed by the North Carolina Department of Human Resources, Division of Facility Services, Child Care Section, and operates under a Four Star rating.
The program at our center is broad in content and informal in method. Experiences in Art, Language Arts, Social Studies, Science and Large and Small Motor Development will be made available to the children on a regular basis. We feel that music is an important way for children to learn language skills and math, so we offer music with a professional to our children weekly. The activities and experiences shall be designed to stimulate the social, emotional, physical, and intellectual development of each individual child. Children are encouraged to learn and grow at their own pace. Our goal is for children to play at learning rather than be forced to learn and for each child to be ready to enter school. Parent involvement is encouraged by the different programs we offer for our families. Our older children take walking field trips to places like the Wingate Post Office, Wingate Fire Department and to the Batte Center at Wingate University.
We have a state of the art playgrounds, utilize weekly lesson plans, and keep daily schedules for the children. Our curriculum is Creative Curriculum and Foundations. We are assessed every three years by the NC Environment Rating Scale.
Our staff is trained in CPR and First Aid. Our child to staff ratio is as follows (Voluntary Enhanced Requirements, which means we follow the lowest staff/child ratios):
- Infants -- 1:7
- Young Toddlers -- 1:6
- Toddlers -- 1:6
- Twos -- 1:7
- Threes and Fours -- 1:9
- Infants -- $160/week
- Older infants -- $155/week
- Toddlers -- $155/week
- 2-year-olds -- $147/week
- 3-year-olds and 4-year-olds -- $145/week
- Infants - Toddlers -- $45/day*
- 2-, 3-, and 4-yearolds -- $40/day*
- After school care for Wingate Elementary -- $55/week
*Daily rates are offered as long as spots are available.