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Camp Hill KinderCare

Lauren Shriver, Center Director

3715 Kohler Place Camp Hill PA 17011
(717) 761-4934 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Years

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Special Instructions:
just off the Carlisle Pike across from Dairy Queen

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
KinderCare provides transportation to Camp Hill School District West Shore School Distirct: Hillside and Highland Elementary Schools Cumberland Valley School District: Hampden Elementary School, Sporting Hill Elementary School provides busing to and from our center. Good Shepherd Elementary School, Camp Hill

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Welcome to KinderCare at Kohler Place! The moment that you become a member of the KinderCare family, a partnership of care is formed - care that is not only safe and protective, but that provides the foundation for a lifetime of learning and success. Knowing your child is having fun and learning in ways that are appropriate to his or her level of growth and development also gives you the peace of mind you need as you begin your own day.

Lauren Shriver, Center Director

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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.

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.

Upcoming Events at our CenterView All Events

  1. Thursday November 24, 2016
    1. Thanksgiving Break - Center Closed

      Our center is closed Thanksgiving Day and the day after.

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

Teachers & Staff

We have more than 125 years combined experience here at the Kohler Place center. Having a team of dedicated teachers that have been here 20+ years speaks volumes about their level of commitment and engagement in the children and families we serve!

Our teachers believe this is what learning looks like…
Each classroom is alive with education! Each activity in the classrooms is intended to help your child explore, share and grow in a safe and nurturing environment. Our child-directed learning centers are spaces within the classroom where your child can choose his or her own learning experiences. Our 6 areas of focus include: Communication with others, Building brain power, Developing lasting life skills, Growing a healthy body, Making new friends, and Nurturing creativity.

  • Angela Harnden, Assistant Director

    Children aren't things to be molded but people to be unfolded"-Jess Lair

    I have been in the field of Early CHildhood for the past 17 years.  When I was at Penn State, I started working at an early learning center and started my love for the field with a group of 4 year olds.  I'm pretty sure I learned much more from them than they ever got from me. After I graduated I knew that I wanted to work at a center and started in a Pre-K class at a center in Harrisburg.  For the past 8 year I have been a Director in Harrisburg, but with recently moving to Mechanicsburg I wanted a job that was a little closer to home. I have a 5 year son who keeps me on my toes everyday!  He will be starting Kindergarten in the Fall and it will be the first time that we are not in the same building, which is a little tough for me.

    Year Started:
  • Ms. Jayne

    Ms. Jayne, Infant & Toddler Classroom

    Every child is gifted. They just unwrap their packages at different times. ~Anonymous

    Ms. Jayne has been a teacher with KinderCare for over 23years. She is a grandmother to a little boy and is expecting grandchild number two this fall! Ms. Jaybe also likes to complete crossword puzzles, read, and attend painting events with friends. Ms. Jaybe enjoys working with all the childrena and educating them as well as building close relationships with her families. 

    Previous Experience:
    Jayne started her career as an Elementary teacher. She started with KinderCare at Kohler Place in 1993 as the infant teacher. Throughout her career here she was the toddler teacher as well. She currently became the toddler teacher again and is enjoying nurturing and educating the children.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Her favorite book is the Big Red Barn by Margert Wise Brown
    Year Started:
    23 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    23 Years
    Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education
  • Miss Marge

    Miss Marge, Infant Classroom

    A child has a special way of adding joy to each and every day. -Anonymous

    Ms. Marge has been part of the KinderCare family here at Kohler Place for 23years. She has her Bachelor's Degree in Education and her Child Development Associate's Credential in Early Childhood. She enjoys spending time with her grandchildren and shopping for them. In her spare time, Ms. Marge likes to read, watch a good movie, and enjoy a night of creating and painting with friends and family. Ms. Marge loves to go to TSO concerts around Christmas time. Ms. Marge says that she loves developing close and loving relationships with all of her infants as well as developing a trusting and caring relationship with parents. 

