​Living Waters Children's Center exists to share God's love and help meet the needs of children and their families by providing the resources they need and by giving children a safe, Christian learning environment.

We are committed to provide and promote high quality, affordable, and accessible child care and education that meets the needs of children and their families. We offer a child-centered, encouraging, and play-based environment that promotes each child’s spiritual, social/emotional, physical and cognitive development. Our staff is committed to creating a caring, compassionate environment where children and their families feel valued and trusted, and become an integral part of our family of learners.


Faith-Centered Approach

At Living Waters Children's Center, we embrace Christian values and beliefs, instilling them in our daily activities and interactions. We encourage children to discover the joy of God's love and create an atmosphere where faith is celebrated through prayer, songs, and age-appropriate Bible stories. We believe that faith is the foundation upon which strong characters are built.

Unconditional Love and Care

Every child who enters our center is cherished as a unique and precious gift from God. We are committed to providing unconditional love and care, ensuring that each child feels secure and valued. Our compassionate and trained staff create an atmosphere of warmth and acceptance, where children can freely express themselves and develop a positive self-image.

Holistic Development

At Living Waters Children's Center, we understand that each child is a whole being, comprising of physical, emotional, cognitive, and spiritual aspects. We aim to nurture their growth holistically, promoting age-appropriate learning experiences that stimulate their curiosity and creativity. We encourage exploration, play, and discovery, allowing children to develop a love for learning that will last a lifetime.

Community and Family Involvement

We strongly believe that the journey of a child's development is a collaborative effort. We encourage open communication with parents and actively involve families in their child's learning and growth. Our center also fosters a sense of community, where children can develop social skills and build friendships in a supportive and caring environment.

Safety and Well-being

The safety and well-being of the children in our care are of utmost importance. We maintain a clean and secure facility, adhering to strict safety guidelines to ensure a healthy and protected environment for all. Our staff is trained in first aid and emergency procedures, ready to respond to any situation with care and efficiency.

Building a Solid Foundation

Our goal is to create a foundation of values and knowledge that will equip children to face life's challenges with courage and faith. We aim to instill qualities such as kindness, empathy, and respect, preparing them to become responsible and compassionate individuals who positively impact their families, communities, and the world.


22811 S. Cedar Rd. Manhattan, IL 60442


(815) 531-2612 livingwaterselc@gmail.com