Child Care Center
Employment with Valley Health System makes you eligible to use our Employee
Child Care Center. We are located on the Amherst Street Winchester Medical
Center campus. The staff of our Child Care Center help your child feel
secure and happy, as well as stimulated, in our well-organized and challenging
learning environment. You can concentrate on job responsibilities knowing
that your child is close by, safe and having fun.
Below are a few facts about our Child Care Center. For more information,
please contact Lorraine Zelaski, Director or Suzanne Woskobunik, Supervisor
at 540-536-8815 or 540-536-8818. Every effort is made to accommodate the
needs of each employee. However, the center has certain capacity and teacher-to-child
ratio limits. There may be a waiting list for some age levels. All children
are able to begin attending our Child Care Center as soon as space becomes
available in an age-appropriate classroom.
Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday, 5:45 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Every other weekend, 5:45 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Note: 6 - 8 p.m. and weekends are our extended care hours, and the parent/legal
guardian who is the Valley Health employee must be on duty for the child
to attend. Reservations need to be made in advance.
6 weeks through 5th Grade
- Infants / Toddlers (4:1)
- 2 year-olds (8:1)
- 3 year-olds to 5 year-olds (10:1)
- School-age children (18:1)
All rates below are as of January 7, 2019.
||Monday-Friday 4 to 10 hours
||Weekend Days 4 to 10 hours
||Hourly Rate for under 4 hours
||Hourly Rate for over 10 hours
||Hourly Rate for extended care
|Explorers & Pathfinders
|Adventurers & Discoverers
|Creators & Trailblazers
The evening care rate for any service after 8:00 p.m. will follow the hourly
rate rule per age group as above. Additionally, care provided over 10
hours per day will be charged at an hourly rate as above.
An annual enrollment fee of $50.00/child will be charged on January 1,
2019. This will be expected with the first tuition payment of the year.
Tuition feees provide for the care of your child, supplies, breakfast,
lunch and an afternoon snack. Our program is sponsored by USDA. The USDA
is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
The daily program at our Child Care Center consists of age-appropriate
activities led by trained staff members following a specified curriculum.
Each day will include a variety of activities for the growth and well-being
of your whole child. Planned experiences will encourage the development
of motor, social, language, quantitative, music, sensory, and arts and
crafts skills. All children are encouraged to participate in teacher and
self-initiated activities. The daily schedule will satisfy your child’s
basic needs for nourishment and rest, as well as provide a variety of
quiet and more active experiences. For a detailed daily schedule, employees
are encouraged to visit the Valley Health Intranet.