Children's Village

Located at 4139 Ferry Road in Doylestown, our safe, licensed and nationally accredited early childhood education center offers programs for babies from six weeks through kindergarten. We accept applications year-round on a rolling basis and are open to all families in Bucks, Montgomery, and surrounding counties. Children's Village is an equal opportunity care provider.

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Information

Rebuilding

On August 4, 2020, an EF2 tornado touched down in Doylestown and caused significant damage to our hospital campus, including Children’s Village. Working quickly and courageously, teachers and aides, alongside physicians, staff, and emergency responders safely evacuated the building. Thankfully, no one was seriously injured, but Children’s Village was damaged beyond repair.

Our new, temporary location is a modern, well-appointed facility located on 4139 Ferry Road in Doylestown.

Rebuilding for Our Children

We are proud to announce plans to rebuild Children’s Village as a new priority of ONE VISION: The Campaign for Doylestown Health. In addition to an insurance settlement, philanthropic support of this campaign priority will allow the program to return from its temporary location to Doylestown Hospital’s flagship campus in a new and upgraded facility in 2023, incorporating best practices in safety and early childhood learning. Help us bring Children’s Village home so that we can continue this extraordinary tradition of teaching and excellence in high-quality care and early childhood education.

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About

Owned and operated by Doylestown Health, we are fully licensed and accredited by the prestigious National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). We maintain a STAR-4 rating (the highest) in the Pennsylvania Keystone STARS Quality Initiative. And we are licensed and accredited by both the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services and the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

We consider every child and family as one of our own and hope that as you learn more about Children's Village, you will entrust your child to our care. We consider it a great privilege to spend our days with your children!

History

Children's Village first opened its doors in 1985 and was established by the Village Improvement Association (VIA), a non-profit women's organization that also established Doylestown Hospital in 1923.

Originally intended to provide a rewarding educational and nurturing and convenient experience for children of Doylestown Hospital employees, Children's Village started as a "one-room schoolhouse" with a front door, three classrooms and two offices serving a total of 40 children.

High demand plus requests for enrollment from non-hospital employees allowed our facility to grow and accommodate a larger population. By 1993 we had grown to three buildings with 15 classrooms and had the ability to accommodate additional area children.

Today we serve more than 200 children from five counties.

We foster a comprehensive learning environment and accept children with disabilities as well as non-English speaking children. We also work closely with Child Care Information Services of Philadelphia (CCIS) to help families in need of financial assistance.

Philosophy

At Children's Village, we believe that the best learning occurs when children are actively involved with people and materials in their environment. Children bring their own unique understanding of the world to an activity. They can be trusted to use their internal motivation to become immersed in new learning and gain additional cognition. Such learning best occurs in a loving, home-like atmosphere that provides a variety of many challenging, but non-stressful activities. The children then take away from the experience what they need to meet their individual needs.

Project Approach

There are many approaches to early childhood education. For nearly 30 years, we've explored many different strategies, investigating programs like Montessori, High Scope, and DAP.

Our philosophy, what we call the Project Approach, combines the best elements of many of the books, journals, workshops and methods we've studied. Special "Themes" last six to eight weeks and are followed by a "Project Panel" where teachers collect examples of art, drawings and other work to tell the story of the theme. We've discovered that this method, which emphasizes collaboration and cooperation between peers as well as between adults and children, helps us gain a better understanding of how children learn.

Learning Through Play

We recognize how critical the ages of birth through age six are to your child's development. And we've observed that most of these skills at these young ages are developed through PLAY. For instance:

  • Large Motor Skills: Outdoor play and activities like climbing, bike riding, and dance
  • Small Motor Skills: Puzzles, beading, cutting, finger play, etc.
  • Self-Help Skills: Daily routines such as handwashing, dressing, and manners
  • Social Skills: Cooperation with adults and peers, learning how to control and express emotions
  • Cognitive Skills: Memory games, storytelling, language experiences, etc.

Services

Our private, academic preschool welcomes families in the general community and offers:

  • Comprehensive preschool and pre-kindergarten programs
  • Full-day kindergarten with extended hours (before and after care) included in tuition
  • Flexible scheduling with extended hours, including early drop off and late pickup from 6:15 am to 6:30 pm.
  • Small group sizes
  • Indoor and outdoor play spaces, equipment, and learning areas
  • Two snacks daily with milk
  • Computers in all preschool and kindergarten classrooms
  • Full service during inclement weather
  • Equal opportunity care

We are closed on the following federal holidays:

  • New Year's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Fourth of July
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

Our Team

At Children's Village, our highly qualified teaching specialists are certified in early childhood education and have completed related training such as CPR and First Aid.

We understand that your child's preschool experience is an important introduction to the world of education. Our educators are dedicated to ensuring your child succeeds academically and emotionally.

