Gentle Touch Daycare


Sunday - 10AM Sunday School, 11:30AM Worship Service | Wednesday - 7PM bible study

GTDC Certification:

Approved License Through NYS Office of Children & Family Services

GTDC is an auxiliary program of Ark of The Covenant Church of God By Faith Inc., is an IRS 501 ©3 Faith-Based organization. GTDC provides early care and education to children. We are located in the NY-25th district, in Monroe County, in the Northwest quadrant of the City of Rochester, known as the Jones Park 14608 zip code.

Mission Statement: 

At Gentle Touch Day Care (GTDC) our mission is to provide excellent early childhood care education and arts/music education to children to improve their artistic and creative abilities through programs, in a safe, nurturing and fun environment. It is our belief that an excellent early learning experience will assist children in acquiring lifelong skills enabling them to reach their fullest potential.

GTDC Description:

Ark of the Covenant COGBF’s DBA Gentle Touch Day Care (GTDC) seeks to improve the artistic and creativity abilities of 40 inner-city youth through our Arts Program. The GTDC Arts Program will offer youth ages 5-13 years, four hours of daily instruction in the arts, digital storytelling, performing arts, fine arts, creative music education, and media productions. Programming will commence on November 15th, 2021 Monday through Friday 2:00pm - 6:00pm. GTDC has established a team of qualified educational/art instructors that matches the artistic interests of inner-city youth with local arts, digital storytelling, performing arts, cultural/fine arts, creative music education, and media productions.

GTDC Staff: 

• Director of Gentle Touch Day Care | Takiyah Nathan
• Assistant Director of Gentle Touch Day Care | Shelia Williams

Enroll Your Child Today!

Contact us:

• Phone | 585.254.4720
• Email |



To Give, Join Us at United Way of Greater Rochester & the Finger Lakes’ ROC The Day event on November 30th to Donate to Gentle Touch Day Care Here:


GTDC Fundraising Goal: $20,000 

Goal Description: To raise $30,000 for Gentle Touch Day Care resources and tuition assistancein 2021-2022. 


Your Giving Makes an Impact in Areas of: 

1. Tuition assistance
2. Staff tuition assistance 
3. Tuition scholarship assistance (provided as available)
4. Offset costs for working families
5. Materials & program expenses
6. Educational & computer software
7. Arts & crafts supplies (paint, paint brushes, markers, paper, rulers, etc.)
8. Snacks & beverages