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Douglassville KinderCare

Tara Stichter, Center Director

195 Old Swede Rd. Douglassville PA 19518
(610) 385-6615 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 YEAR-OLDS

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Special Instructions:
next to the Douglassville post office, across from Redner's market

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Daniel Boone Elementary, Immaculate Conception Academy, High Point Baptist Academy

We are  NAEYC accredited  and Keystone STAR 4 center! Come on in for any of your learning center needs. We enroll ages six weeks to twelve years old. Call or stop by today to experience our wonderful facility.  Our staff are eager to meet you and your family.

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Welcome to Douglassville KinderCare. We are very thrilled to meet you and your family. We believe in developing the whole child with an emphasis on assisting your child's growth with their social, emotional, cognitive, and physical developments. Call or stop in today for a tour!

Tara Stichter, 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.


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?

Sign Language Adventures, Art Adventures, Tutoring

Upcoming Events at our CenterView All Events

  1. Monday October 24, 2016
    1. Wear All One Color Day

  2. Tuesday October 25, 2016
    1. Punk Rock Day

      Dress like a punk rocker.

Teachers & Staff

The teachers and staff at Douglassville KinderCare are passionate about educating and nurturing children. The majority or our teachers have their Child Development Associate's credential, Associate's or Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education. Ms. Amanda and Ms. Tara are both working towards their Master's Degree in Education. Eight of our staff members have obtained their teaching certificates. Our KinderCare team strives for excellence through continuing education from bi-annual company professional development trainings to seeking additional college courses or seminars in the education field. At the end of the day, the true key to our teachers' success is their passion for teaching and their love of learning.

  • Tara Stichter

    Tara Stichter, Center Director

    Be sure you put your feet in the right place. Then stand firm. ~Abraham Lincoln

    Ms. Tara joined our company in January of 2016.  She has over 25 years of experience working with early childhood, elementary education and management in the field.  Her passion is advocacy and legislature for the improvement and continuation of early childhood educational excellence offering high quality child care to all children.     

    Year Started:
    Years in ECE industry:
    25 years
    Bachelor's Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Amanda Reber

    Amanda Reber, Assistant Director

    Ms Amanda was offered the position of Assistant Director in July 2016.  She has been a member of our team since March 2004. She has a Bachelors Degree in Psychology and a Masters Degree in Child and Adolescent Development and Counseling Psychology. She has worked in several classrooms before becoming the Assistant Director and has over 12 years of experience in the early education field. 
    Year Started:
    12 Years
    M.S. Child and Adolescent Development
  • Ms. Jen, Infant Classroom

    Ms. Jen is our Infant room teacher.  Ms. Jen started at our center in May 2016. She has a CDA credential and is currently pursuing an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education. She enjoys teaching new skills to children in her classroom and see those children practice the skills they have been taught. 

    Year Started:
    Years in ECE industry:
    7 years
  • Ms. Rachell, Infants

    Ms. Rachell  is one of our infant room teachers. She joined our team in March 2016. She has her CDA from North Hamptom Community College and came to us with over 20 years of experience in the early childhood education field.

    Year Started:
    Years in ECE industry:
    20+ year
  • Ms. Sue

    Ms. Sue, Infant Classroom

    The hugs I get from the children are priceless.

    Ms. Sue is one of our Infant room teachers. She came to us with over 12 years of experience in the Early Childhood Education field.  She completed her CDA Credential in September 2016. She enjoys seeing the smile on children's faces and giving them the encouragement they need to succeed.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Sue spent 12 years working in childcare centers with 10 years working for KinderCare.
    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    12 Years
  • Miss Kirbie, Toddler Classroom

    Miss Kirbie is one of our toddler room teachers. She began working at our center in May 2016 and has over 8 years of experience in the Early Childhood Education field. She has a B.S. in Social Work, a Private Academic Certificate in Emotionally/Mentally Disturbed k-12, and a M.S. in Behavior Studies. She strives to make a positive impact on children's lives and creating a caring and safe environment for children. 

    Year Started:
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 years
    M.S. Behavioral Studies
  • Ms. Jenn, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Jenn is our Discovery Preschool teacher. Ms. Jenn started working at our center in April of 2016 and has over 3 year experience in the Early Childhood Education field. She is currently working on the completion of her CDA credential. She strives to develop special bonds with each child and uses the bond to help children grow and learn in their own unique ways. 

    Year Started:
    Years in ECE industry:
    3 years
  • Ms. Susan

    Ms. Susan, Preschool 1 Classroom

    I choose to work with young children because their energy, spirit, innocence, and their reaction to life is uplifting.

    Ms. Susan is our Preschool 1 teacher. Ms. Susan has her Bachelors Degree in German and English. She has over 5 years of experience in the Early Childhood Education field. She loves watching the children learn and develop and making learning a fun experience.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Susan has experience volunteering at local schools, babysitting and raising three children.
    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Bachelor of Arts & Science Degree
  • Ms. Yvonne

    Ms. Yvonne, Preschool 1 Classroom

    I enjoy seeing the children's faces as they learn something new.

    Ms. Yvonne is our Preschool 1 teacher. Ms. Yvonne has been employed by KinderCare Education since 2004. She is working on completing her CDA credential and has over 12 years of experience in the Early Childhood Education field.  Ms. Yvonne enjoys working with this age group since it is filled with so many milestones.

    Year Started:
    12 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    12 Years
  • Ms. Amanda C.

    Ms. Amanda C., Preschool 2

    I love see the look on a child's face when they learn something new.

    Ms Amanda is our Preschool 2 teacher. Ms. Amanda has her Child Development Associate's credential and over 14 years of experience in the Early Childhood Education field. She makes learning in her classroom fun and enjoys seeing the relationships and bond between children and families.

