All of the staff at Once Upon a Time Daycare and Preschool are highly trained and experienced to provide your child with the best care around because our passion is the children and we are all kids at heart. The best part about our staff is that a large percent are moms themselves who make our establishment a place that we would want to send our children, which we are able to do. We care about the relationships between teachers and parents and strive to grow together through the years. We want to be an extended part of the family and provide the highest quality care for our youngest learners.
We are thrilled that you are interested in Once Upon A Time to be an integral part of your child’s growth and education. Preschool is a exciting and important time for children, and we look forward to providing your child with the tools and opportunities they need to succeed.
Our Educational Philosophy is simple- we aim to create a classroom environment that promotes safety, curiosity, teamwork, and encouragement. We utilize a positive behavior management system that encourages students to take accountability for their behaviors and to aim for personal improvement.
We create lessons and activities that are developmentally appropriate and encourage higher-order thinking, as well as offering students a hands-on approach to tackling their own education.
We greatly value family communication. We regularly utilize the HiMama application to keep parents in constant contact with the classroom, and well as maintaining constant open channels of communication. We encourage families to email or call our center at any time with questions or concerns, or to contact us to schedule a personal conference.
We look forward to enjoying this year with the children! We are certain that our partnership will make this a valuable and productive school year.
Our goals are:
• To provide affordable, convenient, dependable child care services
• To create a child care setting for social, cognitive, and physical development
• To provide a nurturing environment
• To provide learning experiences for our children
• To provide a preschool program, readying children for lifelong learning
Once Upon A Time offers the opportunity for each child to develop physically, socially and cognitively according to their individual learning style. Each child is considered unique in temperament and rate of development. Our curriculum is planned to enhance and challenge particular, distinct individual needs, interests, and abilities. Activities and relationships occur in a healthy, positive and relaxed environment in which highly trained staff provide personal attention, guidance and nurturing to each child.
The Center strives to maintain continuity and consistency throughout the program by conducting cooperative staff planning, training and a variety of joint activities involving the various groups of children. In this context, all caregivers at Once Upon A Time are encouraged to express their individual educational strengths as they work with children and in their cooperative efforts with other staff members.
When you come to Once Upon A Time, your child will receive the best care the industry has to offer.
Infant New Born Care- $285
Young Toddler 12 months to 24 months-$275
Preschool 3 year old-$235
Preschool 4 year old-$235
School-age full time-$225 Summer Full Time
We take great pride in the foods we make homemade and serve to our children while they are learning. Our school has recently purchased a Harvestright Freeze drier and are connecting with local farmers. Farm to Table has always been a passion of mine for the children in my care.
We also are monitored and participate in the CACFP Program.
Once Upon A Time where Learning Is Magical
Once Upon a Time has adopted Frog Street Curriculum for birth to age 5. Designed around early brain research, the Frog Street Infant curriculum equips caregivers to foster essential growth and build a strong learning foundation for little ones ages 0-18 months.Frog Street’s Toddler curriculum is a year-round program for children ages 18-
Once Upon a Time has adopted Frog Street Curriculum for birth to age 5. Designed around early brain research, the Frog Street Infant curriculum equips caregivers to foster essential growth and build a strong learning foundation for little ones ages 0-18 months.Frog Street’s Toddler curriculum is a year-round program for children ages 18-36 months that focuses on enhancing the simple joy of childhood while equipping caregivers to nurture curiosity through exploration. Frog Street Threes is a preschool curriculum that meets the unique needs of three-year-olds and provides intentional instruction in key areas of development.They are becoming more mobile and learning to show genuine affection and concern for their peers. Our curriculum for 3-year-olds allows children ages 36-48 months to continue on the path to kindergarten readiness.The Frog Street Pre-K curriculum is a comprehensive, dual-language program designed to meet the needs of diverse learners while supporting developmental learning domains. This engaging, interactive pre-kindergarten curriculum celebrates the joy of learning as children travel down the road to success.
If you have questions about the opportunities available to you in our programs, feel free to send us a message. We will get back to you as soon as possible.
Admissions, the provisions of services, and referrals of clients shall be made without regard
to race, color, religious creed, disability, ancestry, national origin (including Limited English Proficiency, age or sex.
Licensed By DHS-1-800-222-2108
5 Dug Rd , Shavertown, Pennsylvania 18708, United States
Monday - Friday: 7:30am - 5:00pm
Saturday - Sunday: Closed