Teaching the Importance of Giving Back

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Family get-togethers, crowded shopping malls, soaring wrapping paper, and one ton of confetti released over Time Square each year as the ball drops.  This is what comes to mind when thinking about the holiday season. For Play & Learn, the meaning of the holiday season is more. Throughout the year, our children are taught the meaning of giving and sharing with others.  Teaching children this important lesson builds character and teaches empathy, kindness, consideration and generosity. During this past holiday season, more than one thousand families at our eleven Play & Learn centers reached deep into their hearts and supported ... More

Play & Learn Administration Celebrates!

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Play & Learn Administrators, Directors, Assistant Directors and Accounting came together to celebrate the opening of the new office space at the Fort Washington Administrative Offices.  The new office space is home to our Regional Program Directors and Assistant Executive Director.  Play & Learn's Administrative Offices are centrally located and accessible to Directors and families at all times.

Play and Learn Teachers Go to School

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Play and Learn teachers are committed to lifelong learning, and Play and Learn is committed to supporting them.  Each year, we organize three in-service days for teachers to engage in workshops focused on health and safety, nutrition, curriculum, assessment and other early childhood topics. In addition to in-service training, Play and Learn supports teachers in continuing their academic pursuits.  Each year, Play and Learn provides financial support for teachers at all education levels.  Teachers can make use of state-funded programs like TEACH and Rising STARs for part of their tuition costs, and Play and Learn provides support for additional tuition ... More

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

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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
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