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Welcome to ABC Children's Center!

Our Program

Our philosophy is based on the belief that children are always learning. Whether they are being rocked to sleep, singing a song at circle time or being soothed after a fall, they are learning. Our goal is to ensure that they are learning that the world is safe, kind and full of wonder when they are with us! We believe that if children form trusting relationships with loving caregivers and are exposed to a variety of fun and enriching experiences, they will thrive!

CURRICULUM
ABC aims to meet the social, emotional, physical and cognitive needs of each child in a safe, nuturing environment.  The curricula that we use is based on the most up-to-date research in the field of early learning and was written by leaders in early childhood education and development.  ABC's curricula align to the Pennsylvania Early Learning Standards (www.pakeys.org/pa-early-learning-initiatives/early-learning-standards/).  As a non-denominational Christian center, Bible-based values, stories, songs and activities are also a part of our program.  We encourage you to visit the websites linked below to read more about our curriculums!
 
Infants and Toddlers use Kaplan Learn Every Day Infants, Toddlers and Twos (http://www.learneverydayabout.com/)
 
Preschool 3's and 4's use Kaplan Learn Every Day Preschool (http://www.learneverydayabout.com/)
 
Kindergarten Prep uses Kaplan Connect 4 Learning (https://www.connect4learning.com/why-c4l) and PATHS, a social and emotional learning curriculum (https://pathsprogram.com/).
 
Teachers also have access to a wide variety of materials and resources to enrich the development of the children they care for. These materials are selected to encourage cognitive, social and emotional development, increase cultural awareness, enhance fine and gross motor skills and to inspire imaginative, creative play. 

ABC Children's Center has been passionately caring for children since 1993. At ABC, we understand that choosing a childcare center is one of the most important and difficult decisions a parent makes. Daycare centers, like people, have different personalities and each family faces the task of finding the one that is most compatible with their needs, values and goals for their children. Our hope is that you will get to know ABC's personality a little as you explore our site! Please contact us if you have any questions or would like to schedule a personal tour.

Grays Woods

Our Gray's Woods Center opened in November 2008. Located next to Grays Woods Elementary School, this center sits among a beautiful, wooded landscape in a residential setting just minutes from I-99 and Park Forest.

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University Drive

ABC Children's Center has occupied the children's wing of the State College Assembly of God Church since 1999. Situated on 17 beautifully landscaped acres, this center is right in PSU's backyard.

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Special Events

  • We enjoy a theme-party every winter to help relieve our cabin fever! Past themes include "Wild, Wild West", "Under the Sea" and "Hawaiian Luau".
  • Pre-K Graduation: In June we have our Pre-K graduation.
  • Water Play: During the summer months we beat the heat with water play!
  • Harvest Party: Every October we have a Harvest Party with pumpkins, hayrides and more!
  • Christmas Program: In December we have a special Christmas Pageant with drama and songs
  • Sled-Riding Party: When the snow falls, we pull out the sleds and have a sled-riding party (with hot chocolate, of course!)
  • Field Trips: Preschoolers also go on Field Trips during the school year.

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