We seek to provide affordable, quality, and developmentally appropriate child care programs where children from diverse cultural backgrounds will learn together.
Each child is a unique and beautiful being who deserves to be respected and treated with dignity.
Each child should be helped to develop self discipline, self confidence, and a positive self image.
Each child should be free to work at their own developmental level, leaning new skills from both teachers and classmates.
Each child should be helped to develop respect for people, materials, and other items which are part of their environment, both in and out of school.
Longswamp Learning Center uses the "Creative Curriculum" from "Teaching Strategies." It is a comprehensive, research-based curriculum that features exploration and discovery as a way of learning.
Teachers create a high-quality learning environment through studies, which are hands-on, project-based investigations. This curriculum helps teachers build children's confidence, creativity and critical thinking skills, and promote positive outcomes. We include all areas of a child's learning and development - cognitive, physical, social, and emotional. This curriculum is tracked via "Teaching Strategies - Gold" and aligns with the PA Standards Aligned System.
Primary Center: Longswamp United Church of Christ - 200 Clay Road, Mertztown
After School Location: Brandywine Heights Elementary School - 445 West Barkley Street, Topton
Longswamp Learning Center is licensed by the PA Department of Human Services and is a Keystone Stars 4 facility. This statewide initiative aims to improve the quality of early care and education given to each child. The participation demonstrates our commitment to each child, as well as reaching higher educational standards to enhance social and emotional devlopment, cognitive social and emotional development, cognitive skills, and school readiness, Under the Keystone Stars guidelines, all child care staff are required to take 18 hours of annual training, in addition to CPR, First Aid, Fire Safety, Child Abuse Prevention, Emergency Plan training, Health & Safety training, Curriculum training & Assessment training. The Keystone Stars program evaluates the center annually to ensure Stars requirements are met.