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Langhorne KinderCare

Joei Natale, Center Director

390 East Maple Ave. Langhorne PA 19047
(215) 752-9265 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Years
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Neighborhood:
Where 413 and Maple Avenue meet

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Heckman, Pearl Buck, Everitt, Herbert Hoover, Ferderbar

Welcome

Welcome to our center! We are so glad you are considering us for your family's childcare and early education needs. We have so much to offer! Langhorne KinderCare has been open since August of 1981. Our center is located in the heart of the Neshaminy School District, giving us the opportunity to serve the before and after school needs of the families in our community, in addition to serving families with children 6 weeks and older. Our teachers are dedicated to providing high quality care and education in a very nurturing environment. I'd love to show you our center, so schedule a tour today!

Joei Natale, Center Director

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AMERICA’S MOST ACCREDITED

We’re so proud!

Nationally only 10% of daycares are accredited–nearly 100% of our learning centers are. That’s a big difference, and that means KinderCare kids are getting the very best. Here’s why.

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SCHOOL-READY

Our kids are taking off!

By kindergarten, our kids are testing ahead of their peers. Read all about it.

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.

Monthly Activities

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. 

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.

Teachers & Staff

Our teachers and staff have over 131 years of combined experience in Early Childhood Education! Some of our staff have been here for more than ten years! In addition to experience, several of our teachers have degrees in education. We take advantage of multiple professional development opportunities throughout the year to make certain we are providing the highest quality of care to our families and children.

  • Joei Natale

    Joei Natale, Center Director

    Children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see. ~Author Unknown

    Joei loves going to work each and everyday,  seeing the children grown into wonderful young people makes each day worth it. She  enjoys working with families making sure they love KinderCare as much as she does. She has her own child at KinderCare and knows how important and hard it is to find the right place for your child, with that said she knows KinderCare is the perfect place for her child as well as yours.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining the Langhorne KinderCare, Joei was at the Newtown center for the last 2 years where she was a Prekindergarten teacher and Assistant Director.
    Year Started:
    8/1/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Social and Behavioral Sciences with a Minor in Social Work, Sociology and Psychology
  • Darlene Capaldi

    Darlene Capaldi, Assistant Director

  • Ms. Lauren

    Ms. Lauren, Program Specialist, Transitional Kindergarten, and Learning Adventures Teacher

    Ms. Lauren graduated from Valley Forge Christian Collge in 2012, majoring in elementary education. She is currently pursuing a masters degree in child psychology from Duquesne University. Ms. Lauren enjoys reading, playing piano, hanging out with family and friends and playing board games in her free time. She loves going to amusement parks, concerts and exploring new places. She would love to visit Brazil, Spain and London one day.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to starting at Kindercare, Ms. Lauren taught Sunday school with ages infant-6th grade and student taught 4th grade. She was also a nanny for four kids, ages 6 months-5 years.
    Favorite Children's Book:

    Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

    Years in ECE industry:
    8 years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education; credits toward master's in Mental Health Counseling
  • Ms. Trudy

    Ms. Trudy, Infant Classroom

    I just love the little, little people! I enjoy keeping them happy and safe. I love my job because I get to see them develop, learn, have fun and see them smiling and laughing.

    Ms. Trudy is our most tenured teacher, with 21 years of service at the Langhorne center. Not a minute goes by that you won't hear her talking to the babies in the room. She takes great care in everything she does for our infants. Ms. Trudy is very diligent in speaking with parents about each of the babies development and ensuring a consistent routine between home and KinderCare.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Trudy worked as an Aide at a local middle school prior to joining the KinderCare family.
    Year Started:
    2/10/1992
    Tenure:
    24 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    21 Years
  • Ms. Melissa

    Ms. Melissa, Infant and Toddler Classrooms

    I am passionate about the opportunities I can offer to the children to give them a great, positive start on life. I love to hear their stories and watch them grow and change through experiences at the center.

    Ms. Melissa has been with KinderCare for eleven years. She has a high school diploma and graduated from technical school for professional baking. Ms. Melissa also achieved her Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential in Infant and Toddler programs. She loves to sing and dance with the children in her classroom. Ms. Meslissa also likes doing art projects and science and sensory experiences with the children. She enjoys cooking as well.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining the KinderCare family, Ms. Melissa worked at the Love-a-Lot Daycare, and brings experience babysitting, working in a nursery, and as a Sunday School teacher.
    Year Started:
    11/1/2001
    Tenure:
    15 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    14 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential
  • Ms. Bev

    Ms. Bev, Infant Classroom

    Ms. Bev has been working with Kindercare for 10+ years at both Horsham and Langhorne Kindercares. She has three daughters, seven grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. In her free time, Ms. Bev likes to cook, go to the beach, read and do puzzles.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to working at Kindercare Langhorne, Ms. Bev worked at Kindercare Horsham.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Little Red Wagon
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 years
    Education:
    High school diploma
  • Ms. Erika

