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Lansdale KinderCare

Francine Lauman, Center Director

80 Cowpath Rd. Lansdale PA 19446
(215) 368-0242 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Special Instructions:
at Cowpath & Broad next to Brookside Manor Apartment Complex

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Hatfield, Oak Park, Bridal Path, Knapp, Walton Farm, AM Kulp (North Penn school provides transportation)

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Welcome

Welcome to our center! We have been developing children to their full potential since 1985. Lansdale KinderCare is centered in the North Penn School District, allowing us to serve children six weeks to 12 years of age. Lansdale KinderCare is an active community because we believe that serving the community benefits children. Our teachers appreciate childhood as a valuable stage of life, and truly enhance and educate during this important time. We would love to meet your family! Schedule a tour today!

Francine Lauman, 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.

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.

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.

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. 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

With more than half of the staff having education degrees, you will be able to see that the work in the classrooms is based on the knowledge of how children develop and learn. Our teachers and staff participate in additional professional development twice yearly. All of the training and education shows when our teachers invite families into our learning community. Everyone is respected for their individual dignity, worth, and uniqueness in our community.

  • Francine Lauman

    Francine Lauman, Center Director

    Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. - Nelson Mandela

    I have been with KinderCare for over 13 years.  Each day is a new day, and I work to see the world through the eyes of a child.  I instill in myself and the teachers that childhood is a brief moment in time, and we must respect the innocence of youth.  We take our education and safety measures with the most serious, but our school is a family, and we know that laughter and love must be the key to each day!  

    In my spare time I love to shop!  Parents like to share where the good deals are and the newest items.  I know that you will love being part of our extended family!  Let's go on the journey of learning together!

    Previous Experience:
    I have been with KinderCare for over 13 years. I grew as a teacher at the Lansdale location for my first 10 years. After that, I spent time at four other locations growing as an administrator. It is great to be home at Lansdale again!
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Where the Sidewalk Ends, Harold and the Purple Crayon
    Years in ECE industry:
    13
    Education:
    BS in ECE, MA in Ed Psych, TBD Ed.D in Edu Admin
  • Tina Fort

    Tina Fort, Assistant Director

    I enjoy coming to school each day to watch the children grow and learn.  While being the Assistant Director, I often get the chance to interact with children of all ages, and their families.  It's the best of both worlds! 

    Tina began working in the ECE field at the age of 14, teaching CCD.  She then attended Temple University and received a degree in Psychology and later attended Bucks County Community College and completed her degree in Elementary Education.  Tina began working for Knowledge Universe in 2012 at our Richboro location as the Discovery Preschool Two year old teacher.  She quickly was promoted to the Health and Safety Coordinator, and then Assistant Director by 2013.  Tina transfered to our Lansdale team in August of 2015 as the Assistant Director.  In her free time Tina enjoys spending time with her family and friends, and going to the beach whenever possible.  

    Previous Experience:
    Tina began teaching our Discovery Preschool in Richboro in 2012 and became Assistant Director in 2013 before joining the Lansdale KinderCare team in 2015
    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Very Hungry Caterpillar
    Year Started:
    9/17/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10+
    Education:
    AA in Elementary Education and Bachelors in Psychology
  • Ms. Diane

    Ms. Diane, Infant Classroom

    I love taking care of the infants and watching them grow and learn about the world around them.

    After Ms. Diane's children started school she found employment in the North Penn school district's food service where she worked for eleven years. She enjoyed being with the children, which lead her in the direction of child care. She found a local child care center and began working with Infants. Ms. Diane is excited to have the opportunity to join the Lansdale KinderCare team and having the privilege of spending time with the wonderful families and children at our center.

    Year Started:
    8/1/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    12 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Cindy

    Ms. Cindy, Toddlers

    I love the expressions on the children's faces when they can finally ready a story or when they have written something and can share it with others.

    Ms. Cindy attended college at Kutztown University, where she graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in 1978. She started as a third grade teacher in 1988 and taught them for 10 years. She then started teaching second grade and shortly returned to teaching third grade. In 2008 Ms. Cindy started teaching in the Discovery Preschool classroom. Cindy then was given the opportunity to teach in the Kindergarten classroom in 2009. She looks forward to many more years of teaching young children.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to starting at KinderCare Ms. Cindy taught second and third grade for 20 years.
    Year Started:
    9/1/2008
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    4 Years
    Education:
    Master's Degree in Elementary Education, Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education
  • Ms. Kait

    Ms. Kait, Toddler Classroom

    An investment in knowledge pays the best interest. - Ben Franklin

    Ms. Kait graduated from Kaplan University in November of 2013. She was married after college, and now has a beautiful family with two little girls, Madison and McKenzie.  Ms. Kait is a big Philadelphia Flyers fan, and enjoys spending her free time with family at the lake.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Kait has previous experience babysitting.
    Year Started:
    11/1/2013
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    1 Year
    Education:
    Bachelor's of Arts Degree in Psychology
  • Ms. Bridget

    Ms. Bridget, Discovery Preschool

    I enjoy spending each day with the children because they are extremely eager to learn. I enjoy see everyone's face light up when I walk into the classroom.

