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King of Prussia KinderCare

Jillian Dugan-Cataldo, Center Director

211 North Henderson Rd. King Of Prussia PA 19406
(610) 265-4115 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 10 YEARS
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Special Instructions:
at Rt 202 & Henderson Rd

Neighborhood:
King of Prussia, Pennsylvania

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Candlebrook and Caley Elementary Schools

We are currently enrolling Infants, Preschool, Prekindergarten Classrooms.

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Welcome

Welcome to King of Prussia KinderCare. We are very excited to meet with you and your family. Here we believe in giving each family that personal attention because you are giving us your most precious children to take care of.

We take pride in giving your child a place that is safe, secure, and stimulating for them to grow. Your child will be cared by a team of child development experts who you can easily see their passion everyday, every moment. We have an open door policy; we welcome you into your child's classroom to see the quality care your child is receiving. Here at King of Prussia KinderCare, we are your home away from home. Come and join our KinderCare Family!

-Jillian Cataldo, Center Director

Jillian Dugan-Cataldo, 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.

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.

Upcoming Events at our CenterView All Events

  1. Tuesday October 18, 2016
    1. Join Our Community Social

      Your entire family is welcome to join us October 18th for our community social. Come see how family-style dining is done at our center, mingle with other families, and, best of all, enjoy a healthy snack with your child!  

      You’ll better understand how we turn our meals into learning experiences and encourage the children to try new foods, practice table manners, use utensils, and simply enjoy a great meal and good company! See you there!

  2. 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.

Teachers & Staff

Our teachers and staff at King of Prussia KinderCare are engaged in every aspect of their job. They use every moment as a time to teach and nurture each child. You may see a teacher singing a favorite song to an infant as they are getting a diaper changed, a child practicing counting as they march to get in line, a preschooler singing their colors as they wait for their friends to join the group, a prekindergartener learning the letters in sign language as the teacher cleans up for lunch, or a kindergartener saying their address before they transition to the next activity.

  • Jillian Dugan-Cataldo

    Jillian Dugan-Cataldo, Center Director

    Jillian started with KinderCare in September of 2002 as an Infant Room teacher for two years before moving to Young Toddlers for the next two years. She was then promoted to the Assistant Director and Health and Safety Coordinator. Jillian has now been Center Director for the past four years. She believes in making the atmosphere here at King of Prussia KinderCare feel like a second family. She takes the extra effort to have one-on-one conversations with each family. Jillian is the first to celebrate a new accomplishments, lend a listening ear to difficulties of potty training at home, laugh at a child's joke, or get on the floor to join a game. Jillian sees the families here as an extension of her own family and makes sure she is always available to meet their needs. She brings her daughter to KinderCare with her, putting her in the trust of the teachers because she believes in the professionalism and true quality care her staff gives each child and family.

    Previous Experience:
    Jillian began her career as a nanny and a nursing student and also, volunteered in CHOP NICU.
    Year Started:
    9/23/2002
    Tenure:
    14 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    12 years
    Education:
    Associate's Degree in Liberal Studies, Child Development Associate's credential
  • Jessica Whitson

    Jessica Whitson, Assistant Director

    Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success." - Henry Ford

    Jessica has worked here at the KinderCare in King of Prussia for the past 10 years. She started out working as an Infant and Toddler teacher while attending school for her degree in Early Childhood Education. After graduating, she became the Prekindergarten teacher and Program Specialist. In 2008, Jessica became the Assistant Director and has worked along side Jillian since then. Jessica also assists at other local KinderCare centers as needed. She has gained experience as a Director while doing this. Jessica and Jillian are an amazing team. They both put their hearts and soul into their jobs. They communicate with each other with such ease and most times don't need to finish a sentence. Jessica has two sons: a five-year-old and a three-year-old, who also attend KinderCare, and have been in the program since they were six weeks old. She loves to help the teachers in the classrooms and enjoys getting to know every family who comes in the door.

    Year Started:
    10/1/2003
    Tenure:
    13 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 years
    Education:
    Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Brooke, Discovery Preschool

    Previous Experience:
    Prim Rose Daycare and Kiddy Academy
    Year Started:
    9/16/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5
    Education:
    Degree Music Therapy
  • Ms. Beth

    Ms. Beth, Infant Classroom

    I love coming to work each day and spending time with all of the babies. It is such a pleasure to watch them grow and achieve so many developmental milestones in their fist year. I am so fortunate to work with a great team of teachers, and I treasure the relationships that we develp with our families. I consider it an honor that we receive "repeat business" - families who bring their second and third babies to us to teach.

