Heather Eller, Center Director
3120 C G Zinn Rd., Thorndale, PA 19372
Summer is right around the corner! Come join us for an exciting season full of fun and adventure. We have invited many special visitors to come entertain and educate our Preschool and Prekindergarten children. And for our School Age children, we will be taking them on many thrilling field trips. We are currently enrolling in all of our classrooms and would love an opportunity to meet with you.
Welcome to Thorndale KinderCare. We are conveniently located near the Thorndale train station in beautiful Chester County. We are a NAEYC accredited center as well as rated a Star 4 by the Keystone Stars Program, which is a program, set up by the Office of Childhood Development and Early Learning to improve, support and recognize the continuous quality improvement efforts in Early Learning Programs in Pennsylvania. Our program is designed to enhance each child's learning through exploration and play by implementing activities in all areas of development. Our teachers have extensive backgrounds in education and are dedicated professionals who love to educate and nurture children of all ages. We would love an opportunity for your family to become part of our family.
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.
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.
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.
Twelve fun and unique weeks of camp, all summer long! From May through August, KinderCare offers awesome camps for pre-school, pre-k, and school-age kids. It's a great place to bring friends, and to meet new ones! We offer flexible scheduling options to meet the needs of busy families like yours, so join us for all 12 weeks or as many weeks as you like.
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.
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.
Star 4 rating by the Keystone Stars Program
Distance from address: 5.3 miles
Distance from address: 6.2 miles
Distance from address: 7.0 miles
Our Centers observe the following holidays:
Please note that because holidays observed may vary between centers, please be sure to check with your Center Director for specific closures.
I am writing to you to let you know how much I appreciate your hard work and dedication to your students. I have five children ranging in age from two to thirteen. While my eldest three were growing up I always had family to help care for them and I was grateful for them because I was nervous about putting them in the hands of strangers. Eight years later I decided to have more children, but this time I didn’t have the same family support. I started shopping around for child care in the area. I friend of mine told me about KinderCare and how much he liked it, so I called and set up a tour of the facility. I really liked what I saw. In order to enter the building you must have a code, which is a big plus in my book. Then walking through I noticed how clean everything was and I liked how they have the rooms set up. The staff was all very nice and all the children seemed happy to be there. After seeing all of that I was sold.We have been with KinderCare for almost a year and I have had nothing but positive experiences. They take such wonderful care of my children. It always makes me feel good when my children are excited to go to school and I know they love being there when they give me a hard time about leaving at the end of the day. When I come to get them at the end of the day they are always recently changed and clean from the day's messy activities. My youngest is currently transitioning from the Toddler classroom, where he has received such wonderful care from his teachers Ms. Cleo and Ms. Rita. My daughter, who is also transitioning into a new class, initially didn’t want to leave Ms. Vonetta and Ms. Julie, but Ms. Taryn is doing a great job making her feel welcomed in her class.I also want to say a little something about our Center Director, Heather and her Assistant Director, Lisa. When my daughter fell and hurt herself they did such a great job in caring for her. They called me to let me know what happened and assured me that she would not need medical attention. They let me know that I could come and check on her but that if I couldn’t leave that I didn’t have to worry that they would take care of her. And that is exactly what they did. They took great care of her. It is such a pleasure to have such great people taking care of my children on a daily basis. I actually don’t know what I would do without KinderCare.
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