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Aston KinderCare

Mr. Franklin Mathews, Center Director

5016 Pennell Rd. Aston PA 19014
(610) 494-6202 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Pennell, Aston, Coebourn, Hilltop, Boothwyn Elementary. *Aston KinderCare does not provide transportation for ½ day Kindergarten students from the public schools. They only provide transportation if they attend all day Kindergarten and then the pricing is the same for before/after as school-age kids.

At Aston KinderCare we have special activities for the children to take part in each month. Whether it is pajama day or a special event that involves parents, we keep our children excited about coming to school.

Welcome

Aston KinderCare provides care for ages six weeks to twelve years old (before/after school care). During your child's time at KinderCare, they will experience art, reading, math, manipulatives, science, sensory, social skills, gross motor activities, smiles and of course fun! We believe in learning through play and exploring, and have many learning centers throughout the day for children to discover. At Aston KinderCare, we ensure quality care, so parents know they have made the right choice with our center. Our convenient location in Aston Township makes travel to and from work and home effortless. We look forward to welcoming your family to the KinderCare family!

Mr. Franklin Mathews, Center Director

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AMERICA’S MOST ACCREDITED

We’re so proud!

Nationally only 10% of daycares are accredited–nearly 100% of our learning centers are. That’s a big difference, and that means KinderCare kids are getting the very best. Here’s why.

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SCHOOL-READY

Our kids are taking off!

By kindergarten, our kids are testing ahead of their peers. Read all about it.

Accreditation

Many of our child care centers are accredited by national organizations that require us to meet rigorous early childhood education standards and guidelines for high-quality care and education. Programs that are accredited have demonstrated their commitment to go beyond the state’s minimum licensing requirements to meet and maintain these high standards of quality.

Monthly Activities

April's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Growing Gardens

What better time to explore the beauty and science of flowers and gardens than the spring? Infants’ learning will focus on sensory experiences with different plants and flowers, while toddlers and three-year-olds have the opportunity to learn how to care for plants. We’ll plant seeds in soil, water the plants, observe bugs and discover how they help plants grow, and even plant a butterfly garden outside! We’ll build math skills by counting seeds, learn new vocabulary words related to flowers and plants, and as always, sing songs and read books involving gardens. 

Children 4–5 years old: In the Spring + Wild Animals

For children in the Preschool and Transitional Kindergarten Classrooms, April is about exploring all things spring and discovering wild animals! Preschoolers will look for signs of spring outdoors, make mud cakes and count the twigs placed in them, and paint still-life paintings of things related to spring. When our learning turns to wild animals, we’ll learn about the habitats and habits of creatures big and small while maintaining a focus on learning lowercase letters. 

The older children in Transitional Kindergarten will focus on project-related work and pick something to work on together. In years past, children have painted a mural, made spring parade floats, painted wild animal masks, and created a model of a wild animal’s habitat. Both of these units focus on expanding the children’s understanding of the natural world around them.

Our Programs

Infant Programs (6 weeks - 1 year)

Babies grow and learn every day. Our goal is to provide a safe and nurturing "home away from home" where babies can explore and make new discoveries. We know that learning through play is extremely valuable at this age and our Early Foundations® Infant program is designed to give babies the skills that will serve as the building blocks for a lifetime of learning.

Toddler Programs (1 – 2 Years)

As toddlers develop friendships, self-esteem, and curiosity, our Early Foundations® Toddler program will help them explore their world in a safe and nurturing environment. Our unique curriculum is based on the philosophy that children learn best through experiences. So each day is filled with fun activities that excite and develop toddlers, giving them the comfort and confidence to speak those first few important words, as well as make their first friends.

Discovery Preschool Programs (2 – 3 Years)

At this age, children are making new discoveries daily. And as two-year olds begin to exert their independence, our Early Foundations® Discovery Preschool program is prepared to open their eyes to a world of learning, sharing, and exploring. Our holistic approach in the classroom engages young minds with a blend of music, art, and movement, as well as the early education fundamentals they'll need as they continue on to preschool.

Preschool Programs (3 – 4 Years)

As preschoolers gain more self-esteem, they may feel ready to take on the world. Our Early Foundations® Preschool program enhances that confidence by providing activities to help children become problem solvers and lifelong learners. Through independent exploration, structured activities, and hands-on learning, children will work on early literacy, math, science, and social studies concepts. A healthy dose of running, jumping, and dancing keeps them active too.

Prekindergarten Programs (4 – 5 Years)

Prekindergartners are preparing for the adventure of a lifetime – school. And our Early Foundations Prekindergarten® program is designed to get them ready by teaching letters and words, math concepts, and valuable social skills. With small group instruction, independent play in an organized atmosphere, and whole-group activities, children will have all the right skills to hop, skip, and jump right into kindergarten.

