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Concordville KinderCare

Kathy Skulski, Center Director

261 Brinton Lake Rd. Glen Mills PA 19342
(484) 840-1234 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 YEAR-OLDS
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Special Instructions:
Rt. 1 behind Brinton Lake Shopping Center

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Bethel Springs Elementary School Concord Elementary School Garnet Valley Elementary School Garnet Valley Middle School

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Welcome

Concordville KinderCare is located in beautiful Glen Mills off of Brinton Lake Road. We are an early childhood learning center for children six weeks through twelve years in age.  Our experts designed our curriculum to meet the Pennsylvania State Learning Standards and build every child’s cognitive, emotional, physical and social development. At the center, we feature a Private Kindergarten that is licensed under the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Our before and after school program provides transportation to and from Bethel Springs Elementary, Concord Elementary, Garnet Valley Elementary and Garnet Valley Middle School. Come meet us today to learn more about our programs!

Kathy Skulski, 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.

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.

Teachers & Staff

Our team is composed of devoted, energetic, and caring teachers. They engage the children throughout the day by speaking and interacting with them at their level. Every staff members are certified in CPR and First Aid. Teachers participate in professional development trainings throughout the year.

  • Kathy Skulski

    Kathy Skulski, Center Director

    I have the best job in the world! I get to spend my days surrounded by laughter, smiles, and unlimited hugs. There is nothing more fulfilling than watching a child experience something new. Their expressions tell you that they are excited and proud.

    Kathy has been the Center Director since 2003. Prior to joining our team, she taught a variety of ages from two years through six years in age.  Working with children has always been her true passion and joy.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to becoming our team leader, Kathy was a teacher for over 21 years.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Where the Wild Things Are
    Year Started:
    2/10/2003
    Tenure:
    12 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    31 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor of Arts Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Shona Thorne-Breslin

    Shona Thorne-Breslin, Assistant Director

    How did it get so late so soon?  Its night before its afternoon. December is here before its June.  My goodness how the time has flewn.  How did it get so late so soon?
    Dr. Seuss

    I grew up in Princeton West Virginia worked with a construction company as a Project Coordinator and worked up and down the East Coast building new buildings and refurbishing old ones. This is when I came to Pennsylvania and met my Husband. I have three wonderful boys who keep me on my toes. I came to work for KinderCare in 2006 and I love working with children and now that I am the Assistant I love being able to go into all the classroom and visit with each and everyone of them. I love my job! not many people say that but I do!!! :-)
     

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Snowmen at Night
    Year Started:
    10/17/2006
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associates Credentials, Pursuing Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education and Child Development
  • Miss Courtney

    Miss Courtney, Discovery Preschool

    Year Started:
    9/24/2014
  • Miss Jeanne

    Miss Jeanne, Discovery Preschool

    Year Started:
    8/14/2013
    Tenure:
    1 Year
  • Miss Linda

    Miss Linda, Discovery Preschool

    Year Started:
    8/11/2014
  • Miss Myca

    Miss Myca, Discovery Preschool

    Year Started:
    5/21/2014
    Tenure:
    1 Year
  • Miss Katelyn

    Miss Katelyn, Infant/Toddler

    Year Started:
    4/23/2013
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    1.5
  • Miss Morgan O.

    Miss Morgan O., Infants

    Year Started:
    4/25/2014
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Education:
    Continuing Education Child Development Associate
  • Mr. Blair

    Mr. Blair, Pre-K

    Year Started:
    7/9/2014
    Tenure:
    1 Year
  • Miss Amanda, Preschool

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Junie B. Jones
    Year Started:
    11/3/2014
  • Miss Kelly

    Miss Kelly, Toddler

    Year Started:
    7/12/2012
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2
    Education:
    Continuting Education for Child Development Associate
  • Miss Kelly O

    Miss Kelly O, Toddler

    I find great joy in watching young children grow and develop on a daily basis.  I am blessed that the families allow me to be apart of such an important part of their children's lives while sharing the joys of their children's mile stones.

    Year Started:
    11/3/2011
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood
  • Ms. Cathy

    Ms. Cathy, Preschool Classroom/Health and Safety Coordinator

    I love the feeling when a child suddenly gets the concept. You can see their eyes smile.

