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Center City KinderCare

Nicole Homaijani, Center Director

1700 Market St. Philadelphia PA 19103
(215) 563-9499 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 5 YEARS

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Special Instructions:
across from Liberty Place in the Equity Bldg

S 17th Street and Market

Elementary Schools Bussed To:

Being in the heart of Philadelphia, we are a multicultural hub that allows all children from different backgrounds to come together to learn, play and grow.


Welcome to Center City Philadelphia KinderCare! We support families in balancing their personal and professional lives while achieving fulfillment in their parenting roles.

Nicole Homaijani, Center Director

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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.

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


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.


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.

Teachers & Staff

Here at KinderCare in Center City we value teacher retention and are proud to say we have several staff members who have been with us for ten to fifteen years. As a team, we are CPR and First Aid certified, with all appropriate clearances. Annually, we participate in trainings such as Health and Safety, Child Supervision and Developmentally Appropriate Practices.

  • Nicole Homaijani

    Nicole Homaijani, Center Director

    I love walking into work everyday and seeing the bright smiles of our lovely children! I feel so lucky to work with a team that provides quality education and care for every child! Come and visit because our motto is the more the merrier. I hope that your family can become a part of our family!

    Nicole Homaijani always  knew her passion was to develop and inspire the lives of children! At an early age she loved working with children as a nanny and a babysitter. It was only natural that she pursued her degree in Early Childhood Education at Temple University.  As the Center Director Nicole loves being able to ensure a loving and caring environment at her center! She works hard to  develop strong relationships with every child and family! Nicole not only urges but welcomes each family to cominicate openly with her. She is full of life, enthusiam and brings a big smile to work with her everday!  She is always lookng for new ways to make the center feel more like a family and second home. Nicole makes sure she is always available and exceding the needs of her families and staff.  Nicole feels especially  passionate about positivily leading and motivating her teachers to deliver the highest quality education that KinderCare offers! There's nothing more satisifying for her than to see the bright smiles and laughter of the children in the classroom!  

    Previous Experience:
    Nicole Started with KinderCare at a NAEYC accredited center in Great Valley. She also has previous experience in a variety of educational settings. Duckery Elementary School, The Chipp Charter School and the Alexander School of Philadelphia. Before joining KinderCare she found herself in leadership roles working in management positions.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Giving Tree
    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 years
    Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Donna

    Ms. Donna, Health and Safety Coordinator, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Ms. Donna is one of our wonderful Prekindergarten teachers. She is also our center's Health and Safety Coordinator. She updates all of our allergy and medication lists, keeping our kids healthy and safe.

    Year Started:
    15 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20 Years
    Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Rita

    Ms. Rita, Infant & Learning Adventures (Spanish) Classrooms

    Originally from Venezuela, Ms. Rita is a wonderful addition to the Infant Room. She is caring and compassionate and excellent with our infants. She also teaches our Spanish class, getting children excited and engaged in learning another language!

    Year Started:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 Years
    Associate's Degree

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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

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

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

With a keypad entry and outside surveillance you can feel confident about your child's safety. We have monthly fire safety drills and each classroom is well-equipped with emergency bags and telephones. We also keep a consistent log of any known allergies within the center and accommodate the children with said allergies by providing alternate lunch options.

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