    Ms. Erika, Infant Classroom

    I'm a pencil in the hand of God"- Mother Theresa

    Ms.Erika is a mother of two daughters: a sixteen year old and a three-year-old. She is a full time student, pursuing a bachelors degree in Art Education, in order to teach art at a high school level. She enjoys painting, everything Game of Thrones, sudoku, nail polish, traveling (especially Florida and Jamaica), and experience new things with her children.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to working at Kindercare Langhorne, Ms. Erika worked at Kindercare Bensalem and Headstart.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.
    Years in ECE industry:
    3 years
    Education:
    Associates Degree in Graphic Design/ Pursuing Bachelors in Education
  • Ms. Ciara

    Ms. Ciara, Toddler Classroom

    Let us sacrifice our today so that our children will have a better tomorrow

    Ms. Ciara has been at Langhorne Kindercare for a little over a year. She is currently working on finishing her BA in Early Childhood Education and performing arts at SUNY Empire State College. She enjoys singing with the children and teaching them in unique ways through the arts.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to working at Kindercare, Ms. Ciara babysat, acted as a TA at TLE, was a Mad Scientist instructor and instructor of young artists workshops. She was also a summer associate for a kindergarten/1st grade teacher.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Little Red Riding Hood
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 years
    Education:
    Credits towards Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Maria

    Ms. Maria, Toddler Classroom

    One of the most important things we adults can do for children is to model the kind of person we would like them to be"- Carol B. Hillman

    Ms. Maria has studied medical technology at Sanford Brown Institute and is currently attending Bucks County Community College for early childhood education to finish her degree.  Ms. Maria was a member of the Neshaminy High School drama and choir programs. She enjoys movies, sports and coloring.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Maria worked as a babysitter and in a Child Development Program in High School prior to joining the KinderCare family.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Where the Wild Things Are Wizard of Oz
    Year Started:
    8/7/2007
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 years
    Education:
    Some College Credits in Early Childhood Education and Psychology
  • Ms. Kim

    Ms. Kim, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    I love teaching children new things and love their reaction and pride when they learn something new. I love their sense of discovery and excitement.

    Ms. Kim has worked at Langhorne KinderCare for almost eight years in the Toddler and Discovery Preschool Classroom groups. She earned her degree from Holy Family University and has her teaching certificate in Early Childhood Education through Temple University. Ms. Kim's favorite part of the day is Circle Time. They do a variety of activities related to the curriculum theme and the children are very enthusiastic about this part of their day!

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to starting at KinderCare Ms. Kim was a fifth grade teacher and spent several years in retail including owning her own candy and gift package shop.
    Year Started:
    8/5/2005
    Tenure:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Elementary and Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Grace

    Ms. Grace, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Think deeply; speak gently; love much; laugh often; work hard; give freely, and be kind".

    Ms. Grace is a graduate of St. Jude College in Manila, Philippines, where she earned a bacelors degree in nursing. She has worked at Kindercare Langhorne since 2013. Ms. Grace enjoys teaching children and getting to know their families. She also enjoys traveling with her husband, cooking Filipino dishes, dancing zumba and spending time with her family and friends.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to starting at Kindercare, Ms. Grace worked as a human resource administrative assistant .
    Favorite Children's Book:
    My Many Colored Days
    Year Started:
    3/8/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Nursing
  • Ms. Cierra

    Ms. Cierra, Preschool Classroom

    I call my students 'my kids' because in our year together, they aren't just kids on my class list, they become a part of my heart"-Ms. Cierra

    Ms. Cierra is a recent college graduate of Lock Haven University. She majored in Early Childhood Education and Special Education, graduating summa cum laude with a 4.0 GPA. Ms. Cierra currently lives in Trevose, PA with her dog, Scout, and two cats, Benji and Theo. In her free time, she loves to read books, spend time with her family or browse the internet for fun activities to do with her students. Cierra's passion is teaching young children. Her new position at Kindercare is an amazing start to her dream career.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to working at Kindercare, Ms. Cierra attended Lock Haven University and student taught in a kindergarten class and a life skills class (grades 3-5).
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Where the Wild Things Are
    Years in ECE industry:
    4.5 years
    Education:
    Bacelors Degree in Early Childhood Education and Special Education
  • Ms. Megan

    Ms. Megan, Preschool Classroom

    Live, Laugh, Love" "You miss 100% of the shots you don't take"-Wayne Gretzky

    Ms. Megan is 25 years old and graduated from Gwynedd-Mercy University with a bachelors degree in criminal justice. Ms. Megan was a police officer for a year before returning back to early childhood education. She has a four-year-old daughter named Giovanna who she spends all her free time with.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to teaching at Kindercare, Ms. Megan worked retail at The Loft along with teaching basketball camps and babysitting.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Cat in the Hat Light in the Attic
    Year Started:
    9/14/2011
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3.5 years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice
  • Mr. Timmy

    Mr. Timmy, School Age

    Mr. Timmy is currently pursuing a bachelors degree in nursing from University of Pittsburgh. After graduation, Mr. Timmy plans on working in pediatrics. In his free time, he likes to go to the beach and amusement parks, hang out with friends and listen to music. 

