Recognizing the need for quality and convenient child care for the staff who work within the community, Kendal~Crosslands Communities established an Early Learning Program in 1982. Aligned with the values that “Our communities must be good places to work if they are good places to live,” our goal is to make the Early Learning Center a wonderful place for children.
In offering jobs with onsite daycare, we provide a child-centered environment that is stable, secure and nurturing. This atmosphere allows the teachers to work together to develop a program that addresses the children’s social, physical, and cognitive needs in unison with emphasizing both child-resident and child-community interactions.
Located in the heart of our Crosslands campus, our unique inter-generational setting provides many advantages including extensive walking trails, indoor and outdoor pools, and the use of the transportation department for field trips and inter-generational programming.
Children enrolled in our program are welcomed into a wide variety of wonderful, enriching inter-generational experiences. Our main goal during these activities is to build relationships that focus on respect for all generations and spark teachable moments and memory for both the child and the resident. Residents often enrich our daily program by participating in swimming lessons, reading stories to the children, and assisting in the classroom. Through inter-generational experiences, children in our center develop an understanding of the aging process and experience the true meaning of an extended family and community. In addition to daily inter-generational programming, swimming lessons, gymnastics, and field trips are offered in the toddler and preschool program.