Core Beliefs

Every Tender Care Learning Center operates under a core set of beliefs that include:

  • WE BELIEVE
    in meeting and exceeding compliance with all applicable state and national agencies, including NAEYC accreditation.
  • WE BELIEVE
    that our teachers and managers are professionally trained educators who facilitate the growth and development of children.
  • WE BELIEVE
    in developing partnerships with parents through open communication and mutual trust and respect in a confidential manner.
  • WE BELIEVE
    in promoting diversity and respect for all human differences.
  • WE BELIEVE
    that we are a people-oriented organization built on valuing each and every person’s unique contributions.
  • WE BELIEVE
    that we operate “child care centers” not “day care centers,” because we care for children, not days.
  • WE BELIEVE
    that our child care centers are “schools,” and the use of this term is totally applicable and encouraged.
  • WE BELIEVE
    that our child care schools should be as fully enrolled as possible, to enable us to serve as many children and families as we can.
  • WE BELIEVE
    that quality early care and education is not expensive, it is priceless!

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Tender Care Accreditations

Tender Care is a Pennsylvania and Connecticut state-licensed child care and early childhood learning organization, an accredited member of NAEYC, PAEYC, CAEYC, HAEYC, and PACCA, and is Keystone STARS rated.

  • Naeyc

    Accreditation

    Tender Care Learning Centers has committed to accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) as the measurement of our program excellence. NAEYC is the nation’s largest and most influential organization of early childhood educators, and is dedicated to improving programs for children from birth through third grade. NAEYC sets the standards for quality childcare and education in America, with an emphasis placed on the quality of interactions among teachers and children and the developmental appropriateness of the curriculum.

  • Keystone/STARS

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    The Keystone STARS program validates what Tender Care Learning Centers have been doing for many years. Your child's Early Education is critical to his/her development and future success in school and life. Keystone STARS sets requirements for early childhood educators to promote the best learning environment and safest setting possible for your child. As a parent, feel confident your child is safe and respected, is learning new things every day, and is well prepared for future success in life.