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Bristol KinderCare

Tracy Lorenz, Center Director

525 Veterans Highway Bristol PA 19007
(215) 788-0011 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Special Instructions:
at Rt 413 & Rt 13

Neighborhood:
Near I-95 and Route 13

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Keystone Elementary School, Warren Snyder-Girotti Elementary School, St. Mark's Catholic School

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Welcome

Thank you for taking the time to visit our page. We are very proud of our center! Bristol KinderCare is what I like to call a Full-Service Center. There are many benefits to enjoying our family in Bristol, but the best benefit is the loving teachers and the awesome families that are already a part of this center. I hope that you enjoy our page and all the wonderful things that we have to offer.

Tracy Lorenz, 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.

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.

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.

Upcoming Events at our CenterView All Events

  1. Sunday January 01, 2017
    1. January's Learning Focus

      Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Light and Dark, plus the Sky and Weather

      Through shadow play, experiments with flashlights, observing the Sun and more, infants and toddlers will enjoy learning about light and dark this month. Infants continue sensory development by looking at contrasting patterns and at objects that are clearly defined by sharp edges and bright colors, while toddlers will build on their understanding of the light and dark concepts with play around daytime and nighttime. The older Discovery Preschool children will turn their attention to the sky as they learn about weather, the Moon, the Sun, and stars.

      Children 4–5 years old: Transportation, Healthy Bodies, and Winter

      For children in the Preschool and Kindergarten classrooms, January is filled with variety! They’ll begin by learning about transportation and studying how things get from “here” to “there.” A few weeks later, the focus will shift to health and bodies, with an emphasis placed on how to make good choices for a growing body. Towards the end of the month, children will be introduced to the transformative nature of the winter season and learn how to dress and take care of themselves when it’s cold outside. 

  2. Monday December 26, 2016
    1. Center Closed in Observance of Christmas Day

Teachers & Staff

Our staff members at the Bristol KinderCare are dedicated and experienced teachers. It is our goal to provide your children with the best learning experience and the best care available. It is also our goal to make you feel comfortable leaving your treasures with us. Our staff participates in professional development throughout the year, so that we are able to give your children a great learning foundation of fresh new techniques.

  • Tracy Lorenz

    Tracy Lorenz, Center Director

    Each individual child has their own unique personality and I want to see that grow!

    Tracy has been in the Early Childhood Education field for fifteen years.  She has a passion for children and families; and the development of each unique child.  She has a son named Alexander.  Tracy has recently discovered a new passion for bass fishing!

    Previous Experience:
    Tracy has previous experience as an Infant Teacher, Assistant Director, and Center Director in Princeton, NJ; Yardley, PA; and Horsham, PA.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Goodnight Moon
    Year Started:
    6/18/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Psychology
  • Amanda Ashe

    Amanda Ashe, Assistant Director

    Working with children and families is the most rewarding job there is.

    Amanda has been in the Early Childhood Education field for over 12 years.  She has lived and worked in New Jersey, Georgia, Texas, and now Pennsylvania.  Her experiences working in various settings have taught her to be flexible and creative.  She loves working with children and families.  She has two amazing daughters; one is 15 and the other is 5.

    Previous Experience:
    Amanda has worked in the Special Education field as a therapist, working with children on the Autism Spectrum. She started with KinderCare in 2011, and has worked as an Infant, Twos, and Preschool teacher. She was promoted to Assistant Director in June 2012.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Cat in the Hat
    Year Started:
    12/5/2011
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    12
    Education:
    Master's Degree in Special Education
  • Ms. Kristen

    Ms. Kristen, Health and Safety Coordinator / School Age

    You're off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting so get on your way!" -Dr. Seuss

    Ms. Kristen has held every position from teacher to cook to Center Director over her 12 years with KinderCare.  She stepped down to a teaching position to pursue her dream of becoming a nurse.  She enjoys working with children and hopes to one day work in a children's hospital.

