St. Teresa Early Learning Center and Child Care was established in 2008. We started with just 4 classrooms serving 6 weeks through 6 years, and now have up to 7 classrooms, serving 6 weeks through 12 years, to meet the needs of our growing community. We serve the surrounding communities of Schwenksville, Gilbertsville, Limerick, Royersford, and Pottstown. We are open Monday through Friday from 7:00 AM to 5:30 PM.
At St. Teresa of Calcutta Early Learning Center and Child Care we believe that each child is a precious gift from God with unique and special qualities. We help children to learn compassion and respect for others and an awareness of the world around them. In addition to the Early Learning Standards that we teach, religious concepts are woven into our curriculum and the daily activities within each classroom will guide children as they grow and learn in this ever-changing world. The children are taught daily about God’s love for them and we develop life-long learners that have a compass of integrity.
We believe that children learn best in a play-oriented, hands-on environment in which each child develops school readiness skills at his or her own developmental level. Through play, children learn to socialize and communicate their thoughts and feelings to others. They also learn to organize, to problem-solve, and to use their imaginations. The activities we provide give children many opportunities to develop their cognitive, social, emotional, physical and spiritual growth. We hope that they will develop friendships as they learn the "golden rule" - to treat others as they would like to be treated. We want them to value the importance of play since that is where learning begins.
Our Mission at St. Teresa is to love the children for you while you are away from them.
We strive to provide young children a safe environment in which they can develop emotionally, physically, intellectually, and socially. We promote a positive atmosphere where families, faculty, and children interact with mutual respect and caring.
After all, our collaborative goal for our children is to raise loving, caring, and kind human beings.
Health and Safety
Caring for children is a responsibility we take very seriously! It is our goal to provide a loving atmosphere that emphasizes the development of the whole child in a safe and healthy classroom.
We are battling COVID-19 with you, which is why we have put stringent cleaning and disinfecting procedures into place here at St. Teresa. These include but are not limited to social distancing; cleaning and sanitizing the toys, equipments, floors etc.; disinfecting food preparation areas; limiting visitors to our Child Care to certain areas; and requiring that children are in cohort classrooms between the hours of 8 AM and 4:30 PM. We are currently a mask-optional facility. This means that it is entirely up to families if they would like their child to wear a mask while they are in our care. However, if there is a positive case of COVID reported to us, a class cohort will be asked to mask up for 5-10 days and close contacts of the positive case would be required to quarantine for 5 days.
All of our Faculty are Pediatric CPR/First Aid trained, have severe allergy training, as well as State mandated trainings such as Fire Safety.
We follow all State and Federally mandated processes to obtain Criminal, Child Abuse, NSOR, and Mandated Reporter trainings.
We strive to create a safe and secure environment for our families here at St. Teresa. Some of our safety procedures include a security lock on all exterior doors, video surveillance cameras on the building exterior which is directly connected to Management offices and specific drop-off and pick-up procedures for families.
If you would like more information about our Health and Safety policies and procedures contact us today!