Welcome to Clockwise Childcare. Our goal is to provide a high-quality program and loving environment that supports parents needs, respects each child, builds character, and encourages learning through exploration and self-expression. Clockwise offer full time and part-time schedules for some of its classes. We also offer evening and weekend care, by appointment.
Outside, we have a very large play area in a park-like setting. Inside, the center is cozy, just like home. Each classroom incorporates an age-appropriate themed curriculum.
We left no stone unturned when building our center. From lighting, heating/cooling and recycling, we are Green. Feel free to explore our site for classroom information. Email for more information or to schedule a tour.
Clockwise Childcare is not a chain or a franchise. It is family owned and operated by Eric and Maria Burgese. I, Maria, have several years experience in the childcare industry. I started out doing at-home care for six children. When the children were old enough to move onto school, I worked for the Daycare Association of Montgomery County in Bala Cynwyd, PA. Finally, I worked at the Kinder Care Learning Center for 4 years as Assistant Director, Center Trainer, and Kindergarten Teacher.
I have always wanted to own my own business, but it wasn't until I started looking for childcare for my sone that I realized that this center was needed. I visited several centers and was very disappointed by what I saw. I am a firm believer now that the standards you set for your child when it comes to childcare can never be too high. If I had no choice but to leave my son somewhere all day, besides home, it needed to feel warm and cozy inside. I thought at one point that I was being too picky but when it came time to make a decision, I couldn't do it. That is when I started preparing to open Clockwise. This center incorporates everything that I would expect in a childcare center and more.
"It's About Time, Isn't It?"
The rooms are decorated with bright colors and original artwork. All rooms have beautiful hardwood floors and/or carpet and the center also has lots of large windows to view the open park-like play yard.
Each classroom at Clockwise incorporates a theme-based lesson plan each week that includes the following:
Reading, Science, Sensory, Art, Language, Gross, and Fine Motor activities.
I have been very fortunate to have teachers stay with me for a very long, some as long as I have been open. All staff members receive continuous training and education related to several areas appropriate for the position they are in.
One common element that is apparent throughout the center is that our main focus will be the children's safety, health, and happiness.
All toys are sanitized, floors are swept and vacuumed and tabletops are cleaned to maintain a germ-free environment. Children and teachers follow strict, written handwashing procedures. A special area is designated for children who are ill minimizing the likelihood that illness will spread throughout the center.
There is a 3-day minimum attendance requirement for infants through Preschool (3-year-olds).
Pre K has a 4-day requirement and Kindergarten is full time only.