    Ms. Bridget has been the toddler teacher at the Lansdale KinderCare since the summer of 2008. She was a swim lesson instuctor before joining the KinderCare team. She attended Immaculata University, where she graduated with her Bachelors of Art degree in 2008. She enjoys getting the opportunity to interact and teach the toddlers new things each day.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to starting with KinderCare Ms. Bridget was a swim lesson instructor for seven years.
    Year Started:
    6/9/2008
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    4 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Music
  • Ms. Tara, Preschool

    I love knowing that everyday the children teach me just as much as I teach them.

    Ms. Tara graduated from Chestnut Hill College in May 2013 with a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education. Through college she worked in a child care center as a Prekindergarten teacher. During this time she was given many opportunities to fill in in all classrooms Infant through Kindergarten. It was here she found her true passion of teaching in the Early Childhood Education field. After graduating college Ms. Tara was presented with an opportunity to join KinderCare as the Discovery Preschool teacher. She looks forward to teaching every day and loves working with all of the families. Ms. Tara is currently working on her Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare Ms. Tara worked in Early Childhood Education for eight years in other child care centers, two practicums and student teaching.
    Year Started:
    7/1/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood & Elementary Education
  • Ms. Bhavana

    Ms. Bhavana, Prekindergarten Classroom and Program Specialist

    I love my job because of the children. I enjoy teaching Prekindergarten because the children are eager to learn. Their love for education and affection motivate me to come to work every day.

    Ms. Bhavana was born in India, and is married with two beautiful daughters. She has been working with KinderCare since November 1990. She is the head teacher for the prekindergarten room as well as our Program Specialist. Ms. Bhavana enjoys planning projects that involve getting messy and experimenting. She believes in the hands-on approach to learning in implementing her lesson plans, structured play and other activities.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Bhavana taught preschool in India for four years, and has taken courses in personal counseling and public speaking.
    Year Started:
    11/1/1990
    Tenure:
    25 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    26 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's of Arts Degree in Psychology and with a minor in Early Childhood Education; Nursery School Certificate; Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Jill

    Ms. Jill, Kindergarten

    Of all the treasures in the world there is nothing more precious than giving the children a piece of your heart.

    Ms. Jill graduated from West Chester University in December 2013 with a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Early Grades Preparation. During her time at WCU she had field experience working with children in Preschool through second grade. She completed her student teaching placement in a first grade classroom which provided her with an opportunity to join KinderCare floating among the the Infant, Toddler, and Discovery Preschool classrooms. Ms. Jill looks forward to working with all the children and their families.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms Jill has previous experience working at Kiddee Korner for two years as a teacher, three years of field experience, one Practicum, and student teaching.
    Year Started:
    1/1/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    4 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's of Science Degree in Early Grades Preparation
  • Ms. Diana

    Ms. Diana, School Age Classroom, Tutorial Specialist

    I love to walk into the room in the morning and instantly get greeted by lots of hugs and hellos. I feel that it is very rewarding.

    Ms. Diana started her career with KinderCare in 2011. She started as a teacher filling in for various classrooms but then settled into the Discovery Preschool Classroom as the lead teacher. She graduated in 2002 with her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, after which she was a substitute teacher for the Souderton and Pennridge School Districts. Ms. Diana works to include every child's thoughts and achievements when planning her daily activities, and restructures it as needed. Some of her favorite things in the classroom are daily art projects, music and reading.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Diana was a substitute teacher for four years.
    Year Started:
    4/1/2011
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    1 Year
    Education:
    Bachelor's of Science Degree in Elementary Education
  • Miss Ashlie, Floater

    Years in ECE industry:
    2
  • Miss Nahid, Floater

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.

Awards and Recognition

  • Keystone Stars - Star 4

    Keystone Stars - Star 4

  • NAEYC

    NAEYC

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • Hindi
  • Korean

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • 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.

KinderCare is an overall amazing place.  The staff are so helpful and my kids love coming here! Ms. Leah and Ms. Diana are great teachers, as is everyone else.  Thank you for helping to teach my children and watch them grow.

- Mother

To our family, KinderCare means a piece of mind.  We know that while we are working, our children are in capable, and caring hands.  They are in a safe environment to learn and grow. Thank you! 

- Mother

This school has been the best for our family. My son has learned so much here and he does well sharing with others.  I have a piece of mind while my child is at school.

- Mother

It's sounds strange to say, but KinderCare of Lansdale was originally not our first choice of daycares for our daughter, Paige. I had originally enrolled her at a daycare at a local church near our home beginning in September of 2014. But because Paige was born almost a month early, we had to scramble to find a temporary daycare for her for the month of August. We didn't have much time to search for one and KinderCare of Lansdale was near my husband's work location, which was convenient because he would be dropping her off every day. The staff at KinderCare was so friendly, and the facility is very clean, bright and welcoming. These were things that really helped to calm my fears and really aided with my transition back to work after being home with her every day for almost 3 months.
 
