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Hatboro KinderCare

Danielle Rapoport, Center Director

378 South Warminster Rd. Hatboro PA 19040
(215) 957-9640 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 7 YEARS
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Special Instructions:
PA TPK Exit 27, Rt. 611N, Rt on Mill Mill turns to S. Warminster

Neighborhood:
Turnpike exit at Willow Grove to 611 North

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Welcome

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

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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.

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.

Upcoming Events at our CenterView All Events

  1. 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.

  2. Thursday November 24, 2016
    1. Thanksgiving Break - Center Closed

      Our center is closed Thanksgiving Day and the day after.

Teachers & Staff

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.

  • Danielle Rapoport

    Danielle Rapoport, Center Director

    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 Susquehanna University, and taught preschool for a priviate school in Maryland. In her free time she enjoys any sport, but especially her Baltimore Ravens!

    Previous Experience:
    Dani previously worked as a preschool teacher for a private school, before coming to KinderCare where she worked as a lead Prekindergarten teacher and Assistant Director.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    A Bad Case of the Stripes
    Year Started:
    10/1/2010
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10
    Education:
    Bachelor Degree in Elementary and Early Childhood Education
  • Leah Mitchell

    Leah Mitchell, Assistant Director

    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.

    Previous Experience:
    Leah has been with the KinderCare family since September 2003. She has played many roles throughout various centers from assistant teacher to Center Director. Leah recently joined the Hatboro KinderCare family as the Assistant Director in March 2016.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
    Year Started:
    9/15/2003
    Tenure:
    13 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    13
    Education:
    Degree in Early Childhood Education, Infant & Toddler CDA, PA Director Credential
  • Jillian

    Jillian, Learning Adventures

    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 assistance director 13 years. Jill is passionate about the well being and education of the children and looks forward to every day spent as an educator.

    Previous Experience:
    Jillian has over nine years of expereince working as an Assaistant Director for KinderCare.
    Years in ECE industry:
    16 Years
    Education:
    Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Tina

    Ms. Tina, Infant Classroom

     I enjoy coming into work everyday knowing that I am changing a child's life.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Tina has been working with children for the past 10 years, and has been with the KinderCare family for three years.
    Year Started:
    1/1/2011
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 Years
  • Ms. Laura

    Ms. Laura, Infant Classroom

    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.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Amy

    Amy, Infant Classroom

    I love teaching children because, I love watching the expression on their faces when they learn something new.

    Amy's goal as a teacher is to provide children with a rich environment where they feel safe to explore, initiate learning, and feel free to express themselves.

    Previous Experience:
    Taught abroad in Asia in the international schools.
    Year Started:
    5/19/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    15 years
    Education:
    Bachelor of Arts and Soical Sciences
  • Ms. Sheena

    Ms. Sheena, Toddler Classroom

    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 8 years). Presently, she is working alongside Ms. Sharon in the Discovery Preschool room. Sheena is proud to have a three year old daughter who also attends KinderCare.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to working at the Hatboro KinderCare, Ms. Sheena was a hairdresser.
    Year Started:
    1/1/2004
    Tenure:
    12 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 Years
  • Kristen

    Kristen, Toddler Classroom

    Year Started:
    11/10/2014
    Tenure:
    1 Year
  • Katie

    Katie, Toddler Classroom

    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.

    Year Started:
    5/19/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
  • Ms. Jane

    Ms. Jane, Toddler Classroom

     I enjoy seeing children grow and learn each day!

    Jane has been with KinderCare since 2000 and has a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology. Jane has enjoys watching the toddlers grow and develop their independence. Jane has a true passion for educating children. She can not wait to meet you and introduce you our toddler community.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2000
    Tenure:
    16 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology
  • Debbie

    Debbie, Toddler Classroom

    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. 

    Year Started:
    9/2/1997
    Tenure:
    19 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    18
    Education:
    CDA
  • Ms. Sharon

    Ms. Sharon, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining Hatboro KinderCare Ms. Sharon worked for a local daycare, managed a deli and was a full time mom to her three children.
    Year Started:
    1/1/2009
    Tenure:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 Years
  • Ms. Cindy

    Ms. Cindy, Infant & Toddler Classroom

    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.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining Hatboro KinderCare Ms. Cindy worked in a Pediatrician's office and was a stay-at-home mom for ten years.
    Year Started:
    1/1/2007
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    12 Years
  • Christina

    Christina, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Chistina works in our Toddler classroom and is a very caring and nurturing teacher. She helps the toddlers learn the basic self help skills. You will often find her sing or dance with the children in her room. She loves to see the children learn and grow in her class.

