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Landmark Directions for St. Mary Child Development Center - Take I95 to PA-332 W Yardley Newtown Road. -Continue on PA 332 W for approximately 3 miles. You will pass Shady Brook Farm on your left, followed by LaSalle College on your left. -Continue on PA 332 W and you will see the Newtown Athletic Club on your right. -Continue on PA 332 W and there is a shopping center on your left with a Giant Food Store and Einstein Bagel. -At the next traffic light after the Giant, make a left on PA 413 S-Newtown Pike. -Continue to follow PA 413 S past the George School on your right, followed by Newtown Friends School on your right. -The hospital is located at the next traffic light on your left.

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Our Curriculum

Creates developmentally appropriate educational environments that empower children to be confident, successful, lifelong learners.

  • Our Infant Program

    Great Places for Babies

    An exceptional place for your baby to thrive

    Our Great Places for Babies program is designed to provide a warm, welcoming environment where your baby can thrive and grow from a bundle of joy to a bundle of curiosity. With our emphasis on creating a loving, healthy, and safe place for your child to feel secure, your baby’s primary caregiver is a nurturing child development professional who is responsible for your baby’s prime times: those critical one-to-one moments of caring, play, and communication.

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  • Our Toddler Program

    The Growing World of Toddlers

    A place for growing curious, happy and confident toddlers

    Our Growing World of Toddlers program uses hands-on exploration and social interaction to help your child learn about the world in a safe and engaging environment. Through the guidance of our experienced teachers, toddlers succeed in a program designed to meet their individual ages and stages. Learning experiences are planned to promote the toddler's growing independence, to enhance social skills, and to build the confidence needed to reach their individual potential and prepare for preschool and beyond. Read More
  • Our Preschool Program

    READY for SCHOOL

    Engaging children intellectually, physically, emotionally and socially

    Our READY for SCHOOL program engages children intellectually, physically, emotionally, and socially, helping to prepare them to meet the expectations of elementary school readiness. Preschool classrooms encourage children to learn through hands-on exploration guided by teachers who inspire curiosity and creative thinking. The result is well-rounded, confident children who possess the ability to solve problems, make decisions, and engage with others. Read More
  • Our Kindergarten Prep Program

    Kindergarten Prep

    Ensuring children are prepared to succeed in school and life.

    Our READY for SCHOOL Kindergarten Prep program helps children advance skills in core pre-academic areas such as literacy, math, and science, as well as in other essential areas such as art, social and emotional well-being, and health and wellness. Our whole-child approach ensures that children are exposed to a diverse array of learning activities and that they thrive in all areas of development, becoming creative thinkers, complex problem solvers, empathetic collaborators, curious investigators, and astute decision makers. Read More
  • Our Kindergarten Program

    Kindergarten

    Comprehensive curriculum preparing children for school success

    Our kindergarten program recognizes that children will soon be entering schools that have a range of expectations for a child's social and academic performance. Our comprehensive curriculum places a clear emphasis on continuing development of strong language, reading and writing abilities, and math skills essential for ongoing success in school. Read More

What Parents are Saying

Our greatest advocates are also our closest friends.

"We are so grateful for Elaine at the Children's Center. She has welcomed our entire family into the center, and she is so wonderful to talk with. She is loving, kind, happy, generous with her time and great with parents and children. She has been so genuine and gives so much attention to each person and child that walks in the door each morning. She has welcomed Ava like she goes to school there, and she is extremely understanding. We are so happy she is the center director. There can't be anyone better than her out there. ;-)"

World at their Fingertips

The story behind Bright Horizons emergent curriculum

What happens when a toddler tells his teacher he loves cheetahs? Or a pre-kindergarten student asks what dinosaurs eat? At Bright Horizons®, those questions spark learning opportunities and lessons in math, reading, science, art…and more. Watch the video to see teachers and parents talk about this very unique approach toward curriculum, and how a child's very own interests become the launch pad for curiosity... and a lifetime love of learning.

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Learning at Home

Nature collage

You Will Need:

A collection of leaves, seeds, grass, sticks, feathers, etc., tape, clear contact paper, and a piece of regular paper the same size or bigger than the contact paper.

Directions:

Take a walk with your child and collect treasures from the ground. Tape a piece of clear contact paper, sticky side up, to a flat surface. Help your child arrange the treasures on the contact paper. Be cautious that young children don't put small objects in their mouths. Then, lay the piece of regular paper on top of the contact paper and have your child press down so it adheres to the contact paper and acts as a backing.

Tip:

This can be done on a table or floor. On the floor, you tend to have closer physical contact with your child.


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Our Curriculum Components

The building blocks to balanced education.

  • Language Works Language Works creates a language-rich environment in which love of language, books, and reading is cultivated through listening, speaking, reading, and writing.
  • Math Counts Math Counts gives children mathematical experiences with one-on-one correspondence, counting, sorting, patterning, and problem solving.
  • Science Rocks Science Rocks stimulates a child’s sense of wonder by encouraging children to question, experiment, observe, record, describe, and form conclusions.
  • ArtSmart ArtSmart helps children develop an interest and appreciation of art, music, theater, and dance, encouraging them to uncover their talents and express themselves artistically.
  • Our World Our World acknowledges and values the rich cultural heritage of families and provides a wide range of experiences for children to learn respect for our world, its diverse people, and the environment.
  • Well Aware Well Aware fosters positive attitudes toward healthy living, physical activity, and nutrition through appropriate experiences that incorporate healthful habits into daily routines.

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