Private Kindergarten Programs (5 – 6 Years)

As children reach school age, our comprehensive full-day kindergarten program helps them explore, communicate, and create – all in a nurturing, small-class setting. Our team of expert educators has created a unique curriculum of reading, language, arts, math, science, and physical fitness that’s presented in a fun way to encourage a lifelong love of learning. Plus, our program is aligned with local and state elementary school standards, so children will be prepared to confidently enter first grade.

Before- & After-School Programs (5 – 12 Years)

Even after school's out for the day, children need to be engaged in a comfortable, yet stimulating environment. That's where our Catch the Wave® program comes in. This innovative before – and after-school program allows school-age children to balance learning and fun through a variety of experiences. From homework help to fun physical activities, our program is designed so that everyone goes home happy.

Summer Programs (preschool, prekindergarten, and school-age)

Don’t miss out on KinderCare’s Summer of Wonder: Six themed programs that will make summer exciting, educational and tons of fun. Whether your child is in our preschool, Pre-K or school-age programs, all of it is designed to help children learn while soaking up the fun. We offer flexible scheduling options to meet the needs of busy families like yours so we hope to see you there.

Participating Child Care Aware Center

KinderCare has partnered with Child Care Aware® of America in an effort to offer fee assistance for Active Duty military families and solutions to their child care needs when care at a Child Development Center on the installation is not available.

Learning Adventures - Enrichment Program

Cooking

The Cooking Adventures program gives children opportunities to participate in fun, developmentally appropriate cooking experiences. They will learn about recipes, ingredients, cooking vocabulary, and the importance of a healthy diet. The curriculum includes lessons on picnics, pizza, and heart-healthy meals.

Music

Ongoing research proves that early exposure to music helps children think, reason, create, and express themselves. Children will laugh and learn about rhythm, vocal melodies, and a variety of musical genres and instruments, which can lower stress and advance memory. Learning never sounded so good.

Phonics & Reading Adventures

Set your child up for advanced success with literacy through phonics, the study of letters and sounds. Reader books, games, and activity cards help your child understand the basics of vowels and blending syllables, giving him confidence and command of language.

Teachers & Staff

Our staff members do a wonderful job each day of making parents feel comfortable and confident in their decision of enrolling their child with Aston KinderCare. Each staff member knows all the children throughout the center and their parents. At Aston KinderCare we have a great family atmosphere. Each staff member takes pride in the center and truly enjoys coming to work each day.

  • Mr. Franklin Mathews

    Mr. Franklin Mathews, Center Director

    Try not. Do or do not. There is no try.

    Mr.. Frank is an avid Phillies fan. He also loves the Eagles, Packers and Flyers. He attends church weekly, where he serves as Verger, Chalice Bearer, Acolyte and sings in the Adult Choir. Mr. Frank has a degree in Music Education and his primary instrument is the Baritone Saxophone. He is a member of the Pennsylvania Symphonic Winds. He also enjoys playing pick-up sports with his friends. 

    Previous Experience:
    Mr. Frank has been a Children's Sermon deliverer at church since 2007. He was a student teacher at Rainbow Elementary School in Coatesville and former manager of Riddlewood Swim Club
    Favorite Children's Book:

    The Pout-Pout Fish by Deborah Diesen

    Year Started:
    2/22/2010
    Tenure:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    6+
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Education
  • Ms. Francine

    Ms. Francine, Assistant Director

    Teachers who love teaching, teach children to love learning.

    Fran has been with KinderCare since she graduated College in 1981. She has gained experience in all age groups and has managed two buildings. She enjoys watching the children grow and learn each and everyday. With all her experience with KinderCare she has had the enjoyment of seeing the students that she taught return to her bringing their own children to care for and watch them grow into bright young adults as they did. What a rewarding job!

    Year Started:
    9/1/1981
    Tenure:
    35 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    31+
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Education
  • Ms. Christine, Private Kindergarten Classroom

    All I really need to know I learned in kindergarten!

    Ms Christine has been with KinderCare since 1997. She has done a great job in our Kindergarten classroom and preparing the children for elementary school. Ms. Christine teaches the children in our Private Kindergarten all of the subjects that they will need to know for elementary school. She works individually with each child to see what areas are mastered and which ones are developing. When walking into her classroom you will always see the children busy doing their work throughout the day, as well as playing and learning through exploring and discovering new things. Ms. Christine does a great job communicating with the parents about their child's progress and development. She also does an excellent job helping out in the other classrooms and around the center.

    Year Started:
    1/1/1997
    Tenure:
    20 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's of Arts in Psychology, Early Childhood Education & Elementary Education
  • Ms. Roz, Preschool Classroom

    I love working with children and teaching them new things!

