Church: (440) 333-2255
Child Care: (440) 333-2040
West Shore Unitarian Universalist Church

Since 1984, the West Shore Child Care Center has provided quality, nurturing, affordable child care education to the children in our community.

Welcome to WSCCC


The West Shore Child Care Center welcomes you!  We will cherish, value and advocate for your child by recognizing that he/she is a unique, lovable, complex individual worthy of respect and attention to every aspect of their development.  We encourage parent participation, communication and involvement.

Schedule a tour

If you have questions or would like to schedule a tour of the Child Care Center, please contact Director Karen O’Hagan at 440-333-2040.

Tuition Fees

Mission Statement


The Mission of West Shore Child Care Center, as a program of West Shore Unitarian Universalist Church, is to promote the well-being of children in our community by providing quality, affordable childcare.  The childcare will nurture the social, emotional, intellectual and physical development of the children and support their families.

Statement of Purpose


We welcome all to join us in affirming the vision of our forebears by fostering a spiritual community where open minds celebrate inquiry and diversity, open hearts respond with love to the pain and promise of the world, and open hands work for peace and justice.

In keeping with its Statement of Purpose, and to fill a community need, in September 1985, West Shore Unitarian Universalist Church established the West Shore Child Care Center to serve the local community and beyond by:

  • Providing quality childcare and education for young children;
  • Serving children of working parents;
  • Serving to the extent that it is possible, families of limited means and children with special needs.

In keeping with the Principles of Unitarian Universalism, the congregation and the Child Care Center join together to affirm and promote:

  • The worth and dignity of each child and family;
  • Justice, equity and compassion in human relationships;
  • The inclusion of all families, regardless of religion, race, color, gender, disability, sexual orientation or national origin.


We believe:

  • All children should be loved and all members of the community, families, children and staff should be treated with respect.
  • Families and Center personnel should form partnerships of mutual respect to provide the child with consistent, caring environments, physical care and positive attention.
  • A diverse community is important to learning to cooperate and to respect others.
  • Children, staff and parents should feel safe when they are here.
  • Children will be encouraged to create and express ideas and feelings to enhance self-confidence, regulate behavior and build meaningful relationships.
  • Play will be celebrated to promote active participation, interactions, skill building, joy and creativity.
  • The teachers will plan hands-on experiences around the children’s interests to let them grow, learn and explore the world around them at child’s developmental level.
  • The teachers will plan and implement the curriculum to incorporate Ohio Content Standards, children’s interest, to strengthen areas in which individual child is challenged, to extend their development in areas where they are strong and to make learning fun.  We believe children should be given opportunities to develop to their highest potential.
  • Teachers will use appropriate teaching practices and respectful, consistent behavioral management techniques.
  • To give children a sense of security and help them gain self-control, reasonable, consistent limits, will be maintained.