With a favorable layout and strategic location, the concept of leasing space within the Blue Hill United Methodist Church prompted the BHELC board to engage with the congregation. The response was one of excitement, eagerly embracing the legacy of their church becoming a haven for the community’s children. The church was remarkably generous and granted a lease for the building, with a future intention to eventually gift the building and its grounds to the Center in the years to come.

About the Facility

  • The center will be managed by a director, who is governed by the board of directors.
  • Once remodeled, BHELC will accommodate up to 68 children ranging from 6 weeks to 12 years of age.
  • Separate classrooms are designated for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and school-aged children, allowing for tailored learning experiences in age-appropriate environments.
  • BHELC participates in Nebraska’s Step Up to Quality program, ensuring adherence to the highest standards in early childhood education and care.
  • The facility provides 7-10 job opportunities, contributing to the local economy and supporting community growth.
  • Accessibility is a priority, with the facility designed to meet the diverse needs and abilities of all children in the community, ensuring equal opportunities for care and education.