Welcome to Eliada Child Development Center! We are one of the many community based services provided by Eliada Homes, Inc. Eliada Home was founded in 1903 by Reverend Lucius B. Compton. With the last fifty dollars in his pocket he chose property on which to build a safe home for unwed mothers and their children not knowing where the rest of the money would come from. Thus began a ministry of faith which is the present day Eliada Homes for Children and Families.
The definition of “Eliada” means “For whom God cares”.
The staff and I like to think of Eliada as a place where loving and learning go hand in hand…a place where all children and adults are accepted and valued…a place where smiles and laughter are contagious and are echoed when you walk out the door.
I am especially proud of the Child Development’s Teaching staff. Chosen for their knowledge and experience in child development as well as their commitment to emphasizing the positive, useful and fun experiences of learning, they are the spirit, faith and strength of our program.
It is our role and the roles of our staff to not only teach, but to ensure the safety and well being of all of the children entrusted to our care. Our handbook is attached to our web page and was designed to help inform parents and guardians of our state licensing policies and operational procedures. Please take the time to read our handbook carefully and ask any questions you may have. Our doors are always open.
Tracey McCrain, MBA
Director of Child Development
Fees for Service
At Eliada, we strive to offer affordable daycare, after-school, and summer camp opportunities for working families. We accept Buncombe County vouchers, and give parents much more than even the most expensive private facilities. Buncombe County Subsidy does not cover the full rate of care so there is an additional monthly fee for some of the age groups.
Day Care Registration Fee
0 – 23 months
Additional cost to parent fee: $45.00 per month
24 – 36 months
Additional cost to parent fee: $51.00 per month
36 months – 5years
Additional cost to parent fee: $48.00 per month
NC Pre-K wrap around care
School Age Rates
After School Registration Fee
Additional cost to parent fee: $0.00 per week
Full Day (in addition to $60/week)
Additional cost to parent fee: $1.40 per day
Early Release Day (in addition to $60/week)
This amount is over and above the weekly AFSC fee
Drop-In Full Day
Additional cost to parent fee: $14.65 per day
Drop-In Early Release Day
Daily parent fee
Summer Camp/Full Week
Additional cost to parent fee: $10.00 per week
We offer a $5.00 discount to private pay parents on a second full timechild enrolled in the program.
Eliada follows the enhanced staff-child ratios and maximum group sizes.