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Bensalem KinderCare

Jamie Weiss, Center Director

3651 Street Road Bensalem PA 19020
(215) 245-8337 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Neighborhood:
Nottingham; Center is next to the "Quality Inn" not the MacIntosh Inn. Close to PA turnpike & I-95

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Samuel Faust, Belmont Hills, School Lane Charter

Welcome

Welcome to the NAEYC accredited Bensalem KinderCare, where we strive to provide your child with a quality education he/she deserves. Walking into our center you will find our children to be engaged in activities implemented by our creative teachers in relation to the Early Foundations Curriculum. Our curriculum is designed with Kindergarten readiness in mind. From exciting themes to child-centered discovery areas, every child’s creativity and uniqueness is displayed through out the classrooms. Our focus on early literacy is evident in classroom arrangement, small group activities, and celebrity readers! Lastly, our center provides healthy, nutritious meals, breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack, to the children in our center. Please feel free to visit our center and experience the Bensalem KinderCare family.

Jamie Weiss, 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

July's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: What’s the Weather and Wonderful Water
This month we go all natural as infants and toddlers are introduced to the weather and children in Discovery Preschool experiment and have fun with water. Sensory adventures will continue for infants as they explore playing with colored water and experiment with how pinwheels and scarves move in the wind. Meanwhile, toddlers will use musical instruments to create the sound of rain and will connect their learning to the world as they role-play different weather scenarios, such as a warm summer day at the beach and a cold, snowy winter day. In Discovery Preschool, children will be learning about different bodies of water as well as how people use water in their everyday lives.

Children 4 to 5 years old: Spectacular Science and All About Books
In the first two weeks of this month, we take older children on a scientific journey of discovery to learn more about the natural world before turning the focus to the amazing world of books! Preschoolers will learn about states of matter, force, motion, and magnetism; children in Pre-K will learn about natural formations like rivers, mountains, and deserts; and kindergarteners will discover the importance of reducing, reusing, and recycling. When we turn to books, children will learn about the different parts of books, explore the roles of author and illustrator, and learn what makes a book fiction or nonfiction.

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.

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.

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 teachers are professional leaders in the the field of Early Childhood Education. They come from various educational backgrounds: Child Development Associate's credentials, Associate's, Bachelor's and Master's Degrees. All of our staff are trained in First Aid and CPR within the first six months of being hired. They too believe in the importance of quality education and positive rapport with the families in our care. Our teachers are encouraged to participate in numerous professional development workshops through out the year.

  • Jamie Weiss

    Jamie Weiss, Center Director

    Jamie began her journey with KinderCare in 2010 as an infant teacher while she attended Temple University. She graduated in 2013 wit ha dual degree in Public Communication and Political Science.  She has recently graduated from Arcadia University with a Masters of Education.  Jamie loves being involved in so many "ah-ha" moments and believes each day holds an opportunity for discovery. 

    Previous Experience:
    Before becoming Center Director, Jamie was the Assistant Director. Prior to joining the Bensalem KinderCare, Jamie was an infant teacher at another local KinderCare.
    Favorite Children's Book:

    Corduroy

    Year Started:
    7/1/2015
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    7
    Education:
    Master's of Education
  • Nora Houseman

    Nora Houseman, Health and Safety Coordinator

    Nora began her journey with KinderCare in 2004 as a toddler teacher while attending Arcadia University.  She continued to work for KinderCare as a two-year-old, Kindergarten and School Age teacher. Nora took advantage of the many opportunities the company offers employees, and was the Assistant Director at the Bensalem KinderCare from 2007-2015.  What she loves most about working in early education is the direct work with children. Nora curently serves at a two-year-old teacher and serves as the center's Health and Safety Coordinator.  She is dedicated to providing a quality education and keeping our children safe!

    Year Started:
    5/1/2004
    Tenure:
    13 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    12
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Secondary Education
  • Simoin

    Simoin, Infants

    Simoin has been working at the Bensalem KinderCare for over 14 years!  She loves being involved in the beginning of a child’s early learning process.  Simon’s own children range from the age of 13 to 23 years old; she finds it refreshing to work with little ones. 
     

