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Bridgeville KinderCare

Cherise Brawner, Center Director

391 Meeting House Rd. Bridgeville PA 15017
(412) 221-1777 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Years

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close to Washington Pike/Route 50 closest to Boyce Road, in Hunting Ridge housing plan

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
School bus to and from South Fayette, Kindercare van to Upper Saint Claire, Muse Elementary, Streams Elementary, Chartiers Valley Elementary


Welcome to the Bridgeville KinderCare. We are conveniently located near the Southpointe Business Park and I-79. The center services the South Fayette, Chartiers Valley, and Upper St. Clair School Districts.

Cherise Brawner, Center Director

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  • NAEYC Accreditation NAEYC

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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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Our kids are taking off!

By kindergarten, our kids are testing ahead of their peers. Read all about it.


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.

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.

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


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.


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.


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 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 center has been a staple in the Bridgeville community for 30 years!  Our staff are dedicated, passionate, eager learners, and strive to provide the best possible learning experience for their students.

  • Dana Siwek, Assistant Director

    Previous Experience:
    Dana has previous experience as a childcare teacher and the assistant director for Doodle Bugs Childcare as well as more recently as the Program Specialist for KinderCare Seven Fields.
  • Eunice Zea, Program Specialist


  • Ms. Lori

    Ms. Lori, Infant/Toddler

    I love having the opportunity to impact a child's life and they always bring a smile to my face!

    Miss Lori lives in Taylorstown and is very active with her family, including a little niece and nephew, and friends. She enjoys camping, boating, and pretty much anything that involves being outside. She also is an avid Pens fan and never misses a game. She is excited to be a part of the KinderCare family!

    Previous Experience:
    Educator at Carnegie Mellon's Cyert Center, Preschool teacher in Canonsburg
    Year Started:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 years
    Bachelors of Arts in Elementary Education
  • Laura

    Laura, Infants

    I love helping them learn, watching them grow, and knowing that I am a part of each child's development.

    Laura has been in the field of child development for the past 14 years. She has a wide variety of knowledge throughout the field. Laura began her career at Kindercare as a preschool teacher for one and a half years in the Washington Center. She then transferred to the Bridgeville Center as an Infant teacher where she has been for the past nine months. Laura has been married for 7 years, has a 13 year old step-son and two daughters, ages 5 and 1.


    Previous Experience:
    Nanny, Children's therapist, Behavior Specialist Consultant
    Year Started:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Bachelor's in Communication and Master's in Applied Development Psychology
  • Bethany

    Bethany, Kindergarten Prep

    I love everything about being a teacher! I feel so lucky to be a part of the growth and development of the children in my classroom. They amaze me and make me smile everyday!

    Ms. Bethany always knew she wanted to be a teacher. She graduated from Slippery Rock University with a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and Early Childhood Development. Bethany spent a year substitute teaching , then took time off to stay home with her four children. She recently returned to teaching as a building substitute, long term second grade and kindergarten substitute teacher in the Peters Township School District. Bethany came to the Bridgeville KinderCare in September as the Kindergarten Prep teacher. Kindergarten is Bethany's favorite age to teach! She loves watching the children gain confidence and independence as they master new skills. When not at KinderCare Bethany enjoys spending time with her husband and children. They are avid sports fans and love watching the Pirates, Steelers, and Penguins. Bethany is thrilled to be teaching kindergarten at KinderCare!

    Previous Experience:
    K thru 6th grade substitute teacher, long term substitute second grade and kindergarten teacher
    Year Started:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    BS Elementary Education and Early Childhood Development
  • Caity

    Caity, Preschool, Pre-k, and School Age

    The children bring out my inner happiness.

    Caitlin Baird is a December 2013 graduate of La Roche College and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology.  Caitlin is planning on continuing her education in the social service field with attention to children and youth.  Caitlin has always enjoyed working with children and has been involved with many youth programs to include vacation bible schools, mentoring programs, and church mission trips,  While participating in these programs her responsibilities included preparing play and learning materials, supervision, of children's play while ensuring their safety and providing guidance on social behavior.

    Caitlin is currently finishing her Child Development Associate Credential and is looking forward to continuing her education in the early childhood field.
    Previous Experience:
    Vacation Bible Schools and Mentoring Programs
    Year Started:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Bachelor of Arts in Sociology
  • Katy

    Katy, PT Floater

    I enjoy working with children because I love watching them grow and learn! It is so rewarding to see a child get excited when they learn something new.

    Katy is a sophomore at Grove City College, and is studying Middle Level (4 – 8) Math/Science Education. She has done field experiences in public and private schools, and has taught a few lessons in some of the classrooms she has observed. Katy has tutored and babysat children many times in the past. She has recently joined the KinderCare team at the Bridgeville location last July! Although Katy does not have her own room, she enjoys being able to get to know all the students in the center! In her free time she enjoys to do crafts and read books.

