Waldron Mercy Child Care (WMCC) is a year-round center, welcoming children from three months to three years of age, with weekday hours from 7 AM to 6 PM. Our program is NAEYC-certified and carries Pennsylvania’s highest Keystone STARS rating of four stars. We value the strong sense of community that we have with our families.

Our program allows children to experience a stimulating, hands-on approach to learning while choosing to play or explore based upon their interests. We encourage students to develop at their own pace, and teachers use assessment tools to make sure that children are on track for success. Children also play and socialize together in our fun, safe, outdoor play areas.

Special weekly enhancements to our daily activities include music class for all age groups, as well as yoga, gym and French for our Toddlers. Our Older Toddlers enjoy visiting Waldron Mercy Academy's beautiful library for special story time on a regular basis, and our sprawling 35-acre campus is perfect for nature walks, picnics on the grass and strolls with our infants.

With three teachers assigned to each classroom, WMCC maintains student to teacher ratios well below Pennsylvania requirements. A majority of our teachers have college degrees at the Bachelors' level or above. We value our employees as is evident in the low turnover rate of our staff, providing the consistency of care that is so important in nurturing young children.

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What makes Waldron Mercy Child Care stand out from other centers in the area?

Private center, affiliated with Waldron Mercy Academy and governed by the Sisters of Mercy

  • In operation since 1992
  • NAEYC-accredited and Keystone 4 Star-rated
  • Student to teacher ratios well below Pennsylvania requirements
  • Average staff retention rate of nine years
  • 67% of staff hold degrees at the Bachelors' level or above
  • Music, gym, yoga and French classes
  • Located on a beautiful 35-acre campus with two age-appropriate outdoor play yards
  • Nurse consultant on site during regular school year