Childcare Academy
1230 Plymouth Avenue, Bristol, PA 

Celebrating  10 Years of Service in Academic Achievement!

Childcare and Preschool

We care for your children as if they were one of ours.

Our Philosophy

Our program is built around the belief that children are born ready to learn and thrive in a loving, safe and supportive environment.  As caregivers, we strive to create a learning environment through exhibiting the basic principles of our mission to THRIVE - Teach, Honor, Reach, Inspire, Visualize and Explore.  These basic principles are guided by the NAEYC framework for promoting excellence in early
childhood education.

Our History
Refuge Childcare Academy (RCA), a non-profit subsidiary corporation of Refuge International Full Life Ministries, opened its doors in March 2006 and consisted of just one infant and two toddlers.  Over the course of the next six months, RCA welcomed three preschoolers, and eight school aged students to its budding center.

In June 2008, RCA held its first Promotion & Graduation Ceremony, celebrating the developmental milestones of twenty-one children enrolled.  RCA has operated at or near full capacity since its growth spurt in 2008.  The pride and passion of a dedicated professional team has lead to the successful transition of 96 infants and toddlers into preschool and 104 graduates into Kindergarten programs throughout Lower Bucks County.

Surveys and feedback from our families reveal that teachers are impressed by the overall readiness of RCA students.  Our results are remarkable considering many of our preschool students are eligible for Head Start programs and do not attend.  Lack of attendance is largely due to the lack of reliable transportation to attend the half-day program.  While these parents become frustrated and resort to our program, other parents choose our program as their first option based upon the reputation we have established and our ability to meet and or exceed readiness results.