    Ms. Cathy has been our Discovery Preschool teacher for the past ten years. This past year she in the new Preschool teacher. Her favorite memory is when one day during water play all of the teachers and children were soaked head to toe. They all had fun playing in the sprinkler and water tables. Ms. Cathy's favorite book are the Little Critter Books by Mercer Mayer.

    Year Started:
    8/1/2002
    Tenure:
    13 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    13 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Tina

    Ms. Tina, Kindergarten

    I love teaching because children are silly, loving and innocent. Not only am I teaching them, but they are teaching me how to laugh at the silly moments and how to enjoy the simple things in life.

    Ms. Tina is very flexible and succeeds in every classroom she is needed in. If she is working with our young Toddlers you can count that they are painting and playing hard. The older children hang on her every word and are excited to explore whatever she has planned for the day. Her favorite memory was when she walked into the Preschool classroom and found a student writing "A" all by herself. They had been practicing that all week! Ms. Tina's favorite children's books are Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney, Curious George by H.A. Rey and any book by Eric Carle.

    Year Started:
    12/1/2012
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    6 Years
    Education:
    Pursuing Degree in Education
  • Ms. Andrea

    Ms. Andrea, Pre-K

    I love watching the children smile while learning something new.

    Ms. Andrea has been working at our center since September 2003. She is someone we can rely on in each and every classroom. Ms. Andrea's favorite memory at KinderCare was Dr. Seuss night and Family Fun Night. Her favorite children's books are Wacky Wednesday and Green Eggs and Ham.

    Year Started:
    9/1/2003
    Tenure:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 Years
    Education:
    Health Claims Certification
  • Mr. Joey

    Mr. Joey, School Age/Cook

    everyone has the ability to be a hero, It's just up to that person to be one."  Spider Man

    I'm 23, I love working with children because they teach me new things everyday and they keep me young!  My 2 main hobby's are skateboarding, fishing and just being outdoors.

    Year Started:
    3/1/2010
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 Years
    Education:
    Continuting His Education
  • Ms. Nicole

    Ms. Nicole, Substitute Teacher

    I love to teach children and watch them grow and learn.

    Ms. Nicole started with KinderCare as a Lead Discovery Preschool teacher. She can enter any classroom and make connections with every child. Her fun and upbeat personality makes the children excited when she enters their room. Her favorite memory at KinderCare is seeing a child become excited when they learn something new or they know an answer to a question. Ms. Nicole's favorite children's books are The Rainbow Fish and Pinkalicious.

    Year Started:
    9/1/2011
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education

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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

  • AM Snack
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Additional Menu Options

  • Vegetarian

Center Menu

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

At Concordville KinderCare, we take children’s health and safety very seriously. We secure our main entrance through a keypad entry system and lock all perimeter doors. Our playgrounds are fenced and locked at all times. Each classroom has direct access to their designated playground, which is kept locked and has a doorbell to signal when the door is open.

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.

KinderCare excels at creating a warm, safe, and welcoming environment for their children that is made even better by the amazing teachers and staff that they employ! My daughter has been fortunate enough to be a part of the KinderCare family for a year and a half, and our experience has been truly an amazing one. Each day we are greeted with warm smiles and enthusiastic greetings that set the stage for and exciting day of learning and discovery!  My daughter went from taking her first steps to walking and now running, and her teachers actively shared in the excitement of each new milestone! It is evident that the teachers and staff want their children to grow and learn in a safe and supportive atmosphere. While I can express our experience in words, nothing can speak more highly of KinderCare than an excited toddler who runs to the door at the mention of school! Thank you to all of the dedicated teachers and staff who have made our time at KinderCare such a positive one!

- Mother

After my mom could no longer watch our daughter we had to look for a daycare.  We visited several options and we realized that KinderCare was the right choice for our family.  The staff are all very friendly and the kids are happy.  Our daughter loves all of her teachers and I can tell they care about her as well.  I'm so glad we were able to find a place where the teacher's truly care and our daughter is happy.

- Mom

KinderCare Teachers prepared my child for a successful Kindergarten all the while having fun and making friends.

- Mom
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