Hope for Houston

Play and Learn Blue Bell organized a "Hope for Houston" collection and was successful in collecting an enourmous supply of items to help families weather the storm.  The staff and families worked together to collect all sorts of items including clothing, shoes, diapers, car seats, toys and more.  With the help of the Assistant Director, Kristina Montone and the Assistant Director of our Hatboro center, Kat Wagner, a team of good samaritans and friends were able to deliver the items to Houston. This is what it's all about!  Recognizing the need for help and working together as a team to ... More

Community Superheroes

Play and Learn child care centers host zoo fundraiser
All of the Play and Learn centers were given a mission to become Superheroes for their community.  Each center chose a local organization as part of their project.  The results were more than we could hope for!  The children, families and staff rallied together to raise all sorts of donations from money for the local SPCA, and food for the community food pantry to toys for the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and teddy bears for the Hatboro Police department. We are so PROUD of the hard work our centers put into this project and for the valuable lesson it taught the children.  ... More

Fun at the Zoo

Play and Learn child care centers holding fundraising event at Elmwood Park Zoo in Norristown
A great big thanks to everybody who came out to support Play and Learn's 11th Annual Family Night at the Elmwood Park Zoo on June 9, 2017.  We had such a great time seeing all the kids and spending time with the families. In addition to seeing all the cool animals, the children got to play games, ride the carousel and train, and do some fun arts and crafts.  We also enjoyed seeing all those who dressed up as their favorite superhero. A big thanks to our sponsors and the vendors who joined us.  We couldn't have done it without ... More

Framing the Future

Play and Learn child care organization strategic planning committee gathers at a conference in plymouth meeting pa
Play and Learn has been providing quality care and early education since 1981.  As we look to the future, we see many opportunities for growth and development.  Recently, Play and Learn held a Strategic Visioning Conference to begin to build a 3, 5 and 10 year strategic plan for the organization.  During this 2 day conference, a representative group of our school community gathered to share their ideas and thoughts.  Working with facilitator Andrew Mozenter, President of Concentrics Inc., the group began the strategic planning process by working as a whole to outline the current strengths of the organization, priorities and opportunities.  Once ... More

Community Service at Play and Learn

At Play and Learn, we teach our children the importance of community service.  Each year, our centers participate in collection drives that support local organizations including Manna on Main, the Mattie Dixon Community Cupboard, the Open Link, A Baby's Breath and many others.  Our children gain an understanding of what it means to helps others and to support their local community. We also welcome those interested in completing community service at our centers.  Recently, 9th grader Joey Ziets of Rutgers Prep high school spent time with the children at the Fort Washington Play and Learn center.  He read stories to them, ... More
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