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Bethel Park KinderCare

Rachel Dubich, Center Director

1040 Clifton Rd. Bethel Park PA 15102
(412) 831-1888 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Special Instructions:
between McMurray Rd & Rt 88

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Transportation will be provided by the center to Ben Franklin and Memorial. William Penn, Washington, and Neil Armstrong, will be transported by the Bethel Park School District school busses.

We are celebrating 30 years of serving the Bethel Park and surrounding areas with over 100 years of combined teaching experience. 

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Welcome

Welcome to Bethel Park KinderCare in Bethel Park, PA. We are very excited to meet with you and your family. We believe in strong family involvement and are proud to be actively involved in developing the whole child. Our teacher's are professionals in the field of child development and are passionate when it comes to educating and nurturing the children. "Guiding the development of children is our career".

Rachel Dubich, 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.

Interactive Kindergarten (5 - 6 Years)

A full-day interactive Kindergarten program that utilizes new curriculum with an interactive smart board making first grade readiness a priority.

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.

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.

Teachers & Staff

The teachers and staff at the Bethel Park KinderCare are dedicated to the education and development of children. Our staff have an average tenure of five years. We have staff that have been with us a short time and staff that have been with us for over 20 years. Combined we have 85 years of experience in the field of early education. Most of our teachers have an Associate's Degree or higher in early childhood education. Our staff strive to continue their professional development through biannual professional development training to seeking additional college courses. Our dedicated staff make learning fun and exciting every day.

  • Rachel Dubich

    Rachel Dubich, Center Director

    I am amazed every day with the things that the children learn, say and do. They make me laugh.

    Rachel started with KinderCare in the December of 2007. She has experience as a teacher,and assistant director with KinderCare. Her current position as Interim Director provides her the opportunity to support all of the children, parent's and staff her at the center. Rachel has been working with children in a variety of settings for almost 15 years. She looks forward to helping every child achieve and thrive through strong programs, dynamic family involvement, and caring and nurturing staff.

    Previous Experience:
    Center Director since 2012
    Year Started:
    12/18/2007
    Tenure:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    9 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Elementary and Early Childhood Education
  • Shelley Kellington

    Shelley Kellington, Assistant Director

    I enjoy watching children grow and learn.

    Shelley is a fun, energentic mother of four. She has her Associate's of Science Degree in  Infant Child Development. She graduated from Community College of Allegheny County in 1997. Shelley has also worked with children from six weeks old up to twelve years of age.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare Shelley had her own in-home childcare center for eleven years.
    Year Started:
    6/20/2011
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15 Years
    Education:
    Associate's Degree in Infant Child Development
  • Ms. Pat

    Ms. Pat, Infant Classroom

    I enjoy watching infants grow during the first year I have them in my care.

    Ms. Pat has been with KinderCare since September of 1989. Before she joined the KinderCare team she provided childcare for family friends. She is currently pursuing her Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education. Ms. Pat is always singing, reading, and talking to the infants in her care.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Pat provided childcare for family friends prior to joining the KinderCare team.
    Year Started:
    9/6/1989
    Tenure:
    25 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    26 Years
    Education:
    Pursuing Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Kim

    Ms. Kim, Toddler Classroom

    I enjoy seeing the children's expression when learning something new.

    Ms. Kim has been with KinderCare since December 2013. She has her Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education and Child Development. She enjoys engaging the children in fun activities that teach them new things every day.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Kim was an Infant room teacher for a year. Prior to working with infants, she took care of children of all ages at a church childcare center.
    Year Started:
    12/1/2013
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    9 Years
    Education:
    Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education & Child Development
  • Ms. Sherri

    Ms. Sherri, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    I enjoy watching the children in my classroom learn new things and seeing the expression on their face when they learn something new.

    Ms. Sherri received her Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education from Clarion University. Ms. Sherri is always involved with having all of the children engaged in many different activities she has going on in her classroom.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining the KinderCare family Ms. Sherri worked as a math and reading teacher at Sylvan Learning Center.
    Year Started:
    7/1/2012
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    14 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's of Science Degree in Elementary Education
  • Ms. Sherry

    Ms. Sherry, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    I love watching the children's expressions when they learn something new!

