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Thorndale KinderCare

Jennie Repko, Center Director

3120 C G Zinn Rd Thorndale PA 19372
(610) 383-4089 Contact this center

Ages: 6 weeks to 12 years
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Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Caln, West Bradford, Reeceville, Rainbow, Collegium (drops at center), Friendship,

Our center is accredited by NAEYC.

NAEYC Accreditation

Welcome to Thorndale KinderCare

Welcome to Thorndale KinderCare in Pennsylvania! Located near the Thorndale train station in Chester County, our highly-regarded curriculum aims to create a love for learning through educational opportunities such as exploration and learning blocks. Our program is based on the latest research in early childhood development. It’s our top priority to make you feel welcome from the moment you walk through our doors. We love to make new friends and invite you to join our KinderCare family!

We’re proud of the industry-leading health and safety measures we’ve put in place to protect your family and our staff. And, if you need distance learning support for elementary school kids, grade K-6, we’re here for you. Contact our center director to learn more. We can’t wait to see you soon!

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)

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.

Elementary School Distance Learning

Healthy bodies, happy hearts, growing minds. We make distance learning easy on your whole family! Our teachers are trained to facilitate safe and dynamic learning experiences online and in-person. Since every school has their own learning plan, we’ve added flexible enrollment options to meet your family’s needs. Whether you choose to enroll full-time, part-time, or before and after school, we’re here for you!

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.)

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!

  • 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.

    Jocelyn - 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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