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Quincy KinderCare

Elizabeth Driscoll, Center Director

633-635 Quincy Ave. Scranton PA 18510
(570) 344-4392 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Special Instructions:
across from Moses Taylor Hospital

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Prescott Elementary School

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Welcome

Welcome to KinderCare Learning Center located on Quincy Avenue in Scranton, Pennsylvania! We are very excited to introduce you to what our center has to offer! We follow a specialized curriculum which is meant for every individual age-group and our teachers provide great enhancements to work with the curriculum! Each classroom has designated learning centers such as; music and movement, library, and dramatic play designed to encourage child-initiated discoveries and social play. We also have a print-rich environment with written labels, charts and a variety of literature. By helping your child connect spoken words and print, we’re helping develop early literacy and writing skills. From the basic gross motor skills, such as lifting the head during "tummy time" as an infant, to using fine motor skills to write names in Prekindergarten, we are here to provide the best for your child!

Elizabeth Driscoll, 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.

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

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?

Teachers & Staff

KinderCare teachers are passionate about your child's happiness and growth. They work hard to provide a safe, nurturing environment that cultivates self-esteem. This is more than a job for our teachers. It’s an opportunity for them to share their passion for life while they inspire, engage, and awaken the wonder inside each and every child. KinderCare devotes more time and resources to teacher training than any other childcare provider. Twice a year, KinderCare hosts the largest early childhood teacher training program in the country. Our teachers are dedicated to developing your child's potential and are sensitive to your child's individual needs. Our low teacher-to-student ratios allow teachers to focus on the individual learning styles of each child in our center.

  • Elizabeth Driscoll

    Elizabeth Driscoll, Center Director

    Learning is a treasure which accompanies its owner everywhere.

    -Chinese Proverb

    Liz worked as the Director of Early Childhood Education programs located in Essex and Union Counties in New Jersey for over 17 years before joining the KinderCare family in February 2014 as the Center Director.  Liz has experience in program accreditation and best practices. She enjoys working with the early childhood team of professionals to provide the best possible experiences for the children in our program.

    Previous Experience:
    Elizabeth was the Director of Early Childhood Programs in Newark, Bloomfield, and Elizabeth, New Jersey. She has previous experience in Program Start Up, NAEYC Accreditation, Technology in Schools, Best Practices, and Staff Supervision/Leadership.
    Year Started:
    2/10/2014
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    17 Years
    Education:
    Elementary Education Credential, New Jersey Directors Credential, Degree in Educational Leadership Management Policy
  • Samantha Chicchetti

    Samantha Chicchetti, Assistant Director

    Samantha joined the Kinder Care family at the end of August 2013 as the lead teacher for both the Prekindergarten and School Age classes. Ms. Samantha transitioned into the position as Assistant Center Director in October 2014. It is her goal to ensure that every child and their families are receiving the best possible care from our center.

    Previous Experience:
    Samantha has previously worked with many different age groups and levels of children in a variety of educational settings from substitute teacher for elementary through high school students to online school teacher to supplemental tutor to ESL teacher to day care teacher. Samantha has worked with Kinder Care for over a year first as the Prekindergarten and School Age teacher and now as the Assistant Director of the center.
    Year Started:
    8/27/2013
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    9 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education (Minor in Reading), Special Education Certificate, English as a Second Language Designation, Pennsylvania Teaching License
  • Ms. Wandra

    Ms. Wandra, Cook and Floater Teacher

    Wandra joined the Kinder Care family because of a desire to work with children after having several of her own. Wandra assists in the classrooms as a Floater Teacher, but also works in the kitchen as the center's Cook. She creates healthy meals for the children to enjoy daily and engages the children in activities in the classroom.

