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Phoenixville KinderCare

Nicole Holahan, Center Director

331 Schuylkill Rd. Phoenixville PA 19460
(610) 983-3626 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds

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Elementary Schools Bussed To:
We bus to Barkley Elementary School and Schuylkill Elementary School. The bus will pick up for the Kindergarten Center and East Pikeland Elementary School.


Welcome to our center! At the Phoenixville KinderCare we have been providing high-quality care and programs to children six weeks to 12 years of age since 1991 when we first opened. Since 2002 our center has been running as a Nationally Accredited Program by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. We are also rated a 4 STAR center by Keystone STARS, which is an initiative program, set up by the Office of Childhood Development and Early Learning to improve, support, and recognize the continuous quality improvement efforts of early learning programs in Pennsylvania. Phoenixville KinderCare is an active part of our community we believe that serving our community benefits the children and the families within. We would love our family to meet your family! Please give us a call to schedule a tour today!

Nicole Holahan, 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.

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.

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.


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.

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

The teachers and staff at Phoenixville KinderCare are passionate and dedicated to the education and nurturing of all children. Our teachers have an average tenure of eight years and a total tenure of 91 years for all our staff. That is almost 100 years of commitment to KinderCare. We are a highly qualified staff where the majority of our teachers have their Child Development Associate's credential, Associate’s Degree, or Bachelor's Degree in early childhood or elementary education. The Phoenixville KinderCare team strives for excellence through continuing their education by attending biannual professional development trainings or by seeking additional trainings from college course to seminars in the education field. The teachers here know at the end of the day, their love of learning and passion for teaching are what makes them successful and an impact in the lives of the children.

  • Nicole Holahan

    Nicole Holahan, Center Director

    I love coming to work everyday to see the children as they learn, grow and explore the world around them. It is an amazing feeling to see their faces when they do everything from conquering their first steps to tying their shoes by themselves for the first time.

    Nicole joined the KinderCare family in 2008 at our Collegeville center. She started as an assistant in the discovery preschool program and over the next year she shared her talents with all of the children and families in every age group. She then moved into the role of Assistant Director in November of 2009, working with the teachers, children and families at North Wales center. The role of Acting Center Director came next in the summer of 2011 at our Lansdale center. Then she made a big move in fall of 2011 to our Malvern location becoming the Center Director for all of the children and families. Then in September of 2012 Nicole made a move closer to her home at our Phoenixville center, where she has been working with the children, families and teachers to provide safe and educational activities and environments.

    Previous Experience:
    Nicole has experience working as an Assistant Teacher, a Lead Prekindergarten Teacher, and an Assistant Director at KinderCare.
    Year Started:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 Years
    Bachelor's of Science Degree in Elementary Education, Gwynedd-Mercy College
  • Ms. Danielle

    Ms. Danielle, Discovery Preschool

    I love laughing with them and seeing them understand the world around them more everyday.

    Danielle would like to become a substance abuse counselor for teens sometime in the future.  In her free time she enjoys going to concerts and watching movies.  

    Previous Experience:
    Danielle worked at another daycare center for 2 years before coming to KinderCare.
    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Associates in Social Sciences with a concentration in Psychology
  • Ms. Kristin, Discovery Preschool

    I love that everything is new and exciting to them. No matter what, the world is amazing to them.

    Kristin is the mother of 4 daughters, ages 14,8,7, and 5.  She started taking classes to be a child therapist but ending up finding her love for teaching.  In her free time she enjoys reading, hiking, and playing video games.  

    Previous Experience:
    Kristin started working for KinderCare in 2006 but left to take care of her daughters before returning in 2007. She has been the assistant at an in home daycare as well as running her own in home day care.
    Year Started:
    10 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    CDA credential
  • Ms. Peg

    Ms. Peg, Infant Classroom

    I love observing the growth and interactions of the children as they develop personalities and being able to share this with my parents is important to me.

    Ms. Peg has been at our center for eighteen years. During that time she has trained many incoming staff, managed the building and been involved with all the classrooms. She had been a toddler teacher (ages 12 months to 24 months) before coming to KinderCare and also had experience with preschool classes. With her degree in Health and Physical Education, the variety of trainings acquired through the years and accumulated practical experience, Ms. Peg brings a unique perspective to the classroom. Being with infants gives Ms. Peg the opportunity to observe, enjoy and be in partnership with her parents during this very important first year.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Peg has experience as a center trainer, third management person, and toddler teacher.
    Year Started:
    22 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    25 Years
    Bachelor's of Science in Health and Physical Education, Pennsylvania Teaching Certificate in Nursery/Kindergarten, State Board of Private Academic Schools
  • Ms. Faythe

    Ms. Faythe, Infant Teacher

    I love to watch children learn and grow throughout the years. It is great to see how they have changed.

