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Washington Hospital KinderCare

Kisha Cochran, Center Director

63-67 Wilson Ave. Washington PA 15301
(724) 223-0331 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Trinity West, Trinity East, Trinity South,Trinity North, Chartiers Houston-Allison Park, McGuffy-Joe Walker and Claysville, Washington Elementary

Our center is accredited by NAEYC.

Our center is one where your child can explore, experiment, and imagine as they learn about their world. Each area-from our playground to the bookshelves in our classrooms are designed to be developmentally appropriate. We inspire each child to thrive in their wonder of learning. Our programs provide a rich and nurturing environment for your child's cognitive, social, emotional and physical growth. Here learning is fun, children are respected and our teachers work in partnership with families to develop each child. Voted Best Childcare 2012 in Pittsburgh by Pittsburgh Magazine!

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.

Active Adventures

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!

  • My daughter has been coming to KinderCare in Washington since September of 2009. She started there when she was only 10 weeks old. As a first time mother, of course I was very hesitant and reluctant to have my new baby girl cared for by total strangers. My good friend Johanna Hoyt recommended the center in Washington...She spoke very highly of Jess and all of the teachers...and boy was she right!! After the very first day visiting the center, my husband and I both felt 100% better about sending our daughter there. Everyone on that day and every day after have been nothing but kind, caring, warm, professional, and enthusiastic with the parents as well as the children. They all truly seem to love their jobs!! She has improved immensely in language, writing, and comprehension skills and I truly believe it is all thanks to the team at Washington! I also want to give a special shout out to a few special people who have not only made a huge impact on my daughter's life, but have also made it very easy and inviting for my husband and I. Jessica Sawich has been so unbelievably accommodating and flexible when I've needed to change her schedule at the last minute due to work conflicts. She never makes me feel like I'm bothering her and always responds to my emails and questions right away. She's always very professional yet still makes us feel like we're part of the KinderCare family! Her teachers Ms. Adrienne, Ms. Lauren, and Ms. Richelle are all wonderful as well. They always welcome us with a smile in the morning and always update me with my daughter's progress or any concerns they might have. I never worry for one minute when she's at school that she will not have the very best care that she can possibly receive!! And last but not least, I'd like to recognize Ms. Steph! She was my daughter's teacher in the toddler room and now again in preschool. She has always shown a huge interest in her progress!! She has always been one of her favorite teachers and I think she does such an amazing job with the kids. You can really tell that she loves her job and she shows it every single day!! I just wanted to let you know what an amazing job your Washington team is doing. I hope that this email helps to show the gratitude that my husband and I have for the Washington KinderCare center. We are so proud to be a part of that center and hope to be for many more years to come. Thank you for your time Wendy!! Have a great weekend!!

    Jessia M. - KinderCare Parent
  • The KinderCare staff has been wonderful since the first day we brought our son in. Matthew has been going to KinderCare since he was about 3 months old and his teachers have always taken such good care of him. We love that they take photos of him doing certain activities and send them home. We also love that he gets exposed to so many different things like doing arts and crafts, music, etc. His teachers give us constant feedback and we feel confident that he is in good hands everyday!

    Natalie and Michael - 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.

A Globe-Trotting Family Finds A

Home in Houston

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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