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Folcroft KinderCare

Kimberly Walker, Center Director

6 School Lane Folcroft PA 19032
(610) 534-7677 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Special Instructions:
next to Delcroft Elementary

Neighborhood:
Delmar Dr. is the closest cross street. Close to Chester Pike RT.13 and I-95. 15min from Philadelphia Airport.

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Delcroft, Sharon Hill, Glenolden, Darby Township, Prospect Park, Leedom, Norwood, Tinicum

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Welcome

Welcome to the Folcroft KinderCare location! We have proudly been established and providing quality care and education for children in the neighborhood and surrounding communities since 1971. Our center cares for children from 6 weeks old to 12 years old. The staff at our center is committed to providing an enriching early childhood experience to all the children in our care. Each member of our staff has many years of experience working with KinderCare Learning Centers or within the field of early childhood education. We feel confident that our center is the right choice for your growing child. Our experienced staff is available to answer any of your childcare questions or concerns.  We hope to see you at our center soon!

Kimberly Walker, 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?

Upcoming Events at our CenterView All Events

  1. Tuesday October 18, 2016
    1. 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!

  2. Monday October 10, 2016
    1. Professional Development Day - Center Closed

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      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.

Teachers & Staff

The staff of KinderCare Folcroft is dedicated to providing every child and ever family with a positive healthy learning experience. At our Learning Center we ensure that the children are well educated, cared for, and safe at all times. We provide the children with age appropriate activities to ensure that each child is reaching their maximum potential. We understand what a privilege and honor it is to work with your children and each family within the KinderCare family.
 
We welcome you to visit our Learning Center and each of our classrooms to experience for yourself the positive nurturing environment we have made a part of our culture here at KinderCare Folcroft. We hope to see you soon!
 

  • Kimberly Walker, Center Director

    'By learning you will teach; by teaching you will learn.' -Latin Proverb

    Ms. Kim started with KinderCare as a pre-kindergarten teacher. She was soon promoted to Assistant Director and also held Acting Center Director positions. As a teacher, she is passionate and finds creative ideas to enhance the learning experience for her students. Learning is a process and it takes patience and understanding for various learners to learn. 

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to working for KinderCare, Mis. Kim worked as a pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, reading specialist, and a substitute teacher. She has also worked as a manager in several restaurants.
    Year Started:
    1/1/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8
    Education:
    Bachelors in Secondary Education; Masters in Education, Early Childhood Certification
  • Nicole White

    Nicole White, Assistant Director

    Shoot for the moon because if you miss you will be amongst the stars"
     

    Nicole was born in Strafford New Jersey and is a graduate of Central Michigan University. Nicole loves working with children and enjoys the unique learning environment of KinderCare. Nicole is the mother of a baby girl who inspires Nicole to seek the same opportunities afforded her daughter for other children and the next generation.
     
    Motherhood has provided Nicole with a new perspective and respect for the families who place their greatest treasures in our care daily.
     

    Previous Experience:
    Nicole contributes 8 years of experience working with children and families. As a young mother Nicole understands firsthand the importance of providing a safe and nurturing environment.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Nicole’s favorite children’s book is Sleeping Beauty.
    Year Started:
    9/9/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Nicole has 8 years experience in ECE.
    Education:
    Associates in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. La'Dia Nixon

    Ms. La'Dia Nixon, Center Specialist

    I choose to make a difference because I care to be the difference in the lives of our children.

    "Ms. Di" as the children, staff, and families like to call her, has been a part of the KinderCare family since 2008. She is a proud parent of her son who is 7 years old. Ms. Di has worked in the childcare industry for over 15 years.Ms. Di is currently the cook at our center. She prepares fresh meals daily to provide the children with a nutritious diet. The children absolutely love Ms. Di's cooking! Ms. Di also drives the afternoon bus that picks up the school age children that attend Propect Park Kindergarten, Prospect Park Elementary, and Glenolden Elementary, all within the Interboro School District. In the afternoons, she assists in the school age classrooms with the after school program.

