Penn Pals

is licensed by the PA Dept of Public Welfare License # CER40869/CER41544

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Pre-School/Kindergarten Readiness

  • In addition to an excellent curriculum in the full-day child care setting, Penn Pals also offers a separate preschool and kindergarten-readiness program that is designed to prepare the children for the Penn-Trafford kindergarten curriculum.

  • The preschool program is for children that are 3 years old by September 1st and meets Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:00 to 11:30. The kindergarten readiness program is for children that are 4 years old by September 1st and meets Monday through Thursday from 12:30 to 3:00.

  • The preschool program operates independently from the child care center, however, enrollment is available for the day care children depending on space availability. This program is located at our center on Paintertown Road.

  • The preschool teachers at Penn Pals are certified by the state of Pennsylvania and have a broad-based experience in early childhood education instruction that encompasses a wide scope of subjects at many different levels. The content of the Comprehensive Preschool Program will be developmentally appropriate for the age and ability of each child. Components of the program will encompass language concepts and vocabulary, fine and gross-motor skills, perception, self-help, and social skills. A hands-on approach will be used to stimulate all learning.

  • In order to guarantee a spot in our very popular kindergarten readiness program, it is recommended that you enroll your child in the Pre-School program.