Director: Mary Poehlman



C.A.R.E.S. provides Catholic daycare and pre-school classes on the St. Rita Parish campus.  Daycare is offered year-round, Monday through Friday, from 6:30 AM to 6:00 PM for all children from the ages of 6 weeks through 13 years old.  Unique to C.A.R.E.S is our flexible drop-off and pick-up times that can easily accommodate a parent's varying daily schedule.

We seek to provide an appropriate learning experience for your child by creating an environment that is child-initiated and developmentally based.  Our program provides children with freedom of choice within structure, which encourages the development of problem-solving skills, self-reliance and socialization.  We believe that play is children's "work." 

We have a fun and enriching environment inside where there are lots of books to read, music to dance, instruments to play and soft mats for infants to crawl on and more!   Outside activities in a fenced-in area include a sandbox, bikes to ride and slides to climb. 

Pre-school classes begin at age 3.  Two-day or three-day per week programs are offered for three year old children.  Four-day or five-day per week programs are offered for four year old children.  All preschool classes begin in September and end in May.

Our dedicated staff ensures that all children get the positive learning experiences they need to grow up happy in a safe and secure environment.