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 Balacynwyd, PA. Finally, I worked at the Kinder Care Learning 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 son, 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 will incorporate 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 as well and the center also has lots of large windows to view
the open park like play yard.
Each class room at Clockwise incorporated a theme based lesson plan each week that
incorporates the following:
Reading, Science, Sensory, Art, Language, Sign Language and Gross and Fine Motor activities. In the fall we will be introducing Spanish and Phonics.
I have been very fortunate to have teachers who have stayed with me for several years. 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. A great way for children to learn is through play and
we will emphasize this on a daily basi
All toys are sanitized, floors are swept and vacuumed and table tops are cleaned daily to maintain a germ free environment. Children and teachers follow strict, written hand washing 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 Tadpoles
(3 year olds). Pre K has a 4 day requirement and Kindergarten is full time only.