Welcome to A Step Ahead Child Center!


We are currently enrolling preschool-aged children ages 3+ for Fall 2019!


We are also maintaining a waiting list and admitting children from that list if a spot becomes available.   Reserve a spot on our waiting list today!


Online Waiting List Registration Form


Please call (814) 781-7101, Ext. 1027

Thank you!


Below are some pictures of our facility. Click on any of the thumbnails to view a larger picture.

Computer Lab Front Entrance (under construction) Gymnasium
Computer Lab Front Entrance Gymnasium
Kitchen Outdoor Fenced-In Area Outdoor Play Area (under construction)
Kitchen Area Outdoor Fenced-In Area Outdoor Play Area

All About Space

Hours / Days of Operation

Ages of Children Served


Square Footage of A Step Ahead Child Center:

Hours Per Day:

A Step Ahead provides care for children between the ages of 6 weeks and 12 years.

6:30 AM through 5:30 PM

4,491 Square Feet

Days of the Week:

Infants - Ages 6 weeks to 12 months

Square Footage of the Elcam Community Center:

Monday through Friday

Ratio 1:4
8,159 Square Feet

Key Fob Access:

Young Toddlers - Ages 1 to 2 years
Key fobs will only permit access between the hours of 6:30 AM and 5:30 PM. Access at any other time will be denied.
Ratio 1:5

Square Footage of the Gated Outdoor Play



Older Todlers - Ages 2 to 3 years
2,184 Square Feet


Ratio 1:6



Square Footage of the Fenced-In Outdoor Area:

A Step Ahead Child Center, the Outdoor Play Area and the Elcam Community Center are equipped with a safe and reliable key fob security system. Every entry and exit is recorded.
Preschoolers - Ages 3 to 5 years
Ratio 1:10
21,780 Square Feet
School-Age - Ages 6 to 12 years

Square Footage of the Berry Patch:

Ratio 1:12
1750 Square Feet

Total Elcam Property Area:

33 Acres
This facility is open to all children without regard to age, race, sex, religion, origin or disability.

For more information, contact...

A Step Ahead Child Center Director

(814) 781-7101, Ext. 1027



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