Beth Cabelus, Center Director
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Welcome to Yardley KinderCare. We would be very excited to meet with you and your family. We believe in developing the whole child, with an emphasis on facilitating your child's social, emotional, physical and intellectual development. Here at Yardley KinderCare, we believe "It takes a village to raise a child," and our parents consider us to be an extension of their own family (their village). Your child will not only have a safe, secure and stimulating environment in which to learn, but will have support from a team of child development experts who have a true passion for educating and nurturing children.
Beth Cabelus, Center Director
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Our teachers are professional leaders in the field of Early Childhood Education. They come from various educational backgrounds: Child Development Associate credentials, Associate's, Bachelor's and Master's Degrees. All of our staff members are trained in First Aid and CPR. They believe in the importance of quality education and positive rapport with the families in our care. Our teachers are encouraged to participate in numerous professional development workshops throughout the year.
I enjoy helping my staff, children and families continue to grow and learn.
Beth began her career with KinderCare in 1991 as a teacher, primarily in Prekindergarten, but has experience with all age groups. Soon she became a staff trainer and Assistant Director, then a Center Director in 1999, and has been the Director at Yardley KinderCare since 2008. Beth has been acknowledged by KinderCare for exemplary coaching and customer service, and was named Director of the Year. Since her son spent his early years at KinderCare, her goal is to provide every family with the same positive learning experiences and fond memories she received.
I love being a part of children's early development, watching them grow and partnering with their families to help them be ready for the world when they leave here.
Trudie started with KinderCare in 2007 as a Learning Adventures teacher while working on her Master's Degree in Education. Prior to that, she worked in marketing and advertising management for several companies headquartered in the area. She spent two summers as an autistic support teacher with the Bucks County Intermediate Unit and also worked as a Special Ed substitute teacher for a year. She has been the Assistant Director at Yardley KinderCare since late 2012. Trudie has two teenage sons who attended daycare; she is a strong believer in the social and academic benefits of quality early childhood group care like KinderCare.
I love working with this age group because they learn something new everyday and are always developing new skills, especially language.
Ms. Donna is our Health and Safety Coordinator and a co-teacher in our younger Discovery Preschool classroom. She has more than two decades of experience in professional childcare. Ms. Donna loves to sing and the children love to sing with her. In addition to implementing the curriculum, she devotes herself to teaching the children self-help skills (feeding, washing hands) and social skills like sharing and taking turns.
I love teaching because it gives me the opportunity to use my creativity to design fun, interactive learning experiences for my students.
Jesse worked as an English language preschool teacher in Prague, CZ and taught 1st and 2nd grade in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. He recently finished his student teaching at Anne Frank Elementary in Philadelphia.
I love to see each child's confidence grow and how proud they become as they realize they are learning how to read. I strive to encourage them to use manners and have respect for one another.
Ms. Jurey is the Education Director and teacher for our State Licensed full day Kindergarten program. Her students love her creative approach and the small group/individual attention they receive each day. Ms. Jurey does a great job preparing her students for elementary school, both socially and academically.
I love to see how excited the children get when they master a new skill.
Ms. Marascio has been teaching at our center for almost 18 years. She currently teaches our many students enrolled in Learning Adventures. Ms. Marascio has a firm but gentle demeanor with her students and is excellent at helping the children learn to follow classroom rules. All the children love learning with Ms. Marascio!
Every child deserves a champion: an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists they become the best they can possibly be." - Rita Person, Educator
Ms. Jackie has been working in childcare settings since 2012. She is currently working toward obtaining an Associates Degree in PreK-4 and is looking forward to earning her Child Development Associate (CDA) certificate. Before working in childcare settings, Ms. Jackie was a waitress, hostess, lifeguard and cashier.
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.
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.
We 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.
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 though the various training opportunities in the community.
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