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Greensburg KinderCare

Denise Stoner, Center Director

980 North Main St. Greensburg PA 15601
(724) 834-2660 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Years
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Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Greensburg Salem -Nicely Elementary Hutchinson Elementary Hempfield Area - Maxwell Elementary Fort Allen Elementary Jeannette - McKee elementary

Welcome

Welcome to the Greensburg KinderCare. We are so excited to welcome your family into ours. We believe that we make a positive difference in the lives of children and families. We are committed to give the best educational opportunities for all children, families and staff. The educational professionals at the Greensburg KinderCare are passionate about educating and nurturing children.

Denise Stoner, Center Director

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AMERICA’S MOST ACCREDITED

We’re so proud!

Nationally only 10% of daycares are accredited–nearly 100% of our learning centers are. That’s a big difference, and that means KinderCare kids are getting the very best. Here’s why.

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SCHOOL-READY

Our kids are taking off!

By kindergarten, our kids are testing ahead of their peers. Read all about it.

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.

Monthly Activities

June's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Wonderful Water and Insects and Spiders

Infants and toddlers will be exploring the wonderful world of water as the children in Discovery Preschool dig into the creepy-crawly world of insects and spiders! Infants will have the chance to practice splashing, scooping, pouring, and playing with bubbles, while toddlers will take a swim on the creative side as they paint with water and create habitats for sea animals. Children in Discovery Preschool will focus on science as they learn about the differences between insects and spiders, how caterpillars turn into butterflies, and how bees pollinate flowers and make honey. Children’s creativity will blossom as they use dried pasta to create butterfly artwork!

Children 4 to 5 years old: Staying Safe and Exploring the Arts

In this modern world, safety is never overrated—and that’s why we take the first half of June to teach children all about how to keep themselves safe in different situations and places. After that, children will delve into the arts as they learn about visual art, musical art, dancing, and acting, and discover the different types of art, music, and dance that exist around the world. Preschoolers will focus on number recognition in order to learn their phone numbers and how to call 911, the Pre-K class will examine how art concepts and techniques are used in famous works of art, and our kindergartners will collaborate on a group project together, such as making first aid kits or choreographing their own dance routine! 

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.

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

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?

Teachers & Staff

The teachers and staff here at Greensburg KinderCare are passionate about their jobs. All of our teachers have a degree in education or related field or a Child Development Associate (CDA). All teachers have CPR, First Aid, and fire safety. The teachers have to have 24 plus training hours to uphold the Keystone star requirement. Teachers are able to choose trainings that fit their personal commitment to the education of young children. Overall they are loving, personable, and passionate teachers that are committed to the education and nurturing of children.

  • Denise Stoner

    Denise Stoner, Center Director

    Denise has been the center director at this Kindercare for 14 years. She started out as a two year old teacher and became the Kindergarten teacher. Denise took over her center with very little enrollment. She has grown the center to be great. She believes that when you choose Greensburg KinderCare, you have chosen the best educational path for your child. Denise has a great team that are very loving and knowledgeable. She enjoys working with the children and developing my staff.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to starting at KinderCare Denise was a preschool teacher at another center.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Little Engine that Could
    Year Started:
    2/14/1994
    Tenure:
    23 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    21 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Education, Child Development Associate's credential
  • Georgiann Beske

    Georgiann Beske, Assistant Director

    I have worked for Kindercare for seven years.  I really enjoy working as the Assistant Director and seeing all the children of different ages through out the center.  It is a great experience to see them grow from the infant room through to the School Age Classroom.  I enjoy running a quality program in an NAEYC Center.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Anything with the Berenstain Bears!!
    Year Started:
    1/11/2007
    Tenure:
    10 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    7 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor of Science Degree in Early Childhood
  • Mrs. Natalie Gordon

    Mrs. Natalie Gordon, Program Specialist


    Favorite Children's Book:

    Harry Potter Series

    Year Started:
    8/30/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5
    Education:
    Bachelor's of Science in Early Childhood Services
  • Ms. Annette

    Ms. Annette, Toddler Classroom

    I have been employed by kindercare for about 10 months.  Within those 10 months, I have gained so much experience working in a NAEYC accredited center with quality programming.   I enjoy everyday with the toddlers.  They are like little sponges and learn so much.  I am excited about finishing up my CDA.

