Aston Presbyterian Church Learning Center

Over 40 Years of Exceptional Service

 

Who We Are

What We’re All About

With over 40 years of service to Delaware County, Aston Presbyterian Church Learning Center remains a top choice for families seeking an early childhood learning experience. 

We strive to provide a safe, healthy, and nurturing environment that invites children to grow, discover, and learn through a variety of age and developmentally appropriate experiences. 

Our philosophy is to encourage the whole child to develop in a positive, Christian atmosphere of warmth and caring. We aim to meet the social, emotional, physical, and intellectual needs that are unique to each child.

Aston Presbyterian Church Learning Center is an equal opportunity care provider and will serve all individuals 

who are eligible for our programs in a non-discriminatory

manner without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, or disability. 

We strive to achieve our early childhood education goals through a partnership with the child, their family, the staff, the school, and the community. 

 

Aston Presbyterian Church Learning Center Team

Dedicated. Caring. Well-Rounded.

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Sharon Gibson

DIrector

Experience: 30+ years in Early Childhood Education

Education: Master's Degree in Educational Leadership from Neumann University 

-Director's Credential 
-15 years as Assistant Director 

Favorite Things to do in Spare Time: 

Cook and go to the beach, and everything Disney!

Favorite Quote: " Remember you are braver than you believe. Stronger than you seem. Smarter than you think. And loved more than you know." -Christopher Robin 

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Alyse LoCastro 

Assistant Director

Experience: 2 years in Early Childhood Education; 5 years in Elementary Education 
Education: Bachelor's Degree in Early Elementary Education PreK-4 Minor: Reading
Director's Credential 
Favorite Things to do in Spare Time:
Go to the beach, cook, read, decorate, spend time with family and friends
Favorite Quote: "People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self-centered. Forgive them anyway...If you are kind, people may accuse you selfish, ulterior motives. Be kind anyway... In the final analysis, is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway." -Mother Teresa

 

Aston Presbyterian Church Learning Center Team

Dedicated. Caring. Well-Rounded.

 

Rikki Miller

Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

Experience: 13 years in Early Childhood Education
Education: Associates in Education; currently pursuing Bachelor's in Education
*Nanny for 5 years
Favorite Things to do in Spare Time:
Spend time with my family and friends, vacation to Disney World, and then plan my next Disney World vacation."  
Favorite Quote: "First, think. Second, believe. Third, dream. And finally, dare." -Walt Disney

Lynne Bigas 

Assistant PreK Teacher

Experience: 32 years in Early Childhood Education

Education: 29 years running and operating an in-home daycare
3 years in PreK; ASL instrcutor

Favorite Things to do in Spare Time: Movies and play with grandkids  

Favorite Quote: "If a child can't learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn."

Jen Carilla

Assistant PreK Teacher

Experience: 9 years in Early Childhood Education
Education: CDA (Child Development Associates)  and 9 years experience
Favorite Things to do in Spare Time: Work-out
Spend time with friends and family  
Favorite Quote: "Never a failure. Always a lesson."

Margaret Eastburn 

Assistant PreK Teacher

Experience: 31 years in Early Childhood Education
Education: CDA (Child Development Associates) 
-If you count all the classes I've taken while working here, I'd probably have my Master's Degree :) 
Favorite Things to do in Spare Time: Go dancing, go out to dinner and movies, be around friends 
Favorite Quote: " I am living life to the fullest and I love my three boys."

Rasheeda Swiggett 

Assistant PreK Teacher

Experience: 10 years in Early Childhood Education
Education: CDA (Child Development Associates)  and 10 years experience
Favorite Things to do in Spare Time: Travel 
Favorite Quote: " I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Philippians 4:13

Garland Focht 

Preschool Teacher

Experience: 17 years in Early Childhood Education
Education: Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education
Favorite Things to do in Spare Time: 
Camping
Favorite Quote: " To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment." -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Lisa DelVecchio

Preschool Assistant Teacher

Experience: 30 years in Early Childhood Education
Education: High School Diploma and CDA Certificate
Favorite Things to do in Spare Time: 
Go to the beach!
Favorite Quote: "Don't tell me what you can't do, show me what you can." -Lisa DelVecchio

Jeanne McClenaghan 

Preschool Assistant Teacher

Experience: Mother to 7 kids for 27 years :)
Education: CDA and High School Diploma
Favorite Things to do in Spare Time: Go for walks, cook, and bake
Favorite Quote: ":You cannot always get what you want."

