Christa Trone, Center Director
Ages: 6 weeks to 12 years
Elementary Schools Bussed To:
We transport to Jaindl. In addition Fogelsville Elm has a bus stop right at our driveway for pick-up and drop-off!
Our center is accredited by NAEYC.
Meet Christa Trone, Our Center Director
At KinderCare Since: 2020
Education: Bachelor's Degree in Psychology
Favorite Children's Book: I Want My Hat Back
Meet Christa Trone! She is the Center Director at Allentown KinderCare in Pennsylvania. Christa attended Kutztown University, where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. She has been with KinderCare since 2020, and before that she worked with children with intellectual and developmental disabilities. “The best teachers are those who show you where to look but don't tell you what to see.” - Alexandra K. Trenfor. Outside of work, Christa enjoys reading, exercising, watching movies, and traveling. She also loves traveling and exploring new places with her family.
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.
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.
Allentown KinderCare Programs
Infant Programs (6 weeks–1 year)
Leaving your baby in someone else’s care is a big step. Everyone at our centers—most importantly, our naturally gifted infant teachers—will work with you to make sure the transition goes smoothly. When you step into our infant classroom, you’ll see how much we want your infant to feel safe, loved, and ready to explore their world.
Toddler Programs (1–2 Years)
Everything in our toddler classroom is designed for little explorers. That’s because a lot is going on at this age. When your child is wandering all over the place, that means they’re learning and discovering new things every day. We’ll help them explore their interests (and find new ones!) as they play and learn.
Discovery Preschool Programs (2–3 Years)
This age is filled with so much wonder and curiosity. That’s why we offer a ton of books and toys and bring artwork down to kids eye level. Children in discovery preschool also begin to learn how we all work together in a classroom. Simple math and science, pretend play, and group play help them get used to a more structured school setting.
Preschool Programs (3–4 Years)
This age is all about expression, when kids really start to form their own ideas about what they want to play and how they want to create. Every day in our preschool classroom, your child will explore science experiments, create artwork, and play pretend—all the skills needed for their big next step: kindergarten!
Prekindergarten Programs (4–5 Years)
When you walk into one of our pre-K classrooms, you’ll see artwork and writing displayed around the room. Labels are everywhere to help kids connect letters with words. You’ll also see pictures on the walls that reflect the families in our community. Your child will also deepen their knowledge in language, math, science, Spanish, and social skills.
Before- and After-School Programs (5–12 Years)
You can count on us to provide reliable care for your school-ager while you’re at work, with safe transportation from our center to your child’s school and back! Whether your child wants to start a drama club, build a volcano, or create a comic book, they will have a place to follow their dreams. Your child will start and end the day with a whole lot of fun!
School Break Programs (preschool, prekindergarten, and school-age)
Winter break, spring break, summer break—when school’s out (but you still need to work), you can count on KinderCare to provide a safe and supportive learning environment that’s focused on fun. We welcome children ages 5–12 during school break times and make sure they have a sensational, screen-free experience they won’t forget.
Participating Child Care Aware Center
KinderCare partners with Child Care Aware® of America to offer fee assistance for Active Duty military families and flexible support to fit their needs when care at a Child Development Center on the installation is not available.
Learning Adventures - Enrichment Program
Cooking Academy™ (3 – 12 Years)
In Cooking Academy, kids learn new recipes from cultures around the world and develop a healthy relationship with food. They’ll whip up everything from Southwest rainbow lettuce wraps to pumpkin muffins, building their skills in STEM, communication, and more along the way. And yes—little chefs get to eat their culinary creations!
Music Explorers™ (2 – 4 Years)
KinderCare families are already giving a standing ovation to our newest Learning Adventures program: Music Explorers! Kids will learn to sing, move, listen, play instruments, and even create their own tunes. Our original curriculum blends math, science, social studies, literacy, and mindfulness (think yoga!) for a uniquely KinderCare way of learning the foundations of music.
Phonics Adventures® (2 – 4 Years)
Learning how to read is a whole lot of fun at KinderCare! We help kids grow to love books and words (and get ready for kindergarten) in our Phonics Adventures program. From discovering the basics of vowels to practicing poetry, kids learn all about letters and sounds in small-group lessons made just for their age group. (Bonus: Kids who attend our phonics program are more prepared than their peers for school—and we have the data to prove it.)
STEM Innovators (3-8 Years)
You’ve probably heard a lot about how important STEM education is for your child, but what does that really mean? Our STEM Innovators program takes kids’ natural ability to make sense of the world and applies it to robotics, chemistry, coding, geology, and more. While your child experiments, they’ll discover how to use technology to do amazing things!
Various learning camps
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.
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.
Don't take our word for it. Hear what our families have to say about our amazing center!
My children LOVE their teachers and the teacher's LOVE the kids. Everyone is friendly and the children learn so much. I have always felt that I had an active voice and opinion in my children's learning and the center.”
Laura - KinderCare Parent
I can't say enough great things about KinderCare. Our baby is in the infant room and since she started going this spring, we have been nothing but pleased. The teachers are caring, supportive and very organized. You can see how they have a real bond with our daughter and the other kids. The facility is clean, bright and friendly. The center director and assistant director are so helpful, responsive and flexible. I reach out with questions via email often and they always reply quickly. I call over my lunch to check in on my daughter and they always are so nice and give me a detailed update which I appreciate. We are very happy at KinderCare and highly recommend it to anyone looking for high-quality childcare.
