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Charter Lane KinderCare

Laura Taylor, Center Director

1849 Charter Lane Lancaster PA 17601
(717) 393-0686 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds

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Special Instructions:
Off Rte 30 in the Greenfield Corporate Park.

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Leola and Fritz provide transportation on a case by case basis. Contact school for information.

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Welcome to the Charter Lane KinderCare, located in the Greenfield Corporate Park! With our spacious outdoor playscape areas, large classrooms and quiet location, we are sure you and your family would feel right at home in our center. With a combined total of over 200 years of service, our caring, dedicated staff are eager to get to know your child. Many of our staff have been with the Charter Lane KinderCare for over five years.

Laura Taylor, 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.

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.


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

Our center is filled with passionate, creative, and highly educated teachers. We are invested in helping your child grow, explore and learn. At our center we are focused on creating an environment for all children where education and fun are the main focus! The management team and the teachers work closely to ensure that your child’s educational journey is top notch. We are very excited to meet you and can’t wait for you to join our KinderCare family!
  • Jill Geist

    Jill Geist, Assistant Director

    I enjoy being a positive influence for the children. It is rewarding to be a part of the learning experience.

    Jill has worked with our KinderCare for many years! She started as a Kindergarten teacher and was promoted to Assistant Director where she has been for over ten years. While many things changed about the center, Jill remained the constant that many families grew to love. Jill's passion for Early Childhood Education is evident in her interactions and relationships with our families.

    Previous Experience:
    I began my early childhood journey with KinderCare when I was just out of high school. I have since developed bonds with my students (some of them now as current parents) that have devoted me to this KinderCare forever!
    Year Started:
    30 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    26 Years
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Damaris, Toddler Classroom

    Previous Experience:
    Damaris has spent many years in an infant classroom. We are excited that she has joined our team.
    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 +
    Associates in Early Childhood
  • Ms. Kisha

    Ms. Kisha, Toddler Classroom

    I love watching our infants grow.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Kisha has experience working at the Boys and Girls club.
    Year Started:
    16 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    11 years
    Child Development Associate Credential; Associate's in General Studies
  • Ms. Madeline, Pre-K Counts Classroom

    My goal is to connect the dots. Connect families to each other. Connect school to home. Connect kids to life long friends.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Madeline comes to our KinderCare family with experience working with Pre-K Counts and their families. She brings a knowledege of parent based learning activities.
    Year Started:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Bachelor's in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Eden, Pre K Counts

    KinderCare empowers children to learn, grow and explore. I'm glad to be a part of that journey

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Eden worked with our KinderCare for about 6 years. She took some time away, before finding her way back to our classroom.
    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    7 +
  • Ms. Minh, Toddler Classroom

    I enjoy helping the children reach goals and accomplish new tasks.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Minh has worked with children throughout her schooling.
    Year Started:
    18 Years
    Child Development Associate Credential; Bachelor's in Elementary Education
  • Ms. Angell

    Ms. Angell, Infant Teacher

    I love seeing everybody smiling and making children laugh!

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Angell has been babysitting since she was 11!
    Year Started:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    6 years
    Bachelor's in Business Management
  • Ms. Abby

    Ms. Abby, Preschool Classroom

    I enjoy listening to the stories the children come up with about their play experiences!

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Abby has many years of babysitting experience.
    Year Started:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    6 years

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

We welcome FedEx families as our newest Care Select client. Please call us for a tour to see how we can benefit you and your family!

Our students will be learning about giving back to their community through our Hop-A-Thon activities throughout the beginning of April. This will end with our "Hop" on Friday, April 3rd! All proceeds that the children raise will go to MDA (Muscular Dystrophy Association) To sponsor a child, make a donation or join our "Hop", please give us a call!

Awards and Recognition

  • STAR 4 A

    STAR 4 A

  • PA Pre-K Counts

    PA Pre-K Counts

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • American Sign Language
  • Spanish
  • Vietnamese

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Additional Menu Options

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Special diets

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

Safety is one of our top priorities. Each of our staff is certified in CPR and First Aid to provide the best care possible for our children. Our doors are locked by a keypad entry system both at our main entrance and our playground entrance to ensure top safety for your children. We also have an onsite Health and Safety Coordinator to ensure that safety is a top priority. She has been certified through our Health & Safety Coordinator Training program.

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 see the staff at KinderCare as our extended family. The care that they have given to my daughter over the years and the things she is learning while in Pre-K Counts are amazing. I am confident that she will be ready for Kindergarten.

- Mother

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