Lauren Means, Center Director
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Welcome to KinderCare's Child Development Center in cooperation with the Community College of Philadelphia. We are a NAEYC Accredited Center, which is the highest form of Accreditation within the Early Childhood Field. We take pride in being able to serve our families under the best educators, administrators and curriculum.
Lauren Means, Center Director
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.
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.
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.
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?
Staff members at KinderCare's Child Development Center are a close knit group of educated professionals who are trained in the Early Childhood field with all the state required clearances. Annually, they participate in trainings designed to maximize their teaching potential.
The essence of teaching is to make learning contagious, to have one idea spark another.
All things start from a tiny seed.
Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is progress, working together is success." - Henry Ford
Ms. Debbie helps out everywhere in the center from the classrooms to the Office, She helps guide our teachers with the Early Foundations curriculum that we use.
If I have to work for the rest of my life, I choose to love what I do. Children keep me young and constantly learning.
Rayanna is a wonderful teacher with our younger two-year-old children, as well as the Health and Safety Coordinator for the Center. She helps out with everything from Fire Drills to Medication. If you have any questions regarding our Medication policy you can always count on Mrs. Rayanna.
The roots of education are bitter but the fruit is sweet." - Aristotle
Ms. Jen works with our wonderful infants! From six weeks to first step,s she is there to help make your transition back to work and your child's transition into school much easier!
Mss Michelle has been our toddler teacher for almost two years now. She is very nurturing and loves to get the children excited for learning! Her favorite things to do are art activities with the children and teaching French. Stop by the Toddler room to say hi and see Mss Michelle and her toddlers!
Ms. Cassandra is one of our toddler teachers, together with Ms. Michelle she helps create a warm loving environment where our toddlers can flourish and grow. Her favorite activities are Music time and Circle Time where she gets the toddlers energized and excited for the day!
Ms. Keykora is a delight for our Preschool children! She brings energy and excitement to her classroom of 3-4 year olds everyday.
Kate is a wonderful addition to our Pre-Kindergarten room! A recent graduate from Bloomsburg University Kate is excited for the challenges of preparing our Pre-K kids for Kindergarten
Ms. Lauren along with Ms. Kate work hard to prepare our Pre-Kindergarteners for Kindergarten. Her favorite activity is working with the children on Phonics and helping their pre-literacy skills continue to develop.
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.
New Year's Day, President's Day (Annual Teacher Professional Development Day), Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Columbus Day (Annual Teacher Professional Development Day), Thanksgiving Day and the Day after Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day
Health and Safety is of the utmost importance to us here at the Child Development Center. With features such as staff trained in CPR and First Aid Certification, an on site Health and Safety Coordinator, a nut-free environment, a keypad entry system, and a fenced-in playground, you have the comfort of knowing your child's safety is our top priority.
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 though the various training opportunities in the community.
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