UPCCC | Program

“Celebrating twenty-eight years of quality early childhood education and school age programing!”

The Upper Perkiomen Child Care Center (UPCCC) is an early childhood educational and school age program of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church – Red Hill, PA.

Operational Hours: Monday – Friday from 6:30 AM to 6 PM.

  • UPCCC assists children from six weeks to 13 years of age to grow in all age-appropriate developmental domains (areas) – cognitive, communication, emotional, physical, social, and spiritual.
  • A skilled staff offers a multi-cultural, non-denominational program of the highest quality.
  • A caring, loving and Christian atmosphere supports the growth of the whole child in relationship to adults, other children and God, and encourages each child to develop a positive self-image, while respecting and caring for others, the community and all parts of God’s world.
  • UPCCC provides the love, care and personal attention that only a family focused center can offer.  Our administrative team is integrally involved in our program.  The office and classroom staff interfaces with our families on a personal level.
  • Our teacher to child ratio in each classroom provides the kind of personal care and education that is often lost among larger corporate programs.  The children we care for are never just a face in the crowd.  Our educational focus provides developmentally appropriate practices designed for each individual child in a loving and nurturing environment.
  • UPCCC utilizes the nationally recognized Creative Curriculum and the Creative Curriculum Developmental Continuum, both based on high-quality early childhood education standards. This curriculum model allows teachers to focus on the “whole” child, and individualize learning. Developmentally appropriate activities support active learning and promote children’s progress in all developmental domains (areas).  The Creative Curriculum is aligned with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Early Learning content standards
  • Music is not just an “extra” at UPCCC.  Listening to music, singing songs and playing instruments provide significant learning opportunities.  The Center’s music time and semiannual musicals promote a child’s creativity and enhances learning on multiple levels.
  • An experienced and qualified staff provides a learning atmosphere that helps each child reach their fullest potential.
  • Families are encouraged to be involved at UPCCC.   Dialogue and feedback between our families and staff supports a positive learning experience for the children cared for by the Center.
  • The church facility offers interactive classroom and age appropriate recreational space.
  • UPCCC is located on a forty-five acre country setting and provides a pleasant climate for learning, growth and play.

The Upper Perkiomen Child Care Center was founded in the Spring of 1986 by St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church – Red Hill and grew out of a congregational vision to serve the parents and children of the community through a quality weekday educational program. A re-visioning process beginning in 1993 guided by Pastor Vanderslice in partnership with parents, staff and congregational leadership provided for significant growth in the Center’s mission, weekday program and service to the community. UPCCC is the oldest continuous licensed early childhood educational and school age program serving the Upper Perkiomen Valley. The Center is inspected annually by the DPW and participates in the Keystone Stars program. UPCCC, a division and ministry of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church – Red Hill, is  an equal opportunity care provider and employer.

  • Click here for shutterfly photos of UPCCC Musicals.


Naugler Guitars visits Camp Perkiomen at UPCCC Music is an integral part of Camp Perkiomen at the Upper Perkiomen Child Care Center. Mr. Seth Naugler owner of Naugler Guitars and a member of the Praise Band at St. Paul’s – Red Hill shared his love for making and playing guitars with the children of Camp Perkiomen. The children learned about different wood types and parts of a guitar. They also learned about the joy of building an instrument by being involved in choosing every component that goes into crafting an instrument. Naugler Guitars (www.nauglerguitars.com) is located in Bucks County in the old hamlet of Finland.