Pooh Corner

Hours of Operation:
6:30am to 6:00pm
Monday through Friday
Director: Linda Rader

Linda Rader has been with Pooh Corner for over forty years.

Mission Statement:

The mission of the Child Development Council of Adams County is to provide comprehensive, accessible services that meet the social, emotional, physical, educational and spiritual needs of families and to promote their growth and welfare in the community.

Pooh Corner’s Goal:
To provide trained, caring staff who will provide quality services, education child care, as well as a safe and loving environment, which is accessible to all families regardless of race, special needs, and/or income.
Pooh Corner Day Care and Preschool was established in 1973 and is administered and operated by the Child Development Council of Adams County.
The Child Development Council of Adams County is a private, non-profit organization. Pooh Corner is primarily funded by income from the families served, reimbursements from the Nebraska Department of Social Services, the United Way, as well as donations from the community. The program is licensed by the State of Nebraska and serves children ages 6 weeks to 13 years.
The Child Development Council of Adams County employees an Executive Director, an Accountant, Site Directors, and child care providers who execute the program, policies, and procedures. The Executive Director and the Accountant meet monthly with the Child Development Council Board of Directors.

Pooh Corner Day Care and Preschool currently has two locations:

  1. Pooh Corner North located at
    First Presbyterian Church
    621 North Lincoln Avenue
    Hastings, NE 68901
  2. Pooh Corner West located at
    Grace United Methodist Church
    1832 West 9th Street
    Hastings, NE 68901

The Curriculum used at Pooh Corner addresses daily emotional, physical, and educational needs.

  • Emotional needs are addressed by provision of age appropriate routines, daily activities, recreations, and other emotionally supportive activities. Schedules are designed to balance structure and free choice as well as active and quiet times.
  • Physical needs are addressed by provision of age appropriate routines, schedules and motor activities. USDA approved balanced meals, health monitoring, medication disbursement, recreation, and other physically supportive activities are also utilized.
  • Education needs are addressed by the provision of age appropriate sensory, perceptual, social and language skills presented in the “High Scope” curriculum.

Licensing regulations required that all staff complete a specific number of in-service hours annually. Please refer to the Licensing Section of the policy.  Monthly staff meetings are held to discuss the curriculum, issues, concerns and celebrations.  Pooh Corner involves the community by encouraging financial support, donations or educational value, and clinical experiences for college students.