Program and Enrollment


Our Philosophy

Children at Oak Lane are nurtured in a manner consistent with the Quaker testimonies of simplicity, peace, integrity, community, equality, and stewardship (SPICES). We incorporate these testimonies in everything we do. Our focus is on the whole child and we strive to provide a safe and nurturing environment in which children can learn through structured play. We establish developmentally appropriate goals for every age group, encouraged through hands-on activities with various materials, small group interactions, and outdoor play. Low student to teacher ratios allow the teacher to adjust daily activities to the class as well as to the individual child. Children are exposed to numbers, letters, and other concepts through play and experimentation. One of our goals is to unleash their curiosity for the world around them and encourage their imagination.

Highlights

With a beautiful 600-acre campus to explore, outdoor education is a highlight of our program. Walks to the lake, the farm, or the woods, as well as simply exploring a field full of dandelions, are daily activities in our curriculum. With space and time to move, breathe, and experience the beauty of nature in every season, we nurture a respect for the natural world and compassion for living things.

Music is a companion to language development and so many other goals. We sing daily: for educational purposes, for community experiences, and for fun. Sometimes we’re accompanied by a ukulele or guitar, sometimes we sing with movements, and sometimes we hum just to harmonize our voices into one lovely sound.

Families 

Family involvement is an integral part of Oak Lane’s success along with its growth and development.

Parents are always welcome in the classrooms and often help out with other tasks such as a spring cleaning and organizing fundraising events. Oak Lane’s vision is to go beyond providing a service to create a community that includes the entire family. Throughout the year, we host dinners in which the entire family is invited. We believe that when the whole family is involved, the children are more likely to feel that the daycare is a safe place for them.

Schedules

Oak Lane is open from 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM, Monday through Friday.

We offer several  options such as full days and half days. Tuition is based on your child’s schedule.  There is a 10% discount for siblings, applied to the oldest child. We also offer “drop-in” care for enrolled families on a space available basis.

Options

Full Day:     7:30 am – 5:30 pm

Half Day:    7:30 am – 12:00 pm

Classrooms

Depending on age and developmental level, children are placed in one of four classrooms:

Infant and Young Toddler (Butterflies) – Six weeks through about twenty-four months.

Older Toddlers (Bear Cubs) – About twenty-four to thirty-six months.

Preschool 3’s (Chipmunks) – About thirty-six to forty-eight months. Children are expected to be toilet trained for entrance into this program.

Preschool 4’s  (Owls) – Forty-eight months and up

How to enroll your child:

Schedule a visit to see our program in action. Please contact us at 610-399-7575 or oaklane@oaklanedaycare.org to make an appointment. The best times for visits are Monday through Friday, 9:30 am to 11:30 pm and 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm.

If we cannot offer you a space right away or you’re looking for a future enrollment date, your child can be placed on our waiting list until a space becomes available.

Oak Lane Day Care enrolls children year-round. However, most children start September first with the beginning of a new school year. Enrollment is usually contracted from September through June with more flexibility during July and August.

On a winter walk