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East Pennsboro KinderCare

Lisa DeRoos Wilson, Center Director

730 Wertzville Rd. Enola PA 17025
(717) 728-1720 Contact this center

Ages: 6 weeks to 12 years
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Special Instructions:
at E Penn Dr & Wertzville Rd, by the new CVS East Pennsboro

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
East Penn, West Creek, Shaull, Greenridge, Hampden, Good Shepherd

We are a NAEYC accredited, Keystone 4 Star center that also is involved with the Pre-K Counts program.

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Welcome

Welcome to the East Pennsboro KinderCare where quality and excellence in early education meets nurturing guidance for children. Our teachers are dedicated to the well being of each child and use their experience and education in Early Childhood Education to give each child an experience to remember years after they have graduated from our center. Our staff is not only educated, but also participates in trainings such as the CAAEYC conference at Messiah College to learn about current initiatives in our field. We are proud of our achievements as a team and work together to fulfill the needs of each individual child. We hope you will ask for a tour to see what our teachers will do to make a difference in your child/children's lives.

Lisa DeRoos Wilson, 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.

Private Kindergarten Programs (5 – 6 Years)

As children reach school age, our comprehensive full-day kindergarten program helps them explore, communicate, and create – all in a nurturing, small-class setting. Our team of expert educators has created a unique curriculum of reading, language, arts, math, science, and physical fitness that’s presented in a fun way to encourage a lifelong love of learning. Plus, our program is aligned with local and state elementary school standards, so children will be prepared to confidently enter first grade.

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.

Interactive Kindergarten (5 - 6 Years)

A full-day interactive Kindergarten program that utilizes new curriculum with an interactive smart board making first grade readiness a priority.

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

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.

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  1. Sunday January 01, 2017
    1. January's Learning Focus

      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. 

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

Teachers & Staff

Our teachers are the reason our center will exceed your expectations. We want to be the best place for your children and we hold each other accountable to maintain the highest standards. We believe that it takes a very special person to choose Early Childhood Education as a career, and we have a team of very special people. Meet some of them here.

  • Lisa DeRoos Wilson

    Lisa DeRoos Wilson, Center Director

    Lisa has had the opportunity to spend the majority of her career with KinderCare. This has allowed her to learn from some of the leading experts in Early Childhood Education. Although there have been many changes and developments in the field, KinderCare provides the resources, training and support to keep Lisa and her staff ahead of the curve.  
     

    Previous Experience:
    Lisa has previous experience working as a nanny and as a teacher.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Animalia- Grahm Base
    Year Started:
    10/26/1995
    Tenure:
    21 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's of Science Degree in Family Studies, Director's Credential
  • Michelle Jones

    Michelle Jones, Assistant Director

    Michelle has been in the childcare field for over thirteen years. In her spare time she likes to read, travel and spend time with her friends and family. Michelle chose this field as a career because she wanted to make a difference in the life of every child she meets. As teachers, she feels that we have such a substantial influence on the children in our lives and that it would be a disservice to those children for us not to do everything in our power to help them discover what they one day will become.

    Previous Experience:
    Michelle has previous experience working as a nanny and a teacher.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Oh the Places You Will Go! -Dr. Suess
    Year Started:
    8/12/2008
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    13
    Education:
    Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education and Social Work
  • Loretta Ryan

    Loretta Ryan, Program Specialist

    Loretta has been with this center since 2001. She started in the Preschool, then moved to Pre-K Counts and is currently our Program Specialist. I love her outlook on the children she touches--before every interaction, she considers if that is how she would want someone to approach her son.  In her spare time Loretta is a mother of a wonderful young man, Andrew, who is a recent college graduate! She also has 2 huge puppies (and a husband, John.)

