A Functional and Beautiful Facility

New Gulph Children’s Center has made its home on the grounds of the Radnor Friends Meeting, since 1979. Our building rests on top of a small hill. The back of the building faces the parking lot and a high stone wall separates it from the street. Its many windows overlook green, landscaped grounds. Though conveniently situated at a major crossroads, New Gulph Children’s Center is set apart and shielded from noise and traffic.

The First Day School portion of the building houses our Preschool program while Fellowship Hall is where the Infant/Toddler program, the kitchen and the Center offices are located. The First Day School section of the building was constructed in colonial days and served as the stable area for the Quaker Meeting House. It has been completely renovated over the years. Fellowship Hall was built as an addition to the First Day School. The building’s physical plant is up-to-date with a regularly scheduled maintenance program and a long-term plan for appropriate capital improvements.

Our children in the Infant/Toddler Program share an airy, oversized open classroom, carpeted for crawlers and well stocked with toys and play equipment. Five contiguous classrooms, loaded with tons of books, toys, puzzles, games, crafts, and other objects, inspire our Preschool children to enjoy and explore.

NGCC’s state-of-the-art playground offers a wide selection of equipment designed and scaled specifically to challenge children under the age of five. A large deck provides ample room for outdoor play even when the grassy areas are wet.

To ensure a clean, comfortable, and healthy environment, reliable local firms are under contract for thorough daily cleaning, regular lawn care and pest control. In addition, the Center undergoes more extensive upkeep and refurbishment several times each year during breaks in the session calendar.

 

OUR CENTER

 NGCC offers children a place to grow and teachers who nurture this growth. The teachers make children feel comfortable in their “second home,” encouraging them to explore and play, challenging and supporting them to learn about the world and people in their lives all in a cozy environment where it is easy for them to feel relaxed, secure and be themselves. Through play, children work out difficulties they encounter in the world and leads children to think in new ways and to create new solutions to real challenges. Children’s play is involving, child directed and process-oriented. Parents and teachers have a role in facilitating children’s play by providing an environment conducive to play, and to promote, support and assist children in their play when needed. We understand the importance of play and recognize that play is as vital to a child’s growth as counting from 1-10.

New Gulph is licensed and inspected by the Pennsylvania Department of Education and the Department of Public Welfare.

New Gulph Children’s Center is open to any child without discrimination in regard to race, color, sex, creed, religion, or national origin.shall be made without regard to race, color, religious creed, disability, ancestry, national origin (including limited English proficiency), age, or sex.