Dennille - KinderCare Parent
I cannot say enough how much the Kindercare team has meant to our family. For the past five years, they have helped our daughter grow and learn more than we thought possible. From cooking classes to Spanish lessons and field trips, she has had many adventures and lots of fun. The team loves and cares for her as if she were their own, and we truly appreciate all of their hard work and dedication.”
Cindy - KinderCare Parent
“Our school age daughter has been with the center for a little over a year now. My husband and I are very happy with Kinder Care. We have peace of mind knowing that she is well taken care of and she truly enjoys the center especially in the summer with all the field trips and activities.The staff deserves a big thank you for the care they give each and every day.”
Sharon - KinderCare Parent
“Finding out we were having twins was an absolute shock. We were hoping to find one healthy heartbeat, and when the doctor said we're having twins, we were so overjoyed, but then immediately concerned about how would we take care of two children at the same time? Our twins were born 5 weeks early, and we were fortunate enough to have their grandmother stay home with them for the first 18 months of their life. We knew we eventually wanted them to attend a structured daycare, but we weren't ready to cross that road yet. When the time came, we shopped daycare facilities around the Allentown area. We immediately felt at home with Kindercare. We were giving a tour of the facility, giving some information regarding the curriculum in the toddler area and all our questions were answered.The twins started out part time at 18 months and not every morning was a joy! There were plenty of tears dropping off in the morning, but the teachers in the toddler room took it all in stride. They assured us this happens, the children are ok and a few minutes after we walk out the door they calm down. We had plenty of phone calls for sick children, which happens, and when our children were involved in a small accident, which also happens. We were always given an explanation and we always felt assured our children were in safe hands. Fast forward to three months after their second birthday, we were now ready to attend the facility full time as we were losing the Grammy Nanny to another family member. Our children look forward to seeing their friends and their teachers in the morning, and they enjoy the special celebrations for certain days. We are amazed at the level of learning as well. It is such a joy to hear your two year old sing you the ABCs or count to ten knowing they learned this at their daycare facility. They sing songs on their own that they have learned in their environment. Sending our children to Kindercare has been such a bittersweet blessing. Nobody wants to give up that special time with their children, but as working family, we must. Knowing our children are safe and having fun at Kindercare allows us to have peace of mind to perform well at our jobs so we can better take care of our family.”
Melissa - KinderCare Parent
My son Tyler has been attending KinderCare since he was 3 months old and he has recently transitioned into the toddler room. Tyler and I love the staff/teachers. I chose KinderCare for two reasons: first, because of their learning curriculum & engaging activities and second, because out of all of the other centers that I evaluated, I felt the most at ease after my tour with KinderCare. Each day I am able to see the new and exciting things Tyler is learning and I am able to incorporate those into his learning at home. It’s great to see the smile on Tyler’s face when he sees his teachers; this reassures me that he is happy there. There have been times that I’ve had questions or a concern and the staff has always been so helpful. I always recommend KinderCare to friends and family seeking a provider.”
Jackie - KinderCare Parent
I've been with KinderCare for 7 years and really love it. The teachers are wonderful and kind and my children have learned so much. They have worked with my part-time schedule from day one and saved my space when I added two more children to my brood. I'm so happy with KinderCare.”
Gina - KinderCare Parent
We have been with KinderCare since early 2006! My oldest daughter started at 8 weeks old. My youngest daughter also started at 8 weeks old in 2008. Both of my children have enjoyed being at KinderCare. They like it so much that when the youngest is dropped off, she pushes us out the door and when she is picked up sometimes cries because she doesn't want to leave. Both of my children love the Learning Adventures programs (music and cooking). They enjoyed all the learning activities during the day and the summer camp programs. They always have stories of what they did and what they learned. They learned the numbers, alphabet and even how to write! I feel very comfortable leaving my children at the center. Everyone at the center has been great!”
Paula - KinderCare Parent
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
What accreditations does KinderCare have?
We are your trusted caregiver. Our centers are state-licensed and regularly inspected to make sure everything meets or exceeds standards, including child-to-teacher ratios and safe facilities. Our centers aren’t just licensed—most are accredited, too! Find out more.
Do you offer part-time schedules at Allentown KinderCare?
Everybody’s schedule is different. We’re happy to offer quality, affordable part-time and full-time childcare. Drop-in care may also be available. Reach out to your Center Director to learn more.
How does naptime work at Allentown KinderCare?
Our teachers meet every child’s needs during naptime. Our teachers know how to get babies to nap. In fact, they are pros at getting children of any age to nap. Visit our article on "10 Ways We Help Kids Get a Great Daycare Nap" to learn more.
Do you support alternative diets?
We strive to be as inclusive as possible. To that point, we provide a vegetarian option at mealtime, take care to not serve common allergens and can adapt menus based on your child’s food sensitivities. If your child has additional needs, we’ll work with you to figure out a plan.
Are meals included in tuition? Can I choose to send my child with lunch?
We provide nutritious meals and snacks developed by a registered dietician to meet the needs of rapidly growing bodies and minds. If your child has special dietary requirements and you would prefer to bring in their lunch, please make arrangements with the center director.
Does my child need to be potty-trained?
Every child begins toilet learning at a different age. Until your child shows an interest in toilet learning, we’ll provide diaper changes on an as-needed basis. When your child shows an interest, we'll discuss how to work together to encourage toilet learning.