    Previous Experience:
    Di has invested her life in reaching others through her passion which is baking. Ms. Di has has been succesful in building relationships through nurturing children for 15 plus years.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Curious George
    Year Started:
    6/30/2008
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15+
    Education:
    CDA
  • Mrs. Eileen, Infant Classroom

    Children are our future, so teach them well.

    Mrs. Eileen has worked at KinderCare since 1994 and has held many positions. She brings lots of love and care to each room, helping the children mature from year to year. Mrs. Eileen is a mother of four children and a grandmother to nine. She has been married for 43 years and has been a member of the Folcroft community for 42 years.

    Previous Experience:
    Mrs. Eileen was previously a babysitter, taught arts and craft classes and drove school buses.
    Year Started:
    9/1/1994
    Tenure:
    22 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    22
    Education:
    High School Diploma and College Credits
  • Ms. Christine

    Ms. Christine, Infant Classroom, Toddler Classroom

    What I love most about teaching is watching the children learn and grow. It inspires me to come to work every day because of the family environment and the fun with my co-workers!

    Ms. Chrissy has five wonderful years of experience working with children. She lives in Tinicum Township and graduated from Interboro High School in 2010. She is currently enrolled at DCCC where she is pursuing her degree in Early Childhoos Education. Ms. Cjrissy has been employed with KinderCare since October of 2011 where she started as the Learning Adventures teacher. She was then placed in the infant room where she is currently working as a co-teacher for our joyful infants. Before working at KinderCare, Ms. Chrissy worked at another child care center. Ms. Chrissy truly enjoys working with the children and families at our center.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2010
    Tenure:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 years
    Education:
    Associates in Early Childhood EDucation
  • Ms. Catherine

    Ms. Catherine, Learning Adventures & Pre School Teacher

    Education is the greatest gift we can give the next generation.

    Ms.Cathy transferred to Folcroft KinderCare from the KinderCare in West Town. She is currently the Learning Adventures Teacher at our center, but helps with our Toddler's and Two-year-old's. Ms. Cathy really enjoys working with the children that are in our Learning Adventures programs. Our center offers Phonics, Math, Cooking, and Music Adventures. These programs support our center's curriculum and are an additional educational supplement that we offer to provide a more one-to-one learning experience with the children. Ms. Cathy assists the children in completing these programs and mastering new skills.

    Year Started:
    8/1/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2
    Education:
    Masters in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Christina, School Age-A

    Knowing that I am helping these children grow up into young adults makes it all worth while. Thank you for letting me be a part of your children's lives everyday.

    Ms. Chrissie, as the children and staff choose to call her, has worked for KinderCare for 19 years. She has 1 child who attended KinderCare from the age of 7 weeks to 12 years. Ms. Chrissie helps out Ms. Julie in the mornings with the Preschool classroom and in the afternoons she works together with Ms. Amy and Ms. Lisa in the School age classrooms. She is also one of our summer camp teachers. She and the other school age teachers work very hard to plan and provide the school age children with a healthy and happy, fun-filled summer.

    Year Started:
    3/5/1995
    Tenure:
    21 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    19+ years
  • Ms. Gina

    Ms. Gina, Toddler

    Inspire others to be the best they can be by being the very best you can be.

    Gina loves working with the Toddlers and New Born babies. She takes great pride in contributing to the early developmental skills of the Toddlers and babies placed in her care. Gina is a mother of two who strives to provide the very best for her daughters. Gina loves education and finds joy in working in her passion.
     
    Gina holds an Associates Degree in Early Childhood education and is always looking at way’s to improve her classroom and relationships with her families.
     

    Previous Experience:
    Gina has over 8 years of working with children as an educator and motivator.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Blue Book
    Year Started:
    5/27/2008
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    7
    Education:
    Associates in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Cindy, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    The things you are passionate about are not random. They are your calling.

    Ms. Cindy has worked with children since she was 13 years old. She has three children of her own. She believes that the greatest accomplishment is seeing a child learn something new everyday. She loves working with children and looks forward to working with your child.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Cindy was previously a nanny for two families.
    Year Started:
    4/1/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    2
    Education:
    Child Development Associate
  • Ms. Samantha

    Ms. Samantha, Toddler Classroom

    I love that every day is different and that I make a difference in a child's life. It inspires me to come to work each day knowing the children will learn something new.

