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Karla's Infant Day Care Service

501 Clifton Avenue
Darby, PA 19023

Phone:
(610) 461-5437

Website:

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

We provide parents and caregivers with a peace of mind knowing their children are being guided by a dedicated and experienced staff in a safe and fun learning environment that encourages children to achieve their highest potential through a developmentally appropriate program.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

At K.I.D.S. we are committed to affordable, quality childcare. We provide parents and caregivers with a peace of mind knowing their children are being guided by a dedicated and experienced staff in a safe and fun learning environment that encourages children to achieve their highest potential through a developmentally appropriate program; placing children at the center of an interconnected circle of families, teachers, and community.

A Typical Day

A.M.
7:00 - 9:30 Breakfast/Free Choice
9:30 - 10:00 Clean-Up/Bathroom
10:00 - 11:00 Circle Time
11:00 - 11:15 Music/ Songs & Finger Play
11:15 - 11:45 Organized Play/Outdoor Activity
11:45 - 12:00 Project


P.M.
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch/Bathroom
1:00 - 1:30 Building & Blocks/Outdoor Activity
1:30 - 3:30 Nap
3:30 - 3:45 Bathroom
3:45 - 4:15 Snack/Story Time
4:15 - 5:00 Small and/or Large Muscle Activity of
Student/Teacher Choice
5:00 - 6:00 Media Activity/Dismissal

On Tuesdays 3:30 - 4:15 p.m. karate and cooking classes are held on alternating weeks.

Separation

Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Small group sessions
  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation
  • Parents in classroom early on
  • Abbreviated schedule at start of school year

Handling Separation: From the Director

Around the time of registration there is a "Getting to Know You" meeting. During this meeting parents are asked to describe how they think their child will react to separation. A plan is then developed to ensure the best possible transition into the center.