Danielle Rapoport, Center Director
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Welcome to the NAEYC accredited Hatboro KinderCare! At our center your child will not only have a safe, secure and stimulating environment to learn in, but we have the support from a team of early childhood professionals who have a true passion for educating and nurturing children! We are excited to meet you and introduce your family to ours!
Danielle Rapoport, Center Director
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Hatboro KinderCare staff is what makes our school so special. From our lead teachers to our assistants, we have staff who love what they do and strive to make every day special for the children.
Coming to school each day isn't work, it's a joy. It's a pleasure to watch children in each room learn and grow on a daily basis, as well as build relationships with their parents.
Dani joined the Hatboro KinderCare team in February of 2016, but has worked with KinderCare Education since 2010 where she was a Prekindergarten teacher in one of our Baltimore centers, then an Assistant Director at our Chalfont center, and finally a Center Director at both the Horsham and Lansdale centers. Prior to this she graduated in 2009 with a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary and Early Childhood Education with a minor in Psychology from
I love challenging myself to teach children in new and exciting ways each day. The thing that I love most about Early Childhood Education is seeing that 'lightbulb' go off when a child grasps what you are teaching them or when they master a new skill or task.
Leah joined the KinderCare family in 2003. She attained her Child Development Associate in 2005, Associate of Science degree in Early Childhood Education in 2010, and her PA Director Credential in 2013. Leah is a nationally registered Professional Development Specialist for the Council for Professional Recogniton and assists Early Childhood educators in attaining their CDA in both Infant & Toddler and Preschool settings.
A simple hello could lead to a million things.
Jill has been a part of KinderCare team since 2001. Jill has experience working in the classroom and as an Assistant Director for 13 years. Jill is passionate about the well being and education of the children and looks forward to every day spent as an educator.
I enjoy coming into work everyday knowing that I am changing a child's life.
I have always had a love for children and truly enjoy working with them each day.
Ms. Laura has worked with KinderCare since 2012. She has experience working with infant aged children as well as tutorial specialist. Ms. Laura has two daughters and she loves taking them to the park and shopping.
Sheena graduated high school with a Cosmetology license and for three years was employed as a hairdresser. She began her career at KinderCare as a floater but quickly moved into a Lead Teacher position in the two-year-old room. Since that time, she has taught in both the Toddler and Infant rooms (where she stayed for over eight years). Presently, she is working alongside Ms. Sharon in the Discovery Preschool classroom. Sheena is proud to have a three-year-old daughter who also attends KinderCare.
Ms. Betty has a degree in Social Work, and was looking for a change of pace. She enjoys spending time with the younger children and always has a smile on her face!
Ms. Debbie has worked for KinderCare since 1997. Her expertise is mainly with the toddler children. She thoroughly enjoys speaking with the children and seeing the world through their eyes and life through their point of view. She loves the excitement when they achieve a new skill and the feeling of being a part of this enormous time of growth in early childhood.
Ms. Kristen has her Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education, and loves spending time with her family!
Katie is currently pursing a Psychology degree with an applied youth development minor at York College. She is very excited to be part of KinderCare. Katie has prior experience working as a tutor and a Girl Scout leader for an after school program in York. She has also volunteered as a mentor and program coordinator for Big Brothers Big Sister.
I am inspired to come to school each day by the children's smiling faces. I love helping them accomplish a new skill and reach important milestones.
Cindy has 12 years of experience teaching infant and toddler aged children. Prior to KinderCare, she was a full time stay-at-home mom. Cindy is excited to have the privilege of spending time with the amazing children and families here at the Hatboro KinderCare.
It's exciting to watch children grow emotionally, socially, and academically on a daily basis and to know that I am a part of that.
Mary Anne has worked for KinderCare for since 2013 as a Preschool and Prekindergarten teacher. Prior to moving to PA, Mary Anne was both a Kindergarten and Preschool teacher in Mount Laurel. Mary Anne is married and is a mother of three. During her free time she enjoys gardening, camping, hiking, and writing poetry.
Ms. Daniella is one of our newest family members here in Hatboro! She is currently working on completing her Associate of Arts in Early Childhood Education.
Laughter is the best medicine!
Courtney has been at the Hatboro KinderCare since September 2008. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Penn State Abington in May 2007. In the classroom, Courtney loves to express creativity with the children through activities like yoga, music, and nature walks outside.
Everyday excites me with new challenges. Teaching is very rewarding and is self fulfilling in watching children grow.
Debbie started working for KinderCare in February 2012. Her teaching philosophy is to consider each child as an individual, meet each child's needs, and create a fun and exciting environment allowing for individual differences, interests, and learning opportunities.
Debbie's educational background includes several courses towards a Master's degree at Arcadia College, and she has a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Chestnut Hill College. In addition, she participated in continuing her education with yearly workshops, seminars, and training associated with young children. She has been actively working with children for over 30 years. Her experience includes working with children as young as toddler age to Kindergarten aged children. She also has experience working as a Center Director as well.
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.
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.
We observe the following holidays:
Please note that because holidays observed may vary between centers, please be sure to check with your Center Director for specific closures.
The health and safety of the students of our school and families is a top priority. The building is secured by a keypad entry system. Doors are opened only to members of our school community, with proper identification. Our grounds are completely fenced to provide an added layer of security. The staff is trained in pediatric first aid and CPR. The staff is trained in emergency drills and practice with students. Copies of the schools emergency plan are posted and available to all staff and families. Safe and healthy settings promote each child to grow in a secure atmosphere.
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 though the various training opportunities in the community.
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