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Aston KinderCare

Francine Lochman, 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, Coubourn, Hilltop, Boothwyn Elementary. ****** Center 301319 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.

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Welcome

Aston KinderCare provides care for ages six weeks to thirteen 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!

Francine Lochman, Center Director

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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.

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.

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 making parents comfortable and confident in the 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.

  • Francine Lochman

    Francine Lochman, Center 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:
    34 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    31 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Education
  • 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:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • 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:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    23 Years
    Education:
    Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Connie, Toddler Classroom

    I love working with children each day, they make me smile and bring me happiness.

    Ms. Connie works at KinderCare every morning and opens the building. She also prepares breakfast for the children throughout the center each day. Most mornings you will find Ms. Connie in the Younger Toddler room, but she can be in any other classrooms we need throughout the morning. She always has a smile on her face and is so patient and kind. She does a great job communicating with the parents each morning and reassuring them that their child is in good hands. Ms. Connie loves reading to the children and dancing. All of the children throughout the building know Ms. Connie and she is an asset to our center.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2009
    Tenure:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 Years
  • Ms. Patrice, Toddler Classroom

    Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn." - Benjamin Franklin

    Ms. Patrice has been with KinderCare since 2008. She does a wonderful job with our Older Toddler classroom and preparing the children for preschool. She also works with the parents to get children potty trained. Ms. Patrice loves doing art projects with the children and circle time. You will always see Ms. Patrice on the floor playing with the children and keeping them engaged. She also does a great job communicating with the parents on their child's day and progress throughout the year.

    Years in ECE industry:
    5 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in English, Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Sherree, Toddler 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:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Hannah, Toddler Classroom, Floating Teacher

    I enjoy coming to work each day and working with the younger toddlers. Watching them learn and grow is so rewarding. Seeing them smile and happy makes my job worthwhile.

    Ms. Hannah enjoys reading stories to her class and seeing the joy it brings to the children. She also enjoys doing music and movement activities with the children, as well as art. When you enter the younger toddler classroom, you can see that the teachers truly have a passion for working with the children and find their jobs so rewarding!

    Year Started:
    1/1/2012
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    1 Year
  • Ms. Casey, Step Up Classroom

    “The youth gets together his materials to build a bridge to the moon, or, perchance, a palace or temple on the earth, and, at length, the middle-aged man concludes to build a woodshed with them.” - Henry David Thoreau

    Ms. Casey has been with KinderCare since 2010. She has helped in different classrooms throughout her time here, but has found her niche in the Step-Up classroom. She does a great job potty training the children and getting them ready to move on to preschool. Ms. Casey enjoys reading to the children, doing music, movement and art projects. Step-Up is a small classroom but full of lots of energy and love. Ms. Casey does a great job communicating with parents about their child's day and making parents aware of the activities the children take part in throughout their time at KinderCare.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2010
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    4 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in 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:
    15 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    25 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Megan, Prekindergarten Classroom

    I love working with the Prekindergarten children. It is rewarding being able to see them learn and grow, preparing them for Kindergarten.

    Ms Megan graduated with her Associate's degree in Early Childhood Education in May 2011. She enjoys working with the Prekindergarten class and has done a great job preparing them for Kindergarten. She enjoys doing art projects with the children each day. Ms. Megan also loves to read stories. While reading stories to the children you will hear her change her voice to fit each character and the children love it. Ms. Megan also enjoys using her imagination with the children and coming up with new and exciting activities for them to take part in.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2011
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 Years
    Education:
    Associate's Degree in Early Childhood 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:
    18 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's of Arts Degree in Psychology, Early Childhood Education & Elementary Education
  • Ms. Lori, School Age Classroom

    Working with children helps me learn something new everyday. I can leave all my worries behind and have fun with the kids.

    Ms. Lori works with us part time throughout the school year and full time in our Summer Camp during the summer. She loves working with the School Age children. During the school year you will always see her helping children with their home work and planning special activities for them to do during their time at KinderCare. Ms. Lori loves taking the children outside and playing games with them. She has a big heart and does a great job interacting with the children and parents.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2006
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15 Years
  • Mr. Kris

    Mr. Kris, Floating Teacher, Cook

    Life is what you make of it.

    Mr. Kris started at KinderCare in 2011. He helps in the classrooms throughout the day but is also our cook. He does a wonderful job interacting with the children and they truly love when he is in their classroom. Mr. Kris has a special bond with the children throughout the center and goes around each day at lunch time to check to see who is eating their vegetables. You will always see Mr. Kris playing with the children when he is caring for them, having a conversation and is keeping them engaged. Whenever you see Mr. Kris he always has a smile on his face and brightens up our center.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2011
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 Years

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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.

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • American Sign Language
  • Spanish

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

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 each 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.

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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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