Stone United Methodist Church
Thursday, July 19, 2018
Creating a Community of Caring Christians

Stone Church Children's Center Current News







         Jackie Russell, Children's Center Director

Stone UMC Children's Center
956 S. Main Street
Meadville, PA 16335
P: (814)807-0052


The Stone UMC Children’s Center would like to take the time to thank everyone who donated items to the Center both for the existing program and to help open the School age program for the summer. We really appreciate it and cannot thank you enough!

            We are also excited to share that the School Age Summer Camp will be opening Monday, June 11th and will be open the same hours as the center 6:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. We are excited to welcome back Ms. Brea who was with us for a short time before she moved on to sub at the school district. She has an exciting summer planned with great lessons, fun guest speakers and field trips.

            This year the Children’s Center has a big graduating Pre-k class. We will be sending 9 children to Kindergarten this fall. These children will officially graduate from our Pre-K program on June 9th but we are fortunate that many of them will be spending their summer with us as well before they are off to Kindergarten. We are very excited for these children and families and we wish them all the best.

            With all of this excitement going on we are happy to say the Children’s Center as seen a huge growth over the last year. We appreciate all the positive words and support that we have been receiving from both the church and our families at the center. We couldn’t be where we are today without your support. Thank you!

            Lastly with all the growth we have seen we are still in need of a couple of teachers. We need both teachers for our new School Age program and in the Preschool program. If you or someone you know has degree or certificate in Early Childhood, or is currently enrolled in school and has some experience, please have them email their resume to



The Children's Center is excited to announce they will be opening Summer Camp this summer. It will run from June 11th- Aug. 29th 2018. It will be held up on the 3rd floor in the Sunday school room and will be open M-F from 6am-5:30pm. The ages accepted will be 5 years old by Aug. 1st through 10 years old.  

To help with supplies the Children's Center is asking for donations of used or new: Puzzles, Books, Board Games, Men's and Woman's Clothes/Shoes (that can be used for dress up).  

Please call Ashley at 814-807-0052 with any questions.



Welcome our Teachers!


The Children's Center would like to welcome two new teachers to their staff, Diana Turrisi and Marti Dickson. The center is continuing to grow but is filling up fast. We also offer a half day Pre-K program if you or someone you know is looking for a Kindergarten readiness program but does not need daycare this may be the option for you. Please contact Jackie at 814-807-0052 for details.

Welcome Diana and Marti!

Ashley Ohmer

Ashley is our  three year old teacher.  She comes to us from a daycare facility McKean.  She has eight years of working in early childhood, as well as being a nanny for three years.  Ashley is currently in school working towards her degree in Early Childhood.

Welcome Ashley!

Kathy Willis

Kathy is a teacher to help with both our infants and toddlers. She has seven years’ experience working with young children. She loves children and is excited to join our team!

Welcome Kathy!







Stone United Methodist Church Children’s Center is a star two facility that cares for children from 6 weeks up until kindergarten. Our staff uses the Pennsylvania Early Childhood Standards every day to help children learn and prepare for school. We provide a nutritious breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack at no additional cost to the parents. Meals are prepared on site by our wonderful cook who knows how to hide vegetables in every meal. We are open Monday through Friday 6:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. year round. Call us at (814) 807-0052 or stop by our facility for additional information.


We Provide:

A nurturing and responsive environment where young children can grow and learn through the context of play. We seek to guide children’s experiences in ways that support and expand their development.

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