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Marge was a High School English teacher prior to becoming part of the Kohler Place KinderCare. She has been the infant teacher for many years and enjoys watching the babies grow and develop at their own pace.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Mr. Pine's Mixed up Signs by Leonard Kessler. She has fond memories of being read to and all the fun pictures to look at.
    Year Started:
    23 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    23 years
    Bachelor of Science Degree in Education, Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Maria, Toddler Classroom

    Teachers who love teaching teach children to love learning. ~Anonymous

    Ms. Maria was adopted from Guatemala at age one and has lived in the Mechanicsburg area all her life. This has been her first year teaching at KinderCare, but has been part of the family for three years. Her daughter has been attending the school since she was six weeks old. Ms. Maria looks forward to many more years with the KinderCare family. She is ecstativ to have an educational and fun-filled year with her terrific toddlers!

    Previous Experience:
    She graduated from Indiana Univeristy of Pennsylvania in 2013 where she as a Board of Governor's Scholar. To further her education she is currently working on obtaining her CDA certification by this fall.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Giving Tree By Shel Silverstein
    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    1 year
    Bachelor's Degree in Merchandising & Marketing along with a CDA
  • Ms. Kara

    Ms. Kara, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    A teacher takes a hand, opens a mind, and touches a heart. ~Anonymous

    Ms. Kara has her Child Development Associate's credential and some college credits in Early Childhood.  She has been working with KinderCare at Kohler Place since 1996. Ms. Kara enjoys watching 'Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives' marathons on television, spending time with her nieces and nephews, and staying close to her family and friends. She is the youngest of four brothers and has seven nieces and nephews. Ms. Kara loves teaching because she knows she is making a difference in children's lives.  She also enjoys watching them grow every day and building relationships with all of their families.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Kara started with KinderCare right out of high school. She graduated from Cumberland Valley School in 1996. Ms. Kara has held many positions while at KinderCare. She was the Prekindergarten teacher, Health and Safety Coordinator, Acting Assistant Director, a Program Specialist and Learning Adventures teacher.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Ms. Kara's favorite children's book is the Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. She enjoys reading the book along with acting the book out using the puppet for her nieces and nephews.
    Year Started:
    19 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    18 Years
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Erin, Preschool Classroom

    Year Started:
    Bachelor's Degree in
  • Ms. Angelica

    Ms. Angelica, Prekindergarten & Kindergarten Classroom

    Children are like wet cement, whatever falls on them makes an impression. ~Kaim Ginott

    Ms. Angelica just had her one-year anniversary with KinderCare. During high school, she was enrolled in the Child Care program at Vo-Tech.  Angelica's hobbies include reading, spending time with her family, and watching football.  A fun fact about Miss Angelica is that she has an identical twin sister.  She is also expecting her fist child a little girl in January so she is anxiously awaiting the arrival of her first born.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Angelica worked in other learning Centers as well as taking meals to residents. She started out as a co-teacher with Prekindergarten and in other rooms. This school year, she has become the primary teacher of the Prekindergarten and Kindergarten classroom.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Love You Forever by Robert Munsch
    Year Started:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3 Years
  • Ms. Ashley

    Ms. Ashley, Learning Adventures

    A teacher affects eternity and can never tell where the influences stop. ~Anonymous

    Ashley has been a member of the Kohler Place KinderCare since October of 2006. She has held a postion in all the classrooms at one time or another. She graduated from Ceder Cliff High School. Duirng her free time Miss Ashley enjoys to do scrap booking, spend time with her family and watching and going to Penn State Football games.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Ashley began her career with KinderCare soon after her graduation from Cedar Cliff High School. Since becoming a teacher, she has been a teacher in the Toddler, Preschool and Prekindergarten classrooms, as well as a co-teacher in the Discovery Preschool classroom. She recently became our Learning Adventures teacher.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
    Year Started:
    10 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 Years
  • Ms. Brittany, Substitute

    Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn. ~Ben Franklin

    Ms. Brittany enjoys working with the children and watching them explore and learn everyday. Brittany's hobbies are photography, singing and enjoying time with friends and family.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Brittany started at the KinderCare in Mechanicsburg, working in the Preschool room. She transfered to Kohler Place and works in various rooms. Mainly she is the relief for the Infant room teacher, Toddler, and Discovery Preschool teachers.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Ms. Brittany's favorite children's book is Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister. She loves the book because she loves the ocean.
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 Years
    Pursuing Degree in Human Development and Family Therapy

October 2016 Events

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  1. Monday October 10, 2016
    1. Professional Development Day - Center Closed

      Two times each year we dedicate a day for our staff's professional development to further their training and better equip them for the care of your child. The center will be closed on this day for training to occur. If you have questions or would like to request further details, please contact your local Center Director.

  2. Tuesday October 18, 2016
    1. Join Our Community Social

      Your entire family is welcome to join us October 18th for our community social. Come see how family-style dining is done at our center, mingle with other families, and, best of all, enjoy a healthy snack with your child!  

      You’ll better understand how we turn our meals into learning experiences and encourage the children to try new foods, practice table manners, use utensils, and simply enjoy a great meal and good company! See you there!

About Our Center

The Kohler Place KinderCare is equipped with a Nursery for infant care, a Toddler room, Discovery Preschool and Preschool room, a Pre-Kindergarten program and a School Age Program. Our staff has combined tenure of more than 100 years, with varying levels of expertise from Child Development Associates (CDA) to Masters Degrees and we strive to be ahead of the curve with our professional development.. We are part of several professional associations including Pennsylvania Keystone Stars program, and NAEYC accreditation program. We want every child to benefit from our research based curriculum and creative curriculum enhancements. As a team, we believe that educating and nurturing young children will help to make them successful young adults. We value our families and strive to build strong relationships with them and our surrounding community. Please stop by in and let us welcome you into our family.

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • AM Snack
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Holidays Observed

New Year's Day
President's Day - Teacher Inservice
Memorial Day
Fourth of July
Labor Day
Columbus Day - Teacher Inservice
Thanksgiving Day
Day after Thanksgiving
Christmas Day

Health and Safety

KinderCare's Committment to Safe Sleep
We practice Safe Sleep for babies! Teachers at Kindercare are trained in Safe Sleep practices and standards.
We follow guidelines established by the American Academy of Pediatrics regarding infant sleep position and surroundings.

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.

As a first-time parent, I was anxious and nervous about leaving my child all day. I did my research and visited many centers before choosing KinderCare. Everyone from the director to the cook to the infant room teachers were all very warm and welcoming. I remember when I left my 8-week-old daughter for the first time. Jane told me everything would be fine and Marge told me that I was allowed to miss her but not to worry. Over the past year, the Kindercare family has truly become a second family. Sometimes I even come in early so that I can talk and hangout with the infant teachers. I suggest KinderCare to any parent looking for a facility that has a great education, knowledgeable teachers, and a family filled atmosphere.

- Mother

KinderCare is not just our daycare, KinderCare staff is our family!  As a mother, my greatest life concern is for my children.  So,  when I returned to work 5 years ago, I needed to find a daycare facility and staff that afforded me absolute confidence and peace of mind that my babies would be in loving, caring hands. With KinderCare, I got that, and SO MUCH MORE!
Not only do they love my children like their own, but I am also constantly amazed by the continuous learning experiences provided for my children. From day one, and every day, KinderCare provides a safe, loving environment, rich with an enjoyable, educational experience.  The teachers at KinderCare are AMAZING people, professionally and personally.  They embrace every opportunity for growth if ever suggested and are always working hard toward the next goal they may have for themselves as individuals, or their classrooms or the center as a whole.  They don't just watch my kids, they care for, teach and LOVE them too!
KinderCare is our family; and my ability to go to work, knowing my kids are in such loving hands, gives me peace of mind that is truly a gift! My kids have THRIVED at KinderCare, and I recommend them to families everywhere - without pause or reservation.  I am confident that other children and families will agree that KinderCare located on Kohler Pl in Camp Hill is a gift that never stops giving!

- Mother

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