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“The New Leaf Childcare and Learning Center provides an environment of excellence in which teachers and staff members use their God-given gifts and abilities to nurture and educate children and give opportunities to children and their families to encounter Jesus Christ while they are gaining an early education in a safe environment.”

NLCLC Vision Statement

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2022 ended on a good note, but 2023 began on an even better and brighter note.  The daycare decided to do a direct appeal year end fundraiser in December 2022.  The results of the generous donations from both New Leaf church member and community business were wonderful.  We were blessed with a little over $3,729 from the direct appeal and then had a double blessing when New Leaf Church Missions Team voted to match that amount giving the daycare roughly $7,458 as a total from our direct appeal.  The Missions Team has also pledged to match our year end drive for 2023.  God is so awesome!!!   Thank you so very much for your giving and to the Missions Team for their support and giving.  You are helping to touch many lives.

January had some of the classrooms wanting to challenge the church in the “Souper” Bowl soup collection.  The center all joined together and gathered 199 cans of soup for the “Souper” Bowl challenge.  The Conneaut Food Pantry and the families it serves was the biggest winner from the challenge.  Way to go!!!

The next few months are going to be getting busy for the center.  There will be something for everyone happening.  We start off with the month of March and a Scholastic Book Fair, March 3 – March 13, with a Literacy Event on Thursday, March 9th from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm.  Literacy is VITAL to the children’s education as it has a direct effect on how a child learns.  You are welcome to come and help with any of the activities planned for that evening or you could help a child purchase a book from the book fair.  The center accepts donations towards helping the children purchase a book; you simply drop your donation off at the office.  The Book Fair will also be available for church members to make purchases on Sunday March 5th and 12th from 9am – Noon.  This is a great Easter gift opportunity.

April will be a time for the children of the center and even the church, to be able to order a stuffed animal to make through the Noah’s Ark Animal Sale.  These animals are like the Build A Bear animals only they are shipped to us and we have planned a “make the animals event” for Friday, June 16th. The child can make their animal here or we can have the materials bagged up and sent home to make at home.  You can help out by sponsoring a child to purchase an animal or just coming to help them stuff one.  You may also purchase an animal for that special child/grandchild in your family and come make it with them or take the materials home to work on together there.  It is a great family fun time with the children.  The cost of an animal is $15.00.

April is also our preschool graduation on Friday, April 21st from 5:30pm – 6:30pm in the worship/event center.  You are invited to come and see our fabulous group of children show off what they have learned and how ready they are for kindergarten.  This is a great way to show the children how much you support them in their learning and the teachers in all their hard work and love they give to the children throughout the year.

More updates will be coming in March. 


Linda Brown

New Leaf Child Care & Learning Center
5-Star Step Up to Quality Award Winner!

New Leaf Child Care & Learning Center is a state-of-the-art facility for children ages 6 weeks through school-aged children up to 14 years old. We are the only 5 Star rated Child Care program in Ashtabula County. 
New Leaf child Care is open from 6:30 am - 5:00 pm 
For more information or to schedule a visit call 440-593-3330.

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