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Spring KinderCare

Gwen Cromer, Center Director

5 Morgan Dr. Reading PA 19608
(610) 796-1060 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12YEAR-OLDS
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Special Instructions:
on Morgan Drive off Rt 724

Neighborhood:
Near Morgan Drive and Route 724 right off the 22 bypass. Near Wolf Rentals

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Cornwall Terrace, Shiloh Hills, Conrad Weiser East

We take pride in knowing that many of our families have referred their friends to our school. Is there a more confident way in knowing your child is learning and being loved than hearing it from a person you trust? We are a family here at KinderCare and have watched and continue to watch many children begin as an Infant and grow into a young School Age student. Please come join our family and let your child have that "home away from home" feeling.

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Welcome

Welcome to KinderCare in Sinking Spring. We are located off route 724 near Wolfe's Rental. Our facility offers a structured learning environment for your child, while maintaining that friendly, comforting feeling. Each classroom is geared to the learning of your child's age and development. Our teachers provide your child with daily learning and love at the same time. We pride ourselves in the longevity of our teachers and parents. Many of the children at our center have been here since six weeks old. It gives us great joy to watch them grow each year.

Gwen Cromer, Center Director

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Accreditation

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.

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

Cooking

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.

Math

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.

Music

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.

Spanish

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?

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Upcoming Events at our CenterView All Events

  1. Tuesday October 18, 2016
    1. Join Our Community Social

      Your entire family is welcome to join us October 18th for our community social. Come see how family-style dining is done at our center, mingle with other families, and, best of all, enjoy a healthy snack with your child!  

      You’ll better understand how we turn our meals into learning experiences and encourage the children to try new foods, practice table manners, use utensils, and simply enjoy a great meal and good company! See you there!

  2. Monday October 10, 2016
    1. Professional Development Day - Center Closed

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      Two times each year we dedicate a day for our staff's professional development to further their training and better equip them for the care of your child. The center will be closed on this day for training to occur. If you have questions or would like to request further details, please contact your local Center Director.

Teachers & Staff

Our staff includes teachers ranging from one year to 17 years with the school. We pride ourselves on the continuity of our staff. Our teachers are trained regularly on the curriculum and current Early Childhood Education practices. They provide not only a learning environment, but also a fun and nurturing environment. The consistency of each classroom is of utmost importance to our families. We strive to keep the same teachers in each classroom every year.

  • Gwen Cromer

    Gwen Cromer, Center Director

    Learning is through play and that is my passion. The reward I get each day is watching these children get excited when they learn something new. It is the most wonderful feeling.

    Gwen Cromer has been the Center Director of Spring KinderCare for eight years. She has her Master's Degree in Education, as well as her Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education. Gwen has been in the Early Childhood Education field for 15 years, starting as a classroom teacher and working her way up into management as director. She is dedicated to helping the children begin to learn at a young age and have them well-prepared for Kindergarten and beyond!

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to becoming Center Director, Gwen was an Assistant Director. Before moving up into management, she was a Prekindergarten and Kindergarten teacher.
    Year Started:
    6/6/2005
    Tenure:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15 years
    Education:
    Master's Degree in Education, Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Katie Kozub

    Katie Kozub, Assistant Director

    I am so passionate about my job because I love the children and families that I see each day.

    Katie Kozub has been at KinderCare for seven years. She began as an assistant teacher while going to college and then developed to a classroom teacher. She has furthered her management skills over her time here and became an assistant director. While working at KinderCare, Katie earned her bachelors degree in Child Development and Family Studies. Katie enjoys helping out in all the classrooms and seeing all the children throughout the day.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to taking the job of Assistant Director Katie was an assistant teacher in the two's classroom and teacher in the prekindergarten classroom.
    Year Started:
    9/1/2005
    Tenure:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    9 years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Child Development and Family Studies
  • Ms. Debbie

    Ms. Debbie, Infant Classroom

    I am inspired to come to work each day to see the happy faces of the children.

    Ms. Debbie has lived in the Sinking Spring area throughout her life. She resides in West Lawn with her husband. She also has a daughter who resides in New Jersey. Ms. Debbie not only works with our Infants but she helps out in all the classrooms. You will see her throughout the building. In her free time she enjoys going to the beach and spending time with her daughter.

    Year Started:
    2/27/2006
    Tenure:
    10 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    9 Years
  • Ms. Julie

    Ms. Julie, Infant Classroom

    I love knowing that I am inspiring the life of a child and seeing them grow each year is a joy to watch.

    Ms. Julie has been in the Early Childhood Education field for many years. She resides in the Reading area with her husband. She enjoys horse back riding in her free time. Ms. Julie also enjoys going camping.

    Year Started:
    4/24/2006
    Tenure:
    10 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    12 Years
  • Ms. Pam

    Ms. Pam, Infant Classroom

    I enjoy coming to KinderCare each day because the look on a baby when they see something new for the first time is amazing.

    Ms. Pam resides in the Mohnton area. She has worked in the Toddler and Infant classroom. She has her Child Development Associate's Credential from Ellis University. Ms. Pam enjoys spending her free time with her family and camping.

