The Art of Play
The Art of Play's teacher holds a Child Development Associate Credential which is a nationally recognized credential focusing on best practice and education in the early childhood field.
The Art of Play is the ONLY Nature Explore certified classroom classroom in a home based setting the state of Pennsylvania. It is among 15 other Nature Explore classrooms in PA and 400 in across the country. Nature Explore classrooms meet high quality practices in implementing an outdoor nature derived classroom for young children. The outdoor space follows the best and developmentally appropriate practices to emerged young children in the beauty of nature as a tool to for early learning.
The Art of Play is a fully licensed child care facility under the regulates of the PA DHS.
The Art of Play's teacher is a trained behavior therapist with Early Intervention serving children in the early years. By incorporating her years of experience and knowledge of early childhood development your teacher is able to conduct authentic assessments and link them to your child's individual development plan for school readiness. Your teacher is also here to partner with you the parent and give you the tools to help you with any parenting questions and child development concerns.
The Art of Play holds the highest rating achievement as a Keystone STARS star 4 facility among child care and nursery school programs in the state of Pennsylvania.
The Art of Play is accredited under the highest national accreditation standard for family child care, NAFCC, meeting standards of best practice in child development and health and safety practices.
The Art of Play believes in helping parents and children form a close bond and to do this parents are given the opportunity to learn valuable parent child massage techniques to help foster strong connections. Your lead teacher is a certified Newborn/ Infant Massage Instructor that is able to teach parent child classes from century old techniques originating from India.
The Art of Play incorporates a curriculum and actives that fully align with PA Department of Education standards and national Common Core standards.
The Art of Play is Eco-Healthy certified meeting the high quality practices to ensure that our environment is meeting the best health practices for children and our environment.
Parents please use the "Contact Us" link to inquire about openings in our program.
The Art of Play's teacher is a graduate of Liberty University receiving her Bachelors in Early Childhood Education, Master of Education Early Childhood Education, and Masters in Preschool Certification. She holds a PA teaching license for nursery and kindergarten as a private academic teacher.