Lighthouse Christian Academy Preschool and Daycare Center is a nonprofit ministry of Lighthouse Baptist Church governed by a Board of Trustees. Lighthouse Christian Academy and Daycare Center is committed to providing a comprehensive program of education and care that upholds a standard of excellence. This holistic instruction is integrated into the Faith and Principles in the Word of God. The ultimate goal of all instruction is to foster the development of positive personalities, adequately prepared to thrive in both the home and society. The overarching purpose of Lighthouse Christian Academy and Daycare Center is:

  • To be an extension of the home and the church and thus provide a continuity of training for young people to equip them for service.
  • Lighthouse Christian Academy and Daycare Center is dedicated to provide a quality program in a safe and secure environment. We strive to create a solid character-building atmosphere, allowing your child (ren) to develop through various enriching experiences.
  • To provide quality care and education in a Christian environment while teaching social, emotional, and physical skills.

Licensing

Lighthouse Christian Academy and Daycare Center is licensed to serve up to 60 children ages 6 weeks to 12 years old. Lighthouse Christian Academy and Daycare Center accepts children ages 6 weeks to 12 years and does not discriminate based on race, national origin, age, disability, and/or gender. Our Center is licensed by the Department of Human Services and meets all health and safety standards, and maintains liability insurance as required by the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Services and the State Licensing Board.

Civil Rights

If you feel that your civil rights have been violated, you may file a formal complaint. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC, 20250-9410, or call toll free 866.632.9992 (voice). TDD users can contact the USDA through local relay or the Federal Relay at 800.877.8339 (TDD) or 866.377.8642 (relay voice users). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Our Philosophy of Education

The philosophy of education at Lighthouse Christian Academy and Daycare Center incorporates the following important aspects:

  1. All subjects are viewed and taught from a Christ-centered standpoint. “In Christ are hid the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.” (Col 2:3)
  2. The reinforcement of academics is only one part of a child’s education. Spiritual and moral values, proper attitudes, respect for authority and the rights and feelings of others are also important in the task of training children to become mature leaders.
  3. God has given the child to the parents. The parent, in turn, entrusts this precious child to the Daycare for a very vital part of training. We consider our share in the care and protection of this child to be a sacred trust and will instruct each child as an individual. This program cannot be placed in a position to be a substitute for the parent and their instruction. We are told, “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.” (Proverbs 22:6) Each child is a human being endowed with God-given abilities and unique personality. We must recognize that each student will respond differently to that which is presented. However, all of them should be encouraged and exhorted to produce to their fullest capacity.

Our Staff

As teachers and caregivers, we take seriously the trust you place in us to teach and care for your child. Our staff is chosen not only for experience and education, but also for loving and caring attitudes toward children. Each member of our staff is required to receive 18 hours of Continuing Education per year as well as maintain current certification in CPR and First Aid. Each staff member is fingerprinted and a West Virginia Cares background checked through the WVCARES, Protective Service Records and West Virginia State Police Sex Offender Check Registry.

Staff/Child Ratio

The following staff/child ratios must be maintained at all times when children are present:

6 weeks to 23 months
1 adult to 4 children

2 years (24-35 months)
1 adult to 8 children

3 years (36-47 months)
1 adult to 10 children

4 years (48-59 months)
1 adult to 12 children

5 years (60 months to school age)
1 adult to 12 children

School Age
1 adult to 16 children