Dairecka Kazunas

Preschool Assistant Teacher

Experience: 7 years in Early Childhood Education
Education: Bachelor's Degree in Early Elementary (PreK-4th) and Special Education (PreK-8th)
Favorite Things to do in Spare Time:
Read, color, spend time with family and friends 
Favorite Quote: If you can dream it. You can do it." -Walt Disney

Barbara Sobczak

Preschool Assistant Teacher

Experience: 2.5 years in child care and I am a mother of an 8 year old boy who keeps me busy!

Education: CDA (Child Development Associates) and am currently enrolled at DCCC working on my Associates in Early Childhood Education

Favorite Things to do in Spare Time: Go to the beach and be outdoors

Favorite Quote: "Compassion for others begins with kindness to ourselves."
-Pema Chordon  

Kim Kraus

Toddler Teacher

Experience: 2 years in Early Childhood Education 

Favorite Things to do in Spare Time: 
Read, puzzles, color, spend time with my son Noah 

Favorite Quote: "I love you with all my circle, not my heart, because hearts break and circles go on forever."

Stephanie Damon 

Assistant Toddler Teacher

Experience: 1 year in Early Childhood Education and raised 5 children and 7 grandchildren 
Education: High school education
Favorite Things to do in Spare Time: 
I love spending time with family, gardening, and walking the trail
Favorite Quote: "Behave and do the right thing." -Stephanie Damon

Lori Clements 

Assistant Toddler Teacher

Experience: 17 years in Early Childhood Education
Education: Bachelor's Degree in Physical Education
Favorite Things to do in Spare Time: 
Read, swim, walk, and play with my grandkids
Favorite Quote: "I don't do snakes!" -Lori Clements

Janet Hall

Assistant Toddler Teacher

Experience: 10 years in Early Childhood Education

Education: Bachelor's Degree in Health & Physical Education

Favorite Things to do in Spare Time: 

-Spend time with my family and grandchildren
-Hiking, biking, and the gym 

Favorite Quote: My "Good Morning!" song after nap time 

Ashley Chandler 

Assistant Toddler Teacher

Experience: 4+ years

Education: High School Diploma and CDA (Child Development Associates)

Favorite Things to do in Spare Time: 
Shopping, movies, and taking my son places

Favorite Quote: "A person is a person, no matter how small." -Dr. Seuss 

Offerings & Resources

 
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Classrooms

Toddler Class (2-3 years old)

Preschool Class (3-4 years old)

Pre-Kindergarten (4-5 years old) 

We start enrollment for children who are 2 years old on or by September 1st. 

If interested in seeing our center and getting on our wait list, please contact us and set up a tour today! We look forward to meeting you!

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Current Tuition Rates 2019-2020

*Rates are Subject to Change*

Full Time
Full Time (5 Days) $198/week 

4-Full Days $159/week

3-Full Days $129

Half Day Rates (Pick-Up by 12:30)

5 Mornings $154

4 Mornings $130

3 Mornings $118

Add-a-Day *(restrictions apply)*

Full Day- $40.00
Half Day - $25.00

We now offer credit card and auto-pay options through our in-house programming system! (*Some fees do apply)

SmartCare *Sign-in to pay here!* 

 

Our Testimonials

See What They’re Saying

" All of the teachers are amazing and do an awesome job with the kids. Because I know they love the kids, it makes it easier (less guilty) to go to work every day. I know my child is in exceptional hands."

Aston Pres. Parent

" Wonderful group of teachers! I feel completely confident leaving my child in their care. We couldn't be happier with Aston Pres.!"

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"We love Aston Pres. and think the staff is doing an amazing job!"

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Opening Hours

Mon - Fri: 7am - 6pm

Weeks Closed:

-Christmas
-Easter
- Last 2 weeks in August 

Snow Days/Closings: In the event of a closing due to weather or other things, please wait to hear from the center on Call `Em All, Facebook, e-mails, Remind, and 6ABC. 

 

Aston Presbyterian Church Learning Center Mission

We make it personal!

The mission of Aston Presbyterian Church Learning Center is to provide an affordable early childhood education and care experience in a strong, spiritual environment. We seek ways to attract and attain qualified teachers. We are committed to improving our curriculum based on the latest research in early childhood development, personalize and accommodate our instructional practices, and will be an advocate for early childhood education reform.

 

Contact Us

2401 Baldwin Run Drive Aston, PA 19014

610-494-6072

610-494-1398

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610-494-6072

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