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Belmont Avenue KinderCare

Kim Fleming, Center Director

420 Belmont Ave. Bala Cynwyd PA 19004
(610) 667-4947 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 5 YEAR-OLDS
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Special Instructions:
On Belmont Ave. and Levering Mill Rd. across from Comcast Spotlight

Neighborhood:
1 mile off of City Avenue

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
We do not bus to any Elementary schools.

We are enrolling children from ages six weeks to five years old. We are a family friendly center and take pride in educating all children. We are very excited to meet your family and introduce ours. Please call or email to set up a tour.

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Welcome

Welcome to KinderCare in Bala Cynwyd! We are located approximately a mile off of City Line Avenue with a cross street of Levering Mill Road. Across the street is Comcast Spotlight and we are connected to Mama's Pizzeria. We offer services from six weeks old to five years old (Prekindergarten). We have a great curriculum throughout our school called Early Foundations which is focused on five areas including Communicating with others, Building Brain Power, Making New Friends, Growing a healthy body, and Nurturing creativity. We are a print rich environment with tons of pictures of activities to show what your child is learning on a daily basis.

Kim Fleming, 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.

Learning Adventures - Enrichment Program

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

The team at KinderCare of Bala Cynwyd are dedicated Early Childhood professionals who aim to share meaningful moments with every child's family and to educate every child in our care. Our team participates in professional development days twice a year to educate themselves on the latest advancements in the Early Education field.

  • Kim Fleming

    Kim Fleming, Center Director

    Ms. Kim was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She graduated from community college with an Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education and a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration. Ms. Kim Started her career while in high school as a teacher's assistant. Her passion has always been caring and nurturing children. She has worked in various childcare centers as well as in elementary schools as a teacher, Assistant Director, and Director. Ms. Kim decided to make a change and become the Director of KinderCare at the Bala Cynwyd location. She is loving her new position at this little child care facility and loves making a difference in the children, parents, and staff's lives.

    Year Started:
    5/19/2014
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    29
    Education:
    Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education, Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration
  • Ms. Dana

    Ms. Dana, Infant Classroom

    Ms. Dana is our teacher in the Infant classroom and has been with KinderCare for three years. Ms. Dana is originally from Boston, Massachusetts and moved a couple of times before settling in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She has her Associate's Degree from Fisher College in Boston, Massachusetts and has over twenty years of child care experience. Ms. Dana is married with five children of her own.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Dana worked over 20 years in child care in all age groups. Ms. Dana also taught Kindergarten and First grade each for two years.
    Year Started:
    1/1/2010
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20 years
    Education:
    Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Jazmin

    Ms. Jazmin, Infant Classroom

    Ms. Jazmin joined the KinderCare family in May of 2012 as an Infant room teacher. She comes to us with nine plus years experience as both an Infant and toddler teacher and program coordinator. Originally from Delaware, Ms. Jazmin came to Pennsylvania to join family and pursue her passion for Early Childhood Education and molding our future leaders. Ms. Jazmin is the mother of two young children who she credits her love and passion for educating young children. Ms. Jazmin's eagerness to nurture little ones is the perfect addition to the Bala Cynwyd's Infant classroom.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Jazmin has worked for child care centers for nine and a half years.
    Year Started:
    5/1/2012
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's credential
  • Ms. Ramona

    Ms. Ramona, Infant Classroom

     I love teaching and watching children succeed. This position is something I always wanted to do. Education is very important to me.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to KinderCare, Ms. Ramona worked as an assistant manager for Family Dollar and BJ's Wholesale Club for over ten years.
    Year Started:
    4/1/2015
    Years in ECE industry:
    4 Years
    Education:
    Associates in Early Childhood Education and is currently in school for her Bachelors in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Shanice

    Ms. Shanice, Infant Classroom

    Ms. Shanice graduated in May of 2013 from West Chester University. She has a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Liberal Studies with a minor in Early Childhood Education and Professional Studies. Ms. Shanice joined KinderCare in June 2013. She has had the opportunity to work with all age groups in our center but primarily works with Infants. Ms Shanice has children of her own whom she spends most of her time with when she is not working.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare Ms. Shanice volunteered during her time at College at the West Chester Area Day Care Center and worked for two years at a child care center as a Teacher's Assistant.
    Year Started:
    6/20/2013
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's of Science Degree in Liberal Studies, Professional and Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Cindy

    Ms. Cindy, Toddler Classroom

    Ms. Cindy is a teacher in the young toddler classroom and has been with KinderCare since 2008. Due to a love of children, Ms. Cindy has worked with children for many years. Ms. Cindy has a great teaching style including fun songs and art projects with our young one-year-old children.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Cindy worked in child care centers for the last 14 years before KinderCare.
    Year Started:
    12/1/2008
    Tenure:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    23 years
  • Ms. Eileen

    Ms. Eileen, Toddler Classroom

    Ms. Eileen is a teacher in the older Toddler classroom and has been with KinderCare since December 2011. Working with children for over fifteen years, Ms. Eileen has held varies position in child care, including as a camp counselor and a nanny. Knowing she wanted to work with children, Ms. Eileen obtained her Child Development Associate's credential through the Community College of Philadelphia. Ms. Eileen enjoys having the opportunity to teach the children important skills they will use throughout their lives. Her goal is to provide support and positive guidance to her children and their families.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Eileen has been a camp counselor, a nanny, and worked in child care facilities.
    Year Started:
    12/1/2011
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15 yeads
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's credential, Currently enrolled in Harcum College for Bachelors in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Joan

    Ms. Joan, Discovery Preschool A

    I want to make a difference with each child I encounter in and out of the classroom.

