About Us

Your Child Is in Great Hands

Our Philosophy

Explore and Learn Childcare and Leaning Center provides a safe and nurturing environment that emphasizes the uniqueness of each individual child. We create a creative stimulating atmosphere focusing on emotional, physical, social, cognitive and intellectual development through a variety of indoor and outdoor activities. Our focus is on fostering independence and self-confidence. We encourage children to be inquisitive which allows them to explore the world around them so that they can reach their fullest potential.

Enrollment is open to infants 6 weeks to children 12 years of age. We offer many programs to fit the needs of every child. Enrollment shall be granted without discrimination in regard to sex, race, creed, gender, religion and disability within safety limits. Our operating hours are Monday through Friday 6:30am to 5:30pm.

Our Mission

Explore and Learn Childcare and Learning Center’s goal is to provide a safe, secure and nurturing environment for each child during their formative years. We provide a variety of stimulating activities to promote a child’s social, emotional, physical and cognitive development. Among the activities there will be the opportunity for success through creative and free choice play, outdoor play and structured teacher planned educational learning through exploration. Explore and Learn provides developmental programs for children ages 6 weeks through 12 years of age.

Curriculum

We provide a warm and nurturing atmosphere as well as an exciting and educational environment for your child. We look at each child as an individual and foster learning through each child’s individuality. We realize that children’s development occurs at different intervals and that every child is different. We base our curriculum on your child’s individual development stage. Our curriculum includes language development, physical development, art, music, socialization and self-help skills. Our center classrooms follow the Creative Curriculum to create developmentally appropriate lessons. We are currently using the Creative Curriculum and The Land of the Letter People for full day Kindergarten program. 

Inclusion

Explore and Learn aims to provide a child care environment which is free from bias and prejudice in which children learn the principles of fairness and respect for the uniqueness of each person.  Differences in backgrounds culture and abilities are valued and families are actively encouraged to share their experiences with educators, staff and other families.  The center involves the community to assist educators, staff and children understand and accept the range of cultures and abilities of members of the local community.  The center will ensure that appropriate inclusion support services are accessed and referred to families in order to support children’s well-being and full inclusion into the program. 

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Accredidation

We are fully licensed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Department of Human Services.  We are also licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Education for our Nursery, Pre-School and Kindergarten programs. We are participants of the Keystone Stars Program, a voluntary continuous quality improvement program in the state of Pennsylvania. Explore and Learn maintains and provides the quality of care to achieve the highest star rating of a Four Star Center.