Gordon Thompson Early Learning Center

Gordon Thompson Early Learning Center
25 Naus Way
Bloomsburg , PA , 17815
(570) 759-9543

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Our Philosophy

Our center is located in a 7,700 square-foot facility in the Columbia County Industrial Park, and is operated for the employees of the David J. Thompson Mailing Corporation AND the community. We offer infant, toddler, preschool and summer school age programs at the center. We are accredited by the NAEYC and have earned a Four Star designation from the Keystone Stars Quality Child Care Initiative.

Our High Quality Early Learning Programs are reflected in the professional development of our staff, which is based upon NAEYC's developmentally appropriate practices, positive relationships among children and adults, curriculum that reflects the community, above standard health & safety policies, and sensitivity to the diversity of our families.  Above all they create opportunities for wonder, curiosity, joy and possibilities...

Our Early Learning Environments are communities that reflect the individuality of the children, families and staff.  Each center creates a safe, healthy, nurturing place where everyone is respected and valued.  The philosophies of Reggio Emilia inspire us to view “the role of the environment-as-teacher“. Careful attention is paid to the beauty of the surroundings and the daily awakening of a sense of curiosity, wonder and discovery in our indoor and outdoor learning spaces. Teachers organize environments rich in possibilities and provocations that invite children and adults to explore, imagine, ask questions and problem solve.

Contact Information

Director : Shawna Sacharcyk
Administrator :
Phone : (570) 759-9543
Fax : (570) 759-9311
Email : EMail Us
Website : www.hildebrandtlearningcenters.com
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Specific Business Information

Year Started : 1999
License Status : Licensed
License Number : Available
Accreditations : NAEYC, Pennsylvania Keystone STAR 4 Center
Learning Approach : Developmental, Structured Learning/Play, Creative Curriculum
Ages Served : 0-12 months, 12-23 months, 2-5 years, 6 yrs and above
Hours Of Operation : Mon - Fri : 7 AM - 6 PM
Months Of Operation : Year Round
Capacity : 107
Child Adult Ratio : Infant   - 4:1
2-3 Years   - 6:1
3-4 Years and above   - 10:1
School Age   - 10:1
Application & Admissions
Process : Please call ahead to verify that spaces are available and to schedule a tour of the center. Our enrollment package includes a request for current immunization records and a physical clearance from your pediatrician. The package also contains various information and permission forms which must be completed and returned.

Additional Center Information

Meals Provided : We serve a nutritious breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack that includes a variety of fresh fruit and vegetables. Our meals are both delicious and nutritionally balanced.
Financial Aid : Not Available
First Aid / CPR Certification :
Religious Affiliation :
Non faith-based
Parent Participation Opportunities / Requirements :
Parent participation is encouraged, however is not mandatory.
Communications With Parents :
NewsLetters, EMail, Face-To-Face
Languages Spoken (other than English) :
Safety & Security Features :
Background Checks / Screenings, Monitoring
Program Information :

Our Early Learning Curriculum provides opportunities for children to grow socially, physically, intellectually, creatively and emotionally. Lifelong skills of problem-solving, divergent thinking and conflict resolution are practiced daily within the context of real and relevant learning experiences based upon play, relationships and discovery.

HLC has selected The Creative Curriculum for Infants, Toddlers, & Twos and The Creative Curriculum for Preschool. This curriculum provides a framework that is based upon sound theory and research in early learning, knowledge of child development, the role of the teacher, partnering with families, what children learn and creating responsive learning environments.

The Infant & Toddler Program is based upon the care giving relationship and routines. Infants and toddlers are learning who they are and what they are capable of in each the small moments spent with nurturing adults. Creative Curriculum helps teachers achieve the very best program for children under three.  Teachers plan experiences that are appropriately challenging and supporting growth and development as infants, ones and twos learn about themselves and others, learn about moving, learn about their world and learn about communicating.

The Preschool Program specifies the literacy, math, science, social studies, art and technology to be taught, crosswalked with published standards. For young children, meaningful and lifelong learning requires active thinking and experimenting to find out how things work. This is best accomplished through purposeful play facilitated by highly intentional teaching practices.

The Kindergarten Program is licensed by the Department of Education and is offered in a limited number of our early learning centers.

Our School Age Programs provide a seamless choice for parents and schools in the same, familiar setting trusted throughout the school day and the school year.
Enrichment Programs :
Fees & Tuitions :
Please call us for specific tuition rates.
Optional Services (Separate Fee) :

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