BVCA Partnership operates over 30 programs. Each program has multiple services. Most programs and services are designed to interact with and complement each other. Thus you may qualify for, and want to use, more than one program. You will be required to fill out BVCA Partnership's Family Intake Form, which can be obtained from one of BVCA's Family Development Partners. To participate in several of BVCA's programs, you must be income eligible. Click here to download BVCA Partnership's Brochure | Spanish Version.
Remember that programs change. New services are added, new counties are covered. Eligibility requirements change as new income guidelines are issued. Should this or other circumstances inhibit your enrollment in any BVCA program, you may appeal by clicking here. This information is intended to provide a general overview. It is not the final word. If you or a family member need assistance, please contact BVCA Partnership. We will be happy to discuss your particular situation and provide you with current information on all our programs and services. We will also refer you to other agencies whose services may benefit your family.
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Providing a safe and loving environment for children 6 weeks to 13 years. Educational and Christian curriculum implemented throughout the center with age appropriate activities.
Facility: St. John Lutheran Church opened the Child Development Center to 39 children from our community, ages 3 years to 6th grade, in August of 1992. The Center operated out of Schuelke Dorm on the Concordia College campus until June 1997, then to the corner of Highway 34 and Columbia for 20 years.
Our new site lies just north of the church at 1053 N. Columbia, and serves 120+ children, ages 18 months through the 6th grade. The relocation of the Child Development Center in 2016 was a miracle made possible by many generous donors and church members, who gave richly of their time, talent and treasure through the “For the Coming Generations” Capital Campaign.
Ministry: The Child Development Center is a ministry of outreach that has shared the love of Jesus with hundreds of families from 5 surrounding counties throughout the years. Programs include year-round care for toddlers, preschool and school age children. Our center’s hours are 6:00am to 6:00pm, Monday-Friday.
Programs: We have two toddler rooms, four preschool rooms and also two school-age rooms for before and after-school care and a summer program.
Accreditation: The Child Development Center is accredited by the National Lutheran Schools Association (NLSA) and the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
We offer preferred Christian nurture ministry locally, while impacting globally through our partnership with Concordia University.
he Nebraska Family Helpline at (888) 866-8660 makes it easier for families to obtain assistance by providing a single contact point 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Trained Helpline operators screen calls to assess immediate safety needs, identify the potential level of a behavioral health crisis, make recommendations or referrals to appropriate resources, and help callers connect to emergency resources or providers. The Helpline is supervised by licensed mental health professionals.
Remember, if you or your family are in immediate danger, please call 911.
Family Helpline operators also can connect eligible families to the Family Navigator Service. This service helps families move through Nebraska's child- and family-care system more efficiently to get the assistance they need. Available within 24 to 72 hours after a Helpline referral, Family Navigator helps families identify existing community-based services and provides support from people who have had personal experience in the system.
York General Child Care is available for employees of York General. Maintaining quality child care for all families is a high priority. When selecting child care, consider these quality indicators:
Staff to child ratio
Staff training and background checks
Staff attention to children’s personal hygiene including hand washing
Turnover of staff
Accreditation of the facility
Compliance with State regulations
Care for children 6 weeks to 12 years of age
Licensed by the State of Nebraska to accommodate 60 children
Maintains the following staff ratios:
Infants (6 weeks to 17 months), 1 staff to 4 children
Toddlers (18 months to 3 years), 1 staff to 6 children
3-year-olds, 1 staff to 10 children
Preschoolers (4 to 6 years), 1 staff to 12 children
School-aged (attending school up to 12 years), 1 staff to 15 children
Serves two meals and two snacks daily
Offers discount and payroll deduction for York General employees
Our focus is the well-being of all children in our care. Our experienced staff provides developmentally appropriate activities and programs based on individual skill level and typical development within each age group.