    Year Started:
    8/29/2004
    Tenure:
    12 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Natalie

    Natalie, Toddlers

    Natalie is beginning her childcare career her at KinderCare.  She is currently working towards becoming a life specialist.  Natalie studied rehabilitation and human services at Penn State University.  In her free time she enjoys music, cooking, reading and being outdoors. 
     

    Year Started:
    9/7/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Education:
    BA in Rehabilitation and Human Services
  • Chrissy

    Chrissy, Preschool Classroom

    Chrissy has been with KinderCare for over four years.  She entered the early education field in 2005.  Chrissy holds a child development associate credential.  Chrissy enjoys participating in sensory activities with her children.  She also enjoys teaching sign language to help her young students better communicate.

    Year Started:
    1/3/2012
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's credential
  • Ashley

    Ashley, Discovery Preschool

    Ashley has been with KinderCare for two years and previously worked in childcare for four years.  Ashley has recently earned her child development associate credential and looks forward to furthering her education.  She prides herself in providing a safe and loving environment for her students.  She believes there is no greater feeling than knowing every day she is positively impacting a child’s life.

    Year Started:
    5/11/2014
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    4
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's credential
  • Hayley

    Hayley, Discovery Preschool

    Hayley has been with KinderCare for just over three years. She began her KLC career at the West Town center but recently moved home and transferred! She has mainly worked with infants and two year olds – but loves working with all ages.  Just this past December, Hayley received her bachelor’s degree n Professional Studies with a double minor in elementary education and professional education.

    Year Started:
    5/1/2013
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3
  • Sharon, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Sharon joined our KinderCare team in 2010.  She has an associate’s degree in elementary education.  Sharon thoroughly enjoys working with preschoolers.  She feels three year olds are the best age group because they are beginning to grow as individuals and learning to express themselves.  Sharon is greeted by a team of excited preschoolers each morning.

    Year Started:
    1/4/2010
    Tenure:
    7 Years
    Education:
    Associates Degree in Elementary Education
  • Nikki, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Nikki is a recent graduate of the University of New Haven.  She holds a bachelor's degree in psychology with a concentration in education.  She is currently working towards her master’s degree in early education at Arcadia University.  Nikki has worked directly with children for over ten years. Nikki believes there is no greater sound than a child’s laughter, and as a teacher, she believes there is no greater reward than being able to watch students explore the world and grow as individuals.

    Year Started:
    10/5/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    4
    Education:
    BS in Psychology
  • Kate

    Kate, Infant & Toddler Classroom

    Kate has been working at KinderCare for three years.  She has been working in early education for 17 years!  She obtained her associates in early education in May of 2001.  She loves teaching the children and watching them grow.  Ms. Kate says she always wanted to be a teacher.  She also loves watching football – specifically the Philadelphia Eagles! 
     

    Year Started:
    8/28/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    17
    Education:
    Associate's of Arts Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ashlee, Floater

    Ashlee is a junior at Penn State Abington, working towards her degree in early childhood education.  She loves coming to work to see the children grow and learn new things.  She enjoys being a positive role model for the children.  Ashlee also plays soccer and lacrosse for Penn State.

    Year Started:
    6/1/2014
    Tenure:
    3 Years

Upcoming Center Activities

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July's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: What’s the Weather and Wonderful Water
This month we go all natural as infants and toddlers are introduced to the weather and children in Discovery Preschool experiment and have fun with water. Sensory adventures will continue for infants as they explore playing with colored water and experiment with how pinwheels and scarves move in the wind. Meanwhile, toddlers will use musical instruments to create the sound of rain and will connect their learning to the world as they role-play different weather scenarios, such as a warm summer day at the beach and a cold, snowy winter day. In Discovery Preschool, children will be learning about different bodies of water as well as how people use water in their everyday lives.

Children 4 to 5 years old: Spectacular Science and All About Books
In the first two weeks of this month, we take older children on a scientific journey of discovery to learn more about the natural world before turning the focus to the amazing world of books! Preschoolers will learn about states of matter, force, motion, and magnetism; children in Pre-K will learn about natural formations like rivers, mountains, and deserts; and kindergarteners will discover the importance of reducing, reusing, and recycling. When we turn to books, children will learn about the different parts of books, explore the roles of author and illustrator, and learn what makes a book fiction or nonfiction.

