Day Nursery Association
Day Nursery Association is a non-profit organization that was begun in 1909 by the College Club of Scranton, a group of women committed to providing quality care to the children of working mothers. Though much has changed at the Day Nursery, the basic goal has never wavered. The commitment to providing quality care forms the cornerstone of everything that is done here at Day Nursery.
Day Nursery is licensed by the Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL), and is accredited by the National Association for Education of Young Children (NAEYC). NAEYC administers the largest and most widely recognized national, voluntary, professionally sponsored accreditation system for all types of early childhood schools and child care centers.
To meet those agencies' benchmark, the Day Nursery:
- Undergoes a comprehensive process of internal self-study
- Invites external professional review to verify compliance with the criteria for high quality early childhood programs
- Has been found to be highly compliant with the criteria
- Holds a four-star ranking with the Pennsylvania Statewide Quality Education Initiative, Keystone Stars
- Is an agency of The United Way of Lackawanna County and the Pennsylvania Association of Child Care Agencies
Day Nursery is governed by a Board of Directors, a group of community-minded volunteers who are interested in investing their time and energies in the future of high-quality early learning programs. The daily operations of the center are overseen by the Executive Director and the Administrative Assistant.
The Day Nursery operates with the belief that each family comes with its own unique ethnic, cultural and familial backgrounds, values and beliefs. All children, parents, teachers and staff deserve the right to be treated with respect and dignity regardless of gender, cultural, or religious background. Day Nursery is available to everyone without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, or physical disability. With respect to each child’s beginnings, Day Nursery strives to foster a secure, loving, and safe environment that encourages children to develop at their own pace in all areas. In order to provide the best experience for each child, parents are encouraged to actively participate in the program. The constant communication between parents and center staff assures a positive experience for all.