    Year Started:
    11/10/2008
    Tenure:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    6 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Sharon

    Ms. Sharon, Infant Classroom

    I love knowing that I played an important role in a child's life.

    Ms. Sharon resides in Bernville with her husband. She also has two children and two grandchildren. In her spare time, she enjoys painting ceramics and crocketing. Ms. Sharon also enjoys camping and bowling.

    Year Started:
    2/23/1998
    Tenure:
    18 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    17 Years
  • Ms. Kathy

    Ms. Kathy, Infant Classroom, Cook

    I love that I have the opportunity to work with and care for the needs of children everyday.

    Ms. Kathy has been in the Early Childhood Education field for many years caring and cooking for all the young ones. She resides in Denver with her husband. She enjoys spending time with her grandchildren and reading. Some of her hobbies include doing crafts and puzzles.

    Year Started:
    8/30/2011
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    17 Years
  • Ms. Andrea

    Ms. Andrea, Toddler Classroom

    I am inspired to come to work each day to see all the new things the children are learning.

    Ms. Andrea has been in the Early Childhood Education field for many years and has worked with the Toddlers. She has her Psychology Degree from Alvernia University. Ms. Andrea resides in the Reading area. In her free time she enjoys shopping, reading and scrap-booking.

    Year Started:
    4/17/2000
    Tenure:
    16 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    14 Years
    Education:
    Degree in Psychology`
  • Ms. Angie

    Ms. Angie, Toddler Classroom

    It is wonderful when I walk into my classroom and the children are always happy to see me, then I know I am doing what I am meant to do.

    Ms. Angie comes to KinderCare with many years in the early childhood field. She comes from a military family and worked at another KinderCare in the south. Ms. Angie loves to see the kids learning and growing every day!

    Year Started:
    1/1/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
  • Ms. Kirsten

    Ms. Kirsten, Toddler Classroom

    I am inspired to come to work every day to see the children smile while they are learning.

    Ms. Kirsten resides in the Shillington area with her husband and son. She has been in this area throughout her life. She attended Wilson School District and Reading Area Community College where she earned her Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education. Ms. Kirsten oversees the building in the Director or Assistant Director's absence. She enjoys spending her free time with her family camping or going to the beach.

    Year Started:
    11/28/2005
    Tenure:
    10 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    9 Years
    Education:
    Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Brandi

    Ms. Brandi, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    It's great to teach the children new things as well as learn new things from them each day.

    Ms. Brandi resides in the Sinking Spring area. She recently received her Child Development Associate's Credential from Rasmussen College. Ms. Brandi enjoys shopping. In her free time she enjoys spending time at the beach with friends and family.

    Year Started:
    11/23/2004
    Tenure:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. JoAnn

    Ms. JoAnn, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    I love the two-year-old kids at this age in their lives.

    Ms. JoAnn resides in the Reading area. She recently relocated from the Philadelphia area. Ms. JoAnn has her Child Development Associate's Credential from Delaware Area Community College. In her free time she enjoys reading and shopping. She also likes to spend time at the beach with her friends and family.

    Year Started:
    8/30/2011
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Sam

    Ms. Sam, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    I love walking into the classroom and seeing the children smiling and ready to start the day.

    Ms. Sam resides in Sinking Spring with her husband and daughter. She received her degree in Education from Kutztown University. Ms. Sam enjoys shopping, reading and spending time with the family. In her free time she loves going to the beach.

    Year Started:
    8/24/2011
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    7 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education
  • Ms. Jen

    Ms. Jen, Preschool Classroom

    The children at the age I work with are so receptive and have such a thirst for knowledge that watching them grow and develop makes me truly happy.

    Ms. Jen resides in the West Lawn area with her husband and two daughters. Her youngest daughter has attended KinderCare since she was a year old. Ms. Jen enjoys cooking, gardening and recycling. She enjoys spending time at the beach with her family.

    Year Started:
    9/3/2008
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Krystal

    Ms. Krystal, Preschool Classroom

    I enjoy coming to KinderCare because you never know what your day is going to be like. No work day is the same.

    Ms. Krystal resides in Sinking Spring on her farm with her family.

    Year Started:
    8/2/2005
    Tenure:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    9 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Angie

    Ms. Angie, Prekindergarten Classroom

    I love helping a child progress and meet new goals. I love the spark in their eyes when they learn something new!

    Ms. Angie loves traveling in her spare time and spending quality time with her family. She enjoys hobbies such as scrap-booking and reading.

    Year Started:
    10/3/1997
    Tenure:
    19 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    17 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Crystal

    Ms. Crystal, Prekindergarten Classroom

    The satisfaction of knowing that I helped make a positive difference in a child is what inspires me!

    Ms. Crystal lives with her two children, husband and three dogs. Her favorite hobby is walking her dogs, she loves anything outdoors.

    Year Started:
    8/24/2011
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3 Years
    Education:
    Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Tinisha

    Ms. Tinisha, Prekindergarten Classroom

    I love seeing how the children improve and learn on a day to day basis.

