Celebree Child Center

Little People Child
Development Center

Family Solutions
Bright Start – Bright Horizons

Children’s House Montessori School

Ticklin a Toddler’s Funnybone

The Montessori Method: Follow the Child
The Montessori education menthod is becomming more popular, particularly for preschool. But what's the difference between the Montessori and traditional approaches?

Grants Fuel Meteoric Keystone STARS Rise
If "money talks," Pennsylvania has made a big statement about improving the quality of state-licensed day care centers.

Day Care Workers' Top 10 Peeves with Parents
Day care workers and owners sound off to parents with their biggest complaints.

From Toys to Turnover Quality Child Care Checklist
Child care is becoming a critical issue for parents.

Why Day Care Centers Require Vaccination Proof
Without preventive measures, diseases can easily spread in child care centers. Parents can provide protection by keeping children up-to-date with their immunizations.

Providers Say Timing Is Key To Potty Training Success
The pressure to potty train children early can hit parents from many angles. But researchers have found that training children before 27 months old prolongs the process, taking those kids a year or longer to be trained.

Don't Go, Mommy!
You can reduce trauma when you drop off your child for day care.

The ABCs of Playgroups
Playgroups are a great way to get children of all ages together for some fun. With a little bit of planning, it’s easy to set the right mood and help everyone have a great time

Day Care Training Adds Quality
The search for good child care is an important issue for many families. The keey ingredient for quality is staff.

Coping With Climbers
Vigilance can lessen the danger.
Climbing: the mere word is enough to strike terror into the hearts of parents. Fortunately, there are ways to cope.

Get Ready, Get Set, Go!
3 Steps Make for Easier, Happier Potty Training

Tips for Quality Child Care

Why Preschool Matters

The Littlest Learners
Classes for infants and toddlers.

Kids'NCare provides resource information on child care and preschool programs, after school activities, camp programs, and professional services in the Tri-State region, including Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware. The information is presented in alphabetical order by state, with the child care / preschool lists further divided by county units.

Larger organizations that have Multiple Locations are presented first in each category (by state, in their own alphabetical listing), with the rest of the listings following also in alphabetical order. The Professional Services category is a new one this year and includes child care referral agencies in each of the states, nanny and au pair placement agencies, and other professional services that are geared toward young children, like baby-proofing.

Each entry includes detailed information summarized by abbreviations explained in the legend presented below. Child care centers are state licensed through the Department of Welfare, the Department of Health and Human Services, or the Department of Youth and Family Services, whichever one is the appropriate governing body in your state. You can find license information at the state web sites under one of the above departments.

Delaware: www.state.de.us
New Jersey: www.state.nj.us
Pennsylvania: www.state.pa.us

Kids'Care provides comparative information about child care choices throughout the Tri-State region. To make a really informed choice, we suggest you visit the facilities you are considering, interview the director, observe the caregivers and a day's activities. You should get references and recommendations and feel totally comfortable and confident about your decision. To be on the safe side, start the process at least 6 to 12 months ahead of when you want the care to begin, so that you can make the best choice for your child and your family.