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Quincy KinderCare

Jessica Einhorn, 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

It is officially Fall.  We have plenty of great new activities for our children at Quincy KinderCare. We have begun a new curriculum for the Fall and are welcoming new friends in each of our classrooms to join us. Please feel free to contact our center at (570)344-4392 if you have any questions or to schedule a tour of our facility.

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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!

Jessica Einhorn, 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?

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  1. Sunday January 01, 2017
    1. January's Learning Focus

      Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Light and Dark, plus the Sky and Weather

      Through shadow play, experiments with flashlights, observing the Sun and more, infants and toddlers will enjoy learning about light and dark this month. Infants continue sensory development by looking at contrasting patterns and at objects that are clearly defined by sharp edges and bright colors, while toddlers will build on their understanding of the light and dark concepts with play around daytime and nighttime. The older Discovery Preschool children will turn their attention to the sky as they learn about weather, the Moon, the Sun, and stars.

      Children 4–5 years old: Transportation, Healthy Bodies, and Winter

      For children in the Preschool and Kindergarten classrooms, January is filled with variety! They’ll begin by learning about transportation and studying how things get from “here” to “there.” A few weeks later, the focus will shift to health and bodies, with an emphasis placed on how to make good choices for a growing body. Towards the end of the month, children will be introduced to the transformative nature of the winter season and learn how to dress and take care of themselves when it’s cold outside. 

  2. Friday December 23, 2016
    1. Holiday Celebrations

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.

  • Jessica Einhorn, Center Director

    The best preparation for tomorrow, is doing your best today.

    Jessie Einhorn comes to us from a mixed background in teaching and management, with a Bachelor’s of Science in Elementary from West Chester University. She joined our KinderCare team in November 2015. Jessie loves working closely with her teachers to ensure success in the classrooms. Her diverse background carries into her position as a center director in the ways she places strong emphasis on coaching and developing the staff in everyday moments. Jessie spends her days working closely with teachers, speaking with families to ensure their happiness is maintained through out each day!  If she is not in the office, you will always find her in a classroom interacting with every one of her students! She is excited to be a part of the KinderCare family!!

    Previous Experience:
    7 years substitute teaching, 9 years business management
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Junie B. Jones
    Year Started:
    11/2/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 Years
    Education:
    Bachelors degree in Elementary Education
  • Gina Lorusso, Assistant Director

    A child is like a butterfly in the wind. Some can fly higher than others, but each ones flies the best it can. Why compare one against the other? Each one is different, Each one is special, Each one is beautiful.

    Gina has worked in the Early Childhood field for the last 9 years and couldn't imagine doing anything else!  She is a brand new mother to her beautiful baby boy! Being a new mom she understands the concerns parents have and is happy to offer help in any way possible!

    Previous Experience:
    Gina earned her Associates Degree in Human Services from Lackawanna College. She comes to us with 8 years of experience working at the Krieg Institute of Early Childhood Education teaching preschool. Gina also did TSS work at NHS and is very excited to have joined our KinderCare Family!!
    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Pout-Pout Fish by Deborah Diesen
    Year Started:
    12/21/2015
    Years in ECE industry:
    9
    Education:
    Associates Degree in Human Services from Lackawanna College as well as a CDA from Lackawanna
  • 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:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
    Education:
    Nursing degree
  • Amber, Infants

  • Carrie, Mixed-Age Group

    Year Started:
    12/9/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    4
    Education:
    Bachelor's in Psychology and Associate
  • Bibi, Toddlers

  • Kaitlyn, Toddlers

    It takes a big heart, to shape little minds

    Kaitlyn has been working at Kindercare for 1 year. She was a floater teacher for 4 months before she took on the role of a Toddler Teacher. Prior to working at Kindercare, Kaitlyn spent time babysitting and taking care of her own son. Her favorite part of working with children is watching the impact she has on their lives everyday. Her favorite thing about being a Toddler teacher is seeing how much joy the children have when you simply paint with them or read them a story, and all the love they give in return.
    Previous Experience:
    Babysitting Have a 5 year old son
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Dr Seuss: Horton Hears a Who
    Year Started:
    10/13/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
  • Ms. Mary Grace

    Ms. Mary Grace, Floater Teacher

    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:
    26 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:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2
    Education:
    Bachelor's of Science Degree in Human Development and Family Studies
  • 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 four 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:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 Years
    Education:
    Pursuing Child Development Associate's Credential

December 2016 Events

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  1. Thursday December 01, 2016
    1. December's Learning Focus

      Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Family, Friends, and Things that Go!

      Infants and toddlers will be exploring family and friends, while three-year-olds will focus on things that go vroom! Social and emotional development is foundational to growth and development in babies, so this month, infants and toddlers will participate in activities that reinforce their connection to family while also exploring connections that exist outside their home, such as friends. Meanwhile, their older friends in Discovery Preschool will learn about and play around with things that move (like bicycles, cars, buses, trains, and airplanes), which are all very exciting for little ones as they continue to explore the world outside their homes. 

      Children 4–5 years old: My Country + Tools and Machines

      The four- and five-year-olds continue exploring the world around them by learning about the state and country they live in! They’ll sings songs, play games based on travel, and learn about flags, state foods, and more. Children will also be introduced to cardinal directions (east, west, north, and south) and gain an appreciation for travel and meeting new friends from different places. 

      Children are naturally fascinated with machines and how things work and are put together. So to encourage that fascination, during the second half of this month children will learn about and play around with tools and machines. In addition to building literacy skills by using the names of machines and tools, children will develop math skills by graphing information, counting wheels, and more.

  2. Friday December 23, 2016
    1. Holiday Celebrations

  3. Monday December 26, 2016
    1. Center Closed in Observance of Christmas Day

About Our Center

Quincy KinderCare 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 member 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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