Sarah Marvin, Center Director
Ages: 6 weeks to 12 years
N. Sumneytown Pike and Dickerson Road next to the TD Bank in front of Merck Pharmaceutical Company
Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Inglewood, Gwynedd Square, Gwyn-Nor, North Wales, and Bridal Path
Our center is accredited by NAEYC.
Meet Sarah Marvin, Our Center Director
At KinderCare Since: 2004
Education: Child Development Associate
Favorite Children's Book: Guess How Much I Love You
Meet Sarah Marvin! She is the Center Director at North Wales KinderCare in Pennsylvania. Sarah attended Teachstone where she earned a Child Development Associate. She has been with KinderCare for nineteen years. Outside of work, Sarah enjoys watching movies, going to the aquarium and zoo, and spending time with her family. Her favorite quote is, "You have to color outside the lines once in a while if you want to make your life a masterpiece.” - Albert Einstein
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.
North Wales 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.
Kindergarten Programs (5–6 Years)
Welcome to kindergarten: the gateway to grade school and everything that comes next! Offered in select centers, our kindergarten programs have small class sizes and curriculums that mix learning and fun. The basic building blocks of reading, writing, math, and science are key in kindergarten, so we make sure they get lots of practice in all of these areas.
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.
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!
We started using North Wales KinderCare in the fall of 2011, when our son was 4 months old, and it has been our daycare ever since! The teachers are wonderful and really care about their students. My son's current teacher and the directors have worked with us when we had concerns about our son's behavior. The current director and assistant director helped lead this center to 4 Keystone stars and NAEYC accreditation, which is no easy feat. One of the things that I also love and appreciate is their willingness to offer part-time daycare - not all daycare providers do this, but North Wales KinderCare does! This is not a large facility, but the size encourages close collaboration and flow between classes. It is nice to see my son's previous teachers on a daily basis. My husband and I feel very fortunate to have found such a quality provider for our son and daughter while we are working.”
J.F. - KinderCare Parent
Our son has been enrolled in KinderCare for about a year and a half. We are very happy with our choice of day care/learning center. The teachers are so dedicated to the children and give each child individual attention. We receive a daily report with the day’s activities and there is usually a personal note of something he particularly enjoyed or a silly comment he may have made, which we in turn use to have a great dinner conversation with him about his day. With the education and socialization he receives, he is thriving. KinderCare is an excellent investment in our son’s future.”
Natalie - KinderCare Parent
A big thank you goes out to the entire staff at KinderCare North Wales, PA! Both of our kids love spending time with their teachers and it's exciting to watch them learn and grow each day. I don't think we've ever heard "no" as an answer when we ask our oldest whether or not she had fun at school, and our youngest is starting to nod along in agreement as well. Thanks so much for everything you do!”
Zack S. - KinderCare Parent
Our son and daughter in-law are both active duty Navy. One needed to be on the West coast and the other on the East coast; the house is packed up for the move and the new house is not ready. Audrey is living with us, her grandparents, for the month and we both work. Kinder Care and the teachers at the North Wales center have been terrific! Miss Mel, Miss Crystal and Miss Claudine are so professional and knowledgeable about preschoolers. They helped Audrey through her transition and some of her early tough days—especially missing Mom and Dad and being in a new place. We are very happy with the curriculum and the fun activities they do. I love the app and to the photos of the activities and what she has eaten. And best of all, Audrey is happy, too!”
Karen H. - KinderCare Parent
Our family was recently looking for a new daycare and were really happy that we found KinderCare North Wales. Within the first two days we could tell that our son was really enjoying his time at school and was already raving about Ms. Maria. Every day he talks about Ms. Maria and his friends, making it evident that he is getting lots of love and attention. Apparently, Ms. Maria is always quite the athlete during outdoors time! It is really nice how we are all greeted at the door each morning by both kids' teachers and Crystal/Mel. Everyone always has a smile and I can tell that the kids are happy to see them.
We really appreciate Ms. Farzana. She gives us the feeling that she really loves and cares for our daughter. She is also great at communicating what is happening, which makes it easy for us to work as a team. We really respect the leadership and staff overall as we can see that the facility is run well and it's a safe place for our kids to learn and grow. Thanks again!”
Bret N. - 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 North Wales 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 North Wales 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.