    Ms. Beth is a caring, gentlehearted person. She treats each infant in her care as she would her own. Ms. Beth takes pride in fact that she is given the responsibility care and teach the youngest students here at KinderCare. She is excellent at parent/teacher communication. Ms. Beth follows each individual baby's schedule and any other guidence the parents give. She always there to support the family in way when it comes to their child.

    Previous Experience:
    4 years with Upper Merion School Distict as a child care worker and instructional aide
    Year Started:
    3/1/2008
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    9 Years
    Education:
    Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from Villanova University
  • Ms. Julia

    Ms. Julia, Infant Classroom

    Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think, and twice as beautiful as you've ever imagined. -Dr. Seuss

    Ms. Julia has been with our company for eight years however has just joined our center in 2014. Prior to working at this center Ms. Julia taught Pre-K and Discovery Preschool for many years and then she was promoted to  be the Assistant Director of that center. After that center closed Ms. Julia joined the team here at King of Prussia and became the Infant teacher and we are so excited to have her.

    Previous Experience:
    Worked for Lower Providence summer camp
    Year Started:
    6/1/2007
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 Years
    Education:
    Bachelors in Sociology, Child Development Associate's
  • Ms. Kelly

    Ms. Kelly, Infant Classroom

    Ms. Kelly has been our Infant teacher since January 2014. She has her degree from Eastern University and student taught at Phoenixville Kindergarten Center.She is a ray of sunshine in our Infant room. She is very loving and nurturing to the babies in her care. She can always be found reading stories to them or entertaining them with songs and puppets.

    Previous Experience:
    PCA, Educational Assistant for Central Bucks School DIstrict, Personal Nanny and Toddler room teacher.
    Year Started:
    1/1/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    13 Years
    Education:
    Bachelors in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Nazian

    Ms. Nazian, Infant Classroom

    Children need to be loved and nurtured to grow.

    Ms. Nazi is always loving to the infants in her care. She enjoys giving them hugs throughout the day. Ms. Nazi has a motherly, nurturing way with the babies in her classroom. She shows compassion through every aspect of her job. Infants need consistency with their schedule; Ms. Nazi provides that. She is a reliable, consistent teacher for our families and our babies.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Nazi previously worked as an elementary school teacher.
    Year Started:
    10/1/2007
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    12 years
    Education:
    Master's Degree in Education
  • Ms. Lindsey

    Ms. Lindsey, Pre-Kindergsrten

    Life is a mystery to be explored, not a problem to be solved. 

    Ms. Lindsey is always having lots of fun watching the children in her care learn and develop. As she watches them explore the world she often finds herself learning new things as well. 

    Year Started:
    3/16/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
  • Ms. Natalie

    Ms. Natalie, Toddler Classroom

    Where the spirit does not work with the hand there is no art" 
    -Leonardo Da Vinci

    Ms. Natalie has been working at the center over a year now. When she first started she was mainly in our Discovery Preschool classroom however since her graduation from Bloomsburg University she has mainly been teaching in our Toddler class. Ms. Natalie enjoys working with all age groups and finds excitement in teaching children of many different ages. She believes that quality early education is crutial in early development and loves being able to help the children grow and learn. 

    Previous Experience:
    Home nanny for several different families. Worked at YMCA while in college
    Year Started:
    6/2/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2
    Education:
    Bachelor degree in Social Work
  • Ms. Joanna

    Ms. Joanna, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    I love watching the children grow as they move form room to room.

    Ms. Joanna, or Ms. JoJo as her little students call her, has a well trained patience that she gained from 18 years of being in the Early Childhood field. She is very motherly with the children. Ms. Joanna is always reading books, singing, dancing around, and giving hugs right along with the little ones in her classroom. When you look into her classroom, you can see that she is passionate about her job.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Joanna has 10 years experience working with children from age one to preschool age.
    Year Started:
    1/1/2005
    Tenure:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    18 years
    Education:
    Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Nikki

    Ms. Nikki, Pre-Kindergarten Classroom and Health and Safety Coordinator

    It's so much fun to be able to watch the children grow and learn!

