Childcare Center

Who we are

We’re a Christian based center that has been in operation for over 30 years! We opened in the 1980’s and many of the staff members have been with the center for 15 years or more. Becky Dorris was the director from 1985 through September 2019 and Vicki Babner was the assistant director from 1992 – 2019. In 2019 we welcomed Allison Cowell as our new Director and Linda Linn as our Assistant Director, both of whom have a deep commitment to  the children and families we serve in the community. Our staff love children and know the families and the community well. Their teaching method uses guided play activities, creative art, music, outdoor play, conversation, storytimes, dramatic play and group activities in a Christian atmosphere.

SUMC Child Care Center
Allison Cowell, Director
Linda Linn, Assistant Director

Hours – Monday through Friday

Full-day childcare: 7:00 am – 6:00 pm.
HiMama subscriber badge

Our child care staff uses HiMama for record keeping as well as sending parents pictures of their children in action during the day.

Staff to child ratio

2 staff per 8 Infants & toddlers
2 staff per 16 Two-year olds
2 staff per 20 Three-year olds
2 staff per 20 Four-year olds


Infants – two-year-olds — $225/week
Three & four-year-olds — $210/week

There is a $50 registration fee at enrollment for each child.

Each child has a $50/year registration fee every August.


Visa, Mastercard, and Discover have a 2.25% processing fee.

American Express has a 3.5% processing fee.

ACH (checking) has a 0.25% processing fee.

Questions you may have about our online payment service may be answered on the FAQ page associated with the Online Giving for SUMC. Vanco Payment Solutions is used for both.

Emphasis Schedule

Our Child Care Center concentrates of various letters, numbers, Bible stories, etc. each month.

Application and Forms

The following documents are available to download. All documents except Infant Feeding Schedule and HiMama Participation Agreement must be completed and submitted to the SUMC Child Care & Preschool Center for all children enrolled. The Infant Feeding Schedule is also required for infants. HiMama Participation Agreement is optional.

Application for Child Care (To be completed and placed on file prior to enrollment)

Children’s Medical Report

Child Care Permission Forms

Discipline and Behavior Management Policy

Prevention of Shaken Baby Syndrome and Abusive Head Trauma Policy

Biohazard Policy

Infant Feeding Schedule

HiMama Participation Agreement

Other Related Forms:

        Summary of the NC Child Care Law for Child Care Centers

        Child Care Staff Application