Tuesday July 04, 2017
Center Closed for 4th of July

Monday July 17, 2017
Open House

Save your space today!  Our teachers would like to invite you to our Open House event, from July 17th – 21st.

Come meet our team! They’d love to tell you about their passion for teaching and how our kids enter school better prepared than their peers. Experience what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. Best of all, you’ll see our curriculum in action and watch the children laugh as they learn. 

Tuesday July 18, 2017
Open House

Save your space today!  Our teachers would like to invite you to our Open House event, from July 17th – 21st.

Come meet our team! They’d love to tell you about their passion for teaching and how our kids enter school better prepared than their peers. Experience what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. Best of all, you’ll see our curriculum in action and watch the children laugh as they learn. 

Wednesday July 19, 2017
Open House

Save your space today!  Our teachers would like to invite you to our Open House event, from July 17th – 21st.

Come meet our team! They’d love to tell you about their passion for teaching and how our kids enter school better prepared than their peers. Experience what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. Best of all, you’ll see our curriculum in action and watch the children laugh as they learn. 

Thursday July 20, 2017
Open House

Save your space today!  Our teachers would like to invite you to our Open House event, from July 17th – 21st.

Come meet our team! They’d love to tell you about their passion for teaching and how our kids enter school better prepared than their peers. Experience what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. Best of all, you’ll see our curriculum in action and watch the children laugh as they learn. 

Friday July 21, 2017
Open House

Save your space today!  Our teachers would like to invite you to our Open House event, from July 17th – 21st.

Come meet our team! They’d love to tell you about their passion for teaching and how our kids enter school better prepared than their peers. Experience what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. Best of all, you’ll see our curriculum in action and watch the children laugh as they learn. 

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

  • Gluten free
  • 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

The health and safety of the children in our care is our number one priority.  Our center is equipped with a keypad entry, in which staff and families are given a code to enter the building.  Our staff and teachers are certified in Infant and Child CPR and First Aid. Our health and safety coordinator conducts regular safety audits of our center and playground to ensure any concerns are addressed immediatly.  We also hold regular fire and disaster drills to ensure that our teachers and children are prepared in case of an emergency.  We are committed to providing a safe environment for 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.

I have been a family of KinderCare for over 15 years. The KinderCare teachers have helped prepare all three of my boys for Head Start, Kindergarten, and achieve in reading. If it wasn't for KinderCare, I would not be able to work. They transport my children to school and pick them up for me; I know they are getting school safely and I can get to work on time. The staff at the Bensalem KinderCare is the best! We think of them as part of our family. They are always warm and friendly, and it is nice to see how my boys love their teachers. Lastly, the summer camp is always a fun experience for my children. It is comforting to know that my boys are having a great time, whether on a field trip or in house activities. I always tell families that if they need a great childcare center to take their children too, I highly recommend KinderCare.

- Mother

We waited until Matthew was almost a year old before we were ready to have anyone outside our family watch him. When we finally decided to look at day care center, it was important to us to find a place with teachers who would love him like we do and have creative, educational activities. Right away, we loved the energy of the teachers at KinderCare. We knew he had a great relationship with his teachers when we saw one of them in the mall and he immediately put his arms out for her to pick him up! Now he perks right up whenever he hears any of their names and walks right into his room in the morning!

- Mother

We have been a KinderCare family since 2007. My kids love KinderCare! They enjoy going there every day and look forward to all of the activities planned for the day. I am so grateful for the great job the teachers are doing with my kids. I cannot ask for a better daycare. We are currently attending KinderCare and would recommend this center to all families. KinderCare is my #1 daycare and I want to thank all the staff for a great job. Waking my kids up every morning is not painful, they do not cry, they love all the staff and are excited for school. Their excitement is what motivates me and keeps my kids at KinderCare. Thank you again!

- Mother

I have been a KinderCare parent for over fourteen years. I started my daughter at the age of two and now my son attends the Bensalem KinderCare. The staff at the Bensalem KinderCare is great, very caring. They are great with my son and he LOVES going there every day to learn and have fun, not only with his friends but also with his teachers. I consider KinderCare a great place to have my child every day.

- Mother
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