Collaborative Child Cares

Why choose a collaborative site for your child?
  • Child cares are open extended hours before and after school times.
  • Open on snow days, school holidays, and during summer break.
  • Other rooms offer programs for younger siblings.
  • Pre-k rooms have certified teachers and follow Creative Curriculum.

Bright Beginnings – 22 Moran Circle Fairmont WV – 304-363-5454 Director/Owner Debbie Hearn                          All staff members are here to provide the most loving secure environment possible. We feel that the connection that the families make with the teachers will help to enhance the experience that your child has in our care. All staff members are experienced early childhood educators. Staff participate in a continuous program of in-service education and studies for professional advancement to remain alert to the ever-changing needs of today’s families and to the findings of current research. We have two spacious Pre-K classrooms. We also have a new outdoor classroom. This gives children all the components of a classroom space, but allows for them to be outside. They have a river with a water pump, tire mound, library cove, fairy garden, sand pit, swings and wooden house. This meets the requirements to allow more outside time but continue their learning experience.  Offers before and after school care.

Bumble Bear Corner – 303 Columbia Street Fairmont, WV – 304-363-1515 Gloria Scotchel, Director/Owner Bumble Bear Corner has enjoyed being a collaborative partner with Marion County Board of Education for many years.  Our center is conveniently located on the east side of Fairmont just off the Gateway Connector.  This makes us easily accessible for working families heading to work via interstate 79. Bumble Bear Corner’s Pre-K hours are 9:00-2:00 Monday -- Friday. One of the advantages for families who enroll with us, is the comfort of continuous care for your student both before and after standard class time. Your child will have the opportunity to explore, grow and learn through our Creative Curriculum inspired lesson plans. We also enroll children 2 yrs – 12 yrs old, with full day out of school time care, Early Release days, Snow Days, part time and summer programs. We have Before/After school program for students from East Dale, East Park, Pleasant Valley and Fairmont Catholic. Let our qualified, nurturing staff help you and your family make the transition between work and home a little easier. Contact us at 304-363-1515 to schedule a visit or speak to our Director about enrollment.    Bumble Bear Corner is a CCRC participant. 


Heart Junction – 115 Main Street Rivesville, WV – 304-278-5437 Director/Owner Gloria Scotchel                      Heart Junction is celebrating its 11th year helping to make a positive impact on young children in Marion County. Heart Junction is a child care center with a Universal Pre-K collaborative located in Rivesville. Our center accepts infants to school age, from 6 weeks to 12 yrs. We are open 6:00 am -6:00 pm while the Pre-k classroom is open 9:00 am-2:00 pm five days a week. We offer affordable before/ after care, early release days, holidays, full snow days and an educational summer program. The classroom is led by Mr. Oser who is a very loved and experienced teacher. Each day the children are challenged with literary, mathematics, and social-emotional development while learning through play and interactions. Individual Lesson Plans and evaluations are used daily to promote a very successful learning environment. 

Learning Land1017 Fairmont Avenue, WV – 304-333-0186 Director/Owner Tina Peterman                         Learning Land Daycare & Preschool welcomes parents to a new and exciting place where your child can learn and grow.   We will provide your little one with the caring guidance of a kind and loving staff in a safe and secure environment.  Learning Land Daycare & Preschool uses the WV state adopted Creative Curriculum 2nd Edition. It fosters experiences for children through the first four years of life by providing a powerful influence supported by academic standards.  This curriculum is nurturing, consistent, and provides the love all children need to grow and discover the world around them.  Creative Curriculum, 2nd Edition, is a comprehensive, developmentally appropriate curriculum that focuses on goals and objectives for children’s learning in all areas of development, including social/emotional, physical, cognitive and language.

Pierpont – 1201 Locust Avenue Fairmont, WV – 304-367-4846                                                                            Pierpont Community and Technical College Laboratory Preschool is a model Early Childhood Program inspired by the Reggio Approach.  We follow a project and play based curriculum that is led by the interests of the children. The design of our preschool environment encourages research and exploration for learning with a purpose in every space. The children enrolled in our program have an opportunity to play and learn in a healthy, safe, and nurturing environment. Our curriculum is based on three important factors:  the child's level of development and learning, the child's individual needs, abilities, and interests, and the unique social and cultural background of each child.  Our WV Pre-K program is free to all students.  Hours Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 1:30 pm.

Sunbeam – 1654 Mary Lou Retton Drive, Fairmont, WV – 304-366-8590 Helen Post-Brown, Owner/Director Sunbeam Early Learning Center was established in the fall of 1980. Sunbeam is Nationally Accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. We have been accredited since 1998. We follow the Reggio Emilia approach. The Reggio Emilia Approach is an educational philosophy focused on early education. This approach puts the natural development of children as well as the close relationships that they share with their environment at the center of its philosophy. Sunbeam Early Learning Center offers care for children 3 months to 10 years of age. We have worked closely with WV Pre-K since its inception over 10 years ago. WV Pre-K is an enhancement to Sunbeam’s pre-school program. We only accept children who need or want a full 5 days a week program throughout the year. Our hours our 6:30 am to 6:00pm.

Wonderland – 811 East Main Street Mannington, WV – 304-986-1827 Mary Jo Elliott Owner/Director        Wonderland is a Quality Tier II center that has been providing extraordinary care for over 20 years. Our staff is educated and certified and we offer a wide variety of choices for your early care and education needs. Our FREE WV Pre-K program runs Monday through Friday 8:30-1:30 with Breakfast and lunch served at no cost to participants. We offer wrap around care for out of school time (before/after Pre-K, holidays, snow days, Early Release days and all non-school days) at a rate of $75.00 per week. We also offer programs for children ranging in age from 6 weeks to 12 years of age. Please feel free to contact us and come tour our facility for a more in depth idea of the exciting new opportunities that await your child.