The Devine Schools have been a part of the Lehigh Valley community for over 15 years, offering a safe, nurturing environment that fosters learning through discovery.
We understand that today’s active families need a partner that really understands the need for safe, reliable, and loving care. At the core of our centers, you’ll find dedicated and highly trained staff who are deeply committed to providing your child the skills they need to reach their individual potential.
Additionally, The Devine Schools are part of Early Learning Academies (ELA) family, a growing network of trusted early childhood learning centers lead by a team of seasoned and committed childcare professionals.
At The Devine School, we aim to foster a love of learning and exploration in a nurturing, secure environment. Throughout all of our classrooms, our play-based approach to learning cultivates an environment that focuses on the whole child and their physical, emotional, and cognitive needs.
The importance of quality teachers cannot be overstated. In addition to their warmth and sensitivity to the needs of young children, our teachers and assistants are carefully chosen for their experience and training in the fields of early childhood education and child development. Continuous education and participation in early childhood organizations help our staff stay abreast of the latest developments in childhood education.
As a fully licensed childcare center, our teachers are all trained in First-Aid and CPR and have undergone state background checks.
TrainingOur teacher education includes one-on-one training with managers as well as health and safety training including CPR and First Aid.
Keystone StarsOur centers participate in Keystone Stars. Keystone STARS is a quality rating system that promotes quality improvement in early learning and development programs and school-age child care. A Keystone STARS designation informs parents that their children are in a safe, respectful environment in which they are learning new things every day to support their current and future successes in school and in life.
The standards are guided by the principle that quality early learning programs are the foundation for children's success, and investment in the early care and education of Pennsylvania's children is an investment in the future.
SafetyWhen your little one is in our care, you never need to worry about his or her safety. Each of our facilities is secured with protected entrances and exits. In addition to utilizing pass cards at every door, we are alerted of everyone who enters or exits.
We believe that the best way to encourage children to grow and learn is by letting them explore and interact with the world around them.
We focus our efforts on creating a stimulating atmosphere and incorporating meaningful activities throughout each day, including:
• Language Development (reading, looking at books)
• Fine Motor (drawing, painting, cutting, and pasting)
• Gross Motor (dancing, marching, moving)
• Social Interaction
We give each child plenty of opportunities to try new things and learn more about how the world works.
When your little one is in our care, you never need to worry about their safety! The Devine Schools puts safety first. We utilize secure sign-in/out technology that provides our staff with real-time attendance information. Our childcare system, Smartcare, also allows us to notify parents immediately of any urgent situations. All entrances are monitored by staff or cameras and require passcodes or QR codes for entry. Additionally, staff participate in regular emergency preparedness training and drills.