Margaret Stairiker, Center Director
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The Brookhaven KinderCare is a fun and exciting learning center for ages six weeks to 12 years old. Our convenient location in Brookhaven borough makes us a great choice and an easy drive from work or home! We are an equal opportunity care provider and welcome everyone to our center.
Margaret Stairiker, Center Director
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We have an enthusiastic and passionate teaching staff that works to give your child the best possible start to education. Our goal is to help develop young minds through positive interactions, fun activities, and a loving environment. Each one of our staff members bring a unique approach to learning by drawing from their diverse backgrounds in early childhood education.
Changing the World, one child at a time!
Ms. Margaret was born and raised in the Philadelphia area. She lived in Florida for 16 years and is so happy to be back home with family. She has a daughter named Emily. In her spare time, she enjoys going to the gym, reading, and spending time with family.
I want to make a difference in every child's life.
Ms. Angelina graduated from West Chester University with a degree in Elementary Education. She completed her student teaching in Hilltop and Boothwyn Elementary Schools and worked as a substitute teacher in ChiChester School district. Mrs. Angelina lives in Wilmington, Delaware with her husband and two children. Ms. Angelina enjoys reading, gardening, and travelling. Mrs. Angelina is committed to make a difference in every child's life and impact every family in a positive way.
I love to see children grow.
Ms. Casandra is a wonderful asset to Brookhaven KinderCare serving as our center's Health and Safety Coordinator. Casandra uses her vast knowledge of early childhood education to help the families and staff.
Children inspire me.
Ms. Alissa has a passion for education! She is dedicated to helping all children succeed academically. At her spare time, Ms. Alissa teaches Sunday school at First Baptist Church of Ogden. She plays the flute and enjoys baking, cooking and stamping cards.
I've learned that people will forget what you've said, they will forget what you've done, but they will never forget how you made them feel.
Ms. Jennifer has been with KinderCare for 15 years. She has two children and recently became a grandmother. Her life would not be complete without children.
Ms. Leah has been living in Parkside, PA for 20 years and has been married for 21 years. She enjoys working with children and seeing them grow into young people. She takes pride in being a part of their growth.
The best things in life aren't things.
Ms. Dawn always wanted to work with children, especially infants. Working at KinderCare has allowed her to futher her education while living her dream. Her two boys, Josh and Jake, and her husband, Chip, complete her life.
Children are like little sponges that are eager to learn.
Miss Ashley loves working with kids and babysits on a regular basis.
Ms. Cathy is currently a full-time student, studying to earn an associate degree in early childhood education. She has more than five years worth of experience working children and infants. She loves kids and is so intrigued by the different ways that they grow and develop. In her spare time, Ms. Cathy loves watching movies, swimming and crocheting.
Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not.
Ms. Jahlisa is a very goofy, happy person. She absolutely loves working with children. She also has a son.
You were given this life because you are strong enough to live it.
Ms. Samantha was born and raised in Tallahassee, Florida. She grew up in foster care, creating her passion to help children in some way. She started working with children when she was 22 years old. She moved to Pennsylvania to start her own family and is excited to part of our KinderCare family now!
The more you know yourself, the more patience you have for what you see in others.
Miss Antonee enjoys teaching and learning with and about her little students and finds it enjoyable to see children discover new things.
Worry about your character, not your reputation. Your character is who you are. Your reputation is who people think you are.
Ms. Porsche takes pride in knowing that she was a part of her students' development.
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.
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.
Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, New Years Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July
The health and safety of your child is our top priority here at Brookhaven KinderCare. We have a health and safety coordinator that monitors the procedures of the center and is provided with the most current child safety information. The center also conducts fire and disaster drills so that the students and the staff are prepared for any emergency. All members of our staff receive annual training in fire and water safety, CPR, and first aid.
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 though the various training opportunities in the community.
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