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Jonestown Road KinderCare

Lucy Campbell, Center Director

6006 Jonestown Rd. Harrisburg PA 17112
(717) 652-4348 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds

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Special Instructions:
off Rt 22 behind Karns Foods

Interstate 81 exit Linglestown/Paxtonia; South Mountain Road and Route 22

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Most schools in the Central Dauphin school district EXCEPT Paxtang Paxitonia, Tri-Community,

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The Jonestown Road KinderCare is uniquely all its own. We have passionate, engaging teachers that look for ways to teach and care for children all throughout the day. We pride ourselves in knowing that the children that attend our center have been impacted by us forever through our wonderful curriculum. Our center is focused on developing lasting relationships with all our families. That is why as a center we promise: -To honor your role as a parent and to partner with you in the care and development of your child. -You will feel completely confident and reassured when you leave your child with us. -You will know that we value your child as a unique individual to be nurtured, protected, and respected at all times. -You will know that committed, dedicated educators are caring for your child. -You will watch your child develop a love of learning and a rich imagination. -You will see your child develop strong bonds with our teachers and other children. -You will share in the joy of your child’s experiences in our center through regular communication. -You will be treated as an important member of our KinderCare Family! -You can expect us to listen carefully and respond appropriately and professionally to any questions or concerns. -You will know that it is our privilege to serve your family. We would love the chance to discuss how a center-family partnership can work best for your needs and values. We look forward to welcoming you as a new member of our KinderCare family.

Lucy Campbell, 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.

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


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.


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.


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 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. 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

We are proud to introduce to you our passionate teachers. They look for ways everyday to share meaningful moments with you and your child by their interactions and what they teach. We have a wonderful team for you to meet.

  • Lucy Campbell

    Lucy Campbell, Center Director

    We live in a world in which we need to share responsibility. It's easy to say "It's not my child, no my community, not my world, not my problem." Then there are those who see the need and respond. I consider those people my heroes." -Fred Rogers

    Lucy started her career with KinderCare in March of 1987 at the Vartan Way location in Harrisburg. She worked as and Assistant Director and two-year-old teacher until 1995. In 1995 she left to "spread her wings" and returned in 2001 to the Jonestown Road location, as the Assistant Director. She then took the Director position in 2003. Lucy lives in the Colonial Park area with her husband, Dwayne and son, Luke. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, reading and gardening. She would love to retire near a beach.

    Previous Experience:
    Lucy has prior experience working at another day care center in New Danville and as Therapeutic Support Staff.
    Year Started:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    25 Years
    Bachelor's of Arts Degree in Psychology
  • Matilde Reyes

    Matilde Reyes, Assistant Director

    The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you!" -- B.B. King

    Matilde started with KinderCare in October of 2013 as the Assistant Director. She graduated in June 2001 from Herbert Lehman College with a Bachelor's in Science Degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology. She then pursued her education and graduated from Mercy College in May of 2008 with a Master's Degree in Childhood Education. Matilde is married to her husband Daniel and is a mother of three, two girls and one boy. In her spare time she enjoys traveling with her family, road - trips, music and playing the drums. Matilde also enjoy translating songs into sign language drama for her church. Matilde has been to Ireland and Dominican Republic. Matilde's future plans is to continue to make a difference in many people's lives.

    Previous Experience:
    Matilde has previous experience working as Paraprofessional for the New York State Department of Education and has worked as a Pre-K lead teacher at another child care center.
    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 Years
    Master's Degree in Childhood Education
  • Ms. Jessica

    Ms. Jessica, Prekindergarten Classroom

    The best part of my job is when I walk in my classroom and my toddler students run to greet me with hugs.

    Ms. Jessica began working at KinderCare in September of 2008. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education with a concentration in Early Childhood Education from Millersville University. Upon completing her Bachelor's degree Ms. Jessica did her internship at a local daycare center. She has also had experience as a nanny for two years. Ms. Jessica enjoys traveling and going to amusement parks. She also likes to do photography, scrap booking, collecting snow globes and mini Eiffel Towers. Her future aspirations are to start a family, work more with photography and  to get her Master's degree in Early Childhood Education.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Jessica has previous experience interning and working at other centers in the area.
    Year Started:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Bachelor's of Science Degree in Education with a Concentration in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Colleen

    Ms. Colleen, Floater Teacher

    Ms. Colleen began working for KinderCare in March of 2009. She started in our two-year-old room and moved to the Infant room. Ms. Colleen now runs our very busy Toddler room. In her spare time she enjoys being with her family and friends, watching movies, shopping and dancing.