    Previous Experience:
    Kristen has worked with KinderCare for over 12 years as a teacher, Center Director, and Acting Center Director. She is currently the Health and Safety Coordinator.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Ira Sleeps Over by Bernard Waber
    Year Started:
    9/9/2002
    Tenure:
    14 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    12
    Education:
    Bachelor's in Social Work / Current Nursing Student
  • Ms. Christine, Infant Classroom

    I love watching children grow as they learn.

    Ms. Christine has been a member of our KinderCare family for thirteen years. In her time here with us she has gained her Child Development Associate's Credential and completed many training hours to stay up to date on the latest education and safety information in the early childhood field. She enjoys helping her infants learn and grow into their next stage of development and is always finding new and creative projects to do using their hands and feet so that all of her infants can participate no matter how tiny they are!

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Christine worked with two-year-old children in another child care center prior to joining our KinderCare family.
    Year Started:
    9/1/2000
    Tenure:
    16 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Leeann

    Ms. Leeann, Infant Classroom

    I like seeing the children's faces when they learn something new.

    Ms. Leeann joined our KinderCare family as an Infant teacher.  She previously provided in-home child care.  Leeann is very friendly with the families she serves.  She truly enjoys working with the infants, and is a fun, light-hearted person.  Leeann has a 4 year old daughter.

    Previous Experience:
    Leeann has provided in-home child care for five years.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Dr. Seuss' ABC Book
    Year Started:
    9/10/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Melissa

    Ms. Melissa, Toddler Classroom

    I love the amazed look on the children's faces when they learn new things!

    Ms. Melissa has had experience working in both our Toddlers and Two-year-old classrooms. She has also helped out in our Infant and Preschool rooms. She is a very creative person and is always coming up with new and interesting art projects for the children to experience. She loves doing craft projects and yoga. She also has a dog named Ella!

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Owen
    Year Started:
    1/1/2008
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Katherine

    Ms. Katherine, Discovery Preschool

    It takes a big heart to help shape little minds.

    Katherine has been in the Early Childhood field for a total of twelve years working with all age groups. She worked as an Assistant Director for two and half years, but recently stepped down to focus more on the direct care of the children. She enjoys her position with the Bristol Center and always shows her enthusiasm for the center and the children. In May of 2008, Katherine graduated from Temple University. Since then, she has continued to grow as an excellent educator and member of the KinderCare family.

    Previous Experience:
    Kate has been with KinderCare for almost 10 years. She has worked with all age groups, and has also worked in management.
    Year Started:
    1/1/2005
    Tenure:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    12
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education
  • Ms. Amber

    Ms. Amber, Discovery Preschool

    Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you." -Dr. Seuss

    Ms. Amber has been working at KinderCare since 2005.  She enjoys working with children, and loves being creative in the activities she designs for them.  Amber likes traveling and seeing new places, and trying new foods.  She has two dogs named Max and Harley.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Big Red Barn
    Year Started:
    1/19/2005
    Tenure:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    9 1/2
  • Ms. Laurie

    Ms. Laurie, Preschool

    I enjoy talking to young children about my life experiences and hearing their questions with wonder. I respect the children in my care and in turn get their respect.

    Ms. Laurie is married and has one son and three grandchildren! She has lived in Bucks county all of her life. Working with young children is a very rewarding job and Ms. Laurie gets great pleasure from interacting with the children on a daily basis. Along with working with our infants, Ms. Laurie also drives a bus for our before and after school program and helps in our summer camp.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Laurie worked at a public school with children for three years prior to joining our KinderCare family.
    Year Started:
    6/1/1994
    Tenure:
    22 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    22 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Jamee, Pre-Kindergarten

    Working with children brightens my whole day.