    Ms. Faythe has been with our Phoenixville center for a year and a half. She is mainly found in the infant room, but can be in any of the rooms through out the evening. Faythe is currently enrolled in the child development program to complete her Child Development Associate's credential. Out of all the rooms in the center Ms. Faythe enjoys the infant room the most.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to starting at KinderCare Ms. Faythe was a nanny for three years.
    Year Started:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    4 Years
  • Ms. Kristina

    Ms. Kristina, Preschool

    I love to be a part of things bigger than myself. For me, being a positive influence on children will change their futures.

    Kristina started at KinderCare in August of 2015.  Prior to that she has been a part of the children's group at her local church.  She enjoys playing the piano, especially Disney, Broadway, and songs by the Beatles.  

    Previous Experience:
    Kristina is currently the children's program coordinator at her church. She has been involved with this program for 2 years now. She makes up dances to songs and runs the arts and craft activities.
    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    BA in Psychology
  • Ms. Mary Beth

    Ms. Mary Beth, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    I love to see as each child grows who they are and what they like becomes more and more evident. I love to watch for and see those moments of discovery.

    Ms. Mary Beth has been a staff member at the Phoenixville KinderCare since September 1993. Most of her years with KinderCare were spent working with two year old's. She has her Bachelor of Science in Art Education from Kutztown University. Her favorite activities with the children include singing songs, reading stories and art projects that include exploring colors with all kinds of materials. In Ms. Mary Beth's classroom the children will experience many different kinds of music and will enjoy monthly theme related activities.

    Year Started:
    24 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    22 Years
    Bachelor's Degree in Art Education
  • Ms. Lauren

    Ms. Lauren, Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Lauren has worked at KinderCare since 2006. During her time here, she has been the assistant teacher in every room from Infants to School Age. Over the years she has spent most of her time in the toddler and two year old rooms. Ms. Lauren has her Child Development Certificate in Infant/Toddlers. She loves to make each day special in some way for each child. We can always find her classrooms full of child laughter.

    Year Started:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    12 Years
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Deb

    Ms. Deb, School Age Classroom

    I love working with children and seeing them grow, learn new things and interact with others.

    Ms. Deb has been at KinderCare for three years now. She received her Child Development Associate Credential from Ellis College. She loves to help her School-Age children with their homework in the afternoon and hear about their day.  Ms. Deb takes pride in all of her work with the children.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Deb has worked as a nanny and at another early childhood learning center.
    Year Started:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    13 Years
    Child Development Associate's Credential

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.

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • Spanish

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Center Menu

Holidays Observed

New Year's Day
President's Day
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Columbus Day
Thanksgiving and Friday After

Health and Safety

At KinderCare, the safety of our children and the confidence of our parents are points of pride and our top priority. From daily sign-in to strict parent / guardian identification we maintain a rigorous standard for safety. We also have a fence surrounding all areas of the playground that are securely locked at all times. In addition to that, to gain access in to our building we have a coded entry where only authorized family members will have a code to enter. For all visitors, they must ring the doorbell to be greeted by one of our center staff. We also have a trained health and safety coordinator who routinely monitors all areas of care. She ensures that all staff are up to date on their CPR and First Aid certifications, and that the facility is maintaining are high standards for cleanliness.

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.

We were looking for a facility that would help enable our son to grow socially and help him start out academically. We looked into KinderCare and talked to two parents that already had their children enrolled. We were pleased with how clean the facility is kept, how nice the staff was and how the children are taught. We would recommend KinderCare to anyone! My son loves it--he enjoys being with his friends and is learning so much.

- Mother

We knew we wanted a daycare center close to home, and that had or was working towards its NAEYC designation. We felt fortunate to find both at KinderCare in Phoenixville. Our daughter has been enrolled since she was three months old and we believe it has been a great experience for her. The staff are responsible and kind, and we appreciate that they go beyond being caregivers to be educators too!

- Mother

I love that there is a curriculum that all classrooms follow; even infants get to splash on their high chairs for 'splash/water' days. My son loved the ABC Music and Me program! The teachers really care about the kids; you can tell they love their work and the children. I feel very much at ease leaving my son in the hands of KinderCare's staff. They promote good character and being kind to each other. They also encourage and teach the children social skills including how to manage disagreements independently using appropriate language and actions.

- Mother

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