    Previous Experience:
    Loretta has experience in Title 1 reading, working with Preschool and elementary aged children.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Anything by Robert Munsch
    Year Started:
    3/19/2001
    Tenure:
    15 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    19 Years
    Education:
    Associates in Early Childhood and a CDA
  • Ms. Laurie

    Ms. Laurie, Infant Classroom

    Ms Laurie loves working with children because everyday is a learning experience and a new adventure.  In her spare time she enjoys making homemade gifts especially greeting cards. She enjoys dirt track racing and watching her husband race at Shippensburg Speedway.

    Previous Experience:
    Laurie has experience with Toddlers as well.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Red Ripe Strawberry
    Year Started:
    12/19/2005
    Tenure:
    10 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    21 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Linda

    Ms. Linda, Infant Classroom

    I love caring for the babies in my classroom and seeing them grow as they go through each classroom before going to Kindergarten.

    Ms. Linda has completed her Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education. She is continuing on and is now working towards her Bachelor's Degree. She has been a valuable asset to our center since we opened.  Many parents come back with their second and third child because of her care and compassion.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Linda provided child care in her home before working at KinderCare.
    Year Started:
    7/1/2001
    Tenure:
    15 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    24 Years
    Education:
    Associate's of Arts Degree in Early Childhood Education, Pursuing Bachelor's Degree
  • Mary Bolton

    Mary Bolton, Preschool

    Mary is our ray of sunshine.  She always has a smile!  Mary takes pride in her room and always makes the theme fun for the kids.  Mary & Lisa are a great team and their room is always full.  Parents appreciate their open communication and the way they welcome everyone into their class.

    Previous Experience:
    Mary has worked at other local programs with different age groups.
    Year Started:
    3/10/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    5
    Education:
    ECE Certificate; 32 ECE credits
  • Gena Buchman

    Gena Buchman, Toddlers

    Ms Gena is an amazing teacher with a strong passion for her children, their families, her classroom and our center as a whole.  If you see the lights on at night or on the weekend, it is Gena, adding another special touch to her room.  She takes pride in her relationships with her families and thinks of all the little details to make your experience great.  Everyone wants to be in Ms Gena's room!

    Previous Experience:
    Gena has worked at several local KinderCare centers in many different capacities. She also has experience in the PA public school system.
    Year Started:
    11/7/2006
    Tenure:
    10 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10
    Education:
    BA & AA in ElEd/ECE
  • Frozan Sekander

    Frozan Sekander, Tweenies

    Read a parent's perspective on Frozan in the "Stories" section of our webpage.

    Frozan has a way of making everything better.  The Tweenie room can be difficult because the children are going through so many developmental changes and it can also be a time for seperation anxiety.  Frozan makes the transition easier on everyone.  You will come to love & appreciate her calm demeanor, her caring personality and her professionalism as much as I do!

    Previous Experience:
    Among her other experience, Frozan worked for us for several years before returning home to Afghanistan. We are so glad she is back!
    Year Started:
    9/1/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Education:
    Child Development Associate
  • Ms. Erin

    Ms. Erin, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Ms. Erin grew up working with children through her church and her school.  She also had the privilege of being a day camp counselor with 5-12 year old. She loves to bring enthusiasm and active activities to the classroom to make learning fun and entertaining for the children.  I love to watch her singing and playing guitar with the kids in the gazebo on beautiful days!

    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Way I Feel -Janan Cain
    Year Started:
    11/1/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Christian Missions
  • Ms. Lisa

    Ms. Lisa, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Ms Lisa originally started her KinderCare career at the Jonestown road location. Since coming to Enola she has been working in the PreKindergarten classroom. Most recently she has been training our newest teacher in the Preschool classroom. She enjoys teaching in the moment and listening to a child's perspective on things and how they view the world.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Foot Book -Dr Suess
    Year Started:
    7/8/2006
    Tenure:
    10 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 Years
  • Ms. Lois

    Ms. Lois, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Ms Lois has many years of teaching experience including public school, Head Start and a University Lab School. Her family includes her husband Tom, and 3 daughters.  In her spare time she teaches Karate. Ms Lois is a 2nd degree black belt.  In all my years of working with her, I have never heard her raise her voice to the children.  She captivates them in other ways.  You really have to see her and Loretta in action!