Employment Opportunities

All of our educators hold a degree or certification in early childhood education. If you are interested in joining our team, search for current open positions for Children's Village.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are vital to the success of our program. Lucky for us, we are a favorite destination for lots of volunteers ranging from high school students to retired educators and other grandparents.

If you would like to volunteer with Children's Village, please contact Doylestown Health's Volunteer Services to see how you can come in to help us play and learn.

Current Families

Our Children's Village family believes it's a privilege to join you and your child on an educational and social journey. We take great pleasure in watching your children learn and grow.

Village Circle

Your involvement can make a difference in your child's overall experience with Children's Village. Parents and guardians who become Village Circle volunteers and partner with our teaching staff help to provide an end result which enhances our social and educational community.

Some activities include:

  • Consignment sales
  • Fundraisers
  • Staff appreciation events
  • Welcoming new families

There is no membership fee to become part of Village Circle. Your involvement is totally voluntary but greatly appreciated! If you're interested in volunteering, please contact Teri Windisch at twindisch@dh.org.

Special Events

Children's Village hosts a variety of special events throughout the year. Parents, grandparents, siblings and guardians are always welcome. Some events include:

  • Classroom parties
  • Fall festival
  • Family appreciation week
  • Family picnic
  • Kindergarten graduation
  • Much more!

Prospective Families

At Children's Village, your child will receive excellent care, loving guidance, and an exceptional early childhood educational experience to help prepare him or her for elementary school and beyond. We happily accept enrollment from Bucks, Montgomery, and many other surrounding counties.

Schedule a Tour

We would be happy to meet with you and your child, to show you around our facility and to explain our nationally accredited program. Please contact us via  childrensvillage@dh.org or call us at 215.345.2678 to schedule a visit. Please provide the following information when contacting us:

  • Full name of child
  • Date of birth of child
  • Parent's name and contact information

Download Virtual Tour

Learn More About Enrollment

Learn More About our Programs and Curriculum

Questions?

Visit our frequently asked questions for more information. If you have additional questions, please contact us via childrensvillage@dh.org or call 215.345.2678.

Location

Children's Village
4139 Ferry Road
Doylestown, PA 18902

Phone: 215.345.2678

Contact Children's Village

For more information about Children's Village email childrensvillage@dh.org us at or call 215.345.2678. Be sure to include the following information:

  • Name of your child (first and last)
  • Birthdate of your child (month/day/year)
  • How much care you require (mornings/afternoons, three days per week, etc.)

Children's Village is located on the grounds of Doylestown Hospital, in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. We invite moms, dads and other caregivers to visit our center and learn more about our highly flexible, full-service early childhood educational programs for infants, toddlers, preschool, pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students.

Information

On August 4, 2020, an EF2 tornado touched down in Doylestown and caused significant damage to our hospital campus, including Children’s Village. Working quickly and courageously, teachers and aides, alongside physicians, staff, and emergency responders safely evacuated the building. Thankfully, no one was seriously injured, but Children’s Village was damaged beyond repair.

Our new, temporary location is a modern, well-appointed facility located on 4139 Ferry Road in Doylestown.

Rebuilding for Our Children

We are proud to announce plans to rebuild Children’s Village as a new priority of ONE VISION: The Campaign for Doylestown Health. In addition to an insurance settlement, philanthropic support of this campaign priority will allow the program to return from its temporary location to Doylestown Hospital’s flagship campus in a new and upgraded facility in 2023, incorporating best practices in safety and early childhood learning. Help us bring Children’s Village home so that we can continue this extraordinary tradition of teaching and excellence in high-quality care and early childhood education.

Make a Donation

Owned and operated by Doylestown Health, we are fully licensed and accredited by the prestigious National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). We maintain a STAR-4 rating (the highest) in the Pennsylvania Keystone STARS Quality Initiative. And we are licensed and accredited by both the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services and the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

We consider every child and family as one of our own and hope that as you learn more about Children's Village, you will entrust your child to our care. We consider it a great privilege to spend our days with your children!

History

Children's Village first opened its doors in 1985 and was established by the Village Improvement Association (VIA), a non-profit women's organization that also established Doylestown Hospital in 1923.

Originally intended to provide a rewarding educational and nurturing and convenient experience for children of Doylestown Hospital employees, Children's Village started as a "one-room schoolhouse" with a front door, three classrooms and two offices serving a total of 40 children.

High demand plus requests for enrollment from non-hospital employees allowed our facility to grow and accommodate a larger population. By 1993 we had grown to three buildings with 15 classrooms and had the ability to accommodate additional area children.

Today we serve more than 200 children from five counties.

We foster a comprehensive learning environment and accept children with disabilities as well as non-English speaking children. We also work closely with Child Care Information Services of Philadelphia (CCIS) to help families in need of financial assistance.