    Ms. Sherry has been with KinderCare since May of 2013. She earned her degree from Point Park University while working as a Preschool teacher. Ms. Sherry is always engaged with the children who are in her care.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Sherry was previously employed as a Preschool teacher and a Kindergarten teacher.
    Year Started:
    4/1/2013
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    7 Years
    Education:
    Associate's Degree in Child and Family Studies, Bachelor's of Science in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Josalyn

    Ms. Josalyn, Preschool Classroom

    I enjoy watching the children learning new skills every day.

    Ms. Josalyn has been working at KinderCare since September 2010. She is pursuing her Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education. She enjoys doing projects with children and having her classroom filled with fun projects.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Josalyn previously worked in a Preschool.
    Year Started:
    9/1/2010
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    6 Years
    Education:
    Pursuing Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Judy

    Ms. Judy, Prekindergarten Classroom

    I love watching children grow and seeing all of the changes they go through.

    Ms. Judy has worked for KinderCare since October 2007. She enjoys working in all of our classrooms. She is currently the assistant teacher in our Prekindergarten classroom. Ms. Judy also teaches our Learning Adventures cooking class.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare Ms. Judy watched children in her home for three years.
    Year Started:
    10/1/2007
    Tenure:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    26 Years
  • Ms. Krysta

    Ms. Krysta, Prekindergarten Classroom

    I enjoy watching how much the children in my classroom learn over the year.

    Ms. Krysta has been with KinderCare since November 2011. She has worked at our center while earning her Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education from Carlow College. Ms. Krysta always has her children engaged in fun activities.

    Year Started:
    11/1/2011
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Early Childhood Education,
  • Ms. Megan

    Ms. Megan, Private Kindergarten Classroom

    I enjoy watching the children learning new skills every day.

    Ms. Megan has been working for KinderCare Learning Center since January of 1999. She has taught in several of our classrooms. She is currently our Kindergarten teacher. Ms. Megan graduated from Slippery Rock University with her Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare Ms. Megan worked at the Eagles Nest at Giant Eagle.
    Year Started:
    1/1/1999
    Tenure:
    16 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    17 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education
  • Ms. Marissa, School Age

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Marissa has been working for KinderCare since June 2014. She graduated from Peters Township High School in 2011. Ms. Marissa is currently working on her bachelors degree in Occupational Therapy. Prior to working for KinderCare Ms. Marissa has five years of experience of working with children.
    Year Started:
    6/2/2014
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 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.

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Center Menu

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

At KinderCare Learning Center your child's safety and well-being are a priority. We have security entrance doors leading into our classrooms. There are also alarms that sound to alert us to the doors being opened. Additionally, our playgrounds are fenced with locked gates preventing access of entering or exiting from the playground. All staff employed with KinderCare have been trained in First Aid, CPR, and fire safety.

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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Kindercare Bethel Park is an amazing facility. they have been absolutely wonderful with both my children!! I would recommend them to everyone I know. I would never trust anyone with my children as much as I trust them, they truly act like family to my children!!

- Mother

I cannot say enough about the Bethel Park KinderCare. The staff is so loving with my children and I know they are in loving hands when I leave them at the center each day. I am able to talk to my children's teachers about what they did during the day when I pick my children up. My children spend most of their week at the center and there is nowhere else I would want my children. They staff at the Bethel Park KinderCare is AWESOME!

- Father

We have been utilizing the Bethel Park KinderCare Learning Center for over five years and love the care and attention provided to our children. The facility is great because it has many windows to let in natural light, much outdoor space for playing, and has security that grants me piece of mind because I know my children are safe. The care givers at the Center are outstanding. They are all so kind and caring; our children absolutely adore them. Everyday, they communicate the activities and provide details as to how my children participated. They always share the funny little things my children have done through out the day. It makes me feel as if I have almost been there with them. They are also always quick to respond to my questions and requests. I could not ask for better care providers for our children.

- Mother

I feel my child is very safe at the Bethel Park KinderCare. The staff is always very willing to help me with anything I need. My daughter is always talking about her friends and everything she is learning at school. Since my child has been at KinderCare she has grow so much socially and in her education.

- Mother
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