    Previous Experience:
    Lois has experience as a Preschool Teacher, taught at a University Lab School, Head Start and home schooled her children.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Brown Bear Brown Bear -Eric Carle
    Year Started:
    12/12/2012
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    30 Years
    Education:
    Master's Degree in Elementary Education a BA in Elementary Education and a BA in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Tanya

    Ms. Tanya, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Ms Tanya has a calm, quiet demeanor about her.  She brings knowledge, commitment and integrity to her classroom.  Tanya has 4 nieces and 1 nephew.  She enjoys going on vacations to the beach with her family.  She likes doing art projects with children and helping them grow.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Anything by Mercer Mayer
    Year Started:
    11/1/2003
    Tenure:
    13 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    17 Years
    Education:
    Bachelors in Elementary Education and an Associates in Early Childhood Education
  • Rose Cerjanic

    Rose Cerjanic, Cook

    Rose feels that it is a rewarding experience knowing that she is responsible for your child's nutritional well- being everyday.  She has a great bond with all of the children in the center.  In her spare time she loves making jewelry and scarves as well as playing Bunko with her girlfriends.  She also enjoys relaxing with friends and family at their river house in the summer.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
    Year Started:
    11/1/2006
    Tenure:
    10 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    24 Years
    Education:
    Safe Serve Certification

December 2016 Events

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  1. Thursday December 01, 2016
    1. December's Learning Focus

      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.

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

About Our Center

Now that back-to-school is over and our curriculum is in full swing, it is time for us to find out how we are doing.  In addition to your child's Daily Sheet, the classroom What We Did Today poster and personal conversations at drop-off & pick-up, we encourage you to participate in Parent/Teacher conferences every November, February & May.  Not only is this a great time to have more in-depth, personal conversations about your child & their progress, it is also a time to let us know what you need from us... what we can do to make your time here most valuable.  Also in November, we open our Parent Survey.  This essential feedback lets us know how we can best serve your family.  Coming this fall  is "Car Chat."  Car Chat is designed to provide a conversation-starter for the ride home based on what happened in the classroom that day.  As always, we look forward to partnering with you to make this the best year ever!

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • Spanish

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • AM Snack
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Center Menu

Holidays Observed

New Year's Day
President's Day
Memorial Day
4th of July
Labor Day
Columbus Day
Thanksgiving Day
Day after Thanksgiving
Christmas Eve (Close at 3pm)
Christmas Day

Health and Safety

We take precautions in all safety avenues such as a keypad entry, locked fenced-in playgrounds and procedures in place for drop off and pick up of the children. All teachers are trained in First Aid and CPR.

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.

Our daughter started at the Enola KinderCare in the fall of 2012 in the Preschool classroom. I work in the Early Childcare field and previously she had always gone to school where I worked. This was her first time away from her mommy, but it was a needed break. She started at Enola as a shy little girl and since then has blossomed into an outgoing and energetic four-and-a-half year old that loves to be the center of attention. The relationships she has formed with the children and staff are amazing. She often wants to go to school even on days she has the option to stay home. She's begun reading and writing thanks to the Phonics program they offer and since beginning Math has started on early addition skills as well. We couldn't be happier with the transformation. Ms. Lisa and her staff really run a top notch center. We're happy with the sense of community we have and are excited to know that our daughter will continue to learn and grow there all through her elementary years.

- Mother
Via E-Mail...
 
I wanted to let you know Ms. Frozan is absolutely wonderful. She always takes the time to let me know how Dagny's day went. The room is always under control and happy when I come in at the end of the day. Dagny seems to really like her as well! I thought we were incredibly lucky to have such great teachers in the infant room. It is wonderful knowing Dagny continues to be in such good hands.
 
Thanks!
Alexis Schrock
- Mother
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