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Hello and Welcome 

We are happy that you are interested in finding out more about our program. 

Bright Beginnings Child Care of Carlisle offers year-round full time child care to children ages 2 ½ though 5th grade. Care includes before and after school care for those students attending W.G. Rice Elementary and Iron Forge Education Center. Summer Care for school age children is also provided. BBCCC is open from 6:30 AM until 5:30 PM Monday to Friday. Bright Beginnings Child Care of Carlisle participates with CCIS of Cumberland County and the Keystone Stars Program, proudly sustaining a STAR 4 rating.

For further registration information 
please call the center at 717-258-8216
or email Director Kimberley Hudson at 

Otterbein United Methodist Church
647 Forge Road, Carlisle, PA 17015

Church: 717-258-6704

  • Christian based programs
  • Quality childcare at reasonable prices
  • Small group sizes
  • Family involvement opportunities
  • Toddler program
  • Preschool /Pre-K Program
  • Before and after school program for W.G. Rice and Iron Forge schools
  • Full day summer care for school age children
  • Educational focus geared toward children's individual interests
  • Qualified/Experienced Staff
  • Safe environment with Security Features including exterior/interior security doors
  • Morning and Afternoon snacks
  • Developmentally Appropriate Play areas
  • Bike/Water Play Days 
  • Outdoor Play Yard
  • Keystone Star 4 Facility

What is Keystone STARS?

Keystone STARS rates child care programs from one to four STARS on things you care about. Programs may meet state regulations for safety, and offer a kid-friendly atmosphere with good teachers that partner with you to help your child learn. Child care and Head Start programs within Keystone STARS earn a STAR 1 to STAR 4 rating based on quality standards that measure:

  • Staff education: Early childhood teachers have the training and knowledge for working with young children
  • Classroom/Learning environment: The program has a variety of materials and activities for each age level that makes it possible for children to learn something new every day!
  • Including families and the community: Families and community members are encouraged to become a part of the child’s learning progress
  • Leadership and management: A quality program has to have sound business practices to ensure your child’s safety and early learning

For more information about Keystone Stars, visit: Keystone Stars

Child care philosophy

We believe children are special and deserve the very best of care while their parents are working to provide for them. Children will be treated with respect at all times. We teach children using a child centered philosophy geared to meet the individual interests of each child. Lessons will be conducted using a hands on approach. Lessons will also include stories, songs, and activities based on the Bible. We feel this is essential for a Christian based program. Regardless of your religious creed, we believe that spiritual and moral development is vital for well developed children. We strive to provide a relaxed, happy, and safe environment in order for children to develop socially, spiritually, physically, and educationally.

  • Bright Beginnings Child Care of Carlisle is a non-profit Child Care Center, therefore, the tuition you pay goes directly back into the operating costs of the Center!
  • Our Goal is to offer quality, loving child care based on Christ centered principles to the surrounding community.
  • Our program has a rich learning environment which encourages your child to inquire, investigate, and enjoy the learning and play experiences offered.
  • Through our program, the child should achieve a feeling of success and gain a sense of security.  Each child should know he/she is a special person and have a good self image. 


Weekly Full Time Tuition Prices
2 year olds: $165
3 year olds: $159
4 & 5  year olds: $153

There is a $25 registration fee
for one child and a $35 fee for families
with more than one child to enroll.
School Age: $125 (school year)
$5/day additional school holidays/closings
$143 (summer)
Bright Beginnings Child Care
Enrollment Forms (PDF)
Cumberland County Resource Guide
Courtesy of Success By 6 / United Way (PDF)

If you would like more information or would like to set up an appointment to tour Bright Beginnings Child Care of Carlisle, please contact us at 717-258-8216.