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South Park KinderCare

Tiffany Turner, Center Director

2901 Ridge Rd. South Park PA 15129
(412) 653-1800 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Years
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Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Gill Hall, St. Louise, Gastonville, Jefferson Elementary and South Park (District buses to center)

South Park KinderCare is a Nationally Accredited Center that has been Educating our Community since 1984!
 

AMERICA’S MOST ACCREDITED

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.

SCHOOL-READY

What Learning Looks Like

Our talented early-childhood teachers set kids down the path toward becoming lifelong learners in a positive, safe, and nurturing environment.

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.

Private Kindergarten Programs (5 – 6 Years)

As children reach school age, our comprehensive full-day kindergarten program helps them explore, communicate, and create – all in a nurturing, small-class setting. Our team of expert educators has created a unique curriculum of reading, language, arts, math, science, and physical fitness that’s presented in a fun way to encourage a lifelong love of learning. Plus, our program is aligned with local and state elementary school standards, so children will be prepared to confidently enter first grade.

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.

Interactive Kindergarten (5 - 6 Years)

A full-day interactive Kindergarten program that utilizes new curriculum with an interactive smart board making first grade readiness a priority.

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.

Our Teachers

We're the only company in early childhood education to select teachers based on natural talent. Being a great educator isn't enough though. KinderCare teachers are also amazing listeners, nurturers, boo-boo fixers, and smile-makers. Put more simply, we love our teachers and your child will, too.

Meet just a few of our amazing KinderCare teachers!

A KINDERCARE TEACHER WITH

An Artist's Heart

"My classroom is full of art!” says Mary Annthipie-Bane, an award-winning early childhood educator at KinderCare. Art and creative expression, she says, help children discover who they really are.

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We put our best-in-class teachers in a best-in-class workplace. We're so proud to have been named one of Gallup's 37 winners of the Great Workplace Award. When you put great teachers in an engaging center, your children will experience an amazing place to learn and grow.

Our Families

Don't take our word for it. Hear what our families have to say about our amazing center!

  • I would recommend KinderCare of South Park to a friend. It's hard to find a place that you can trust to take care of your kids. I love the activities offered especially during the summer program. The teachers at the center are top notch.

    Christen R. - KinderCare Parent
  • 10/9/2013
     
    Hi Tiffany –
    The best way for me to tell you how I can’t imagine a world without KinderCare is to tell you our family’s stories from our time with KinderCare -
    We were lucky enough to have a friend take care of our oldest when I had to return to work after 8 weeks off on maternity leave. Shortly, after John’s first birthday our situation changed and we had to find someone else to look after our son. We found a small mom and pop daycare and thought --- Yes this is a good, safe and comfortable place for John. Our experience didn’t turn out quite the way we thought. So, we turned to KinderCare and immediately felt a complete relief that we were making the best move. The Teachers, Management and Staff made us feel so much better. They made suggestions on the best way to transition John over to the new place. We had no problems moving him. Things just got better and better for him. Art projects started coming home. He showed more interest in songs and books. I kept everything he has brought home.
    One day I came in to drop John off and Becky came over to me to tell me about her daily visit with John to see the birds. She even had a cute little nickname for him, “My Man.” I was blown away by how a teacher would go out of her way to spend time with a child, my child, who was not currently in her class. I knew before but it sealed the deal that John was in the best place.
    When our second came along I was nervous, our son was with a friend for the first year so this was kind of new experience for us. Carol was so easy to talk to and she answered all our questions. My first day back to work I called to check on Emma. Carol said she was doing well and was honest that Emma was getting used to the new place and that would take some time. At the end of the day when I got there to pick the kids up, I was told that John went over around lunch time to check on his sister to make sure she was okay. It warmed my heart to know that whether he asked or they offered they made sure both
    Emma and John were both adjusting to the changes we had in our family.
    Emma wasn’t feeling too good and I kept her home with me. It was just after 630pm and the phone was ringing with a number I didn’t recognized, it was Carol to check to see if Emma was feeling alright. She was calling from her personal phone. It was so incredibility nice of Carol to take time to check on Emma.
    Every teacher and staff member knows my kids by name regardless of their interaction with them. At one point or another I have heard a cute story from each member of the KinderCare staff about my kids - something they did, said or even what they were wearing. I can go to any teacher or member of the staff with a question, request or concern and I am always met with we can help you with that or a Thank you for letting us know.
    I can’t imagine a world without KinderCare….. These men and woman care about all the children that come into the center and take extraordinary care of them. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
    Thank you,
    Gayle M R.
     
