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Belmont Avenue KinderCare

Ms. Jenna Weisman, 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 a NAEYC Accredited Center. What does this mean for you and your family? Assurance that you are receiving the highest quality of education in the early childhood field.

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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.

Ms. Jenna Weisman, 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

Math

The Math Adventures enrichment program is designed to teach important mathematics concepts such as geometry, numbers, measurement, and probability. Your child will learn about length, height, and weight. He will learn about shapes and solids. He will learn how to add, subtract, multiply, and count money. Math is everywhere and giving your child every advantage now will add up to success later in life.

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.

Spanish

Spanish Adventures provides young learners with a foundation for later success with the Spanish language. Music, games, children's Spanish literature, and other tools give children multiple opportunities to hear, practice, and see Spanish language for vocabulary and conversational development. Curriculum includes lessons on greetings, numbers, colors, animals, family, body parts and pets as well as how to get engage conversationally during common scenarios at home, a restaurant, or at the zoo. Qué pasa?

Teachers & Staff

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.

  • Ms. Jenna Weisman, Center Director

    All things start from a tiny seed.

    Previously, Ms. Kim was the Pre-kindergarten teacher at our location at the Community College of Philadelphia.  From there Ms. Kim was promoted to the assistant director of the center.  Ms. Kim has been a big help assisting centers all throughout our district.  In the summer of 2015, Ms. Kim joined the Bala Cynwyd team as center director.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    7 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor of Science Degree in Education, Masters in Education
  • Kasey Johnson

    Kasey Johnson, Assistant Director

    It's always something new, never boring!     

    Prior to KinderCare, Ms. Kasey taught second grade for a cyber charter school 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.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Kasey began her career teaching public elemntary school. She has taught a variety of grades prior to teaching preschool at KinderCare.
    Year Started:
    2/2/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 Years
    Education:
    Bachelors of Science in Elementary and Special Education
  • 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
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    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. 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:
    4 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. 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
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    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:
    3 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:
    14 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    17 Years
    Education:
    Associates in Early Childhood 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:
    10 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.

Health and Safety

Health and Safety is of the utmost importance to us here at the Child Development Center. With features such as staff trained in CPR and First Aid Certification, an on site Health and Safety Coordinator, a nut-free environment, a keypad entry system, and a fenced-in playground, you have the comfort of knowing your child's safety is our top priority.

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.

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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