Play & Learn Staffers Play the Night Away for 30th Anniversary

Natalia Andia’s Play & Learn co‐workers gathered around her excitedly as she fed tokens into a video game called Wheel Deal at Dave & Buster’s in Plymouth Meeting. For the fifth time in ten minutes, the game lights flashed, bells rang out and a long line of tickets poured out of the machine. Andia’s cohorts cheered as she tripled her winnings. Andia giggled and shook her head in disbelief, grasping the endless supply of tickets in her hands. “My son plays a game just like this at Chuck E. Cheese,” she laughed. “He’s not going to believe this.” Andia was ... More

Play & Learn Reaches for the Stars!

Play & Learn, a non‐profit early childhood education center in Montgomery County, is dedicated to providing children ages six weeks through six years with high quality early learning experiences in an atmosphere that encourages children to explore and discover independently, at their own pace and in their own unique way. Play & Learn is continually improving the quality of its program with participation in Keystone STARS, Success By 6, Mind in the Making and other educational improvement programs and trainings. Play & Learn has ten locations all participating in the Keystone STARS program and continually working to reach the next ... More

Play & Learn Raises over $12,000 for Scholarship Fund!

Play & Learn, a non-profit early childhood education organization located in Montgomery County hosted its 4th Annual Family Night at the Elmwood Park Zoo in Norristown on June 4, 2010. The proceeds from this event benefitted the Granny Scholarship Fund, a temporary tuition assistance program for families facing financial difficulty due to job loss, health issues and more. The Granny Scholarship Fund was founded in 1988 in memory of Anna Schatz, a grandmother who provided a constant source of love and support for children of family and friends. Since its inception, over $500,000 has been given to support nearly 1,400 ... More

Play & Learn is Committed to Providing an Enriching Educational Environment

Play & Learn is continually embracing new methods of training, learning and teaching and encouraging their Directors to do the same. When the opportunity to participate in The Mind in the Making program was presented, Directors from the Blue Bell, Bryn Mawr, Collegeville, Green Lane, Hatboro and Lansdale Play & Learn Centers were eager to participate. The Mind in the Making program is a 6 month course that includes 12 modules or training sessions offered by the Family & Work Institute and taught by an instructor from the Montgomery Early Learning Center in Narberth. Each module focuses on a different ... More

Play & Learn Congratulates Child Care Professionals on their Excellent Achievement

Play & Learn, a non‐profit early childhood education center in Montgomery County congratulates their child care professionals for being awarded a Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential in recognition of outstanding work with young children. The credential was awarded by the Council for Professional Recognition in Washington, DC, which represents the early childhood education profession. Parents who use early childhood education centers want to be assured their children are receiving quality care. With this in mind, as part of the CDA program, candidates are required to complete 120 hours of classes and complete an assessment process.  Every candidate for the CDA ... More
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