When it came time for her to begin daycare at the local church, I started to have doubts about it. The month that we spent at KinderCare was more than enough time to realize that the staff at the facility is absolutely wonderful and they are some of most patient teachers I've ever encountered. Plus, all of the children, from infants to school age children, are always so happy while they're there. I never spoke of my doubts until my husband came to me the week before she was to leave KinderCare and he said "I don't want her to go to the church". I was relieved that it wasn't just Mommy having the anxiety, it was Daddy, too! Even though the cost of tuition was about $80 more than the local church, it was totally worth it to us. There are some things in life that you just have to pay a little more for, and peace of mind is one of them! One thing that helped offset some of the additional cost for tuition is the Gerber formula that was provided to make her bottles for her day at daycare, as well as the breakfast, lunch and afternoon snacks that were provided once she was able to eat solid foods. They also allow for flexible drop off and pick up times, whereas the church only allowed for a maximum of 50 hours per week. One of the things that helped make my transition back to work so easy is the daily "reports" that come home with Paige every day. The report lists when she took a nap and for how long; how many wet/dirty diapers she had; when, what and how much she ate; as well as a short summary of something that she really enjoyed that day.
 
Fundamentally, there was nothing wrong with our original choice for daycare provider, but it became very obvious very quickly that you get what you pay for when it comes to daycares. KinderCare is a facility that I highly recommend and now I plan on sending all of my children to Kinder Care of Lansdale.
 
 

- Mother

As a working mother, it’s hard to find the right place that can provide a comfortable and secure environment; however, we found that place with KinderCare in Lansdale.<br /> My children attend KinderCare Learning Center in Lansdale from January 2013 through the present day. We have twin boys in the Prekindergarten room and an older daughter that attends the School Age program before and after school. While at KinderCare, the boys have learned everything from their ABC’s, numbers, letter and number recognition to opposites, shapes and other fundamentals that will help them succeed in Kindergarten. They also learn life enhancement skills such as sharing, patience, understanding and love. KinderCare creates an environment where children have fun as well as develop wonderful relationships with learning and with each other.<br /> The love and patience provided by the boys' teacher Ms. Patel, as well as all the teachers and staff, makes us realize how lucky we are to have found a place that is loving and nurturing for our children. I can’t say enough good things about these teachers. This was the boys' first experience with school and we saw a noticeable difference in them. Within the first two weeks of attending, both boys were able to recognize and write the letters of their names.<br /> On a regular basis Ms. Patel, and the other teachers, show that communication is paramount via daily logs and by my personal favorite, in picture evidence. I love seeing how much fun my boys are having at school while in their care. I haven’t even mentioned the extra-curricular activities! Our son Thomas takes Phonics with Ms. Diana, and I can’t believe the progress he has made! Thomas is able to recognize and write his letters. Our son Ugo is in cooking adventures with Ms. Diana and comes home every week with a new recipe that he can’t wait to make for us at home. I love that the boys get so excited to tell me about their special activities and how much fun they are having.<br /> And we can’t forget about the School Age program our daughter Josie attends. I love knowing that she is being picked up and brought back to the safety of the center to do her homework and play with her friends. There is care on days off from school and the School Age staff always have something fun planned for the kids. Our daughter Josie also had the opportunity to explore other subjects that she is interested in. The School Age staff always has different centers set up throughout the room for the children to move through and again. I love getting photos of Josie trying different experiments and activities.<br /> I have a teaching background and I know how essential it is to not only have fun with children, but also to make sure they are getting a healthy balance of independent play and one on one time to nurture their discoveries. I attribute so much of my children's growth and excelled development to KinderCare in Lansdale. I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for the very best care for their children.<br /> You will not find care like this anywhere else. I’d highly recommend KinderCare Learning Center; you’re guaranteed to receive the type of care you would give your child.

- Parents

What more is there to say besides, "I LOVE my KinderCare!" My son is going on his third year and making the greatest memories along the way. I am very pleased and comforted at the care provided to my daughter too. The communication and level of involvement is excellent .

- Mother

Nikhil loves the phonics class. He always reads out letters and spells them out. He also pretends to be the teacher and teaches me how to say the letters. He has learned so much in a short while that anything I teach is supplemental at best. Thank you teachers for making reading so much fun for my child. I couldn't do it so successfully without you.

- Mother

Before KinderCare, my daughter was attending an average daycare where she learned some songs and made some friends; but I knew she needed more. I knew that my daughter, being a three-year-old information sponge, was ready for more of a “classroom” feel. When she started at KinderCare, I could tell by the first week that I made the right choice just by her behavior, her new questions, and her not wanting to leave. As a parent, I love the pictures and art projects and how everyday is something new. I can just look at the calender and prepare her for her next adventure. I’m glad we came here, and my daughter doesn’t miss her old daycare, either! So, we're both happy.

- Mother
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