The Development Center and Private Preschool Overview

Early Childhood Services at Elwyn are committed to providing quality early learning experiences for all the children and families served. Our Development Center program is based on the following principles:

  • Childhood is a valued state of life.
  • Families need support and will be respected for their individuality.
  • Enthusiasm for learning and an early appreciation for other’s differences and abilities.
  • Our work is family-centered and emphasizes the strengths and resources of each family.

The caring values we teach carry lifetime meaning in helping children learn respect, responsibility and self-worth. We provide a dynamic and nurturing environment for children, 6-weeks through 5 years of age that encourages creativity, self-discovery and independence.

Programs Offered:

Infant Toddler Early Care/Childcare Program

Integrated Preschool (Full Day)

Academic Pre-kindergarten Program (Full Day)

Program Highlights:

  • Licensed by Department of Public Welfare and Department of Education as a Private Academic Nursery School
  • Keystone STAR 4a Center
  • Nationally Accredited by NAEYC; National Association for the Education of Young Children
  • PA Certified Teachers
  • Licensed and Registered Therapeutic Staff
  • Licensed School Nurse
  • High qualified support staff as defined by PA Department of Education
  • Approved PA Early Childhood Curriculum: Creative Curriculum™, that is cross-walked with PA Early Learning Standards and PA Common Core Standards
  • Approved PA Assessment and Screening Tools: Ounce ™ and Work Sampling™; DAYC; BATTELLEE and Ages and Stages, etc.
  • Beautiful Scenic campus and grounds
  • Specially designed Tot Lot (for infants and toddlers)

Enrichments Offered:

  • Music Therapy – bi-weekly
  • Yoga Class – bi-weekly
  • Nature/Environmental Science Program – monthly
  • Cooking Class/Language Based – bi-weekly
  • Delco Librarian Story-time Visit – monthly
  • School-wide events and celebrations
  • Computers in all Preschool classrooms
  • Outdoor state-of-the-art playground

The development center child care program is available year round.
Monday-Friday from 7:15 am to 6:00 pm. Five days only.

Children 6 weeks to 6 years of age are accepted for this dynamic and nurturing environment. The program follows the Creative Curriculum™ including PA state approved assessment tools.

  • State child care subsidy accepted.
  • Low child-teacher ratios.
  • Indoor play area designed for gross-motor skill development.
  • Outdoor state-of-the-art playground including a specially designed tot-lot.
  • Parent participation activities and family engagement encouraged