Elizabeth Driscoll, Center Director
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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
Learning is a treasure which accompanies its owner everywhere.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A teacher takes a hand, opens a mind, and touches a heart.
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.
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!
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.
Teaching is one profession that creates all other professions.
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!
Tara has worked with children through different experiences in the past and enjoys teaching them new skills.
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!
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.
Amanda is with us currently as a Floater Teacher. Amanda can be seen throughout the building assisting in the classrooms part time.
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!
Kids don't remember what you try to teach them. They remember what you are.
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.
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.
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.
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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