Providing quality child care to the West Fargo and greater FM area.

Welcome to the
Summit Child Care Center!

About Us

We exist to serve our community by providing a quality child care and preschool program.

The Summit Church has a vision to help grow and improve our community. Our mission is to provide a Christ centered education that allows children to grow intellectually, socially, physically, emotionally and spiritually. We consider it a joy and a blessing to be a part of these students' lives.


Jonathan Bartels


Graduated from the University of North Dakota in 2018 with a bachelor degree in Early Childhood Education as well as completing his National Director Credential on top of that. He served as assistant director, after-school program director, and interim center director at HOPEFul Beginnings Child Care Center and Preschool from graduation until moving to Fargo to open The Summit Child Care Center with The Summit Church. His wife Jackie teaches first grade at a local elementary school and runs the children's ministry for the church.


Our philosophy revolves around creating an environment that will benefit children's development.

This includes learning through play, smaller group sizes, a balanced curriculum, and incorporating faith into our routines.




Our preschool program starts at age 3 and its main goal is to make sure every student in our program is well equipped for kindergarten. This goes beyond just knowing letters and numbers, and includes developing appropriate social skills and regulating emotions in an appropriate way along with many other developmental benchmarks we strive to meet. We use My Teaching Strategies “Creative Curriculum” to help guide our preschool time.


We believe faith is a crucial part of a child's development. We are associated with The Summit Church and look to provide an education that helps our students develop spiritually as well. We believe that the Bible is true and teach it as true in all of our classrooms.

Learning Through Play

We believe that learning happens through play. While we use a curriculum to help guide our teachers and students, the most important steps children will take developmentally at this age is through play. We are intentional with play time throughout our day to help foster learning that is beneficial in all areas of development.


While the state gives us maximum ratios of children per adult, we do our best to be under that mark. We believe that the more attention we can devote to each individual child the better they will be set up for success.

Schedule a visit

Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday, 7:00 am - 6:00 pm

2200 Shiloh St. Platted

West Fargo, ND 58078

Call Us! (701)630-2237




0 - 18 Months $250/week
Toddler $245/week
3 Years $230/week
4/5 Years $210/week

Part-Time Preschool

8:30 am - 11:30 am

3 Year Mon - Fri $410/month
3 Year MWF $235/month
3 Year TuTh $200/month
4/5 Year Mon - Fri $400/month
4/5 Year MWF $225/month
4/5 Year TuTh $190/month


Dates to Remember for the Year


Employment Opportunities

Apply for a Job! Come join The Summit Team. Full-time and part-time options available.


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