    Year Started:
    10/6/2015
    Education:
    Child Development Associate
  • Ms. Mary Anne

    Ms. Mary Anne, Preschool Classroom

    It's exciting to watch children grow emotionally, socially, & 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 PreK 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 to write poetry.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining Hatboro KinderCare Ms. Mary Anne worked as a Prekindergarten assistant at a local Preschool. She also taught Preschool and Kindergarten at a school in New Jersey.
    Year Started:
    1/1/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    11 Years
  • Kayci

    Kayci, Preschool Classroom

    I love cheering for even the smallest accomplishment a child makes. What might seem small to us means the world to them.

    Kayci is in the process of returning to school to earn a bachelors in Early Education. Her long term goals are to become a Child Advocate Lawyer.

    Previous Experience:
    I have several years of experience working with children. Recently I worked at the KinderCare in Chalfont and another smaller centers.
    Year Started:
    1/4/2016
  • Ms. Courtney

    Ms. Courtney, PreK Classroom

    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.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining Hatboro KinderCare Ms. Courtney worked as an assistant teacher at a local childcare center for 6 years.
    Year Started:
    9/1/2008
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    12 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Psychology
  • Debbie

    Debbie, PreK Classroom

    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; create a fun and exciting environment allowing for individual differences, interests and learning opportunities.

    Debbie's educational background includes several courses towards a Masters degree at Arcadia College; 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 trainings associated with young children. She has been activity 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 a Director as well.
     

    Previous Experience:
    Debbie has experience teaching children ages toddler-KG as well as, center director at 2 other childcare facilities
    Year Started:
    2/6/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    30 years
    Education:
    Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education
  • Julie

    Julie, PreK Classroom

    Previous Experience:
    She has twelve years experience in the field of ECE. She spent three years working with behaviors students as a Social Worker. She then moved into the field of Early Education where she had been a preschool teacher for the past nine years.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    "The Poky Little Puppy" by Janette Sebring
    Year Started:
    11/10/2014
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Education:
    Associates degree in Human Services
  • Gabby

    Gabby, Floater

    I love watching the children grow and being able to help them learn is why I love what I do everyday!!

    Gabby is currently taking classes in Early Childhood Education and is looking forward to starting the CDA program. When she’s not busy taking classes and working, she loves to spend time at amusement parks when the weather is nice.
     

    Previous Experience:
    Gabby has worked in various smaller centers in our local area prior to joining the Hatboro KinderCare family.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
    Year Started:
    2/29/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    3

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

  • AM Snack
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

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

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.

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.

Our daughter began her early education experience at KinderCare around 6 months of age. Since joining, she has been enrolled for the past two years. We have been so fortunate with all the teachers that she has had at the Hatboro center. Each one has been so caring and loving. Their joy of caring for children is evident in the many interactions we observe and in the way our daughter talks about her teachers – often telling us she loves them!  It is apparent that our daughter feels safe, secure, loved, and encouraged during her days here. Through her excellent teachers, the KinderCare teachings are present. We are amazed at the songs she sings, the colors she learns, and the shapes she knows! She can also spell her name! Not only do the teachers instill knowledge, but general awareness and good behavior. In these ways they are also excellent partners in our daughter's upbringing as we seek to reinforce these at home. We look forward to her future years here!

- Mother

We decided to put our son in daycare when he turned 15 months-old. We had concerns, as all new parents do, with leaving your child with a caretaker that you don't know well. However, I must say that after an exhausting search of local facilities, we decided on Kindercare in Hatboro. We could not be happier with our decision. The Director, Ali, and Assistand Director, Jillian, as well as the teachers in our son's room do a remarkable job. They are personable and take the time to know my wife, son and me. Most imporantly, we have seen such a positive change in our son at home as well as when he is around other children. I highly recommend Hatboro Kindercare to any parents looking for a responsible, developmentally-focused daycare!

- Father
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