    Previous Experience:
    Going to field experiences (private and public schools), teaching lessons, tutoring, and babysitting
    Years in ECE industry:
    Sophomore at Grove City College studying Middle Level Math/Science Education
  • Ms. Jencie

    Ms. Jencie, PT Infants & Toddlers

    I came into this profession thinking of all the wonderful things I could teach children. It didn't take me long to realize that I had that statement backwards.

    Ms. Jencie knew she wanted to work with children ever since she was one. She moved from her home in Singapore to attend college in Pittsburgh. She's almost finished with her first degree and can't wait to begin her next one! Ms. Jencie enjoyed her previous employment as a face painter, and still occasionally dabbles in it as a hobby. When not attending classes or at KinderCare, she enjoys spending time with friends and reading.  Miss Jencie recently finished her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education and was accepted to Edinboro University for Fall 2014.

    Previous Experience:
    Interned at the German European School and Willow Nursery in Singapore
    Years in ECE industry:
    Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education with a focus on Special Education
  • Jessica, PT Pre-school

    I like working with children because I love to watch their growth and improvement in school. I also feel accomplished and happy at the end of the day for teaching children to love learning and trying new skills inside and outside of school. ​

    Jessica Little was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  She is 23 years old and lives in Upper St. Clair Township.  She graduated from Upper St. Clair High School in 2010.  Jessica then attended Slippery Rock University and graduated in December 2014 with a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood/Special Education with a minor in Dance.  Her work history includes teaching at summer camps, day care centers, and preschool dance camps.  Jessica currently teaches dance at Showtime Dance by Carly.

    Previous Experience:
    day care centers, summer camps, student teaching
    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
  • Ms. Jamie

    Ms. Jamie, Preschool Classroom

    I truly enjoy the children in my care. I love helping them to discover and learn more about the world around them. My passion is being able to turn the children in my care into children that love to learn and care for each other.

    Ms. Jamie has literally been with the center since the beginning. She opened the center in 1984. Many things have changed since then but not Ms. Jamie's dedication to the children and families at the center. She is definitely a fixture at the center and in the community. Many former students have returned with their children just so they can have her as a teacher too!! She is always willing to greet former students and catch up on their lives. Ms. Jamie has helped to coach many staff members as well and share her wealth of experience.

    Previous Experience:
    Mrs. Jamie has spent her whole career with KinderCare at this location.
    Year Started:
    33 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    31 years

Upcoming Center Activities

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September's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Spaces and Places and All About Me
As infants and toddlers explore the spaces and places around them, children in Discovery Preschool will learn all about what makes people the same as well as what makes them different. Infants will experiment with moving toy cars around, build block towers and then knock them down, and even take a tour of the center to see what things are like outside of their classroom! Toddlers will get all revved up as they take a closer look at different vehicles and learn more about neighborhoods, communities, and the jobs that grownups have. In Discovery Preschool, children will be learning about themselves as they play games that strengthen their five senses, discuss feelings and emotions, practice self-help skills, and work on learning the names of body parts.

Children 4 to 5 years old: All About Me and My Home and Family
It’s the beginning of the school year—the perfect time to get to know each other better! Older children will be spending time sharing about themselves, their homes, and their families as they learn what makes people the same and what makes them different. Children will bring their own experiences to the drawing board as they create group stories and 3-D collages about families and homes, pantomime different home- and family-related activities, and draw self-portraits. With our curriculum’s project-related learning component, children in Transitional Kindergarten work together to decide on an individual or whole-group project related to the theme. Past projects have included creating a class book about emotions or working together to build a small-scale home, but who knows—the children may come up with a unique idea that’s entirely their own!

Monday September 04, 2017
Center Closed for Labor Day

About Our Center

We are a NAEYC accrediated center and currently hold a KeyStone Stars 4 star rating. 

Our classrooms are not based on chronological age; we work together with families to find the classroom that best fits their child's individual developmental needs.  We pride ourselves on having a passionate, dedicated, and well - educated team of teachers.  All of the teachers at our center have a degree in education or a related field; most of the teachers are currently in school pursuing a higher education in the field of early childhood.  We strongly believe that we are all life-long learners and we strive to continually grow professionally and personally for the benefit of the children at our center.

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • American Sign Language
  • French
  • Spanish

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • AM Snack
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Additional Menu Options

  • Gluten free
  • Vegetarian
  • Special diets

Center Menu

Holidays Observed

All major holidays, including Presidents' Day and Columbus Day.

Health and Safety

All teachers employed at the Bridgeville KinderCare are CPR and First Aid Certified.  The teachers participate in monthly trainings and professional development opportunities.

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