Day Care Provider in Bowling Green

A Philosophy Founded in Meaningful Relationships

The philosophy of Smart Start Learning Center is to provide the community with a creative child learning center in a Christian environment, incorporating structured educational programs, involvement of our community members, and positive learning development for each child. Our staff is committed to the belief that all children are achievers and with positive learning environments will attribute to a strong foundation at a young age. Our philosophy of “building a strong foundation” allows our society’s precious future to become confident and to enjoy success in an atmosphere of respect and love.

At Smart Start, we strive to provide a wide array of developmental activities to focus on the children’s emotional, social, intellectual, and physical growth. Our atmosphere provides a nurturing educational environment that supports quality learning, biblical principles, and positive social interactions.

Our day care providers strive to reflect Christian values through our attitude, our staff, and our teaching. We hope you feel welcome in our learning center. It is our desire to emphasize our partnership with our families to help your child build a strong foundation, as this helps build an encouraging path between your families and ours as your child grows and develops.


Teaching Styles

SmartStart Teachers: Enthusiasm in Action

Our teachers come from a variety of backgrounds, but all have a few things in common: love for education, a passion for teaching, and a dedication to providing the best possible experience for your children.

Smart Start teachers focus on the individual development of each and every child. Ongoing assessments of each child’s needs provide the quality programming and curriculum to meet all developmental areas. Our Smart Start teachers complete yearly trainings to continually enhance their skills and knowledge. Some of these topics include handling challenging behaviors, improving curriculum, First Aid and CPR, communicable diseases, and professionalism.

Whole Child Education

At Smart Start, we focus on whole child education. Ensuring children are safe, engaged, supported, and challenged in our learning environments, we are committed to help build a well-rounded, strong foundation at an early age. Our day care providers ensure our commitment to whole child education by following these guidelines:

  • Each child learns about and practices a healthy lifestyle
  • Each child learns in an environment that is physically and emotionally safe for students and adults
  • Each child is actively engaged in learning and is connected to the community
  • Each child has access to personalized learning and is supported by qualified, caring adults

Safety & Security

Our Number One Responsibility: Your Child’s Safety

At our Christian child care center, your child’s safety is our primary concern. Here are just a few examples of the measures we take to keep your child safe.

  • Our security system uses cameras and observation windows to ensure safety
  • Our security system also allows our staff instant access to your child’s medical information, arrival and departure times, and the names of people authorized for drop-off and pick-up
  • An exclusive electronic access system allows only authorized personnel admittance into our building
  • The safety of your child extends to the regular monitoring of facilities and equipment, such as appropriate child-sized tables and chairs as well as completion of daily safety checklists

Creating Character

Bringing Character Back to the Classroom

Responsibility. Healthy. Creativity. Respect. Teamwork. Kindness. Love.

These are just some of the positive traits behind our “Creating Character” program that your child will experience through a Smart Start education.

We utilize the Kelly Bear C.A.R.E.S. program, and research has proven that children develop healthy positive foundations at an early age, which leads to positive choices throughout life.

This novel approach to building character (and also emphasizing the importance of literacy) is another building block of our whole child education philosophy.

Creating Character is offered in the preschool and pre-kindergarten programs.