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North Wales KinderCare

Lisa Stewart, Center Director

425 N Sumneytown Pike North Wales PA 19454
(215) 699-7009 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds

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N. Sumneytown Pike and Dickerson Road next to the TD Bank in front of Merck Pharmaceutical Company

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Inglewood, Gwynedd Square, Gwyn-Nor, North Wales, and Bridal Path

The North Wales KinderCare is located on Sumneytown Pike, right near the Merck offices. We serve families from the North Penn School District, as well as the surrounding private schools. Here at KinderCare, we are striving for quality improvement through the participation in NAEYC self-study and Keystone Stars. Come check us out!


Welcome to North Wales KinderCare. We invite you take your time and tour our website to familiarize yourself with our teachers and staff, as well as the center. We would love to have you visit us in person too so that we can talk with you about the needs of your family and your child(ren). We enjoy a family and community atmosphere while educating our children and look forward to sharing it with you.

Lisa Stewart, Center Director

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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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Our kids are taking off!

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


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.

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

The teachers at North Wales have a great love for children and a wealth of experience. The teachers love working as a team are truly a second family to each other as well as the families that we serve.

  • Lisa Stewart, Center Director

    Year Started:
    1 Year
  • Colleen Zenner

    Colleen Zenner, Assistant Director

    Colleen joined KinderCare in April 2013. She began as a floating teacher, working between our Toddler room and our Discovery Preschool room. Colleen has brought many creative ideas to our Toddler and Discovery Preschool rooms to create a fun and stimulating learning environment. In December of 2013 Colleen transitioned to the position of Assistant Director where she has been able to support the center in both classrooms and management responsibilities.

    Previous Experience:
    Behavioral Support with children ages 2-15.
    Year Started:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Bachelor of Science in Psychology
  • Ms. Kathryn

    Ms. Kathryn, Infant Classroom

    Each day is an experience of love and smiles. I really enjoy watching the infant's accomplishments.

    Ms. Kathryn joined KinderCare in June 1983. Over the years she shared her talents at a variety of centers. She joined North Wales in 2007 where she has been nuturing and caring for our infants. Ms. Kathyn is very warm and welcoming to the infants and families. She has many years of experience that she is happy to share with new teachers coming onboard in the infant program.

    Year Started:
    34 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    35 Years
  • Miss Maria

    Miss Maria, Infant Classroom

    Miss Maria joined our Toddler team after graduating from Penn State. She is attentive to our children and their families and always has a bright smile on her face! Maria is a joy to have on our team. In 2016 Maria transitioned to being a part of our Infant teaching staff.

    Year Started:
    2 Years
  • Miss Muriel

    Miss Muriel, Toddler Classroom

    Miss Muriel joined our Infant team and has brought a great deal of fun to our class! She is very lively with the children and loves to take them for walks outside! Miss Muriel recently transitioned to be a part of our Toddler staff when her son joined our infant class.

    Year Started:
    2 Years
  • Ms. Lisa

    Ms. Lisa, Toddler Classroom

    When I come to school I am overjoyed with the little moments my students share with me. I find it most endearing because the children are so innocent at these ages.

    Ms. Lisa comes to us with lots of experience working in the Early Childhood Education field. She started with the company in 2005 when she worked at the Newtown KinderCare. Ms. Lisa shared her talents with all of the children at that center and then moved on to us here at the North Wales Center! She then decided to take a few years off and came back to work at the Chalfont KinderCare! As of September of 2013, Ms. Lisa came back and joined us again, becoming our Toddler teacher. She is a huge asset to our team and we love having her here. She is great with the children and they love her! They enjoy every day spent with her and all of the learning that goes on in the Toddler room.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining our center Ms. Lisa worked at Newtown KinderCare and Chalfont KinderCare.
    Year Started:
    12 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 Years
    Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology, Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education
  • Ms. Brianne

    Ms. Brianne, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    I like that the children keep me young. They let me experience life through their eyes and its pretty incredible.

