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Li'l Tykes Childcare And Learning Center

933 Baltimore Pike
Springfield, PA 19064

(610) 544-8005


Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

From the Director:

The "Creative Curiculum" is used in our Center.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

We pay close attention to each and every child. We have teachers with degrees who are capable of asking for outside help for a child when the parent and Director have conferred.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Since 1993, Li�??l Tykes Childcare & Learning Center�??s mission has been to provide high quality, values centered, affordable childcare. At Li�??l Tykes we are dedicated to caring for and nurturing the whole child; our goal is to encourage the development of happy, confident, healthy children, who are enthusiastic learners. Our curriculum and programs emphasize helping very young children develop the social, physical and academic skills they will need to succeed in school. Many children begin Li�??l Tykes as infants and remain until they are ready to attend kindergarten. This continuity of care provides a stable, safe, and supportive environment for the child. At Li�??l Tykes, children develop socialization skills by interacting with their peers and adult staff at the Center. Our goals for the children at Li�??l Tykes are realized when they graduate with the self confidence, appropriate values, and academic preparation to successfully enter a kindergarten program.

A Typical Day

7am-8:15 am---greet children & parents. Breakfast/free play
8:15-8:45 am---clean up..diapers/bathroom..stories, songs, fingerplay
9-9-45am---gross motor activity
9:45am 10am---snack
10-10:30am Fine motor..arts, crafts etc.
10:30-11am---Structured free play
11-12:15pm---lunch, cleanup, bathroom
12:15-2:30pm--- nap
2:30-3pm cleanup, bathrooms
3-3:45---gross motor outdoors or in our indoor gym...after school program begins
4-6pm---table toys, structured free play, music

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

A. Parent/teacher conferences
B. Formal progress reports twice a year
C. Newsletter
D. Email

We believe almost all issues can be resolved with excellent communication. It is one of our 10 Core Values.


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school

Handling Separation: From the Director

We work closely with the parent(s) giving them as much support in whatever reasonable manner possible.