Early Childhood & School-Age Education

When Everyday Families Need Some Support

Children need a safe and stimulating place to go when school is out and parents cannot be home; a place that nurtures growth, develops potential and bridges time between family and school life.

Early Childhood Education      Inquiry Form Make A Payment

Educare Learning Center operates on our Monument Road campus and serves children ages 6 weeks to 5 years. A separate Kindergarten classroom is available on the campus with a very limited enrollment which offers specialized attention for each child.

Educare is a Keystone Stars rated and state licensed early childhood education center offering low student to teacher ratios in developmentally appropriate classrooms staffed by certified teachers. Structured activities support each child’s development physically, socially and emotionally while children learn through playing. Regular field trips in the community enhance the curriculum.

The Educare Parents Association supports the staff with volunteer activities, fundraising for special projects and serves as a forum for parents. Parents are encouraged to visit during the day and quiet space is available for nursing mothers.

For more information on the Educare Learning Center, please contact Jessica Soto, Early Childhood Director at 215-877-1925 x 301 or jsoto@methodistservices.org

Private Kindergarten      Inquiry Form Make A Payment

We offer a limited enrollment, private kindergarten on our Monument Road campus. Class size is capped at 20 students so each child receives specialized attention, enhancing the learning experience.

The inviting classroom and outdoor space encourages interaction among the students and investigation of their environment. A cornerstone of the classroom structure is the focus on learning through play. We know that young children learn best in an interactive setting that utilizes multiple senses. We offer these opportunities while focusing on the advancement of each child’s early milestones and preparing them for school.

For more information on the Kindergarten, please contact Jessica Soto, Early Childhood Director  at 215-877-1925 x 301 or jsoto@methodistservices.org

Out of School Time      Inquiry Form Make A Payment

Methodist Services’ state licensed before-and-after school programming located on Methodist’s main campus at 4300 Monument Road in Philadelphia and in various Philadelphia Public Schools offers enriching recreational and educational opportunities as well as family support services for youth and their families.

The Before School Program offered by Methodist Services provides students with a safe and secure, educationally-based program. We ensure that children are well cared for until they arrive safely at school. In the Before School Care Program children receive a light breakfast and wake-up activities.

Our After School Care provides a structured program for children ages 6 -12 at various locations throughout Philadelphia. Offering low student to teacher ratios, the program provides homework and study time with tutoring and guidance as well as special programs including artistic and athletic activities.

For more information on the Out of School Time, please contact Jessica Soto, Early Childhood Director at 215-877-1925 x 301 or jsoto@methodistservices.org

Summer Camp      Inquiry Form Make A Payment

Our Summer Camp is both recreational and educational in nature, and offers low student to counselor ratios. Located on Methodist’s beautiful main campus, the camp serves 200-300 children annually and features both indoor and outdoor activities including an array of sports, swim instruction, art and performance arts, as well as off-site outings and experiences.

Regular activities include trips to area museums, amusement parks, and recreation centers; e.g. the funplex and other area cultural and historic places.

Eight one-week sessions start at the end of the school year, and continue through mid-August. All students receive a full meal at lunch-time and two snacks. Enrollment is open for children who have completed Kindergarten through grade 6. Space is limited, so early registration is encouraged. Subsidies are accepted and scholarships are available.

For more information on the Summer Camp Program at the Monument Road campus, please contact Jessica Soto,
Early Childhood Director at 215-877-1925 x 301 or jsoto@methodistservices.org