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Daybridge Child Development Center

Bettie Miller, Center Director

301 Innovation Boulevard State College PA 16803
(814) 861-4391 Contact this center

Ages: 6 weeks to 12 years
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Neighborhood:
Innovation Park, State College

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
State College Area School District (except for Ferguson Twp)

Welcome

The Daybridge Child Development Center was created to provide quality daytime care for the children of families working for the Pennsylvania State University and the surrounding community. Located in beautiful Innovation Park, the center was built in 1997 and has grown with our neighbors. Each classroom is designed to be developmentally appropriate and meet the needs of the age group. Our teachers' mission is to inspire a love of learning through daily experiences that allow for hands-on fun and creativity. As a Daybridge family, know that we prioritize safety, learning, and the relationship we have with you and your child. From daily activity reports to developmental check-ins, we’ve developed ways to help you stay informed about your child’s experience with us. Should you ever have any questions or concerns, however, please don’t hesitate to come to our teachers or staff. Our open door policy covers more than just communication — it means you’re always welcome to visit your child for lunch, circle time…or “just because” time!

Bettie Miller, Center Director

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Business Partner Message

Daybridge Child Development Center works in partnership with the Pennsylvania State University as well as members of the Chamber of Business and Industry of Centre County.

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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.

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SCHOOL-READY

Our kids are taking off!

By kindergarten, our kids are testing ahead of their peers. Read all about it.

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.

Monthly Activities

June's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Wonderful Water and Insects and Spiders

Infants and toddlers will be exploring the wonderful world of water as the children in Discovery Preschool dig into the creepy-crawly world of insects and spiders! Infants will have the chance to practice splashing, scooping, pouring, and playing with bubbles, while toddlers will take a swim on the creative side as they paint with water and create habitats for sea animals. Children in Discovery Preschool will focus on science as they learn about the differences between insects and spiders, how caterpillars turn into butterflies, and how bees pollinate flowers and make honey. Children’s creativity will blossom as they use dried pasta to create butterfly artwork!

Children 4 to 5 years old: Staying Safe and Exploring the Arts

In this modern world, safety is never overrated—and that’s why we take the first half of June to teach children all about how to keep themselves safe in different situations and places. After that, children will delve into the arts as they learn about visual art, musical art, dancing, and acting, and discover the different types of art, music, and dance that exist around the world. Preschoolers will focus on number recognition in order to learn their phone numbers and how to call 911, the Pre-K class will examine how art concepts and techniques are used in famous works of art, and our kindergartners will collaborate on a group project together, such as making first aid kits or choreographing their own dance routine! 

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.

Teachers & Staff

  • Bettie Miller

    Bettie Miller, Center Director

    Children are amazing. They live every moment to the fullest. I love their passion for life.

    Bettie has been working with children all her life. As the oldest daughter in a family of eight children, caring for children comes naturally. In 1986 she discovered her passion for Early Education and created a community run preschool for children in Penns Valley. Since then she has enjoyed countless children in several centers and a charter school. In addition to her duties at the center, Bettie serves as a PQAS trainer and reviewer for Better Kid Care.

    Previous Experience:
    Preschool teacher, charter school administrator, Kindergarten teacher and Center Director
    Year Started:
    7/18/2001
    Tenure:
    15 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    28 years
    Education:
    Bachelor of Science Education

Upcoming Center Activities

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June's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Wonderful Water and Insects and Spiders

Infants and toddlers will be exploring the wonderful world of water as the children in Discovery Preschool dig into the creepy-crawly world of insects and spiders! Infants will have the chance to practice splashing, scooping, pouring, and playing with bubbles, while toddlers will take a swim on the creative side as they paint with water and create habitats for sea animals. Children in Discovery Preschool will focus on science as they learn about the differences between insects and spiders, how caterpillars turn into butterflies, and how bees pollinate flowers and make honey. Children’s creativity will blossom as they use dried pasta to create butterfly artwork!

Children 4 to 5 years old: Staying Safe and Exploring the Arts

In this modern world, safety is never overrated—and that’s why we take the first half of June to teach children all about how to keep themselves safe in different situations and places. After that, children will delve into the arts as they learn about visual art, musical art, dancing, and acting, and discover the different types of art, music, and dance that exist around the world. Preschoolers will focus on number recognition in order to learn their phone numbers and how to call 911, the Pre-K class will examine how art concepts and techniques are used in famous works of art, and our kindergartners will collaborate on a group project together, such as making first aid kits or choreographing their own dance routine! 

About Our Center

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 through the various training opportunities in the community.

Special Features

  • Spring Break Camp
  • Winter Break Camp

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • American Sign Language
  • Arabic
  • German
  • Mandarin
  • Korean

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Holidays Observed

We are closed on New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, the day after Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.  The center is also closed for 2 Professional Development Days in March. Contact the center for more information on these closure dates, since they are subject to change from year to year.

Health and Safety

Our Innovation Park facility is slightly off the beaten path surrounding the children with the beauty of a rural environment and the safety of the university campus. Our attractive site offers safe outside play with fenced-in areas designed to be developmentally appropriate for the age group. The playgrounds provide shock absorbing surfaces for active children. As a Keystone STAR 4 center all of our teachers are CPR/First aid certified. Parking is on-site but the CATA bus service links us quickly with on campus activities.

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