Southwestern Day Care Center


Southwestern Day Care Center, located in the facilities of The Tabernacle in Orchard Park, New York, has been in operation for over 40 years.  The Center serves children from six weeks old to school-age and is open from 630am to 6pm.  Orchard Park students can be bused to and from Windom Elementary School if arrangements are made with the school.

The recently renovated facility features a large open nursery area for infants to age eighteen months and individual classrooms for each age level.  The center is fully air-conditioned.  Southwestern Day Care Center provides two nutritious meals and a snack each day.  Diapers and formula are included for children under age two.

The program, based on Christian principles, is designed to meet the needs of all children.  Curriculum includes developmentally appropriate instruction, physical activities, stories, prayer, games, crafts, and much more.  Music classes each week are taught by a trained professional.  The Center has the use of a full-sized gymnasium for indoor activities.  An optional gymnastics program is available for those who with to participate.  Our preschool students leave Southwestern Day Care Center well-prepared for kindergarten.

Southwestern Day Care Center is licensed by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services.  The Center is also a member of the Child Care Resource Network.

You are invited to call 716-675-0019 to schedule a visit and a tour at any time.  We welcome the privilege to serve your family.

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Ministry Leader

Pam Kellner
Hours of Operation: 630am – 6pm


Pam Kellner has worked with Southwestern Day Care Center since 2002.  Pam earned a Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education from Missouri State University.  She has 30 of experience in early childhood education and as a kindergarten teacher in the public schools.  In addition, Pam gained a unique perspective on the needs of young families by visiting with them in their homes while she served as a parent educator in the Parents as Teachers program, which equips parents to prepare their children for kindergarten as well as providing early developmental screening.  She understands the needs and abilities of preschool children and their families.  Pam is a hands-on presence in the day care center, where she frequently interacts with the children and their parents.  Her background and knowledge makes Pam a great resource for young families.


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