What We Believe

We Believe in a Collaborative Relationship Among All Those Who Touch a Child's Life


Our daily mission is to provide a nurturing, safe and healthy environment that promotes the physical and emotional well-being of children. Through our partnership with parents, we strive to maintain a respectful and consistent relationship and to be a positive role model for children.

It is our vision to provide care for a wide range of children and to be a positive influence on future generations.​

We are committed to providing a nurturing, enriching environment for your child every single day and we focus on teaching children to be safe, be respectful, and be kind.

We believe in children. We believe in family.

A Tradition of Quality Care

You can trust us with your child's safety and education. That always has been and always will be the priority at Bates-Rich. Over the 35 years we have been caring for children, we have become recognized as a quality child care center with a loving atmosphere where children can develop their emotional, physical and academic skills. 

At Bates-Rich, each child is exposed to a variety of experiences that will arouse their curiosity, challenge their abilities and encourage self-expression. We focus every day on teaching the children to be safe, respectful, and be kind.

Active involvement with materials offers children opportunities for learning, development of skills and a sense of mastery of their environment. Center staff set limits to ensure the physical safety and emotional security of each child. We are committed to providing a nurturing, enriching environment for your child every single day.

A Word from our Families

"The teachers and staff really care about the kids and it shows. It is a wonderful combination of learning, fun, and friendships.Teachers, staff, and directors are well-educated on food allergies and provide a safe environment for my PN/TN allergic son. In the past we have had a nanny, in-home daycare and another center, and this place by far is the winner." 

-Laura C.

Our Programs


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Early Kindergarten

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School-Age Wrap

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Summer Camp

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What our families say

"My children are a part of the Bates-Rich family, and our decision to enroll made a huge positive impact on our family. My son and daughter are loved, treated with respect, and made to feel good about themselves. The staff are highly qualified and truly love their children as if they are their own. The center is family run and overseen by warm, loving staff. They have a wonderful school age program next door which is perfect for older siblings. I cannot say enough about the center!" 

-Jennifer W.

"From the administration staff to the people that help out in the class rooms, everyone is friendly, have the kids best interests in mind all of the time and know all of the kids by name. The friendships they have made are wonderful. We came from a home based day care, and the growth and development of our girls was amazing."

-David D.

"My son looooves his teachers and friends in the toddler room at BR. I feel easy and comfortable bringing him to such a talented, loving, and creative place. He has developed such sweet social skills and has learned so much at "school". Every day I pick him up I'm in awe of all of the fun and clever ways the kids played and learned that day. The staff is so attentive to each parent and child, and they're very trustworthy. Even a little scratch gets an incident report, peace of mind that they were aware what happened! Can't say enough great things. Bates Rich families are a great team!"

-Meghan P.

"The teachers at Bates-Rich are absolutely amazing. Everyone takes the time to get to know my kids, and all the other kids in the center. It's a wonderful feeling to drop them off in the morning and not have to worry. Now I know why my friends told me about the center - before I was even married! In fact, I called Bates-Rich to reserve a spot for my oldest before we told family we were pregnant!"

-Jill G.

"My wife and I had the pleasure of watching our first son go through Bates through their accredited kindergarten program. Years later, our second son started in the newborn unit, and is currently enjoying his time in the Toddler's room. Some of BR's staff have literally become family to us as we interact with a number of them outside of the facility. We have had limited experience with other child care facilities previous to joining BR with our oldest child, but make no mistake, BR is on a completely different level. From their various workshops to their special events, Bates Rich is truly in the child care business solely for the purpose of successfully creating a positive environment for our children to learn, develop and grow. You can tell that each and every child is special to them. We are lucky to have them in our community!"

-Tyler N.

"At Bates-Rich, the staff truly appreciate the unique qualities of each child that attends. I love that when I walk down the hall with my daughter, all the teachers - including those who have never had her in their classrooms - know who she is. I know that she feels special when she is at "school" and that she is excited to go every day. Her teachers have also shown a very high level of communication with us, which I am grateful for. This is a great placement for any child who wants to learn and have fun!" 

-Suzannah J.