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Carlisle KinderCare

Franny Lauman, Center Director

14 Brookwood Ave. Carlisle PA 17013
(717) 249-0881 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds

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Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Moreland, LeTort, Hamilton, Crestview, Belaire.


Welcome to the Carlisle KinderCare Center! Inside our doors you will find engaging teachers, happy children and happy families. During our fun day here, our teachers provide small and large group interactions along with some pretty fun family activities. Imagine dropping off your child and knowing what they are doing from the time you left until the time you returned? Oh, and did we mention no need to pack meals, we provide them! We are sure you will find that you'll tell yourself, "I can't imagine a world without KinderCare."

Franny Lauman, Center Director

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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.

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.


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

Our center is filled with positive and engaging teachers, some who have been with us for years. At our center, you will always have management on site to answer any questions or concerns you may have.

  • Franny Lauman, Center Director

    I love my job and would not like to be any other place! I love to see the children's faces light up and laugh. It is a great feeling to know we are making a difference in the life of a child.

    Favorite Children's Book:

    Year Started:
    114 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Bachelor in Labor Relations and Early Childhood Education, Master's in Educational Psychology, Working on Doctorate in Educational Leadership (2018)
  • Caitlin Blackburn

    Caitlin Blackburn, Infant Classroom

    Favorite Children's Book:

    The Very Hungry Caterpillar and If You Give A Mouse A Cookie

    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 +
    Working towards associate in Early Childhood Education
  • Michelle Roth

    Michelle Roth, Assistant Director

    Prior to her current position, Michelle was the Director at Holy Spirit KinderCare. Before becoming part of the management team, Michelle was a preschool teacher for six years at our sister center in Enola. Michelle has a degree in Early Childhood Education and has a great passion for child care. She has two boys of her own and loves being around children. She is excited to meet new families every day and provide the best care for each child within the center!

    Year Started:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Katie

    Katie, Discovery Preschool

    Teaching kids to count is fine, but teaching them what counts is the best- Bob Talber

    Everyday is never the same, it's always something new! I love watching all the kids grow and learn new things.

    Year Started:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 years
  • Amy

    Amy, Infant

    Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.- Nelson Mandela

    I have learned that each day brings new adventures and learning. I am glad to be a part of that experience.

    Year Started:
    10 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15 years
  • Deniesha

    Deniesha, Preschool Classroom

    Children are likely to live up to the what you believe of them.- Lady Bird Johnson

    Year Started:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
  • Keith

    Keith, School Age Classroom

    Teach the children so it will not be necessary to teach the adults. Abraham Lincoln

    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
  • Rosie J

    Rosie J, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    After graduating from Vo-Tech with her child development associate, Rosie chose to start her career here with us at KinderCare. She loves kids, and always has a smile for every child.

    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 years
    Child Development Associate
  • Ebony J

    Ebony J, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Ebony enjoys the relationships she builds with the children! 

    Favorite Children's Book:

    One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss 

    Year Started:
    Years in ECE industry:
  • Elizabeth S

    Elizabeth S, Toddler Classroom

    Ms. Elizabeth loves seeing the smiles on the children's faces when she gets to work in the morning!

    Favorite Children's Book:

    The Lorax by Dr. Seuss

    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
  • Kendra George

    Kendra George, Toddler Classroom

    "Happy times are never ending when we're playing and pretending!

    Kendra enjoys working with young Toddlers and Infants. 

    Favorite Children's Book:

    The Very Hungry Caterpillar 

    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    Child Development Associate
  • Jenn Murray

    Jenn Murray, School Age Classroom

    Children are likely to live up to what you believe of them.— Lady Bird Johnson, Former First Lady of the United States

    Favorite Children's Book:

    Charlotte's Web by E.B. White

    Years in ECE industry:
    3 years

Upcoming Center Activities

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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

Our experts designed our classrooms — and every activity and lesson — to help prepare your child for success in school and beyond. With designated learning centers such as dramatic play and blocks in every classroom, children have the opportunity for rich social play and child-initiated discovery. You’ll also find that our classrooms feature a print-rich environment full of carefully selected materials, written charts and labels and children’s literature. By helping your child connect spoken words and print, we’re helping develop early literacy and writing skills. Whether your child has first words or first grade on the horizon, we’re excited to show you how everything in our center is designed for learning!

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • Spanish

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • PM Snack

Additional Menu Options

  • Gluten free
  • Special diets

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

We love safety at our center! Our playground is fenced and our front door has a key pad entry for extra security. All staff members are trained in CPR and First Aid, as well as having their three state clearances.

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 son loves coming to the center. It always feels like home.

- Mother

 I've seen a real change in my child since she moved into the class. she loves her teachers. She talks so much now and she loves the songs and all the activities. 

- Mother

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