Canaland began April 1, 1985 out of a community need for a Christian group child care. Canaland was one of the first group child care centers in Stevens Point, starting with two staff members and two children. After the first six months, Canaland went from children 2 and 1/2 and older, to accepting 1 year olds and older. Then, the next April we opened our Infant Department.
From two children and two employees, we've grown to serving over 2,500 children in the Stevens Point and surrounding areas. Current enrollment is over 150 children, with about 100 per day from ages 6 weeks to before and after school care. Canaland employs about 30-35 staff members at any given time. One of the unique opportunities that Canaland has is to employ UWSP students, which is a blessing to the children in our care as well as gives students an opportunity to gain experience.
Canaland is a safe place where children are nurtured, academically stimulated and encouraged in a family-friendly environment. It's a place that they grow as individuals, learning that God loves them and has a plan for their lives.
Foundational Scripture: Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.
Even at an early age, a child can sense when they are in an environment that is loving, full of peace and where people care about them. Our goal at Canaland is to be a home away from home. A place where children feel safe, secure and loved. Canaland is a place where your child will learn to love and love to learn! Canaland is a Christian child care, meaning that children will experience God's love through caring providers and teaching staff. We don't want children to only know "about" God, but to know that God loves them and has a plan for their life.