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to working at Kindercare, Mr. Timmy volunteered at church with ages kindergarten-6th grade for 4 years.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Fox in Socks
    Year Started:
    5/2/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    3 months
    Education:
    Continuing education at University of Pittsburgh

Upcoming Center Activities

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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. 

Monday January 02, 2017
Center Closed in Observance of New Year's Day

 

Monday January 16, 2017
Join our Open House the week of January 16–20!

Your whole family is welcome to join us for an Open House the week of January 16–20.

During wintertime we get a chance to get cozy and focus on fun activities that bring learning to life for children. This is the perfect time to see firsthand the learning and joy that happens in our classrooms every day. The center director and teachers will be on hand to meet you and talk about what makes our center so special. See you there!

Friday January 20, 2017
Winter Gala

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Our preschool, prekindergarten and transitional kindergarten classes will be putting on a show for our parents. Toddlers and twos will be doing a craft/snack with parents. All are welcome.

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
  • Filipino

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Additional Menu Options

  • Vegetarian
  • Special diets

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 children in our care is our number one priority. The Director's office is located right next to the only entry into the building, which is equipped with a keypad entry system. Our playgrounds are completely fenced in, providing added security when the children are playing outside. All of our staff and teachers are certified in Infant and Child CPR and First Aid. Our health and safety coordinator conducts regular safety audits of our center to ensure any concerns are addressed in a timely fashion. We also conduct regular fire and disaster drills to ensure that our teachers and children are prepared in case of an emergency.

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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If you have a story about your experience at KinderCare, please share your story with us.

The minute I walked in to the Langhorne KinderCare I knew it was the right place for my daughter and me. The staff is a caring group of individuals who love the kids they work with. They have the childrens' best interests at heart which is the underlying feeling of the center.  The curriculum keeps the children interested, motivated and learning in multiple ways. The learning centers are exactly what the children need - learning through play! As a former elementary teacher, this is important to me for my daughter's early education. 

I love that the outdoor areas are age appropriate to help little ones get their energy out! My daughter loves that she got to help create a garden with her friends and is looking forward to spring already so they can do it again.  Summer camp is amazing! The activities are different enough from the school year yet continue to build on what the kids have learned.

Keeping children actively engaged all year takes a lot of hard work and dedication on the part of the teachers, assistant director & director of the center. That is part of what makes this center so amazing since this is not the case at every daycare center.

The friendliness of the other families and staff contribute to the positive vibe of the center I feel every time I walk in, even at 5:59 PM. Over the past year and a half the staff and families of the Langhorne KinderCare center have become part of our extended family, our village has grown and we are better for it.

- Mother

My daughter, Cassandra has been attending Kindercare since she was 3 months old. They are extremely caring, which alleviates worry especially for a first time mom. They help her achieve her milestones and keep me up to date with her progress. Cassandra enjoys her time at Kindercare and for that I am grateful.

- Mother

Last year, when my wife and I were first looking at daycare for our three-year old daughter, we looked at many schools and daycare centers. We weren't too impressed with any of them until we met with Ms. Natalie, the center director, and Ms. Becky, the assistant director of KinderCare in Langhorne. Right from the start, we felt comfortable with them and the teachers we met. We got the feeling that our daughter would be well looked after and would learn a lot. They even gave us a free trial day to see if she would be happy at the center. She came home happier than we had ever seen! After she had attended for three months, we started our six week-old son. We continue to be very satisfied with the staff and level of care and attention that they receive. Both children are very happy when we walk them through the door. My wife and I receive daily reports on their activities, what they learned, and we get calls immediately if they are not feeling well. For any parent in the area, I would definitely recommend considering Langhorne's KinderCare Center.

- Father

My daughter has been at the Langhorne KinderCare since she was three months old and I am beyond pleased with their care for her. The staff is professional, knowledgeable and above all caring. As a parent you want to know that your child is receiving the highest quality care but you also want to feel like her caregivers are genuinely invested in her development. At Langhorne KinderCare my daughter is thriving! She is almost two now and Langhorne KinderCare is like a home away from home for her. Sometimes when I come to pick her up she doesn't want to leave!

- Mother
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