    Ms. Sam graduated from Ridley in 2006 and studied Early Childhood Education at DCCC. She completed the Early Childhood Education Program in 2009. Ms. Sam is the proud mother of two boys. Her oldest attends school in Interboro and is enrolled in the after school program at KinderCare. Her youngest son is currently attending our Discovery Preschool program. Ms. Sam has worked with KinderCare since October of 2012. Before working at KinderCare, Ms. Sam worked at different centers in Delaware County. She has worked as a teacher's aide, head toddler teacher, and a preschool teacher. She is currently the lead teacher in our toddler room. Ms. Sam enjoys working with the children and the families in her classroom.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
  • Ms. Letitia

    Ms. Letitia, Pre-K Classroom

    What I love most about teaching is the joy a child expresses when they learn something new.

    "Ms. Tee", as the children like to call her, has a passion for teaching. She is wonderful teacher with years of experience working with children at KinderCare as well as other child care centers. Ms. Tee is married and has 3 children of her own. She has worked for KinderCare for about 5 years. She attended Penn State University where she studied Early Childhood Education. She enjoys working with children of all ages. Ms. Tee is currently the lead teacher of our Pre-Kindergarten room. She enjoys working with this age group because she knows she is preparing them to go into Kindergarten.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2011
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    22 years
  • Ms. Janita Hamm

    Ms. Janita Hamm, Discovery Pre-School

    “There are two types of individuals in this world, those who impact people and things around them, and those who just talk about impacting things and people around them.” I choose to impact the environment I have been placed in a positive manner.
     

    "Janita has a CDA and embraces the opportunity to play a significant role in the shaping and molding the next generation of leaders who will impact their neighborhoods and society in a positive manner."
     

    Previous Experience:
    Janita has over 13 years experience working with children of various ages. Janita has worked in KinderCare's in Brookhaven and Baltimore before coming to Folcroft.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Snow White
    Year Started:
    1/14/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Janita has 13 plus years of ECE experience
    Education:
    CDA
  • Adaiah

    Adaiah, Pre-K

    Everyday is a new beginning for a better tomorrow."
     

    Adaiah is a was born and raised in South Philadelphia and is a graduate of the Philadelphia School District. Adiah has two children who constantly motivate her to continue to improve herself and others around her. In addition Adaiah loves working with young children to assist them in as they develop through the use of their imaginations and their use of the English language.  
     

    Previous Experience:
    Adaiah has worked in a school setting with young children and brings knowledge and experience to our Pre-K program.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    To Kill A Mockingbird
    Year Started:
    11/18/2013
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Adaiad has 5 [lus years experience in ECE
    Education:
    Adaiah is curently pursuing her CDA

September 2016 Events

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  1. Tuesday September 13, 2016
    1. “All About Me” Community Social

      Your whole family is welcome to join us September 13th for our community social.  Summer is winding down, Fall is approaching and that means it’s Back to School season!  Now is the perfect time to get a glimpse of the KinderCare curriculum and experience in our centers.  Our director and teachers can’t wait to point out their favorite aspects of the classrooms.  This is also a great chance to spend time with current families who stay and have fun at the social!  See you there!

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
  • AM Snack
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Holidays Observed

Our center observes the following holidays:

  • New Year's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Day After Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day
Please note that our center is closed on the above listed holidays.

Health and Safety

This center takes pride in knowing that we do our best to maintain a healthy and safe learning environment. Our Health and Safety Coordinator, Ms. Nicole White, ensures that we are meeting our state and company's health and safety requirements. It is our goal to focus on ways to continue to keep our staff and children safe at all times. If you have additional questions on our policies or procedures regarding the health and safety of our center, please feel free to contact us.

At KinderCare, what families say about us means a lot. Read below some of the great experiences our families have had with us.

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If you have a story about your experience at KinderCare, please share your story with us.

My child loves to go to school at Folcroft KinderCare! She is always happy when we get to school. The staff is always so attentive and caring with my daughter. I always recommend family and friends to enroll in KinderCare because I know their service is the best!

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