    Year Started:
    12/6/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    6 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Megan

    Ms. Megan, Infant Classroom

    I enjoy working in the infant room. I love to paint their hands and feet, as well as to make special projects for the parents that they can save forever. I love to watch them grow up so fast.

    Year Started:
    9/18/2011
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3 Years
    Education:
    Early Childhood Education Credentials
  • Ms. Whitney

    Ms. Whitney, Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Whitney works in the preschool classroom. She has been working for KinderCare for over a six years. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Childhood Education. She loves to work with the preschoolers and in Prekindergarten. She loves to read and get down on their level and have conversations with them. She loves to watch their minds grow.

    Year Started:
    12/1/2006
    Tenure:
    10 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    6 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor of Science Degree in Education
  • Ms. Kimberly

    Ms. Kimberly, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Kimberly has worked for KinderCare for over 22 years. She has worked in just about every classroom, and recently finished her child development associate. Ms. Kimberly enjoys working everyday with all the wonderful children. She currently works in the Prekindergarten classroom and enjoys providing a great learning environment for the children.

    Year Started:
    10/8/1990
    Tenure:
    26 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    22 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate Credential

Upcoming Center Activities

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June's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Wonderful Water and Insects and Spiders

Infants and toddlers will be exploring the wonderful world of water as the children in Discovery Preschool dig into the creepy-crawly world of insects and spiders! Infants will have the chance to practice splashing, scooping, pouring, and playing with bubbles, while toddlers will take a swim on the creative side as they paint with water and create habitats for sea animals. Children in Discovery Preschool will focus on science as they learn about the differences between insects and spiders, how caterpillars turn into butterflies, and how bees pollinate flowers and make honey. Children’s creativity will blossom as they use dried pasta to create butterfly artwork!

Children 4 to 5 years old: Staying Safe and Exploring the Arts

In this modern world, safety is never overrated—and that’s why we take the first half of June to teach children all about how to keep themselves safe in different situations and places. After that, children will delve into the arts as they learn about visual art, musical art, dancing, and acting, and discover the different types of art, music, and dance that exist around the world. Preschoolers will focus on number recognition in order to learn their phone numbers and how to call 911, the Pre-K class will examine how art concepts and techniques are used in famous works of art, and our kindergartners will collaborate on a group project together, such as making first aid kits or choreographing their own dance routine! 

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

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Holidays Observed

New Years Day
Presidents Day
Memorial Day
Fourth of July
Labor Day
Columbus Day
Thanksgiving and the day after
Christmas Day

Health and Safety

Your child's safety is one of our top priorities. We have keypad entry into the center itself. We have a fenced in playground. The staff complete a daily cleaning checklist each day. We conduct fire drills and disaster drills monthly. We also have our CPR and First Aid certification up to date. It is our goal to keep your child in a safe and healthy atmosphere.

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.

I will never forget the first time we walked into the KinderCare Center in Greensburg.  We had an almost-two-year-old and had just moved to the area.  Within the first few steps in the center my husband and I both looked at each other and we knew... This was where we were going to send David.  Over the next several years David attended KinderCare and participate in a few of the extra circular classes.  To say that KinderCare and their program and routine curriculum helped my son to be in high honors once he started elementary, and be invited to some of the most prestigious colleges for young kids to explore their knowledge would be an understatement.  KinderCare, their teachers, staff and the opportunities they provide are First Class, they really catered to my sons individual needs and allowed for him to grow and flourish while still keeping him grounded in other class activities.  When our second son Nicholas came around we personally didn't know what hit us, he was the complete opposite of David.  We had some challenges, but KinderCare and their staff adapted and gave Nick the individual attention that he needed, without making him feel like he was out of place.  From doing sign language with him at an early age, to researching and facilitating additional ways to help Nick learn they again, blew our socks off.  Nicholas is now in Kindergarten full time at a private school and is flourishing.  My husband and I work very demanding jobs, and we know that if it wasn't for the help of our Kindercare family our children would not have gotten the kick-start they both needed to get them to where they are today.  I never  miss an opportunity to tell people about KinderCare and the amazing people and opportunities that children have there.

- Mother
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