At Children's Village, we believe that the best learning occurs when children are actively involved with people and materials in their environment. Children bring their own unique understanding of the world to an activity. They can be trusted to use their internal motivation to become immersed in new learning and gain additional cognition. Such learning best occurs in a loving, home-like atmosphere that provides a variety of many challenging, but non-stressful activities. The children then take away from the experience what they need to meet their individual needs.

Project Approach

There are many approaches to early childhood education. For nearly 30 years, we've explored many different strategies, investigating programs like Montessori, High Scope, and DAP.

Our philosophy, what we call the Project Approach, combines the best elements of many of the books, journals, workshops and methods we've studied. Special "Themes" last six to eight weeks and are followed by a "Project Panel" where teachers collect examples of art, drawings and other work to tell the story of the theme. We've discovered that this method, which emphasizes collaboration and cooperation between peers as well as between adults and children, helps us gain a better understanding of how children learn.

Learning Through Play

We recognize how critical the ages of birth through age six are to your child's development. And we've observed that most of these skills at these young ages are developed through PLAY. For instance:

  • Large Motor Skills: Outdoor play and activities like climbing, bike riding, and dance
  • Small Motor Skills: Puzzles, beading, cutting, finger play, etc.
  • Self-Help Skills: Daily routines such as handwashing, dressing, and manners
  • Social Skills: Cooperation with adults and peers, learning how to control and express emotions
  • Cognitive Skills: Memory games, storytelling, language experiences, etc.

Our private, academic preschool welcomes families in the general community and offers:

  • Comprehensive preschool and pre-kindergarten programs
  • Full-day kindergarten with extended hours (before and after care) included in tuition
  • Flexible scheduling with extended hours, including early drop off and late pickup from 6:15 am to 6:30 pm.
  • Small group sizes
  • Indoor and outdoor play spaces, equipment, and learning areas
  • Two snacks daily with milk
  • Computers in all preschool and kindergarten classrooms
  • Full service during inclement weather
  • Equal opportunity care

We are closed on the following federal holidays:

  • New Year's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Fourth of July
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

At Children's Village, our highly qualified teaching specialists are certified in early childhood education and have completed related training such as CPR and First Aid.

We understand that your child's preschool experience is an important introduction to the world of education. Our educators are dedicated to ensuring your child succeeds academically and emotionally.

Employment Opportunities

All of our educators hold a degree or certification in early childhood education. If you are interested in joining our team, search for current open positions for Children's Village.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are vital to the success of our program. Lucky for us, we are a favorite destination for lots of volunteers ranging from high school students to retired educators and other grandparents.

If you would like to volunteer with Children's Village, please contact Doylestown Health's Volunteer Services to see how you can come in to help us play and learn.

Our Children's Village family believes it's a privilege to join you and your child on an educational and social journey. We take great pleasure in watching your children learn and grow.

Village Circle

Your involvement can make a difference in your child's overall experience with Children's Village. Parents and guardians who become Village Circle volunteers and partner with our teaching staff help to provide an end result which enhances our social and educational community.

Some activities include:

  • Consignment sales
  • Fundraisers
  • Staff appreciation events
  • Welcoming new families

There is no membership fee to become part of Village Circle. Your involvement is totally voluntary but greatly appreciated! If you're interested in volunteering, please contact Teri Windisch at twindisch@dh.org.

Special Events

Children's Village hosts a variety of special events throughout the year. Parents, grandparents, siblings and guardians are always welcome. Some events include:

  • Classroom parties
  • Fall festival
  • Family appreciation week
  • Family picnic
  • Kindergarten graduation
  • Much more!

At Children's Village, your child will receive excellent care, loving guidance, and an exceptional early childhood educational experience to help prepare him or her for elementary school and beyond. We happily accept enrollment from Bucks, Montgomery, and many other surrounding counties.

Schedule a Tour

We would be happy to meet with you and your child, to show you around our facility and to explain our nationally accredited program. Please contact us via  childrensvillage@dh.org or call us at 215.345.2678 to schedule a visit. Please provide the following information when contacting us:

  • Full name of child
  • Date of birth of child
  • Parent's name and contact information

Download Virtual Tour

Learn More About Enrollment

Learn More About our Programs and Curriculum

Questions?

Visit our frequently asked questions for more information. If you have additional questions, please contact us via childrensvillage@dh.org or call 215.345.2678.

Children's Village
4139 Ferry Road
Doylestown, PA 18902

Phone: 215.345.2678

Contact Children's Village

For more information about Children's Village email childrensvillage@dh.org us at or call 215.345.2678. Be sure to include the following information:

  • Name of your child (first and last)
  • Birthdate of your child (month/day/year)
  • How much care you require (mornings/afternoons, three days per week, etc.)

Children's Village is located on the grounds of Doylestown Hospital, in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. We invite moms, dads and other caregivers to visit our center and learn more about our highly flexible, full-service early childhood educational programs for infants, toddlers, preschool, pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students.