    Ms. Joan loves hands on teaching! She encourages students to learn with their hands and visually grasping the theme. She loves to create and make new healthy snacks with her students weekly.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Joan has worked as a preschool teacher at Beasley's Phase 2 ChildCare. She has also worked at First Step Academy as a third and fourth grade teacher in Nassau, Bahamas.
    Year Started:
    6/1/2014
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    12 Years
    Education:
    Associate in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Tarren

    Ms. Tarren, Discovery Preschool Classroom B

    I love to teach young children because you can watch them bloom like flowers before your eyes.

    Ms. Tarren has worked in Early childhoon education for over 11 years. She is very upbeat and a positive person. Ms. Tarren received her CDA in 2009. She is a very hands on teacher in her classroom. Ms. Tarren teaches her students about respect and caring for others in her classroom and she models that same behavior amongst her peers. Ms. Tarren helps her students to make the necessary connections to expand their cognitive and physical abilities through science and sensory, sond and dance, and language arts.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Tarren as worked in various child care facilities in all age groups.
    Year Started:
    3/1/2015
    Years in ECE industry:
    11 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate
  • Ms. Theresa

    Ms. Theresa, Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Theresa began working at our location KinderCare in October 2012. She is one of the preschool teachers and has her Child Development Associate's credential. Ms Theresa has worked with children for over twelve years. She is currently attending Community College of Philadelphia to get her Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Theresa worked in varies positions in child care facilities.
    Year Started:
    10/1/2012
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    12 years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's credential
  • Ms. Theresa G.

    Ms. Theresa G., Preschool Classroom A

    I enjoy working with children because it is such a rewarding experience.

    Ms. Theresa loves teaching! She worked as a lead preschool teacher at Fun Kids till its closure early this year. She also works part time as a desk attendant for St Joe's University.
    Previous Experience:
    Prior to Kindercare, Ms. Theresa worked at Longstreth Elementary for 11 years as a teacher's assistant and worked with children with special needs.
    Year Started:
    10/1/2001
    Tenure:
    13 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    17 Years
    Education:
    Associates in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Kasey

    Ms. Kasey, Preschool Classroom B

     It's always something new, never boring!

    Ms. Kasey loves and enjoys teaching! She loves when students get the "I Got It!" moment. Her interactve activities and songs, engages the whole child and environment. 

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to KinderCare, Ms. Kasey taught second grade for Connections Academy for six years. She also worked for the School District of Philadelphia for two years as a Second, Fifth teacher, and Seventh and Eighth grade science teacher.
    Year Started:
    2/1/2015
    Years in ECE industry:
    7 Years
    Education:
    Bachelors in Elementary and Special Education
  • Ms. Rachel

    Ms. Rachel, Learning Adventures Classroom

    Ms. Rachel has been a member of the KinderCare family for many years. She was first a parent having her own children enrolled at one of our facilities. Then in 2006, Ms. Rachel joined the staff of KinderCare. She has been a teacher in all of our classrooms and now heads our Learning Adventures Enrichment program. Ms. Rachel teaches such diverse subjects as phonics, music, and active adventures. Ms. Rachel came to KinderCare after working many years as a School Librarian at both the School District of Philadelphia and at Episcopal Academy. Ms. Rachel is a professional story teller.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Rachel has worked for the School District of Philadelphia and Episcopal Academy in the Library departments.
    Year Started:
    1/1/2006
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    7 years
    Education:
    Bachelor of Science Degrees in Education and Library Science, Master's Degrees in Library Science and Oral Traditions

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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

  • Spanish

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • AM Snack
  • 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.

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There are no words to express how much I appreciate the quality of care my daughter receives at KinderCare. I am filled with gratitude for all the hard work, effort, love, and dedication shown to my daughter. This was my first experience with daycare/preschool, and I could not have chosen a better place for my child to grow, learn, and develop her early learning and social skills. That first day I dropped off my daughter I was terrified and hysterical. But since that day, I have never worried once when I knew she was in your care. As a nervous mother, I call KinderCare to check in on my daughter constantly. I never once got a negative reaction from anyone. As a working mother, KinderCare has given me and my family the confidence and trust I was looking for in a school. It is a very difficult decision to leave your child with people whom you barely know, but KinderCare’s reassuring and understanding ways made the decision very easy. The staff at KinderCare has embraced my daughter. Every time I speak with her teachers, they put a smile on my face with their warm welcome and positive outlooks. I am blown away how each and every teacher at KinderCare knows my daughter and has a personal relationship with her, whether they are teaching in her class or not. Each staff member is always helpful, respectful and pleasant. KinderCare is bright, happy, and filled with total caring and love for children. My daughter has thrived in this educational environment and she learns new things every day. I love that her teachers know what my daughter enjoys, and they work hard to incorporate that into their daily curriculum. They say it takes a village to raise a child and for me, I could not be more appreciative to all of you at KinderCare for being part of my village in caring for my daughter.

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