    Previous Experience:
    Wandra has worked in a variety of different fields in positions through supervisor level. She has worked in Early Childhood for the past few years and attended many trainings on topics from interacting with parents to teaching early childhood to puppets and prop making in the classroom.
    Year Started:
    12/18/2014
    Years in ECE industry:
    2
    Education:
    Early Childhood and Education focused trainings
  • Ms. Jasmine

    Ms. Jasmine, Discovery Preschool

    Jasmine loves working with children and is excited for the opportunity to learn more about curriculum development and enhancement activities to engage the children and teach them every day.

    Previous Experience:
    Jasmine has worked in sales and customer service. She also babysat for children of different of ages.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss
    Year Started:
    10/27/2014
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
    Education:
    Currently enrolled in CDA program
  • Ms. Katelyn

    Ms. Katelyn, Floater Teacher

    Katelyn joined KinderCare as a seasonal employee and can be seen as a Floater Teacher throughout the building during the holiday season, as well as during the summers. She enjoys working with children and loves having all the experiences that she gets from working in the center. Her future goals include being a school superintendent.

    Previous Experience:
    Katelyn has worked as a babysitter for several years. She has also worked at the Bloomsburg University Writing Center and served as manager at a restaurant.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Junie B. Jones
    Year Started:
    5/27/2014
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    2
    Education:
    Senior at Bloomsburg University pursuing a dual major in Early Childhood Education and Special Education with a minor in Education Technology
  • Ms. Kelsey, Floater Teacher

    Kelsey joined the Kinder Care staff for the summer as a seasonal employee because of her love of children. She is currently in school and is looking forward to becoming a Physician's Assistant and would really like to work in Pediatrics. Kelsey is a floater teacher and enjoys playing games and dancing with the kids.

    Previous Experience:
    Kelsey loves working with children and has been babysitting for around five years. She has worked with children primarily between the ages of 3 and 12.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Rainbow Fish
    Year Started:
    7/15/2015
    Years in ECE industry:
    5
    Education:
    Currently in school to become a Physician's Assistant
  • Ms. Rose

    Ms. Rose, Floater Teacher

    Rose works with us at KinderCare as a classroom aide assisting the children with meal times and activities. She works throughout the building and is an asset to the program as a Floater Teacher helping wherever she is needed.

    Previous Experience:
    Rose has worked as a babysitter and also assists with caring for her grandchildren.
    Year Started:
    12/15/2014
    Years in ECE industry:
    2
  • Ms. Elizabeth

    Ms. Elizabeth, Infant Classroom

    I am passionate about my job because I like to encourage creativity in children and see how much they grow and change on a daily basis.

    Elizabeth has years of experience in the childcare field through training, education, and hands-on expierences. She previously worked full-time at KinderCare in the Infant classroom, and now works two days per week as a Floating Teacher. In her position, she gets to see many of the children in the center and gets to work with their teachers to provide creative and caring moments each day!

    Previous Experience:
    Elizabeth has experience in the childcare field through babysitting, volunteering with organizations, and providing care for children.
    Year Started:
    3/9/2010
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 Years
    Education:
    Master's Degree in Art Therapy, Bachelor's Degree in Human Services
  • Ms. Maria

    Ms. Maria, Infant Classroom

    Teachers who love teaching, teach children to love learning.

    -Robert John Meehan

    Maria graduated from West Scranton High School in 2010 and plans to complete her Associate's Degree in Education. She then plans to pursue her Bachelor's Degree in Human Services. Maria enjoys working at KinderCare and especially in the Infant Classroom.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining the KinderCare family, Ms. Maria gained experience babysitting.
    Year Started:
    3/3/2012
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 Years
    Education:
    Pursuing a degree in Human Services
  • Ms. Rina

    Ms. Rina, Infant Classroom

    Rina began working at Kinder Care as a Floater Teacher and quickly found a place in the Infant classroom helping our babies to reach their developmental milestones through guided play and engaging activities.

    Previous Experience:
    Rina has experience working with children at different day care centers before coming to KinderCare.
    Year Started:
    7/28/2014
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
    Education:
    Nursing degree
  • Ms. Tyneshia

    Ms. Tyneshia, Pre-Kindergarten

    Tyneshia has been with KinderCare for a few years working first with the Preschool class before moving to Pre-Kindergarten. Tyneshia enjoys helping the children to prepare for Kindergarten and getting the families involved in events in the classroom.