    When walking into the Preschool classroom, there is always an adventure going on. Ms. Roz loves doing activities with her class that are centered around exploring and discovering new things. She loves doing science and sensory activities as well as art with the children. During circle time you always see Ms. Roz reading the children's favorite books and the kids interacting and reading along. Preschool is such a fun and exciting room thanks to Ms. Roz and all her hard work!

    Year Started:
    1/1/2000
    Tenure:
    17 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    25 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Certification
  • Ms. Kelly

    Ms. Kelly, Infant Classroom

    I love witnessing the babies' personalities develop and watching them learn new things. They always make me smile!

    Ms. Kelly has one daughter and has many years experience working with children. She loves working in the Infant room. She has such a calm, nurturing way about her that makes parents feel comfortable leaving their babies in her care. Ms. Kelly loves doing art projects with the babies, taking them outside and doing sensory projects. When you walk into the infant room you will always see Ms. Kelly engaged with the children. Whether it is reading a story, doing tummy time, or holding a baby and feeding them, she keeps the babies busy throughout the day.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2009
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    23 Years
    Education:
    Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Beth

    Ms. Beth, Infant Classroom

    Working in the infant room is always exciting! I love watching the babies reach all their milestones and learn new things each day. I find my job very rewarding knowing parents trust me with their most precious gift to care for.

    Ms. Beth is a proud mother of three children and a grandmother. She has worked at KinderCare since 2010 and truly loves working with children. She first started in our Preschool classroom, but then switched to our Infant Room, which has been a perfect fit. Ms. Beth does a great job communicating with the parents about their babies day and progress. She is very nurturing, patient and loves being around the babies and caring for them. Ms. Beth does a great job keeping the babies on their schedule they follow at home and making the parents feel comfortable leaving their child in our care.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2010
    Tenure:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate Certification
  • Ms. Sherree

    Ms. Sherree, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    The best teachers teach from the heart!

    Ms. Sherree has a calm and patient way about her. She is always willing to help with each family and child. Ms. Sherree enjoys doing art projects with the children and decorating the room for the monthly theme. When entering the older toddler classroom you will always see Ms. Sherree with a smile on her face, engaged with the children. She enjoys reading to the children, playing outside, doing music and movement, and coming up with new and exciting things to keep the children busy.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2010
    Tenure:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate Certification
  • Ms. Christina

    Ms. Christina, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Ms. Christina is a mother of four and loves teaching. For Ms. Christina, it's a wonderful feeling knowing that she makes a difference in each of her students' lives.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Christina previously worked in a local church childcare.
    Favorite Children's Book:

    Where the Wild Things Are

    Year Started:
    9/21/2005
    Tenure:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    11+
    Education:
    Certified Nurse's Assistant
  • Ms. Barb

    Ms. Barb, Floater

    Every child is gifted. They just unwrap their packages at different times.

    Ms. Barb is a mother of three and grandmother of seven. Her children and grandchildren are the loves of her life. Ms. Barb and her husband have been married for 42 years and are best friends. The numerous children that Ms. Barb has taught over the years have brought her great joy. The children continue to teach her new things everyday. She wishes everyone loved children as much as she does.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Barb has worked for the Rose Tree Media School District for over twenty years as a classroom teacher's assistant. In 2011 she began working for the Champions brand, caring for children before and after school. She then began working at KinderCare during the summers in 2012. She also taught and directed bible school when her children were young.
    Favorite Children's Book:

    Peter Rabbit

    Year Started:
    6/11/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    33+
    Education:
    Highly Qualified Certificate in Early Childhood Development from West Chester University
  • Miss Tina, Toddler Classroom

    It takes a big heart to help shape little minds.

    Miss Tina is a teacher, mother and woman of many traits. She graduated from Nuemann University in 2010 and furthered her education by obtaining her CDA from Rasmussen College in 2015. She has always had a passion for children and teaching. In her spare time, Miss Tina loves to go on adventures to the beach, zoo and various parks. She also loves dancing, music and art. Others say she is personable, creative and well-rounded.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Tina previously babysat children at a Treehouse (childcare center) in a grocery store. She was also an assistant teacher at the YMCA.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Poky Little Puppy
    Year Started:
    9/30/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    11+
    Education:
    Bachelor's in Liberal Arts; Child Development Associates Certifcation
  • Ms. Regina, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Every child is gifted. They just unwrap their packages at different times.

    Ms. Regina is a soon-to-be mother of twins and has worked at KinderCare since July of 2015. She loves watching children learn and grow. In the future, Ms. Regina hopes to continue her education.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Regina has previously worked with children with special needs and babysits regularly.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Giving Tree
    Year Started:
    7/28/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    10+
    Education:
    Child Development Associates certification
  • Ms. Mary, Toddler Classroom

    Careful things you say. Children will listen.