    Year Started:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    4 Years
  • Ms. Joan

    Ms. Joan, Pre-School Teacher

    I give 100 percent to my students.

    Ms. Joan started with KinderCare in December of 1994. She is married and has two children and two step children. She also has three granddaughters and one grandson. Ms. Joan's favorite colors are pink and orange. She enjoys doing jigsaw puzzles, word finds and loves going to the beach. Some day Ms. Joan hopes to hit the lottery and travel around the world.

    Year Started:
    21 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    18 Years
  • Ms. Colleen

    Ms. Colleen, Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    I enjoy coming to work.

    Ms. Colleen began working for KinderCare in April of 2012. She came to KinderCare with many different child care experiences. She has volunteered with the Indiana County Head Start Program. She worked previously as a Certified Nurse's Assistant and as a Home Health Care Aide specializing in children. Ms. Colleen is a mother of three children and has five grandchildren. She enjoys zumba, weight lifting, reading, sewing, dancing and spending time with her family.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Colleen has previous experience working at other centers in the area.
    Year Started:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    28 Years
  • Ms. Nilvita

    Ms. Nilvita, Discovery Pre-School Teacher

    I love seeing the kids' face when the lesson taught is understood!

    Nilvita has worked with children of all ages for six years.  She graduated from Penn State Harrisburg with a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education and a Master's Degree in Instructional Technology from Wilkes University.  Nilvita has worked at KinderCare Learning Centers for over one year.  Nilvita loves to dance, cook, and do pilates!  Her favorite color is pink, purple, and light blue.  Nilvita's philosophy: the classroom should be a fun, interactive place of learning, where children learn through hands-on instruction.

    Year Started:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    6 Years
    Master's of Science Degree in Instructional Technology, Bachelor's Degree of Elementary Education
  • Ms. Adrianne

    Ms. Adrianne, Discovery Pre-School Teacher

    Carpe Diem--Sieze the day!

    I grew up in a large family and always had pets.  I have been a Sunday School Teacher, Personal Care Assistant, as well as a Medical Technician.  I love to cook and to do gardening.  I have a son named Alexander and a dog named Apollo.  I love to swim, hike and go to the theater to see plays.  Children are our future—being someone who truly cares for their education is so important to me.  I am truly excited and happy to be welcomed and a part of this amazing team.

    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    Medical Technician License
  • Ms. Paige

    Ms. Paige, Kindergarten Teacher

    "In every job that must be done there is an element of fun. You find the fun and snap! The job's a game!" - Mary Poppins

    Ms. Paige began teaching at KinderCare in August of 2014. She received a Bachelor's Degree in both Early Childhood Education and Special Education from Malone University in Canton, Ohio. Recently married, Paige and her husband, Mr. Jered, coach a high school Speech team in Shiremanstown and lead the worship team at their church in Dillsburg. Paige also enjoys musical theater and distance running.

    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 years
    Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Mr. Dave

    Mr. Dave, Cook

    Dave is married to his beautiful wife, Joan.  He has two sons, one daughter, and one step-daughter.  He is a grandfather of four beautiful grandchildren, three granddaughters and one grandson.  Dave enjoys going to the beach several times a year and spending time with his family.

    Year Started:
    1 Year

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

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

Center Menu

Holidays Observed

Memorial Day May 25, 2015
Independence Day July 3, 2015
Labor Day September 7, 2015
Columbus Day October 12, 2015
Thanksgiving Day November 26, 2015
Black Friday November 27, 2015
Christmas Day December 25, 2015
New Years Day January 1, 2016

Health and Safety

Keeping your child safe and secure is our first priority. We follow all state child licensing regulations. When you first enroll you will complete an Enrollment Agreement and Emergency Contact Form. On these papers you will be able to list authorized specific individuals to pick up your child. Written authorization must be on file at the center prior to your child's release to anyone. Anyone listed on the specified sections for child pick up will be asked to provide a government-issued photo ID. In addition to strict pick up policies our center is secured with a keypad entry. We also have a fully fenced play ground area. Our teachers are certified in Child CPR and First Aid.

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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My family loves it here! We were very lucky to find such a welcoming, caring and supportive daycare center. My children have been at this center for almost 7 years. The staff here is like family to us. My favorite part is the personal touches. As a first time mom, a single parent and a working mother, I can always depend on their continued support and understanding. As a parent, you always worry and try to make the right choices for your children’s care. I made a great choice with this center…and I am so thankful.

- Mother

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