    Previous Experience:
    Tyneshia has held many different positions before finding her niche in child care. She has been with KinderCare for several years.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Eric Carle books
    Year Started:
    8/17/2012
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    4
    Education:
    Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Chelsea

    Ms. Chelsea, School Age Teacher

    Chelsea has recently joined the staff at KinderCare and is very excited to learn more and get more involved with all of the children. Chelsea is working as a Floater Teacher, primarily in the Pre-Kindergarten and School-Age classrooms. She brings a lot of great activities and creativity into each day with the children.

    Previous Experience:
    Chelsea has gained experience through babysitting.
    Year Started:
    3/23/2015
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Radiology
  • Ms. Cathy

    Ms. Cathy, Toddlers Teacher and Learning Adventures Teacher

    Live. Laugh. Love.

    Cathy has joined the KinderCare family and quickly become a valuable part of the Toddlers classroom. Cathy has also taken on the role of the Learning Adventures teacher coordinating individual and small group activities for the children outside of the regular curriculum.

    Previous Experience:
    Cathy has worked in child care as a baby sitter and also through an internship with a youth advocacy program.
    Year Started:
    10/28/2014
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Social Work
  • Ms. Alicia

    Ms. Alicia, Toddler Classroom

    A teacher takes a hand, opens a mind, and touches a heart.

    -Author Unknown

    Alicia graduated from Abington Heights. She then continued her education and graduated from Penn State. She played basketball and soccer her whole life and throughout her schooling. She loves working with children and making a difference in their lives. Alicia works primarily with the Toddlers class.

    Previous Experience:
    Alicia volunteered at Head Start, and taught a preschool class.
    Year Started:
    12/9/2013
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    4 Years
    Education:
    Associate's Degree in Human Development and Family Services
  • Ms. Amanda

    Ms. Amanda, Toddler Classroom

    I enjoy coming to work every day and engaging the children in new activities! It is a privelege to be a part of the children's growth and development.

    Amanda began work with KinderCare in March 2012. She graduated from the University of Scranton in 2010, where she earned a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration. Shortly after, she began work as a photographer, interacting mostly with children and their families. It was then that she discovered her passion for working with young children. Initially, Amanda was hired as a Floating Teacher, helping out in all the classrooms. She is now a Lead Teacher in the Toddler Classroom!

    Previous Experience:
    Amanda has previous experience as a Studio Sales Associate and a photographer.
    Year Started:
    3/26/2012
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    1 years
    Education:
    Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration
  • Ms. Mary Grace

    Ms. Mary Grace, Toddler Classroom

    Children are the world and I would like to be a part of it. I am passionate about family and the children I look after at KinderCare.

    Mary Grace just celebrated her 25th year with KinderCare this year and is thrilled to be with the children every day she is in! She has learned much from attending seminars over the years. Many have come and gone and she has seen them after they left. Mary Grace likes reading to children and teaching them colors, numbers, and building with their hands.

    Previous Experience:
    Mary Grace has previous experience watching children in clients' homes and being a mother and a grandmother.
    Year Started:
    7/13/1990
    Tenure:
    25 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    25 Years
  • Ms. Stephanie

    Ms. Stephanie, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Teaching is one profession that creates all other professions.

    -Author Unknown

    Stephanie graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Human Development and Studies. She enjoys planing interactive and interesting activities to enhance the learning of the children in the classroom. Stephanie also loves coming up with new ways to incorporate the theme into learning centers to enhance the experience!

    Previous Experience:
    Stephanie interned at The Northeast Pennsylvania Center for Independent Living, worked at St. Joe's Physical Center for two years, and is also currently a part-time aid for a person with disabilities.
    Year Started:
    10/1/2012
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2
    Education:
    Bachelor's of Science Degree in Human Development and Family Studies
  • Ms. Tara

    Ms. Tara, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Tara has worked with children through different experiences in the past and enjoys teaching them new skills.

