SmartKids Child Care & Learning Center
Dear Parents and Guardians,
These are scary times. So many of the children and families that we serve are already dealing with fears and traumas. Now they have more to face. For the first time in my lifetime, we are facing a pandemic and it will change life in America… for a few weeks or longer.
I will not pretend to be an expert, but SmartKids will do all that we can to share the best and most recent news and resources with you.
We are following all of our best practices. We fear that closing programs will lead to the loss of much needed care for your child/children. We want to make sure that all of our services are available to you.
We are working very closely with the State and the Department of Health to provide you with up to date information regarding the Novel Coronavirus and to provide timely responses to your questions.
We would like to ask that you all take time to review your child’s emergency contact information and make sure that it is up to date along with your child’s most recent medical forms.
Please be safe, protect yourself and your family, and be healthy. Most importantly, thank you for trusting us with your children.
Donna Shriver, President
A love for learning begins during childhood! At SmartKids Child Care and Learning Center, we provide quality early childhood education. We enroll children from six weeks to 12 years of age. With two locations in Meadowlands and Washington, PA, we are able to work with many students in the surrounding areas.
We are proud to use the Hi Mama app to increase our program quality. With Hi MaMa, we are able to share the child’s progress with the parents thru daily reports. We also sent real time photos, videos and SMS text to parents daily.
Smart Parents Choose SmartKids!
At our centers, we offer infant and toddler care, as well as preschool. For school-age children, we provide before- and after-school care, summer camps, and transportation to and from the local school districts. We are licensed through the state of Pennsylvania, and have affordable tuition rates and outdoor classrooms. All teachers have a background in early childhood education.
SmartKids began in 1996 and is privately owned. The business was started by Donna Shriver, who saw a need for quality child care in Washington County and believes childhood is a time of real value. SmartKids began with the idea that it is essential for every child to have exposure to quality early learning in a developmentally appropriate setting.
We are currently in Washington County, Pennsylvania and service many elementary schools in the Washington, Trinity, McGuffey, Canon-MacMillan, and Chartiers Houston School Districts. Our centers are devoted to serving children and their families with qualified early learning staff. SmartKids is a Pennsylvania State licensed child care and learning organization that has been rated 4 STARS by the Keystone STARS Program. We have also obtained certification through Nature Explore for our outdoor nature play space.
It is the mission of our child care and learning center to be committed to the children enrolled in our program in their efforts to thrive in an environment that fosters friendship, curiosity, problem solving skills, self esteem and respect. We will integrate cooperative working relationships among staff and parents.
The management and staff at SmartKids Child Care and Learning Center value the children in our care as individuals and we respect the diversity of the families that have become integrated into the SmartKids family. We also value positive working relationships established among the staff, parents, children and the surrounding communities. Providing a safe, nurturing and quality environment that is conducive to learning is at the forefront of our daily operations.