     

    Gayle R. - KinderCare Parent
  • I Can’t Imagine a World Without Kindercare
     
    I still remember my daughter Ashlyn’s first day of Kindercare 3 years ago.  I remember I had the first day jitters more than Ashlyn, who was so excited to put on her book bag and new dress and go off to “school”.  When we arrived at Kindercare I started to feel my jitters creep up into tears.  I held them back for my little girl and told her to “have a great day”.  I’m not going to lie, Ashlyn was a little upset to see Mommy leave, but once she got to know her teachers and schedule she looked forward to every day at Kindercare.  She would actually get upset if she had a day off.  Ashlyn has made so many great friends at the center and talk constantly about all of the teachers.
    About a year ago, Ashlyn went to the eye doctor and it was determined that she would need glasses.  She was so nervous to go to Kindercare the next morning wearing her new glasses.  The day before we went to the doctors I told Ashlyn’s teacher that she would be coming in the next day with glasses and that she was nervous.  Ashlyn slowly went into Kindercare that next morning, the first time she has not run, and was welcomed with at least two teachers wearing their glasses.  Ashlyn had never seen her teachers like that before.  She was so excited to realize that even they wear glasses.  I was almost brought to tears by the compassion of the Kindercare staff.  The teachers always have little ways to make the children feel great, from taking pictures with friends to acting surprised when my daughter “sneaks” up on them and yells “boo”.  Each and every staff member that I ever come in contact with, whether it is one of my daughter’s teachers or not, have made me feel like my child will be safe under their care.  Each time I leave Kindercare I think to myself how lucky I am that I get to feel like my daughter is truly safe while not in my care.  They say that it takes a village to raise a child and I honestly believe that Kindercare is part of my village and I wouldn’t want it any other way!
     
    Thank you for the opportunity to express my feelings about my Kindercare Center.
     
    Cary M.
     

    Cary M. - KinderCare Parent
  • I wanted to write to share with you my recent experience with the South Park KinderCare. My son, who is 4, had gone to a sitter since he was born. The sitter was having surgery and I needed childcare on a temporary part time basis. I spoke with Ms. Cansa and she was so accommodating to my situation and helpful to provide options. When my son started at the center, he had a lot of trouble as it was a big transition for him. His teacher, Ms. Beckie was so patient, caring and compassionate towards him. He would cry every day that I dropped him off, and she would sit and hold him until he settled down. She worked with him during nap time since he wasn’t used to having that quiet time. When I would call to check on him and everyone was so kind and I always felt that I could call anytime to check in on him. Ms. Cansa, Ms. Tiffany, Ms. Beckie, and the entire staff really went out of their way to make us feel welcome. It was a wonderful experience and it was because of all of them. I just wanted say thank you and to recognize their efforts.

    Lorraine B. - KinderCare Parent
  • My name is Jen and my daughter is in the Prekindergarten class at South Park KinderCare. I was lucky enough to be able to join them for the recent zoo field trip and I just had to share how thoroughly impressed I was. I have been incredibly pleased with the care and learning that my daughter has received her entire time at KinderCare, but field trips were new for us and the zoo can be a crazy place with just one child let alone 14. I was so thoroughly impressed with the order they had and how aware they were at all times of each child. They were teaching and so tuned into each kid's needs. I really liked the ankle tags and how many times they did counts and verified each kid by name. The kids had a wonderful time and I am so grateful that I got to be a part of it. I am just so grateful and pleased for the wonderful experience my daughter has had at KinderCare- South Park and I really felt compelled to share it. Cansa, Tiffany, Becky, and the whole staff really are wonderful and have been so good for my daughter and our family. My daughter actually wants to go to school and as a working mother that means the world to me. When I go to pick her up she doesn't want to leave. I can't say just what that means to me! Thank you for selecting such a great staff and for having such a nice facility. I recommend it to everyone I know. Thanks!

    Jen S. - KinderCare Parent

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Who Are KinderCare Families?

They hail from hundreds of cities across the country from countless backgrounds, and proudly represent every walk in life. What our families have in common, though, is the want to give their children the best start in life. We are so proud to be their partner in parenting.

Hear from just a few of our amazing KinderCare families.

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Four young children, four different passports, two languages, two full-time jobs…oh, and a few triathlons thrown in for good measure. Meet the globe-trotting Colettas—a family on the go.

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