The Congregational Council of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Red Hill, is pleased to announce the appointment of Judy A. Sledgen as the Director of the Upper Perkiomen Child Care Center.
Sledgen has been a resident of the Upper Perkiomen Valley for the past 14 years and has been affiliated with the Upper Perkiomen Child Care Center as a parent for nine years. She has previous experience as a lead teacher and assistant to the director in a former child care center, and was a family resource coordinator and counselor for the Department of Social Services in Maryland.
She has been employed with Lenape Valley Foundation since June 2000 where she served children and families with behavioral health diagnoses as well as children and adults with intellectual disabilities. In 2007 she began work in the early intervention field as a service coordinator, serving children from birth to age three with developmental delays and was responsible for implementing, coordinating and monitoring a range of services including physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy and special instruction. She oversaw the writing of evaluation reports for children as well as the individual family support plans developing goals for children using Pennsylvania's statewide data base Pelican (Pennsylvania's Enterprise Linking Children Across Networks).
Sledgen is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University where she earned an Associate and Bachelor of Science degrees in the College of Health and Human Development with a focus on children, youth and family studies. She enjoys gardening, arts and crafts and spending time with her husband Michael and their two children.
The Upper Perkiomen Child Care Center (UPCCC) is a weekday early childhood educational and school age program of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church serving children from six weeks to 13 years of age.
The Center is located on a forty-five acre country setting just outside of the borough of Red Hill and has been serving families throughout the Upper Perkiomen community since the fall of 1986.
To learn more about the Upper Perkiomen Child Care Center go to: www.stpaulredhill.org/child-care-center. Camp Perkiomen at UPCCC and fall enrollment questions may be directed to the Center's office at 215-679-0221 extension 114.