    Miss Brianne has experience working in child care for the past 15 years. She attended Bucks County Community college and currently has her child development associate. She has previously worked for KinderCare at one of our other centers for nine years. Miss Brianne loves working with children and has been working with the toddler age group since she began working in childcare.

    Year Started:
    3 Years
  • Ms. Lauren

    Ms. Lauren, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    I enjoy watching the children discover, learn and interact with one another. I also love that I am able to share with them and help them throughout their experiences.

    Ms. Lauren joined KinderCare in November 2012. She received her bachelor of arts degree in elementary education from Arcadia University. Ms. Lauren creates a safe and inviting environment in our Discovery Preschool room and focuses on a variety of self help skills for the children's daily routines. The toddlers love making obstacle courses in the gross motor room with Ms. Lauren.

    Year Started:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 Years
    Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education
  • Miss Claudine

    Miss Claudine, Preschool Classroom

    Miss Caludine Joined us in the summer of 2015 from the KinderCare in Richboro, PA. Claudine has been a wonderful addition to our team and has really enjoyed making our Preschool classroom a great learning environment.

    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
  • Ms. Jenna

    Ms. Jenna, Preschool Teacher

    I love walking in to my classroom and having the children tell me "Good Morning" puts a smile on my face. Watching a shy child blossom in to a little boy or girl who has gained self confidence and learned ways of communicating with his or her teacher and peers makes my job more meaningful.

    Miss Jenna joined our KinderCare team in early December 2014. She is currently pursuing a degree in Early Childhood Education and got a lot of hands on experience working in our Toddler classroom! Miss Jenna has recently transitioned to help support our Preschool class! She has been a great assest to our team by working with the children and helping them grow and learn new things!

    Year Started:
    2 Years
  • Ms. Jackson

    Ms. Jackson, Prekindergarten Classroom

    I love teaching the children new things and watching the expression on their face when I see that they understand it.

    Ms Jackson has been working with Preschool and Prekindergarten children for 20 years. She joined our team in North Wales from another KinderCare center in June of 2014. Ms Jackson has been a wonderful addition to our team and the children love being in her classroom. She creates a fun learning environment for them to explore and learn new things.

    Year Started:
    3 Years
  • Ms. Nicole

    Ms. Nicole, Kindergarten Classroom

    I love hearing something I taught the children repeated during their play. I especially love when they play 'teacher!' I love being able to impart my knowledge and love of activities like reading, singing and dancing to them. Sharing your passion is always exciting.

    Ms. Nicole joined KinderCare in March 2013 working in our Prekindergarten classroom. She enjoys sitting with the children while they are engaged in activities and talking with them about what they are learning. Ms. Nicole has quite a passion for what she is teaching in the classroom and has a lot of great ideas and lessons for the children to learn. She has created a wonderful learning environment for her children. At the end of the summer Ms. Nicole became the teacher in our Kindergarten program. Her classroom is a fun place for the children to grow and learn new things.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare Ms. Nicole worked for other daycare facilities.
    Year Started:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 Years
  • Miss Lauren

    Miss Lauren, Support Staff

    Miss Lauren started with us as a student teacher in our Preschool class from Montgomery County Community College. She joined our team immediately after graduation and has been a part of our afternoon staff working with our Preschool, Prekindergarten, and School Age friends!

    Year Started:
    2 Years
  • Ms. Lynne

    Ms. Lynne, Learning Adventures Classroom, Floating Teacher

    I love watching the children grow and learn and seeing their faces when they grasp new concepts.

    Ms. Lynne joined KinderCare in 2005 with a Master of Education from the University of Pittsburgh. She has played many roles from classroom teacher to Assistant Director. Ms. Lynne is currently leading the Learning Adventures programs and keeping the children, teachers and families safe with a focus on health and safety as the center's Health and Safety Coordinator. She can also be found supporting various classrooms throughout the center and partnering with new teachers when they come on board at the center. All of the children enjoy her energy and enthusiasm.

