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Erie KinderCare

Amy Loveranes, Center Director

625 Holland St. Erie PA 16501
(814) 453-5260 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Years

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Special Instructions:
downtown by Erie Insurance

We are located downtown at the corner of East 7th and Holland Streets. We are directly across from the Housing Authority/Schmid Towers, and just one block away from Erie Insurance.

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Pfieffer Burleigh, Lincoln, Jefferson, McKinley, Diehl, Joanna Connell, Holy Family, Edison, St. James, Wayne, Luther Memorial

We are currently enrolling in our Infant, Discovery Preschool, and Preschool classrooms. Call today to schedule a tour!
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Hello and welcome to Downtown Erie's KinderCare! We are excited that you have selected us as a possible learning center for your child to learn and grow educationally, emotionally, and socially! We would love to show you around our center and give you an overview of all we have to offer your family. Please call us today with any questions you may have or to schedule a tour with one of our dedicated staff members!

Amy Loveranes, 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.

Teachers & Staff

We are proud to have a wonderful team of teachers here to educate and care for your children. We have over 135 combined years of experience in education. Our team is passionate about caring for your children and giving them the very best educational experience.
  • Amy Loveranes

    Amy Loveranes, Center Director

    I want you to feel comfortable trusting us with your most important treasure.

    Amy has been working with children for over 12 years. She is extremely passionate about providing high quality care for every child that walks through the door. Amy is available to talk to all parents about their child's progress as well as any questions or concerns that may arise.

    Previous Experience:
    Amy has experience as a classroom teacher, a Learning Adventures teachers, a Program Specialist, an Assistant Director, and a Center Director.
    Year Started:
    9 Years
    B.S. Elementary and Early Childhood Education
  • Jessica Carlson

    Jessica Carlson, Assistant Director

    Miss Jessica started her work at KinderCare as a Discovery Preschool teacher. She truly enjoyed working directly with the children and seeing them grow each and every day. She has since held roles as Program Specialist and Assistant Director. She is the center's Summer Coordinator, ensuring the children have a fun filled summer break. She is very passionate about helping each individual child reach their potential. Jessica is dedicated to working with families to ensure they are receiving the very best care and education for their children.

    Year Started:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    4 years
    Associate's Degree, Bachelor's Degree, and Child Development Associate Credential

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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.

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • Spanish

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Additional Menu Options

  • Vegetarian
  • Special diets

Holidays Observed

Our center is closed to observe the following holidays annually: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, the day after Thanksgiving, and Christmas. We are also closed for staff professional development on Columbus Day and President's Day.

Health and Safety

Our center is safe and secure, featuring a full privacy fence around the playground and a locked keypad entry. Our teachers are fully certified in pediatric first aid and CPR.

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