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Douglassville KinderCare

Kim Baldwin, 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

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!

Kim Baldwin, 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.

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

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.

Spanish

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. Tuesday July 28, 2015
    1. Pajama Day

  2. Wednesday July 29, 2015
    1. Parent Pleaser! Jolly Ranchers

      We have a jolly time with your children.

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. Sara 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.

  • Kim Baldwin

    Kim Baldwin, Center Director

    Kim graduated from Lock Haven University in May 2006 with a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education. She started September 5, 2006 as a preschool teacher for KinderCare. She continued co-teaching in preschool for three years. Kim then took over the role of lead Prekindergarten teacher. While in her role of Prekindergarten teacher, she was given the responsibilities of the Learning Adventures enrichment programs. Over the next year Kim was given the opportunity to gain management skills through obtaining the Program Specialist position. With acquiring all these responsibilities she was offered the Assistant Director position in late 2010. Kim gained great knowledge and experience from all of the management staff she was privileged to work with. In March 2012 she was honored to step up as Center Director for the Douglassville center.

    Year Started:
    9/5/2006
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Stef Chieffo

    Stef Chieffo, Assistant Director

    Stef graduated with an Associate's Degree in Applied Science and Early Childhood Teaching from Reading Area Community College in 2008. She has worked in child care for the past nine and a half years. Stef has had the opportunity to work with different age groups from infant to school age children over the years. Before joining KinderCare she was a center director and lead preschool/prekindergarten teacher. Stef joined KinderCare for a better opportunity for her and her family.

    Previous Experience:
    Stef has been in and out of every room in multiple childcare facilities. She has expanded her role at other childcare centers taking on responsibilities as part of the management team.
    Year Started:
    5/10/2012
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    9 Years
    Education:
    Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Roxanne

    Ms. Roxanne, Infant and Toddler Classroom

    I love to teach the children new things and to see the look on their faces when they grasp a new learning concept.

    Ms. Roxanne brings a special meaning to caregiver. She truly enjoys every moment she gets to spend with the children. Ms. Roxanne livens up any classroom she teaches in.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Roxanne is a mother of three children and a grandmother to five children.
    Year Started:
    10/5/2010
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3 Years
  • Ms. Renee

    Ms. Renee, Infant Classroom

    I strive to make a difference in the world one child at a time.

    Ms. Renee has worked in the Early Childhood Education field for five-and-a-half years.  As a Floating Teacher, she substituted and assisted head teachers in classrooms of all ages.  She was the head teacher in a School Age classroom.  Ms. Renee has provided childcare and early learning education for infants for three years prior to joining the KinderCare team.  She received her Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from Kutztown University.  In her classroom, she does age-appropriate activities that promote social, emotional, and cognitive development through tactile exploration.  Ms. Renee also does thematic activities that explore different cultures, which creates a more homelike atmosphere.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Renee provided childcare and early learning education for all age groups in other work related settings. She has provided childcare for infants for three years. Miss Renee has also volunteered in Prekindergarten and other elementary classrooms.
    Year Started:
    10/8/2014
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree
  • Ms. Amanda C.

    Ms. Amanda C., Toddler Classroom

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

    Since starting at the center, Ms. Amanda has worked in every classroom. Working in every classroom is fun because you get to know all of the children and parents in the building. Ms. Amanda graduated high school in 2003. She is currently working on her Child Development Associate's credential. She has finished all of her classes and is finalizing the completion process.

    Year Started:
    4/1/2002
    Tenure:
    13 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    12 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associates Credential
  • Ms. Jenny

    Ms. Jenny, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Jenny has been working for KinderCare for eight years. She started at the Exeter center as a Preschool Teacher, then transferred to Muhlenberg as the Assistant Director. Ms. Jenny has her Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education. She is very excited to be working here at Douglassville. In her spare time, she enjoys working on her home, being with her family, her fiancé, and going to the movies.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2006
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    9 Years
    Education:
    Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Yvonne

    Ms. Yvonne, Discovery Preschool Classroom

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

    Ms. Yvonne has been employed by Knowledge Universe since 2004. She has been working directly in the Discovery Preschool room for nine years as co-teacher. Ms. Yvonne enjoys working with this age group since it is filled with milestones.

    Year Started:
    2/1/2004
    Tenure:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    11 Years
  • Ms. Astin

    Ms. Astin, Preschool Classroom

    Teaching: you laugh, you cry, and you work harder than you ever thought you could. Some days you're trying to change the world and some days you're just trying to make it through the day. Your wallet is empty, your heart is full, and your mind is packed with memories of kids who have changed your life. Just another day in the classroom.

