Marisa Gilchrist, Center Director
340 Central Ave., Malvern, PA 19355
Welcome to KinderCare of Malvern. Finding care for your child can be a difficult task for a parent, but with our knowledgeable and caring staff we want to put your worries to rest. We are here to help you every step of the way so you feel comfortable, safe and happy about the exciting journey your family is about to embark upon. We are excited for your family to become a part of our KinderCare family.
Welcome to KinderCare of Malvern. In our facility we have designed our classrooms to help children meet their developmental milestones. Children learn through active play and a specifically designed curriculum. Our caring and experienced teachers help to provide a nurturing atmosphere that help our children fall in love with learning. Call or stop in for a tour sometime so you can see our teachers in action.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Spanish Adventures provides young learners with a foundation for later success with the Spanish language. Music, games, children's Spanish literature, and other tools give children multiple opportunities to hear, practice, and see Spanish language for vocabulary and conversational development. Curriculum includes lessons on greetings, numbers, colors, animals, family, body parts and pets as well as how to get engage conversationally during common scenarios at home, a restaurant, or at the zoo. Qué pasa?
Twelve fun and unique weeks of camp, all summer long! From May through August, KinderCare offers awesome camps for pre-school, pre-k, and school-age kids. It's a great place to bring friends, and to meet new ones! We offer flexible scheduling options to meet the needs of busy families like yours, so join us for all 12 weeks or as many weeks as you like.
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Our Centers observe the following holidays:
Please note that because holidays observed may vary between centers, please be sure to check with your Center Director for specific closures.
Five years ago, my family and I were going through a transition and needed safe, happy and loving childcare for my 2 year old son and 4 month old daughter. Kinder Care of Malvern has been just that and so very much more!I felt a connection from the very first time I called to inquire - my questions were always answered promptly, professionally and with a very happy tone. And trust me when I say that I called many times before making the final decision and each and every time my inquiries were met with a very warm, friendly and reassuring response.My daughter started out in the infant room and my son next door with the 2 year olds.Initially - as with any new experience, I was nervous but hopeful it would all work out. Drop off to any caregiver can be tough at the beginning especially when your kids cry as you try (unsuccessfully) to sneak out the door unnoticed. Every teacher at Kinder Care made that experience easier by immediately providing a fun distraction for the kids. It would still always be hard (I think more so for me) and the teachers were always patient and reassuring when I called almost everyday to make sure the kids were OK. Eventually, I stopped calling because I knew my children were safe, well cared for and happy - it showed each day when I came to pick them up.The teachers and staff work very hard to provide a daily routine that is both fun and educational for the kids - at every age!!! Very early on, I can remember other family members and friends of our family being so impressed at the vocabulary the kids had, at how much they were learning (numbers, days of the week, months of the year) and at how well adjusted and happy they were over all.For working parents, the happiness and reassurance of knowing your children are happy and safe cannot be expressed in words. I am so very deeply grateful for the love and care each teacher has given both of my kids - from the day they started five years ago.My son is now in second grade and no longer attends Kinder Care but the one thing I can say for sure is that his transition to a new school for Kindergarten was completely seamless. He was excited and more than prepared and I owe that completely to the quality education and confidence he received at KinderCare for all those years. I know that his teachers were preparing him for Kindergarten and for that reason he was excited (not afraid). He knew all his numbers, his letters, and could effortlessly write his name just to mention a few of the things he learned.....all of which helped him to have a GREAT head start and to make his first year at a new school fun and not at all stressful.My daughter is now preparing to go to the same school as her brother which means that our time at KinderCare is sadly coming to an end. It is difficult to put into words the gratitude my husband and I have for the amazing teachers and staff at the Malvern Kinder Care. I've been amazed at how much my daughter has grown from the day she first arrived - she has truly blossomed from all the love and care she has received. She also is already well prepared for Kindergarten and has already started reading!! Again - credit I give to Kinder Care.All the teachers and staff at the Malvern Kinder Care are so much more than our day-care providers - they have become part of our family and will always have a very special place in our hearts.
- Nancy H.,
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