We believe the purpose of child care is two-fold.  First, children should be cared for in a safe, nurturing place that parents can trust when children and parents are apart.  Second, children should be involved in a developmentally appropriate program that fully promotes each child’s physical, social, emotional and intellectual skills.  We strive for an atmosphere that respects the individual differences of children and their parents, and yet appreciates the similarity of all of us.  Additionally, we set high standards for our program as an example in our community of the quality childcare services that all children deserve.


The following objectives reflect the philosophy of our program.  It is our goal to:

  1. Provide quality care for children
  2. Develop curriculum that is appropriate for all developmental needs.
  3. Assist parents in understanding child growth and development.
  4. Train staff to implement developmentally appropriated curriculum.
  5. Help parents and staff set realistic goals for children.
  6. Help each child gain a healthy self-concept.
  7. Help each child progress to his/her optimal level in physical, emotional, social and cognitive skills.
  8. Recognize and utilize cultural and ethnic differences in families.
  9. Assist families in securing supportive services.

Mission Statement

The mission of Pea Ridge Daycare is to provide to the people of the Huntington area, Tri-State area, and Cabell, Wayne, Lincoln Counties, a high quality, developmentally appropriate program in a loving and caring atmosphere.  Our main function is to promote the individual child’s physical, emotional, social and intellectual growth and well-being.