    Ms. Jamee is going to be a Junior in college during the Spring.  She took a semester off to work at KinderCare to gain more experience working with children.  She plans on continuing to work in this field.  She is looking forward to switching her major to Education.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Green Eggs and Ham
    Year Started:
    9/1/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Education:
    2 years of college
  • Ms. Jasmat

    Ms. Jasmat, Pre-Kindergarten

    Give respect and respect will be returned and recognized.

    Ms. Jasmat has been working at KinderCare for almost 20 years.  She enjoys each student in her classroom and forms strong relationships with families.  She has been married for 35 years, has 2 loving children and 2 adorable granddaughters:  Brionna and Leah.

    Previous Experience:
    Residential Counselor
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Pancakes for Breakfast
    Year Started:
    9/2/1996
    Tenure:
    20 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    35
    Education:
    College Degree
  • Ms. Erica

    Ms. Erica, School Age

  • Ms. Mama

    Ms. Mama, Cook

    I love seeing all the children and knowing I am helping them grow to be healthy with the meals I prepare.

    Mama has been working at KinderCare for 7 years.  She always has a smile on her face and works hard to provide the children with nutritious and tasty meals.  She has formed great relationships with our families and all the children love her!

    Year Started:
    10/17/2007
    Tenure:
    9 Years

December 2016 Events

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  1. Thursday December 01, 2016
    1. December's Learning Focus

      Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Family, Friends, and Things that Go!

      Infants and toddlers will be exploring family and friends, while three-year-olds will focus on things that go vroom! Social and emotional development is foundational to growth and development in babies, so this month, infants and toddlers will participate in activities that reinforce their connection to family while also exploring connections that exist outside their home, such as friends. Meanwhile, their older friends in Discovery Preschool will learn about and play around with things that move (like bicycles, cars, buses, trains, and airplanes), which are all very exciting for little ones as they continue to explore the world outside their homes. 

      Children 4–5 years old: My Country + Tools and Machines

      The four- and five-year-olds continue exploring the world around them by learning about the state and country they live in! They’ll sings songs, play games based on travel, and learn about flags, state foods, and more. Children will also be introduced to cardinal directions (east, west, north, and south) and gain an appreciation for travel and meeting new friends from different places. 

      Children are naturally fascinated with machines and how things work and are put together. So to encourage that fascination, during the second half of this month children will learn about and play around with tools and machines. In addition to building literacy skills by using the names of machines and tools, children will develop math skills by graphing information, counting wheels, and more.

  2. Monday December 26, 2016
    1. Center Closed in Observance of Christmas Day

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
  • Loma / Kpelle

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

Keeping your child safe and secure is our first priority. Therefore, we have built-in security features at the Center and we strictly follow established procedures for your child's arrival and departure in accordance with state licensing requirements.

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.

My child and I would like to thank you all for being AWESOME!  For the past 5+ years KinderCare has been her home away from home, and everyone has played a part not only in her "school" education, but also in teaching her lessons about daily life, even when she and her other classmates did not realize they were being "taught".  Miss Mama has taught her that good nutrition is very important (and tasty).  Miss Jasmat did an excellent job in preparing her for school and a lifetime love of learning. Miss Laurie has taught her to be safe on the road (and not to throw away her money!).  Miss Kate has shown her fairness, and that there are consequences for your actions.  Mr. Ron has been a wonderful example of patience, and Miss Kristen has even taught her the latest dance moves and song lyrics.  Thank you all for your part in taking care of my daughter...let me know when you open up 24 hours, she'll be the first one to sign up!

Love,
Betty

- Mother

My children have been attending KinderCare for 6 years.  My oldest started when she was 5 years old, now she is 11.  My youngest started when she was 8 weeks old, now she is 3.  KinderCare is a place that we like to call "a home away from home".  The environment is so loving, caring, and clean.  What I like most about KinderCare is the staff.  The teachers are so nurturing and down to earth people that you can joke around with; and not many people are like that.  They also take the time to get to know your children and they're great with assisting you to help your child reach their milestones (especially potty training).  So with that said, KinderCare is a great place to be!

- Mother
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