staff is excellent! They are all very caring and
and treat each child as if they were their own. We
couldn't ask for a better place for our child to
Hughesville/Muncy Center Parents
daughter really enjoys going to 'school' and loves
her teacher and friends! Bostley's is a very
engaging place with a lot of different colors and
themes. The play areas are very safe and friendly
for little ones. The indoor play area is a unique
area that assures lots of play and activity even
on rainy days! We have no hesitation in
Montoursville Center Parents
Bostley's first child care
center opened on Broad Street in Montoursville in
1980. At the parents' request, a kindergarten
program was opened two years later. In the mid
1980s, grades 1-8 were added to the academy; the
name was changed to Fairfield Academy, and the
school attained non-profit status. The Fairfield
Child Care Center was then added at the academy to
provide child care services to parents of academy
students and to others in the local area. In the
1990s, two more centers were opened - the Lycoming
Creek Center and the Hughesville-Muncy Center.
In 2008, the Williamsport Center opened on the
Williamsport Campus of Susquehanna Health.
Centers are all conveniently located in
residential or semi-residential areas, and all
have outdoor play yards that are small
town/country in atmosphere. All centers are kept
small (65 to 100 children) both for safety
considerations and so that children and parents
have the ability to know each other and all of the
child care staff on a personal basis.
Bostley's was founded to provide a safe, positive,
and happy day for children of working parents.
Activities are designed for high interest, fun,
and creativity. An educational readiness component
is included so that the children leaving Bostley's
enter their receiving kindergartens or first
grades in the top half of their
The staff at Bostley's meet or exceed the
requirements of the Pennsylvania Department of
Welfare, and all have completed the required
background checks. With a minimum of two years
experience, an Associate's Degree, or a Bachelor's
Degree; all have the background required for
working with children. In addition to the formal
requirements, Bostley's staff are selected based
on their enthusiasm, creativity, and desire to
work with children.
Monthly training sessions are conducted for all
staff. Subjects include: 1. Safety and
Supervision, 2. Fun in Child Care, 3. Curriculum
and Daily Plans, 4. Health Issues, 5. Scheduling,
6. Meals, Naptime, Transition Times, 7. Playground
Do's and Don'ts, 8. Classroom Environment, 9.
Field Trip Procedures, 10. Discipline Do's and
Don'ts, 11. Fire Evacuation Procedures, 12.
Accidents and Injuries, 13. Communication, 14.
Cleanliness, 15. Congeniality, and 16.
Cooperation. All staff also have First Aid and CPR
training, and 8 are currently attending college
under Pennsylvania's TEACH program.
Our staff are the single, most important aspect of
our centers. While we will never reach perfection,
we are very proud of the job our staff accomplish
on a daily basis. Monthly awards are presented to
our staff in the form of Outstanding Service
Awards. A few of the parent comments that we have
received in connection with our rewards over the
past year include: "enthusiasm and upbeat
patient…," "they have fun!…,"
"always helpful…," "everything
from a mother, nurse, and teacher…,"
"always listens…never seems to get
upset…," "very reassuring to us as
parents to know she is spending her days with
someone who is genuinely concerned…,"
"kind and caring…helpful and
gentle…," "goes out of her way to make
my son feel special…," and "She is