    Ms. Mary has taught students from nearly all age groups. She is a West Chester area native and loves her hometown so much, only living elsewhere briefly in Cincinnati and while attending college in Allentown. When she isn't teaching, Ms. Mary enjoys maintaining her organic garden and restoring antique furniture to their former glory.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Mary previously taught at a church daycare and is also a former Nanny.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    You'll Never Guess What I Saw on Mulberry Street by Dr. Suess
    Year Started:
    1/4/2016
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    7+ years
    Education:
    Bachelor's in Elementary Education; Reading specialist K-12
  • Miss Jessica

    Miss Jessica, Cook

    Miss Jessica loves working with children, learning new things, and helping children explore the world.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Jessica has prior experience babysitting
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Anything Dr. Suess
    Year Started:
    8/1/2016
    Education:
    Pursuing Child Developmant Associate Certification
  • Ms. Letitia, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    The most rewarding part about teaching young children is seeing their face light up when they learn something new.

    Ms. Letitia was born and raised in Delaware County. She is currently attending Delaware County Community College and expects to graduate in May of 2017. Teaching young children is something that she finds very rewarding.

    Previous Experience:
    Previously, Letitia was a Site Director for the Champions brand of KinderCare Education, managing the before and after school program. She was also the Assistant Director and Young Toddler Teacher at Today's Child Learning Center.
    Favorite Children's Book:

    Goodnight Moon

    Year Started:
    12/27/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    2
    Education:
    Working to complete Associate of Arts in Early Childhood Education

Upcoming Center Activities

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April's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Growing Gardens

What better time to explore the beauty and science of flowers and gardens than the spring? Infants’ learning will focus on sensory experiences with different plants and flowers, while toddlers and three-year-olds have the opportunity to learn how to care for plants. We’ll plant seeds in soil, water the plants, observe bugs and discover how they help plants grow, and even plant a butterfly garden outside! We’ll build math skills by counting seeds, learn new vocabulary words related to flowers and plants, and as always, sing songs and read books involving gardens. 

Children 4–5 years old: In the Spring + Wild Animals

For children in the Preschool and Transitional Kindergarten Classrooms, April is about exploring all things spring and discovering wild animals! Preschoolers will look for signs of spring outdoors, make mud cakes and count the twigs placed in them, and paint still-life paintings of things related to spring. When our learning turns to wild animals, we’ll learn about the habitats and habits of creatures big and small while maintaining a focus on learning lowercase letters. 

The older children in Transitional Kindergarten will focus on project-related work and pick something to work on together. In years past, children have painted a mural, made spring parade floats, painted wild animal masks, and created a model of a wild animal’s habitat. Both of these units focus on expanding the children’s understanding of the natural world around them.

Monday April 10, 2017
Come get a sneak peek of summer at KinderCare during our Open House event, from April 10th – 14th.

At KinderCare, our summer adventures are designed for learning and fun. We love taking our experiments outside, having special guests visit our centers, and even exploring our senses on walks outside or by rolling around in the cool grass. We can’t wait to meet you and show you what makes our centers special and why we would love to spend our summer with you!

About Our Center

Our staff would like to welcome you to visit our center. The staff takes pride in keeping up to date with the latest trends in Early Childhood Education. Ongoing training is offered to the staff during the year at the center and through the various training opportunities in the community.

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Additional Menu Options

  • Vegetarian

Holidays Observed

We observe the following holidays:

  • New Year's Day
  • President's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • 4th of July
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Day after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day

Please note that because holidays observed may vary between centers, please be sure to check with your Center Director for specific closures.

Health and Safety

Aston KinderCare has a keypad entry and the code is only given to parents. We also have three age appropriate playgrounds that are all fenced in. All of our staff members are CPR and First Aid certified. Since, we are Keystone 4 and NAEYC accredited the full time staff must have 24 hours of training per year. All of these things ensure quality care and, more importantly, the safety of your child.

At KinderCare, what families say about us means a lot. Read below some of the great experiences our families have had with us.

Share Your Story
If you have a story about your experience at KinderCare, please share your story with us.

Words cannot accurately express the phenomenal experience my family has had with Miss Fran and the entire Aston Kindercare staff. We first brought our infant son to them in 2010 and today he "graduated" Pre-K a happy, connected little boy with a love for learning. The level of engagement, support and communication we experienced was unparalleled. Ethan was always given devoted attention, and help in developing academically, socially and emotionally. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all that you do.

- Mother

My girls ages 2 and 6 both attended KinderCare Learning Center in Aston, Pa directed by Fran and Amy. The experience my children and I had was much more than a parent could hope for. A few specifics off the top of my head; Jamie, Chantal and Sherree made me, and more importantly my children, super comfortable and I have even made friendships with these women which are genuine and hopefully lasting. You can not put a price on the care given to your children and my Family have definitely gotten more than our money's worth. I definitely recommend this facility to any parent looking for quality care for their children and a place that can communicate exceptionally well with parents/guardians about their children! Thank you KinderCare Aston for everything!

- Mother
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