    Ms. Nikki is a teacher in the Young Toddler Classroom and she is also our Health and Safety Coordinator. She has worked with children for over 14 years. Ms. Nikki has her high school diploma and is currently working towards her Child Development Associate. In addition, she attended Vocational-Technical school for Early Childhood Education. Ms. Nikki started out working at KinderCare working in the Infant room for four years then she moved to her current position as a Young Toddler teacher. She shows her passion everyday as she reads stories, sings songs, does art projects and ensures the safety and well being of all her young students.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Nikki began her career as a teacher at Kids Kare Korner and Chesterbrook Academy and did some babysitting as well.
    Year Started:
    2/20/2006
    Tenure:
    10 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    14 years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate
  • Ms. Jenni

    Ms. Jenni, School-Age Classroom

    I love spending time with the kids and watching them grow.

    When watching a child’s face light up when they figure out where a puzzle piece goes for the first time, or knowing the answer to what a cow says is why Ms. Jenni loves working in our Toddler room.  She is very passionate about early childhood education and it shows when she is in the room.  The children love when she is pretending to be an animal during animal action, and recieving her big hugs she gives out when needed.  Ms. Jenni enjoys telling parents all about their child’s day, and continues to build her relationship with each family that joins their classroom.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Jenni spent time taking care of children for local families she knew.
    Year Started:
    10/1/2013
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Education:
    Asociates Degree in Early Childhood Eduation
  • Ms. Marilyn

    Ms. Marilyn, Toddler Classroom

    I enjoy the excitement on the childrens faces as they explore and learn new things, it makes me love coming to work everyday.

    Previous Experience:
    Assistant Director of a home daycare. A nanny for 2 years to four children. Lead teacher for a one year old classroom.
    Year Started:
    3/1/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    2.5 Years
  • Ms. Tiffany

    Ms. Tiffany, Toddler Classroom

    It makes me smile to see the children explore everyday, aglearning and growing with my help.

    Ms. Tiffany enters our building everyday with a big smile on her face and is truly excited to work with the children in her class everyday. She said she loves being here as a stepping stone to a successful future for the children. She has lots of experience working with different age groups. She has 2 young boys ages 2 and 4 and with that she truly understands the nurturing and loving enviroments parents want for their children. Ms. Tiffany loves singing songs with the children as she helps them learn and explore. Ms. Tiffany has hopes to one day become a director. 

    Previous Experience:
    YMCA teacher, and assistant teacher for toddler and preschool classrooms
    Year Started:
    1/1/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 Years
    Education:
    Associate's Degree in Education
  • Ms. Joyce

    Ms. Joyce, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    You've got to dance like there's nobody watching, love like you'll never be hurt, sing like there's nobody listening -William W. Purkey

    Ms. Joyce joined the KinderCare staff in February 2015, coming from working with toddlers as a gym/music specialist at her previous place of employment, She received her Bachelor of Music degree in Texas and worked her Master's of music education in Boston. She also taught choir and piano in public schoolsand directs her church's childrens choir. Ms Joyce loves to teach songs and do musical activities and movement with her class. 

    Previous Experience:
    Gym and music toddler specialist, choir director in public church and private piano teacher.
    Year Started:
    2/1/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor of Music, K-12 certification
  • Ms. Olivia

    Ms. Olivia, Discovery Preschool Classrooms

    Around here, however, we don't look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things… and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths." - Walt Disney

    Ms. Olivia adds a certain spark to the Discovery Preschool classroom. She brings energy and life to all activities in the curriculum. Ms. Olivia has a true passion for all the children in our school. She goes the extra mile to interact with all parents and keeps them informed about their child's day. Olivia has recently became the mommy of a little boy in September.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Olivia was a Jumpstart team leader, and worked at Newlife Daycare.
    Year Started:
    1/1/2010
    Tenure:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    6 years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree
  • Mr. Frank

    Mr. Frank, Preschool Classroom

    Train up a child in the way he should go even when he is old he will not depart from it.

    Mr. Frank is our Preschool teacher and in the short time he has been here so far he has made a big impact  in his classroom. He has made it a very fun, creative and safe enviroment for the children. Mr. Frank has a background in music and art but found his true passion working with children and imarting wisdom onto the younger generation.