    Year Started:
    12 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    12 Years
    Master's Degree in Education, Bachelor's of Science Degree in Counseling
  • Ms. Sonu

    Ms. Sonu, Cook, Support Staff

    I enjoy watching and sharing in the experiences that help the children learn and grow each day.

    Ms. Sonu joined kinderCare in April 2002. She received her bachelor of arts degree with a focus on Early Childhood Education in 1995 and is currently enrolled in Rasmussen College to earn her child development associate credential. Ms. Sonu has worked with many age groups over the years and loves to move from room to room to see all of the children. She has recently taken on the role of cook for the North Wales center to provide nutritious and delicious meals for the children each day.

    Year Started:
    15 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    12 Years
    Bachelor of Arts Degree

Upcoming Center Activities

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September's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Spaces and Places and All About Me
As infants and toddlers explore the spaces and places around them, children in Discovery Preschool will learn all about what makes people the same as well as what makes them different. Infants will experiment with moving toy cars around, build block towers and then knock them down, and even take a tour of the center to see what things are like outside of their classroom! Toddlers will get all revved up as they take a closer look at different vehicles and learn more about neighborhoods, communities, and the jobs that grownups have. In Discovery Preschool, children will be learning about themselves as they play games that strengthen their five senses, discuss feelings and emotions, practice self-help skills, and work on learning the names of body parts.

Children 4 to 5 years old: All About Me and My Home and Family
It’s the beginning of the school year—the perfect time to get to know each other better! Older children will be spending time sharing about themselves, their homes, and their families as they learn what makes people the same and what makes them different. Children will bring their own experiences to the drawing board as they create group stories and 3-D collages about families and homes, pantomime different home- and family-related activities, and draw self-portraits. With our curriculum’s project-related learning component, children in Transitional Kindergarten work together to decide on an individual or whole-group project related to the theme. Past projects have included creating a class book about emotions or working together to build a small-scale home, but who knows—the children may come up with a unique idea that’s entirely their own!

Monday September 04, 2017
Center Closed for Labor Day

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 Star 4

    Keystone Star 4



Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • Punjabi

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Additional Menu Options

  • Vegetarian

Holidays Observed

This center is closed on several national Holidays.  Please check the parent-center in the lobby for further details!

Health and Safety

At North Wales KinderCare we strive to create a safe and healthy environment for all of the children and families that we serve. Our facility is peanut and tree nut free and we also have guidelines in place regarding food from home to reduce the risk of allergic reaction for our children. We are happy to work with you and your child regardless of dietary restriction or food allergy in order to create a safe environment to learn and play. All of the staff have current CPR and First Aid certification. Staff who make and serve food for the children are also professionally trained on food safety and certified by the Montgomery County Department of Health as Certified Food Safety Managers. We practice emergency preparedness regularly at our center, as we want our staff and children to be confident that they know what to do in the 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.

We started using North Wales KinderCare in the fall of 2011, when our son was 4 months old, and it has been our daycare ever since!  The teachers are wonderful and really care about their students.  My son's current teacher and the directors have worked with us when we had concerns about our son's behavior.  The current director and assistant director helped lead this center to 4 Keystone stars and NAEYC accreditation, which is no easy feat.  One of the things that I also love and appreciate is their willingness to offer part-time daycare - not all daycare providers do this, but North Wales KinderCare does!  This is not a large facility, but the size encourages close collaboration and flow between classes.  It is nice to see my son's previous teachers on a daily basis.  My husband and I feel very fortunate to have found such a quality provider for our son and daughter while we are working.

- Mother

Our son has been enrolled in KinderCare for about a year and a half. We are very happy with our choice of day care/learning center. The teachers are so dedicated to the children and give each child individual attention. We receive a daily report with the day’s activities and there is usually a personal note of something he particularly enjoyed or a silly comment he may have made, which we in turn use to have a great dinner conversation with him about his day. With the education and socialization he receives, he is thriving. KinderCare is an excellent investment in our son’s future.

- Mother

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