Information for Parents about Bethlehem PA Child Care

Selecting Local Bethlehem Child Care Centers, Preschools and Daycare

Providers of child care in Bethlehem PA encourage you to visit the preschool by scheduling a tour. Prepare a list of questions ahead of time and include items such as: philosophy and learning approach, classroom size, hours and schedules, admissions process, meals provided, parent participation requirements, daycare program information, fees and tuition. If the child care in Bethlehem PA already has a 2-page profile with ChildCare Smiles then you will be able to review and print most of this information ahead of time, including preschool photos. This will then enable you to focus on the visual aspects, interactions with the Director and teachers, and general feelings about the daycare when you visit. An important consideration when visiting a Bethlehem child care facility is to ensure that your child will be receiving a well-organized and challenging curriculum, a warm, safe and clean environment, and teachers who are experienced and ideally have long tenure. When you visit a Bethlehem child care center don't forget to take your child with you and observe how he/she reacts in this new environment. Also, take the time to observe how the other children interact with each other and the teachers. A happy school is a healthy school for daycare children and staff at Bethlehem daycare centers. Daycare facilities are noisy, high energy places and a typical day requires a child to be at 100% capacity. When children are not feeling well and struggling to keep up, the school environment can be overwhelming for them. For this reason, centers that provide child care in Bethlehem PA will have guidelines for parents to follow in determining if a child is too sick for school. In the event that your child becomes ill, Bethlehem childcare centers will require you or your designated emergency contacts to pick up your child within a specified time period e.g. 30 minutes. Although daycare centers in Bethlehem PA recognize that picking up your child during the day may create a hardship, it is in the child's best interest. Bethlehem daycare centers also recommend that if your child is ill, then please keep them home until they are no longer contagious and are able to actively participate at school, inside and out.
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Westgate Day Care 
(610) 691-7779
2291 Schoenersville Road, Bethlehem, PA  18017
Before visiting a Bethlehem child care center, parents should make a checklist of all the items they would like to cover during the center tour. There is a checklist available in the Resources section of the ChildCare Smiles website. ...
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Bonaventure Academy 
(610) 419-8606
1605 Schoenersville Road, Bethlehem, PA  18018
For child care in Bethlehem on your child's first two days plan to have your child leave earlier than their normal schedule. Several hours can be a very long time to a child in a new situation. ...
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Angel's Child Day Care 
(610) 865-5684
15 West 4th Street, Bethlehem, PA  18015
Most Bethlehem child care centers provide hands-on, developmentally appropriate programs that foster a child's development in the areas of physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and language. This is particularly important to encourage children to become active learners. ...
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Fountain Hill Child Care Center 
(610) 865-5072
1330 Church Street, Bethlehem, PA  18015
Infant child care in Bethlehem can be a great alternative for working parents. Some providers offer care for infants as early as six weeks of age and offer both full and half day infant care programs. ...
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Fun Time Day Care And Learning Center 
(610) 868-4500
523 South Clewell Street, Bethlehem, PA  18015
For child care in Bethlehem parents should always visit the center, preferably with your child before making a choice. In most cases you should call ahead to schedule a tour and to meet the directors and staff. ...
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Wesley United Methodist Church Preschool 
(610) 865-5715
2540 Center Street, Bethlehem, PA  18017
Some providers of child care in Bethlehem require a minimum level of parent involvement including volunteering at activities or help with special events. This is often a great way to meet other parents as well as enrich your child's learning experience. ...
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Nazareth Area Day Care 
(610) 759-8684
4485 Hanoverville Road, Bethlehem, PA  18020
A nutritious breakfast, snack and lunch each day that includes lots of fresh fruit and vegetables may be provided by some local preschools and child care facilities. Some even provide homemade meals. ...
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Christian Day Care 
(610) 694-0444
1300 Eaton Avenue, Bethlehem, PA  18018
School age after school programs offer many opportunities for children to connect with others. When looking for child care in Bethlehem, parents should consider what sort of support is provided through after school programs at some daycare facilities and preschools. ...
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Governor Wolf Day Care 
(610) 867-2266
1920 Butztown Road, Bethlehem, PA  18017
A nutritious breakfast, snack and lunch each day that includes lots of fresh fruit and vegetables may be provided by some local preschools and child care facilities. Some even provide homemade meals. ...
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First Presbyterian Church Preschool 
(610) 867-2956
2344 Center Street, Bethlehem, PA  18017
There are many ways a parent can search for child care in Bethlehem including finding daycare centers or preschools that are close to work, school or home. Be sure to ask about parking at the center. ...
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Asa Packer Elementary School Day Care 
(610) 868-8501
1650 Kenwood Drive, Bethlehem, PA  18017
A nutritious breakfast, snack and lunch each day that includes lots of fresh fruit and vegetables may be provided by some local preschools and child care facilities. Some even provide homemade meals. ...
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Little Bird Pre-School 
(814) 275-3515
301 East Broad Street, Bethlehem, PA  18018
For child care in Bethlehem it is important to ensure that your child will be receiving an organized and challenging curriculum, a warm, clean and safe environment, and teachers who are experienced. ...
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