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    Ms. Astin started at KinderCare as a floater while she was in college. She helped out in every classroom and took on Summer Camp with the school age children. Once Ms. Astin graduated in 2010, she took on the responsibilities of co-teacher in the preschool classroom.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Astin has experience student teaching at Amanda E. Stout for a whole year.
    Year Started:
    7/31/2007
    Tenure:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    7 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education
  • Ms. Brittany

    Ms. Brittany, Preschool Classroom

    All kids need is a little help, a little hope, and someone who believes in them. - Magic Johnson

    Ms. Brittany graduated from West Chester University in May 2012 with a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education. After graduation, she started working in childcare in May 2012. Throughout college and up until now, Ms. Brittany has worked with a variety of age groups. Before beginning at KinderCare, Ms. Brittany worked as an assistant group supervisor at another child care center. She has also had multiple field experiences including student teaching in the past five years. Ms. Brittany is eager to move forward in her career at KinderCare and grow as an educator.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Brittany has experience student teaching.
    Year Started:
    3/4/2013
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    1 Year
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education
  • Ms. Barb

    Ms. Barb, Prekindergarten & School Age

    Ms. Barb started working at KinderCare in 2011. She began as a Floating Teacher helping in any room, then found a spot in the Discovery Preschool room. In the Fall 2012, Ms. Barb moved into the Prekindergarten classroom.  Currently Ms. Barb assists in the school age classroom.

    Year Started:
    4/18/2011
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3 Years
  • Ms. Amanda R.

    Ms. Amanda R., Prekindergarten Classroom

    Teaching is a passion. It ignites the minds and puts desire in the hearts of children.

    Ms. Amanda has been working at KinderCare since 2004. She started working here part-time while going to college. She has worked in many of the classrooms here before becoming the Prekindergarten teacher. Once completing her Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology, Ms. Amanda took on all responsibilities as co-teacher. She strives to have a warm and welcoming environment that allows for social and emotional development and helps children reach their individual goals.

    Year Started:
    3/1/2004
    Tenure:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's of Science Degree in Psychology
  • Ms. Megan

    Ms. Megan, Kindergarten and School Age Classrooms

    Teaching is truly a work of the heart.

    Ms. Megan has been at our center for a total of six years. Having joined us back in September of 2007, she started as a floater, going to which ever room she was needed. Ms. Megan eventually found her way to school age, where she implemented our Catch the Wave curriculum, as well as Summer Adventures. After graduating from Kutztown University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education, Ms. Megan made the move to our Kindergarten classroom. In her classroom, she enjoys developing the children's phonemic awareness to help them sound out words and get them ready for reading! Ms. Megan also enjoys changing dramatic play to match the current theme the children are learning, so the children can learn through their own play!

    Year Started:
    9/11/2007
    Tenure:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    7 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor of Science Degree in Education, certified in Early Childhood birth through sixth grade
  • Ms. Marissa

    Ms. Marissa, Health and Safety Coordinator and Cook

    I love to watch the children grow throughout our center. I like to see them become the individual that they are.

    Ms. Marissa has worked with all of the children at the center. She has taken on many different roles involving special activities, summer camp, health and safety, and management.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Marissa taught a preschool program developing curriculum, teaching and assessing young children. She also worked in an elementary school teaching sign language to hearing impaired children.
    Year Started:
    4/17/2000
    Tenure:
    15 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    14 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Sue

    Ms. Sue, Multiple Classrooms

    The hugs I get from the children are priceless.

    Ms. Sue spent 12 years working in childcare centers with 10 years working for KinderCare. After taking some time off, Ms. Sue missed her time with the children. She happily returned to KinderCare at our Douglassville center. She enjoys Keith Urban, shopping, bingo, and taking trips!

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Sue spent 12 years working in childcare centers with 10 years working for KinderCare.
    Year Started:
    4/14/2014
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    12 Years
  • Ms. Susan

    Ms. Susan, Multiple Classrooms

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

    Ms. Susan is married and has three children. She enjoys her free time reading, and being very active in her children's sports and extracurricular activities.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Susan has experience volunteering at local schools, babysitting and raising three children.
    Year Started:
    8/28/2014
    Education:
    Bachelor of Arts & Science Degree

July 2015 Events

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  1. Wednesday July 01, 2015
    1. Create patriotic art for 4th of July!

  2. Thursday July 02, 2015
    1. Wear red, white and blue!

  3. Friday July 03, 2015
    1. Center Closed in Observance of Independence Day

  4. Monday July 06, 2015
    1. National Ice Cream Month

      Chart your favorite flavors and enjoy a special ice cream treat!

  5. Tuesday July 07, 2015
    1. Make kites to explore with the wind during outside time.

  6. Wednesday July 08, 2015
    1. Take it Outdoors hula-hoop contest!

  7. Thursday July 09, 2015
    1. Shine bright! Wear orange!

  8. Thursday July 23, 2015
    1. Water experiment about absorption

  9. Friday July 24, 2015
    1. Bring in your favorite rainforest or jungle animal to share

  10. Monday July 27, 2015
    1. Take It Outdoors bean bag fun!

  11. Tuesday July 28, 2015
    1. Pajama Day

  12. Wednesday July 29, 2015
    1. Parent Pleaser! Jolly Ranchers

      We have a jolly time with your children.

  13. Thursday July 30, 2015
    1. Share your favorite summer book with the class

  14. Friday July 31, 2015
    1. J. K. Rowling’s birthday!

      Pick your own Harry Potter inspired wizard name.

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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