Programs

"Education is the most powerful weapon which   you can use to change the world". Nelson Mandela
Infants 6 Weeks to 1 year                              Warblers

 

Our infant room is always busy with activity. We pride ourselves on a low teacher-to-child ratio in this room, allowing for plenty of individualized attention and bonding.
Monthly, individualized lesson plans provide meaningful activities to aid your baby’s development.
We have a great play area for babies to explore and discover which is away from the sleeping area for napping. Formula, baby food, diapers and wipes are included in your tuition!

​Toddlers 1 to 2 years                                     Bluebirds

The Bluebird classroom is a flexible, creative, and encouraging environment in which we strive to provide experiences full of discovery.

 

Our program is created to help the children to grow while learning through the individual interests of the children.

 

The teachers use those interests to teach both meaningful and developmentally appropriate concepts. The opportunities we provide allow each child to explore through play at their own pace while developing valuable social skills and peer relationships. 

 

Baby food, diapers and wipes are included in your tuition!

​Toddlers 1 to 2 years                                     Bluebirds

The Bluebird classroom is a flexible, creative, and encouraging environment in which we strive to provide experiences full of discovery.

 

Our program is created to help the children to grow while learning through the individual interests of the children.

 

The teachers use those interests to teach both meaningful and developmentally appropriate concepts. The opportunities we provide allow each child to explore through play at their own pace while developing valuable social skills and peer relationships. 

 

Baby food, diapers and wipes are included in your tuition!

Toddlers 2 to 3 years                                      Robins

 

The Robin classroom gives older toddlers an opportunity to be in a preschool class with peers while still having the care and guidance that a toddler needs.

 

This program allows older toddlers a chance to play and interact with peers through learning centers and play.

 

It also gives them some structured activities with a teacher’s guidance. Self help skills and language development are the primary goals of this program.

 

Preschool 3 to 4 years                                Hummingbirds

 

The Hummingbird class is a younger preschool class using the Creative Curriculum to develop a program for preschoolers from 9am to 12pm and an extended day preschool class for families that need a longer day.

 

It runs year round from 6:30-5:30 pm. You choose the hours that work for you.  Families can choose 2, 3 or 5 days per week, according to their needs.

Preschool 4 to 5 years                                    Cardinals

The Cardinals class is an older preschool class using the Creative Curriculum to develop a program for older preschoolers from 9am to 12pm and and extended day, Pre-Kindergarten class for families that need a longer day.

 

It runs year round from 6:30-5:30 pm. You choose the hours that work for you.  Families can choose 2, 3 or 5 days per week, according to their needs.

Preschool 4 to 5 years                                       Swans

 

The Swans class is a preschool class using the Creative Curriculum to develop a program for children who are eligible for kindergarten the following year

 

It runs September to May from 8:30am to 11:30am. Families can choose 2, 3 or 5 days per week, according to their needs.

Pre-K Counts 3 to 5 years                                 Orioles 

 

This class is a full day, state funded, Pre-K Counts class that runs five days a week from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.

 

Entrance into this class is based on family income and other risk factors.

 

Before and/or after care is available for a fee.

Before and After Kindergarten Care                Owls

Our Before and After Care for Kindergarten program allows parents to give the gift of time to their children:

 

  • Time to discover the world of learning. Our curriculum is the best of both worlds by combining our play-based curriculum with academic content. The children continue to grow through The Creative Curriculum® building confidence, social emotional skills, as well as a love of learning. In addition, the children receive more structured instruction in the subject areas through Kid Writing, Reading and Math.

  • Time with their teacher; our small class size allows the teacher to work individually with each child.

  • Time for working families to make Kindergarten work for their schedule with both before and after school options.

 

Children who attend Akron Elementary or Fulton Elementary in the Ephrata Area School District can come to Diamond Street before and/or after their half-day kindergarten class.

 

We have a van to transport to and from Fulton Elementary. The children who attend Akron Elementary will be walked out to the bus stop by one of our responsible adults and get transported by Ephrata Area School District to and from school.

Before and After Care 1st-2nd grade              Eagles

 

Before and after school care is available to students in grades 1 through 2. Transportation to and from the center is provided for students attending Akron Elementary or Fulton Elementary by Diamond Street Early Childhood Center. 

 

The hours of operation for before school care are 6:30 am to 8:30 am; breakfast provided. Our after school hours are 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm; snack provided.  Before and after school at Diamond Street is much more than babysitting! Fun educational opportunities are provided daily to extend your child’s learning beyond the school day.

Before and After Care 3rd-4th grade               Falcons 

 

Before and after school care is available to students in grades 3 through 4. Transportation to and from the center is provided for students attending Akron Elementary or Fulton Elementary by Diamond Street Early Childhood Center. 

 

The hours of operation for before school care are 6:30 am to 8:30 am; breakfast provided. Our after school hours are 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm; snack provided.  Before and after school at Diamond Street is much more than babysitting! Fun educational opportunities are provided daily to extend your child’s learning beyond the school day.