Our Difference

What Makes Play and Learn Special?

With multiple locations, Play and Learn is the largest non-profit early childhood education organization in Montgomery County. We’ve cared for thousands of children since 1981, helping them learn and grow through meaningful play that encourages them on a path toward a lifetime of academic and social success.

Affordable, Flexible and Family-Friendly

At Play and Learn, our child care options are as diverse as the families we serve.

Programs and Scheduling:

  • Full-time daycare and child care — early morning to early evening
  • Part-time daycare and child care
  • Back-up care — temporary care on an as-needed basis
  • Before- and After-school care
  • Early Head Start & Pre-K Counts — free early learning programs for qualifying families
  • Family Night Out
  • Camp Kaleidoscope — summer camp for children 6 weeks to 10 years

Enrichment:

  • Activities like Lil’ Sports gym and Pete Moses music
  • Additional enrichment programs available for optional fee

Support:

  • Subsidized day care and child care
  • CCIS
  • Military and corporate discounts
  • Sibling discounts
  • Vacation credits
  • Convenient payment options available
  • Granny Scholarship Fund

Dedicated to High-Quality Early Childhood Education

At Play and Learn, our curriculum follows best practices in child development and education:

  • Bright Baby for infants
  • HighReach for toddlers
  • Opening the World of Learning for preschoolers
  • Scott Foresman for Pre-K and Kindergartners

While Play and Learn’s curriculum is based on nationally recognized programs, we understand that every child is different, and every child learns differently. That’s why we observe every child closely and develop individual lesson plans that focus on each child’s cognitive, social, and emotional development; communication and language skills; and physical movement.

Our highly qualified teaching staff, directors, administrators and board members are committed to working with parents to create a safe, educational and fun setting for children. While most child care centers see an average teacher turnover of 30 percent, our teaching staff has an average tenure of 20 years with Play and Learn.

Experience You Can Trust

Our staff are experts in early childhood education. All teachers have at least associate’s degrees in early childhood education, and many have higher degrees. Our assistants all have credentials from the Child Development Association. Our staff is also certified in First Aid, CPR and Fire Safety. Every prospective staff member is carefully screened through background checks and health appraisals.

At Play and Learn, we believe that learning doesn’t end when childhood does. That’s why we participate in the Keystone STARS Certification Program. The program offers Standards, Training, Assistance, Resources and Support (STARS) to child care providers and recognizes the continuous quality improvement efforts of early learning programs in Pennsylvania.

Every member of our early education staff participates in regular, annual training, including three in-service days every year focused on topics such as health and safety, family engagement, curriculum and assessment. Teaching staff are evaluated annually on performance and to help them set personal, center and organizational goals.

At Play and Learn, we encourage our teaching staff to develop leadership skills so they can move into positions of increasing responsibility, including Head Teacher, Administrator, Assistant Director and Director positions. We also offer our teachers financial support — both directly and in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Keys to Quality and T.E.A.C.H. programs — to continue their higher education.

 

 

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