Nurturing, Warm, Inviting Classrooms
Highly Qualified Teachers
Safe and Stimulating Environment
Spacious Outdoor Play and Learning Spaces
At The Devine Schools, we offer several programs designed to encourage all children to discover, grow, and explore while laying the foundation for a lifetime of learning.
Our primary focus is meeting each child’s individual needs and fostering their growth. Children are placed in a classroom that best meets their needs and encourages them to develop at their own pace. This establishes self-confidence and healthy growth, which results in a strong, positive self-image.
Lifelong learning begins in the infant room! We understand and celebrate that every infant is unique and may have their own schedule or unique needs. From day one we partner closely with you to understand these needs, making the transition into care easier. On an ongoing basis, we provide you with daily logs of feedings, changes, happenings and new activities to keep you informed about both the big and the very little things that take place everyday for your precious little one. Our cozy infant spaces are warm, nurturing spaces, intended to foster and grow and deep connection between your family and our infant caregivers.
Throughout the year in the Pre-Toddler Room, your child will grow into an amazing Toddler. He/She will be exploring and learning in a variety of exciting areas. The children are separated into small, teacher led groups as they experience their daily planned activities. The Pre-Toddler Classroom uses the PA Learning Standards to create a curriculum that uses age appropriate, hands on, sensory activities. We make every experience a learning experience!
We believe that play is learning and that a toddlers day should be filled with opportunities for rich play that is enhanced by teacher interactions.
Our colorful, safe classrooms encourage both learning and social/emotional growth through discovery, sharing, and independence. Our toddler program begins to introduce new language concepts and skills through story time, games and make-believe. Physical skills are developing through push and pull toys, stacking, block play, creative movement, and the use of musical instruments. Toddlers begin to discover shapes and colors, and expand their sense through hands-on arts and crafts activities.
Preschool is an exciting time! Your child is becoming more independent and our energetic staff encourages your child to learn and grow.
Our Preschool Program is structured around learning centers such as; Math & Science, social and emotional growth, using manipulatives, art, and gross motor skill development. Our curriculum focuses on beginning letter and number recognition, shapes, and colors, with a focus on preparing your child for Pre-Kindergarten.
This program focuses on kindergarten readiness skills. Fine motor skills are taken further by teaching children to write their name and use correct strokes to form letters of the alphabet. We further expand the skills they have begun to develop in vocabulary and reading basic words. We create intentional learning experiences to expand their critical thinking skills. Children learn how to identify patterns, complete sequences and to follow multiple-step directions. This gives our children the confidence to transition right into elementary school.
Our full day Kindergarten program is licensed by the Department of Education and includes two Department of Education certified teachers that provide structured and differentiated academics. We use the PA Learning Standards as well as the Common Core Standards to create our curriculum that incorporates leveled teaching for each student. Our school year runs on East Penn School District’s Academic Calendar for in session days. Our teaching occurs in small groups as our child to teacher ratio does not exceed 9:1.
In Kindergarten, your child will be exposed to a wide variety of genres, themes, concepts, and activities to develop and enhance their skills and abilities in the areas of:
Language Arts (Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening)
Health, Safety, & Physical Health
We provide before and after care for children ages 6-12 (1st grade and up). East Penn School District provides transportation between our facility and Wescosville Elementary School. During before and after care, your child has a chance to interact with their peers in a variety of different activities. After school care also includes a homework time where your child has an opportunity to complete some or all of their homework with the assistance of one of our school age teachers.
During the summer months, we provide a summer camp opportunity for our school age children. Each summer the children in the school age program decide on a theme that the summer program will be planned around. Some themes from the past have been Magic, Around the World in 80 Days and Survivor. In addition to daily activities planned for the school age children, we also participate in field days, field trips and a community service project every year.
Art is an important component in a child’s development as it serves as a great tool for children to express their own feelings and ideas. The Devine School’s Art Enrichment program is designed to develop children’s self-expression, emotional skills, communication skills and creativity while having fun doing different art activities. Children will develop a sense of pride and self confidence while having fun with the different art lesson.
Music is a universal language that speaks to all humans. Children are especially sensitive to music and are able to absorb it very quickly. Through its rhythm, beat, tones, accompanying words and use of different instruments, music catches the senses and reinforces learning. Our Music Enrichment classes allow children to travel through different countries, eras and cultures to learn about the music from all parts of the world. Through repeated exposure to lyrics, melodies and rhythms, students are able to enhance their long-term memorization abilities.
Healthy eating, regular exercise, rest and personal safety are all parts of a healthy lifestyle. The Devine School’s Physical Fitness Enrichment program is designed to cover all of these topics in a fun and entertaining way. The Physical Fitness Enrichment program follows the KID-FIT curriculum which is widely used by many early childhood programs throughout the country. The ultimate goal of the Physical Fitness Enrichment program is to introduce and emphasize the importance of good health and wellness habits. Through physical education children learn, in a fun way, how to take care of their bodies for a lifetime of good health.