    Year Started:
    14 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    14 Years
    Child Development Associates Credential
  • Ms. Christina, Pre Kindergarten Classroom

    Ms. Christina is our Pre Kindgarten Teacher. She has her Associate Degree in Elementary Education and Bachelors of the Arts in Elementary Education. She has over 10 years of experience in the Early Childhood Education Field . She strives to create positive educational experiences with all children. 

    Year Started:
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 years
  • Ms Sheila, Pre-Kindergarten Classroom

    Ms. Sheila is our Pre Kindergarten teacher. She has been a member of our team since September of 2015. Ms. Sheila has a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Eduaction from Kutzown University and over 5 years of experience in the Early Childhood Education field.  She enjoys seeing the children display all of the skills they have learned in the classroom. 

    Year Started:
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 years
    B.A. Elementary Education
  • Ms. Megan

    Ms. Megan, TK and Kindergarten Classroom

    Teaching is truly a work of the heart.

    Ms. Megan is our Kindergarten and Transitional Kindergarten teacher. Ms. Megan has been at our center since September of 2007.  She completed her Bachelor of Science Degree in Education in 2012.   In her classroom she is always looking for the "AH HA" moment in the children and working on the next stage of their development. 

    Year Started:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    7 Years
    Bachelor of Science Degree in Education, certified in Early Childhood birth through sixth grade
  • Ms. Grace, School Age Classroom

    Ms. Grace is our School Age teacher. She came to our center in February of 2016. She has an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education and over 10 years of experience in the Early Childhood Education field. She loves to see the understanding in children when something is being taught. 

    Year Started:
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 years
    A. S. in Early Childhood Education
  • Miss Sara, Resource Teacher

    Miss Sara is one of Resource Teachers and is in multiple classrooms. She is working to complete her CDA credential and has over 3 years of experience in the Early Childhood Education field. She enjoys working with all ages and enjoys seeing the smiles and joy in children as they learn. 

    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    3 years
  • Ms. Marissa

    Ms. Marissa, Health and Safety Coordinator and Cook

    Ms. Marissa has worked with all of the children at the center. She has her CDA Credential and has taken on many different roles including Health and Safety Coordinator and our Cook. She enjoys seeing the children grow throughout our center and to seeing them become the individual that they are.

    Year Started:
    16 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Child Development Associate's Credential

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 11, 2016
    1. My Home and Family

  3. Wednesday October 12, 2016
    1. Take Your Teddy Bear to School Day

  4. Thursday October 13, 2016
    1. Celebrate Fire Prevention Week

      We'll have a visit from the Fire Department.

  5. Friday October 14, 2016
    1. National Costume Swap Day

      Bring an old costume to swap.

  6. Monday October 17, 2016
    1. Celebrate National Food Bank Donations Week

      Bring in non-perishable donations.

  7. Tuesday October 18, 2016
    1. Mismatch Day

    2. 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!

  8. Wednesday October 19, 2016
    1. In the Fall

      Collect fall leaves, take a walk, and discuss changes.

  9. Thursday October 20, 2016
    1. KinderCare Spirit Day

      Show your KinderCare spirit and get a chance to win a free Learning Adventures class.

  10. Friday October 21, 2016
    1. Celebrate National Cookbook Month

      Bring in your child’s favorite recipe to create a class cookbook.

  11. Monday October 24, 2016
    1. Wear All One Color Day

  12. Tuesday October 25, 2016
    1. Punk Rock Day

      Dress like a punk rocker.

  13. Wednesday October 26, 2016
    1. National Pumpkin Day

      Decorate a pumpkin

  14. Friday October 28, 2016
    1. Halloween Parties and Parade

  15. Monday October 31, 2016
    1. Books for Treats Day

      Donate a book and get a treat!

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.

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • AM Snack
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

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

The health and safety of the children in our care is the number one priority. We continue to work on proper hand washing and illness prevention in our center. We practice monthly fire drills. Our staff review and train on CPR, pediatric First Aid and fire safety.

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.

We picked KinderCare because it is close to our home. Plus everyone there is so nice and friendly. Shilamae loves going there to learn and play with all her friends. She has learned so much by coming here. Shilamae has improved so much with her letters and numbers. Thank you for helping get her ready for Kindergarten.

- Mother

Our boys have attended&nbsp;Kindercare - (Douglassville Location)&nbsp;for a little over five years. Our boys have received a strong social, emotional and educational start from Kindercare. Your facility provided an environment where they felt safe and comfortable to learn and explore. We felt confident going to work each day leaving our children with indivduals who truly loved and cared for them as individuals and for us as&nbsp;a family. We would highly&nbsp;recommend the center to any family considering enrolling.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> We will miss you all!

- Parents

Our family has been coming to Douglassville&nbsp;KinderCare for eight years now. Our eight-year-old daughter attended KinderCare. Our five-year-old son still attends now. They both started when they were just a few months old and we have loved every moment of it. We have always had the distinct feeling that each teacher has a genuine bond with each of our children. You can see that, to them, it’s much more than a job. Every staff member there has had a profound positive impact on our children and our family. They have played an important role in helping us raise our children. They know them as well as we do, and have been there with us through it all, from changing their diapers and saying their first words to potty-training and teaching them how to read and do math.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> “It takes a village to raise a child”, and KinderCare has been our village. There are not enough praises I could give to show how very much we appreciate each and every teacher there. They have been an important part of our children’s lives and very important to our family.&nbsp; We’re a KinderCare family and could not be happier with our entire experience.&nbsp;

- Father

To see the smile on my son's face when he talks about his teachers at KinderCare, that's what matters the most to me.

- Mother

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