A Christian daycare ministry of Akron Grace Evangelical Congregational Church

Our Mission: 

To show Christ’s love by providing quality child care with the ultimate goal for all to know Jesus and have a personal relationship with Him.

Services include: 

  • Before School Care*, After School Care*,
  • Kindergarten Care* (AM & PM),
  • Summer Care for School Age Children
  • & Pre-School Age Care (6 weeks to 5 years)

*We serve Akron Elementary and Ephrata Intermediate Schools*

Our center is open YEAR ROUND except for the following holidays:

New Year’s Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.

We close at 3:00 p.m. on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.

Transportation to and from school is provided on bad weather days.

We are not a state-licensed facility.

Contact Helping Hands Daycare

P.O. Box 235

Akron, PA 17501

Telephone #: 717-859-2032 x223

Summer Time Rates for School Kids

Full days = more than 5 hours

Half days = 5 hours or less 

5 Full days - $107

5 Half days - $92

4 Full days - $92

4 Half days - $73

3 Full days - $73

3 Half days - $58

2 Full days - $58  


Infant

Full Day = more than 5 hours

Half Day = 5 or less hours

5 Full Days a week - $202

5 Half Days a week - $186

4 Full Days a week - $186

4 Half Days a week - $155

3 Full Days a week - $155

3 Half Days a week - $109

2 Full Days a week - $109  

Maximum Payment - $202  


Toddler

Full Day= more than 5 hours

Half Day= 5 or less hours

5 Full Days a week - $184

5 Half Days a week - $167

4 Full Days a week - $167

4 Half Days a week - $140

3 Full Days a week - $140

3 Half Days a week - $103

2 Full Days a week - $103 

 Maximum Payment - $184  


Pre-School

Full Day= more than 5 hours

Half Day= 5 or less hours

5 Full Days a week - $164

5 Half Days a week - $150

4 Full Days a week - $150

4 Half Days a week - $122

3 Full Days a week - $122

3 Half Days a week - $91

2 Full Days a week - $91 

 Maximum Payment - $164  


Pre K

Full Day= more than 5 hours

Half Day= 5 or less hours

5 Full Days a week - $158

5 Half Days a week - $143

4 Full Days a week - $143

4 Half Days a week - $115

3 Full Days a week - $115

3 Half Days a week - $83

2 Full Days a week - $83  

Maximum Payment - $158  


SCHOOL AGE CARE (K – 6th Grades)

SCHOOL AGE CARE (K – 6th Grades) Hourly Rate $4.30 (Overage Rate $5.20)

School Age Care

Minimum Amount$22

Maximum Amount$130

NO SCHOOL DAYS are an additional fee of $10 for 1st through 6th Grades and $5 for Kindergarten if it is a regularly scheduled day, and $23 for a non-contracted day (In-Service day rate).


CONTRACTED RATES WILL BE BASED ON THE ABOVE INFORMATION

& PAYMENTS ARE DUE EACH FRIDAY IN ADVANCE WHETHER YOUR CHILD ATTENDS HELPING HANDS OR NOT.

10% Sibling Discount applies to older children

NOTE: All rates are subject to change.