    Previous Experience:
    He was a School-age teacher at another center and also a camp counselor
    Year Started:
    11/1/2014
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    3 Years
  • Ms. Jackie

    Ms. Jackie, Preschool Classroom

    "The greatest gifts you can give your child is the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence."-Denis Waitley

    Ms. Jackie is the mother of two young children and is able to understand the the trials and tribulations parents have and obstacles children face on a day to day basis. She enjoys singing funny songs and teaching the children Spanish in the classroom. She has worked with children at another early childhood center and has also worked at a local Catholic Elementary school. Ms. Jackie is an asset to our team and brings fun to learning in the Preschool and Prekindergarten classrooms. She believes children are successful when there is a partnership between parents and teachers, and encourages open communication for all her families.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Jackie previously worked as an office manager and a camp counselor for four years. She also worked in real estate.
    Year Started:
    6/1/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 Years
    Education:
    Office Administration Certification
  • Ms. Sue

    Ms. Sue, Infant Classroom

    I love coming to work each day and seeing how I comfortable and safe I make the children feel when they come to school each day.  I am here at the opening of our center and I am happy to give a warm hug to those early risers.

    Ms. Sue is an amazing teacher. She is a very adaptive teacher and knows all the children in the building.  Ms. Sue is primarily our Pre-Kindergarten teacher, but she can be found in almost any classroom. She enjoys each age level and assists those children thrive, no matter which classroom she is in.  Ms. Sue can be found singing songs, reading stories, assisting children write their names, playing group games outside, and bringing excitement to anything she does!

    Previous Experience:
    Began her career babysitting young children of various ages.
    Year Started:
    4/1/2007
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate
  • Ms. Jakia

    Ms. Jakia, Prekindergarten Classroom

    I strive to make a difference in life of every child I work with.

    Ms. Jakia is a very positive and energentic person.  She uses this to drive her in all aspects of being a teacher.  Ms. Jakia brings life to her Discovery Preschool classroom along with her wonderful team of teachers. She enhances her classroom with each monthly theme change. Ms. Jakia is always bringing out her inner child and being silly right along with her young students. She also has great communication with parents and continues to build her relationship with each family that joins her classroom.

    Previous Experience:
    Worked previously at New Life, and the Pottstown YMCA
    Year Started:
    2/1/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    6 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate
  • Ms. Cathy

    Ms. Cathy, Kindergarten Classroom

    The Golden Rule-Do onto others as you would have done onto you

    Previous Experience:
    Stay at home mom for 4.5 years
    Year Started:
    4/1/2010
    Tenure:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 Years
    Education:
    Bachelors in Early Education
  • Ms. Swati

    Ms. Swati, Cook

    Our center could not functional without our terrific cook Ms. Swati. She takes excellent care of all of our children and their eating habits, food allergies, and preferences. She is very aware of what each child needs and ensures that their eating experience is safe and nutritious. Parents will often ask what her secret is for her cinnamon muffin bread or ask if there are any Rice Krispy treats left over. She is also requested by many students for extra hugs throughout the day.

    Year Started:
    3/1/2007
    Tenure:
    9 Years

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

  • Hindi
  • Spanish

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Additional Menu Options

  • Vegetarian
  • Special diets

Center Menu

Holidays Observed

Holiday Center Closings:  New Years Day, President’s day, Memorial Day,

Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Thanksgiving & The Day After,

Christmas Day. 

Health and Safety

At KinderCare Learning Centers, your child's safety is one of our top priorities. Not only are all of of our outside perimeter doors locked to ensure security, but all of our playgrounds are fenced with locked gates as well. In addition, the front door and the entry door to the classrooms has a coded entry where only authorized family members will have a code to enter. Otherwise a doorbell is available to visitors who will be greeted by a center staff member.

At King of Prussia KinderCare we have a Health and Safety Coordinator on site as well. Ms. Nikki's role includes conducting monthly fire drills, ensuring that all staff's First Aid and CPR certificates are up to date, and maintaining high cleanliness standards.

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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We have been completely satisfied with KinderCare King of Prussia, and it has exceeded our expectations across the board. Our kids and we as parents have developed great relationships with the teachers and staff over the years. It is definitely an atmosphere where you feel that you and your children are part of a family. We highly recommend them to anyone for their childcare needs.

- Parents

The reason my husband and I picked KinderCare is that KinderCare provides a safe learning environment in addition to daycare. KinderCare provides an incredible social environment where the children absorb knowledge beyond anything I had expected. I know that the King of Prussia KinderCare is the reason my girls know so much and I am very thankful for their investment in my children.

- Parents
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