6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. M-F        
Phone: 610.275.2552         
Fax: 610.275.8046           

Meet the Director

Miss Marilyn

Welcome to Hansell Child Care! My name is Marilyn and I am the director here and I personally want to thank you for considering our school for the educational needs of your child.

I have been the director of Hansell Child Care since 1980.  I have a Bachelors in Journalism and Oriental Studies from the University of Arizona and a Masters in Early Childhood from Erickson Institute for Early Learning and Loyola University.  Proud mother of three daughters two practicing their legal professions and the youngest one is a medical doctor.

I have taught preschool in New York Headstart, as well as first grade in the New York Public schools.  I was also the director of St. Christopher’s Hospital Child Development Center and Child Health Intervention in Philadelphia.  This working experience spans a continuous period of over 7 years.

I believe in the philosophy that all children deserve a quality learning environment where they are free to express themselves and learn at their own pace. I feel a child care program should provide a safe and nurturing environment in order for the child to blossom to their full potential.

I know that choosing childcare for your child is a difficult and sometimes daunting task. I want to assure you that I am here to assist you in any way possible, and to answer any questions or concerns, you may have regarding our center and childcare in general.

Our center is fully licensed by the Department of Public Welfare, and our Pre-K Classes and Kindergarten program are licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. All staff members are certified in first aid and CPR as well as fire safety and water safety for our summer months doing water play.

Our center is spacious, with open classrooms and lots of natural light. Your child will be in a classroom with fully qualified teachers that truly care for the children they teach, and will help them develop social, emotional and gross motor skills, along with the academic skills that accompany our program.

As the director, I am here to assist you in any way I can, to help make the transition to childcare even easier and to make your child's pre-school experience the very best it can be! I sincerely hope you will consider us to serve you and your child. Please feel free to give me a call and to schedule an appointment at any time. Our hours of operation are 6:30 am – 5:30 pm, Monday-Friday.

Contact Marilyn today!


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