    Ms. Tinisha joined us in 2014 with many years in the education and business field. She enjoys working with children and watching them grow and succeed in their day to day activities.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Education:
    Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Kim

    Ms. Kim, Pre- Kindergarten Classroom

    I love how the children get excited about learning. When they finally learn something new, the excitement they show is worth it!

    Ms. Kim's favorite things to do on her spare time are hanging out with her friends, family, her husband, dog and new little daughter!

    Year Started:
    8/20/2007
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    7 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education
  • Ms. Alyssa

    Ms. Alyssa, School Age Classroom

    When the children are happy and excited to be here it makes it all worth while coming to work!

    Year Started:
    1/25/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 Year
  • Ms. Chelsea

    Ms. Chelsea, School Age Classroom, Floating Teacher

    I enjoy the look kids get then they learn or do something new for the first time!

    Ms. Chelsea is currently attending college to attain her degree in Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education. She enjoys caring for all the children in each classroom.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Education:
    Pursuing Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Vicki

    Ms. Vicki, Floating Teacher

    I have fun everyday watching the children learn and grow!

    Ms. Vicki enjoys the hobby of jewelry making. Her favorite thing to do is going on vacation. She loves going on cruises with her family.

    Year Started:
    9/16/1999
    Tenure:
    17 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    16 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education

September 2016 Events

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  1. Tuesday September 13, 2016
    1. “All About Me” Community Social

      Your whole family is welcome to join us September 13th for our community social.  Summer is winding down, Fall is approaching and that means it’s Back to School season!  Now is the perfect time to get a glimpse of the KinderCare curriculum and experience in our centers.  Our director and teachers can’t wait to point out their favorite aspects of the classrooms.  This is also a great chance to spend time with current families who stay and have fun at the social!  See you there!

About Our Center

We would like to welcome you to KinderCare in Sinking Spring.  We are a NAEYC accreditted center that takes pride in nurturing while educating young children.  We are always staying current with the early childhood education trends and have ongoing professional development for our staff. 

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

Our center provides a safe atmosphere for your child. We have a keypad entry that is changed often. We have a large fenced in playground that is also separated so that the children can explore with only their age group. Our teachers are certified in First Aid, Fire Safety, and CPR. We have a health and safety coordinator that keeps current on all the recall toys, children's food allergies, and any other pertinent safety information.

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.

My son has been attending the KinderCare early learning center since he was three years old and this year will be off to Kindergarten in the fall. My other son has been going there since he was born and he is now two years old. I was at another daycare, not a KinderCare, prior to this daycare and I must say I have never had the experiences I am having now at any point in time.
From the moment I walk in to the moment I pick my kids up at the end of the day I love going in and coming out of this building. I get good mornings from every person I pass and I get a have a good night every time. You never go un noticed and if you have concerns they are always there to listen to you. They keep you updated on everything that is going on and no sickness is every missed.
I love how much everyone that works here is very passionate about the children and I have never had a issue with anyone here and I have now been in every room. The Director and the Assistant Director never just do their director work and hang out in the front office. I see them constantly interacting with the children and in the rooms as well doing other things besides just their office functions. A lot of times people don't even want to be bothered in this type of position and this is not the case here.
Anytime there is a issue with my children I am a very concerned parent to try to get the situation fixed and resolved and the teachers as well are right there to back me up. They never give up and this is important being my kids are there full time. So I think that this is a very important part of the daycare process when the teachers actually care and try to help and not just think of your child being a lost cause because something is not easily fixed. Whenever a issue is expressed as far as learning, or whatever the case may be, the teachers are very understanding and take what I have to say to a further step and help them.
I can definitely say that when my youngest goes to Kindergarten in a few years I am going to be very sad to leave and miss seeing all the great and wonderful people that work here at this KinderCare.

- Mother

Our son is three years old. He has been at KinderCare in spring since he was about sixteen weeks old. Choosing our child's daycare was not an easy decision. We visited a few, but hands down KinderCare won. Looking back and hearing other parents stories it all comes down to the staff. Ms. Gwen and Ms. Katie really sold the place, There was nothing "fake" about their love of children. Three years later they are like a extension of our family.
Ms. Katie has been the bright spot of my son's day. He can't leave without saying good bye to her. I really don't think she has had a bad day and if she does she never shows it. She always has time to say a kind word to him and acknowledge him. As a former basketball coach one of the lessons I learned early on is every parent believes his or her son/daughter is the best and greatest. I had to pay attention to only 12-15 kids and make them know I was there for them and cared about them. She does if for all of them and it is amazing. In talking with other parents at birthday parties we all agree our children have changed so much with her music program. We all laugh at "Katie" music that we all know the words to.
Recently with our son transitioning to a new classroom we are out of "routine" and our son has been having some separation issues in the morning. Ms. Gwen has been there helping him and us every step of the way. I can't say enough of how much I appreciate that when I call, she checks on him to give us peace of mind that our child is OK. Again listening to other friends' day care nightmare stories I am more than happy to smile and tell them how great of a place and how much peace of mind we have because of Gwen.

- Father
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