Welcome to McNeil Child Development Center

Meet the Center Director

Melissa Pope

M-F: 7:15 a.m. to 6:15 p.m.
Phone: 215-273-8687

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Our Educational Programs

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Infants

An exceptional place for your baby to thrive and grow

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Toddler/Twos

An engaging world where toddlers learn and explore

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Preschool

Where curious children become inspired and ready for school

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Summer Camp

A welcoming place for age-appropriate fun, friendships, and exploration

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Meet Our Teaching Team

Tammy H.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: "Everyday brings something new! I love being part of all the babies ""first"" experiences and sharing them with their families."

Teaching since: 1996

Graciela B.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: Every year brings new people into my life. I never stop learning.

Teaching since: 2004

Melissa B.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I get the honor of being able to help young children.

Teaching since: 2006

Amy M.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: The children make me laugh everyday and I can be silly.

Teaching since: 1983

Lovell F.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I believe each child is special and they have unique abilities. There is a treasure inside every child and as a teacher I have the ability to unlock it.

Teaching since: 2008

Ashley B.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: you get to see the children develop and grow.

Teaching since: 2006

Jennifer L.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: watching them as they learn and grow, and knowing I'm helping, feels amazing. It is truly an honor to be a part of a child's life in that way.

Teaching since: 2015

Sarah S.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I love the energy the children bring in everyday and I love being a part of their learning experiences.

Teaching since: 2012

Trisha M.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: I love the smailes and laughter

Teaching since: 1995

Susan D.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: they learn through play and we all love to play!

Teaching since: 1996

John R.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: the children are our future and it's up to the parents and teachers to guide them.

Teaching since: 2017

Eileen B.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: children are filled with joy and happiness especially when they learn or explore something new

Teaching since: 2013

Samantha R.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: I love the children's energy and inquisitiveness

Teaching since: 2005

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The World at Their Fingertips

Our own World at Their Fingertips® curriculum is based on the research of the most renowned education experts. Designed by our education team, it’s created to support these important early years, to inspire children to be bold explorers today and joyful, confident learners for life.

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Language Works

Literacy, language, and love of books cultivated through listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

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Science Works

Spurring a sense of wonder through observations and experiments in which we ask questions and form, record, and describe conclusions.

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Art Smart

Fostering an interest and appreciation of art, music, theater and dance, while encouraging individual talents and artistic expression.

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Math Counts

Early math concepts experienced through counting, sorting, patterning, one-on-one correspondence, and problem solving.

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Well Aware

Healthy living developed through physical activity, good nutrition, and healthful habits incorporated into every day routines.

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Towards a Better World

Experiences and activities designed to help children learn to respect our world, its diverse people, and the environment we live in.

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Caring Matters

Support for important social skills including compromise, self-regulation, negotiating with peers, and forming positive relationships.

“Graciela is energetic, cheerful, and patient and the kids seem to love and respond well to her! She greets every child (and parent) with a smile in the morning. I appreciate that she makes sure my child is included and participating in activities. I am grateful that Graciela is part of my child's classroom experience!”

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Jen

“Dear Lovell, Thank you for helping to make Zinnias such a positive experience for Kashish. With all of your liveliness, creativity, patience & love, Kashish has started off on the right foot & achieved a lot this year. You have made a world of difference for her. Thank you, Monika/Anurag”

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Monika

“Mr. Riley, we feel so lucky to have gotten you as a teacher for both Aarush & Kashish. There is nothing more satisfying for parents than knowing that their child is being given the same amount of love and care as at home. Thanks for making preschool so much fun for both of them, they adore you!!”

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Monika & Anurag

“We want to give a big thank you to Miss Maryann! My son loves Miss Maryann and she is very kind, patient and fun! My son always tell me that Miss Maryann is his friend!”

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Val

“Lauren is engaging with the children, organized in the classroom, and seems genuinely happy throughout the day. She takes the time to inform the parents of the progress and daily activities of the children which is appreciated. We're happy to have her influence and positivity in the classroom!”

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Jen

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Healthy Food for Growing Children

Healthy food is part of children’s development. Our menus align with our wellness commitment to Partnership for Healthier America. By eating family-style and serving themselves, children learn about making healthy choices and the connection between food and community.

Early Education Awards & Partnerships

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