West Shore Child Care & Preschool

20401 Hilliard Blvd. Rocky River, Ohio 44116

An outreach program of West Shore Unitarian Universalist Church

Preschool- and Kindergarten-Age Benefits

Fulfill curiosity — something that is common in children as young as three years old, and which if fulfilled early can be sustained in later years, positively impacting academic performance.

Early learning positively affects brain structure.

Builds a desire to learn well past preschool age.

Manners and social protocols are learned through incidents, with an adult “correcting” behavior when necessary. Preschool gives children an early outlet to learn appropriate social behaviors and develop more effective interaction skills.

Building of trust in other children and adults.

Learning discipline and structure, balanced with fun.

Early introduction to letters and numbers improves foundational reading and math skills, respectively, both of which affect later academic success.

Early introduction to math means time to absorb and understand by the time kindergarten comes around.

Improved self-esteem.

Readiness for kindergarten, etc.

Improved scores in achievement tests.

Confidence from familiarity, since at present, kindergarten curriculum may significantly overlap preschool activities.



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Mission Statement

The Mission of the West Shore Child Care Center, as a program of the West Shore Unitarian Universalist Church, is to promote the well-being of children in our community by providing quality, affordable childcare. Child Care will nurture the social-emotional, cognitive, language, 

and physical development of the children and by supporting their families.


West Shore Unitarian Universalist Church Statement of Purpose


We welcome all to join us in affirming the vision of our forebears by fostering a spiritual community where open minds celebrate inquiry and diversity, open hearts respond with love to the pain and promise of the world, and open hands work for peace and justice.

In keeping with its Statement of Purpose, and to fill a community need, in September of 1985, West Shore Unitarian Universalist Church

 established the West Shore Child Care Center to serve the local community and beyond by:


• Providing quality child care and education for young children

• Serving children of working parents

• Serving, to the extent that it is possible, families of limited means and children with special needs

In keeping with the Principles of Unitarian Universalism,

The congregation and the Child Care Center

Join together to affirm and promote:

• The worth and dignity of each child and family

• Justice, equality, and compassion in human relationships

• The inclusion of all families, regardless of religion, race, color, gender, disability, sexual orientation, or national origin.

What our families are saying...

M. K. 

The teachers and director here are AMAZING! They truly are a part of our family. All the teachers know my children, even ones from other classrooms, and they are happy to see them. Communication is excellent. My toddler comes home saying things like "I need to put on my listening ears" and talks about his friends and teachers all the time. My infant's teachers take pictures and even print them for me sometimes. The teacher turnover is low compared to what I'm used to for a daycare, and they really do care about the children. We moved half an hour away but we will never leave. I am so grateful we found West Shore.


S. M. 

Positive: Communication, Professionalism, Quality, Value

My daughter was going to West Shore for a year. I can’t say enough good things about them. From the director to every teacher. My daughter had an awesome time and was coming home with so many stories to tell. She still talks about her pre-K teacher. West shore had a great impact on our lives.


J. M.

My son has attended West Shore for a year and I've been very happy with the center. The center is well run and I have been happy with the director and teachers. They are all kind and I can tell that they have fun with the kids. The center has a newly remodeled, large infant room that is wonderful for babies. My son is now in a toddler room which is also large and very nice. My son loves going to school and talks a lot about his friends and teachers at home which I think says a lot. A couple of other things I like about this center is that the overall building is nice and not old/cramped. There's also an outdoor playground and big indoor space for play which is important to me with Ohio's long winters. The center has a chef and a full on-site kitchen too.



West Shore Child Care Center Rates

Security Deposit

This fee is equivalent to one week of tuition and is paid upon enrollment. The security deposit will be retained until your child leaves our center; and as long as a two-week notice is provided, the Security Deposit will be returned in full or applied to your last week of tuition.


Registration Fee

$100 per child upon enrollment


Key Fob Fee

$25 fee per Fob


Weekly Tuition Rates

Child Care/Pre-School

Class Room Age Group Price

Young Infant 6 wks.-12 mos. $250 a week

Older Infants 12 mos.-18 mos. $242 a week

Young Toddler 18 mos.- 2.3 yr. $233 a week

Toddlers 2.3-3yrs. $226 a week

Preschool 3yrs.-4yrs. $210 a week

Pre-K 4yrs.-5yrs. $205 a week

School Age Program

Programs 5 days

Before and After School $90.00

Before School $55.00

After School $70.00

All children are served breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon snack (with full-day attendance)