Welcome to the Ephrata Church of the Brethren page.  We are glad that you found us and we look forward to serving you and your children soon.  Below you will find a lot of information about our center, services provided, rates for services, and forms that you need to make ECOB-CC a home for your child.

It is our hope that your family will become a part of our family here and that together we continue to grow up in ways that will honor God and one another.  We look forward to hearing more from you soon.

Who Are We?

Our Mission Statement-
The Children’s Center’s mission is to honor God by providing a safe educational environment that encourages growth for every child spiritually, emotionally, and physically.

We are a Christian-oriented program. We accept children of all races, ethnicities, backgrounds, and faiths. The Children’s Center is inclusive, and does not discriminate in the admission or provision of services, and enrollment shall be made without regard to race, color, religious creed, ancestry, national origin, age or gender.

Keystone STARS and Licensing

Keystone STARS-
We are a STAR 4 center as designated by the Keystone STARS program of Pennsylvania. Keystone STARS is an initiative of the Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) to improve, support, and recognize the continuous quality improvement efforts of early learning programs in Pennsylvania.

Keystone STARS- Improving quality through:

Standards, Training/Professional Development, Assistance, Resources and Support.

The Keystone STARS Performance Standards provide the foundation for the program.  There are 4 levels within the program, STAR 4 being the highest.

Each level builds on the previous level, and utilizes research-based best practices to promote quality early learning and positive child outcomes. The Children’s Center is proud of its’ STAR 4 rating and its commitment to quality.

PA State Licensed Facility-
We are a certified DHS licensed facility.  We follow all regulations of the PA state Child care laws.  We are inspected annually to insure compliance with those laws.

Contact and Location

Address: 201 Crescent Ave. Ephrata, PA 17522
Hours of Operation: 6:15 am to 5:45 pm  Monday through Friday.
Phone:  717-738-1012
Email:  info@ephratachildrenscenter.org
Fax:  717-721-9095

Our entrance is around the back of the church. Our entrance is by the “Shreiber Gym” sign. Please ring the doorbell. When your child is enrolled you will have a door code to use for entry.

What Services Does ECOB-CC Provide?

We provide care for Toddlers (ages 13 months and up)
Pre School
Pre-K
Before and After Care for Kindergarten
Before and After School Care for grades 1-6

Full Day Summer Program for Kindergarten – 5th grade

We provide breakfast until 7:30 am for Pre school, Pre-K, Kindergarten and School Age children. Breakfast is served until 7:45 am for Toddlers. Snacks are provided, but children bring packed lunches.

Subsidized Care

The Children’s Center accepts subsidy payments from Child Care Works.The Subsidized Child Care Program helps low-income families pay a portion of their child care fees. The state and federal governments fund this program, which is managed by the Early Learning Resource Center (ELRC) located in Lancaster county.

If you meet the income guidelines:

  • The ELRC will pay a part of your child care cost. This is called a subsidy payment.
  • You will pay a part of the cost. This is called the family co-pay.
  • The subsidy payment and the family co-pay go directly to the child care provider.

If you are interested in learning more about the program, visit

https://www.compass.state.pa.us/compass.web/menuitems/ChildCareFAQ.aspx?Language=EN#CA2

What Are the Rates for ECOB-CC?

There is a $40 non-refundable registration fee per child annually.
Minimum enrollment of two days per week.
For families with siblings enrolled 5 days per week, 10% discount for tuition of the oldest child.

We also have part time options, contact us for details!


Toddler full day

5 days per week $170 weekly
4 days per week $137.00 weekly
3 days per week $104.00 weekly
2 days per week $ 71.00 weekly

Preschool and Pre-K full day
5 days per week $155.00 weekly

4 days per week $125.00 weekly
3 days per week $95.00 weekly
2 days per week $65.00 weekly


Kindergarten
Full time before PM or after AM Kindergarten  $87.40 weekly

Full time before and after Kindergarten $121.90 weekly
No School Day $30/day


School Age
Full time Before School $34.69 weekly

Full time After School $35.50 weekly
Full time Before and After School $70.20
No School Day $30/day

*2% discount given for monthly payments

What Forms Do We Need?

Below are the required forms as part of your child’s enrollment in the Children’s Center. Please fill out the forms and return them to our office, or email them to info@ephratachildrenscenter.org

Emergency Contact Form

Child Health Assessment

Medication Log (if your child takes a daily prescribed medication)

Employment Application

If you are interested in seeking employment at ECOBCC, please download the employment application and either turn it into the office, or email your completed application to info@ephratachildrenscenter.org