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Martha And Mary Lutheran Services

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Mission: Martha and mary children's services provides quality, compassionate care, early learning and intergenerational experiences for children regardless of faith, ethnicity, or economic status. We do this in a christian manner by offering those we serve a safe place to grow and learn with dignity, honor, and individuality.

Programs: Martha and mary children's services has the goal of nurturing the children under our care and providing opportunities for personal growth. We support, involve and help educate parents in their children's experiences. We collaborate with olympic college and the local education district to provide training and parent education. We are the training facility for many students in the olympic college early childhood program. Cultural diversity is a priority in all of our programs. We provide the opportunity to embrace diversity in a comfortable, non-threatening environment. In recognition of the local tribes, we strive to include activities involving their unique cultural heritage. Our intergenerational program brings children to our partner health and rehab center and nearby assisted living facility. These programs provide a wonderful opportunity for children to learn about cultures, handicaps, aging and grief, in a supportive nurturing environment. Martha and mary children's services provides licensed care for children from one month through 12 years of age. In furtherance of our mission, we provide space at discounted rates to kitsap community resources to house the women, infants and children program of kitsap county. We consider it a privilege and are proud to serve many local military families. We provide a wealth of daily activities, plus before and after school care for children attending seven elementary schools in north and central kitsap school districts. This partnership has helped reduce the number of latchkey kids who would otherwise be at home alone and unsupervised. We provide help with homework, exciting and creative activities plus a wide variety of learning opportunities. Approximately 450 children attend during the school year and 215 during the summer break, when we provide full day care. Approximately 30% of these children are from lower income families.

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