    Previous Experience:
    Tara previously worked as a special education aide at her high school. She also coached a cheerleading squad for about four years.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Mr. Popper's Penguins
    Year Started:
    9/15/2014
    Years in ECE industry:
    3
    Education:
    Currently enrolled in CDA program
  • Ms. Lindsey

    Ms. Lindsey, Preschool Classroom

    The best part of teaching is when you see children applying what you taught them to real life situations.

    Lindsey joined us here after transferring from her center in New Jersey, where she started working in 2006. She is originally from this area and earned her Bachelor's of Science degree in Elementary and Early Childhood Education. She has nine years of Early Childhood Education experience and we are so happy to have Lindsey with us!

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare, Lindsey taught in Second grade, Kindergarten, and Infant classrooms.
    Year Started:
    7/7/2014
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    9 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's of Science Degree in Elementary and Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Heather

    Ms. Heather, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Heather is currently part of our Pre-Kindergarten teaching team working with our children to prepare them for school. She brings a lot of knowledge which allows her to make accomodations and enhancements to activities in the classroom to meet the needs of each child individually.

    Previous Experience:
    Heather worked with Kinder Care prior to most recently rejoining the team. She also worked with early intervention services.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Good Night Little Bear
    Year Started:
    11/21/2012
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education and Master's Degree in Special Education
  • Ms. Amanda, Floating Teacher

    Amanda is with us currently as a Floater Teacher. Amanda can be seen throughout the building assisting in the classrooms part time.

    Year Started:
    9/22/2014
    Education:
    Pursuing a Nursing Degree
  • Ms. Marli

    Ms. Marli, Floating Teacher

    My favortire part about my job is watching every baby reach their milestones!

    Marli started working at our center in August. She loves being in the Infant Room and is passionate about helping and caring for the infants!

    Previous Experience:
    Marli has worked as a nanny and also babysat for around seven years prior to joining the team at KinderCare.
    Year Started:
    8/21/2012
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    7
    Education:
    Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Cindy

    Ms. Cindy, Health and Safety Coordinator

    Kids don't remember what you try to teach them. They remember what you are.

    -Jim Henson

    Cindy has been with KinderCare for two years and is currently attending school for her Child Development Associate's Credential. She loves to allow the children to engage in free play, and let them explore and use their imaginations. Cindy continues to assist with the children in the classrooms, but has also taken on the role of Health and Safety Coordinator for the center.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining the KinderCare family, Cindy developed experience in a number of fields, including babysitting, Customer Service, and as a Medical Assistant.
    Year Started:
    9/27/2011
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 Years
    Education:
    Pursuing Child Development Associate's Credential

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About Our Center

Quincy Kinder Care Learning Center is a NAEYC accredited child care facility which services children from six weeks through twelve years of age. Our staff consists of individuals with a variety of backgrounds and experiences in the field of education and child care.

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Center Menu

Holidays Observed

Monday May 26th - Memorial Day
Friday July 4th - Independence Day
Monday September 1st - Labor Day
Monday October 13th - Columbus Day/Professional Development Day
Thursday November 22nd - Thanksgiving
Friday November 23rd - Black Friday
Thursday December 25th - Christmas

Health and Safety

Here at our Center we work hard to provide a very safe environment for your children. We have a keypad entry pad at our main entrance and ask that the code only be known by you, the parent/guardian. Our playgrounds include a fenced areas for the Infants, Toddlers and Discovery Preschool and a larger fenced area for our Preschool, Prekindergarten, and School Age classes.At all times there is at least one staff members in the classroom with a CPR and First Aid certification. Staff attend various trainings throughout the year covering different safety topics. All classrooms are required to complete Daily Cleaning Checklists to provide the children with a healthy and clean environment. Visual inspections of the center are completed daily by the Health and Safety Coordinator, as well.

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