About Us

The Program

Children’s Time Child Development Center is a family owned childcare and preschool program located in South Portland, Maine. As a center-based, family childcare program we offer individualized care to children of all ages and abilities within a warm, loving environment. The owners are on site every day participating in the program and ensuring that your children are receiving the highest quality of childcare possible.

The Owners

Children’s Time was born in 1998 and has been owned and operated by the husband and wife team of Marcie & Joe Welsch. Marcie is also the Director and part of the teaching staff. She holds a CDA certification (Child Development Associate) and has been teaching and caring for young children since 1991. As a Director, a minimum of 30 hours of related training per year and a minimum of four college credits every five years is required. Joe is also the Cook/Building Manager and maintains numerous culinary and nutrition classes. He has over 20 years of experience in the food service and building management field.

The Teachers

Children's Time StaffAll of our Lead Teachers must hold an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education and must have a minimum of two years experience in a group care setting before employment. Lead Teachers also must be CPR/First Aid certified and maintain a minimum of 30 hours of related training per year.

 

All of our teachers must have a minimum of two years experience in a group care setting before employment along with a desire to further their education in the field. Many of our teachers do, however, have their Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education. They must also maintain 30 hours of related training per year and a CPR/First Aid certification.

Our Children’s Time Team

As a team of teachers and providers, we value each and every member and their individuality. We strive for a positive work environment with lots of perks and benefits. It is our experience that this respectful work environment creates employment longevity and a warm, enjoyable environment for children.