Established in 1985 in the historic “Square Shadows” building, Play and Learn Blue Bell is set back from the road on private, wooded grounds. Our spacious, shaded playgrounds have separate areas for younger and older children, playing fields for sports and games, and paved surfaces for riding toys. Indoors you’ll find bright, cheerful classrooms for learning centers and play.
As part of our healthy living standards and alignment with the Let’s Move initiative, the Blue Bell Center provides enrichment gym classes to our younger children and soccer classes to our older children. In addition to fitness classes, outside experts in music (for our younger children), Spanish and theater (for our older children) join us bi-weekly throughout the school year to provide more specialized instruction in those areas. These specialists always bring a smile to children’s faces.
Play and Learn Blue Bell offers a full-day Kindergarten licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. A small class size allows for children to spend more one on one time with the teacher and develop the appropriate skills necessary for their transition to public or private elementary school.
For your convenience, Play and Learn Blue Bell offers a low-cost lunch program. Play and Learn Blue Bell also accepts subsidized payment from Child Care Information Services (CCIS) and offers scholarship assistance through the Granny Scholarship Fund.
Our staff looks forward to providing your child with a supportive and nurturing environment and the best in quality child care and early education.
A message from the Center Director, Tim Bandish
I joined Play and Learn in July 2019 and couldn’t be more excited to start my journey with this great organization. Prior to coming to Play and Learn, I worked as the Emergency On-Site Manager at Special People in the Northeast as well as a Special Education Lead Teacher at SPIN. I hold a Master’s degree in Education from Arcadia University and a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood-Special Education from Holy Family University.
I am excited to meet all of the families here at the Blue Bell Play and Learn center and get to know each of the children individually!