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  • MOM'S INC. Kindergarten Gets Glowing Review
    Parents with kindergarten ready children, check out this awesome testimonial from Christine Eckert, a parent of one of our kindergartners last year! If you'd like to learn more about the program, contact the LH center at (570) 748-8249. Thanks Christine for taking the time to share how great our program is!

    "My family has been with MOM’S INC. for years. When I decided to enroll my daughter into the private kindergarten class in Lock Haven, I wanted her to have the smaller classroom experience and attention, plus be somewhere familiar to her. My husband and I really liked how many things she was introduced to, even if they weren't long lessons.  The introduction to lessons/subjects such as the presidents, life-cycles, weather, etc. really kept her interested and gave her something to talk about and explain when she came home.  The subjects really created good dialog between the child and parent which I find extremely valuable.

    Our daughter is definitely prepared for first grade. She is very well rounded and able to communicate with her peers as well as adults.  She has self confidence because she was encourage to participate and be recognized in her class due to its small size.

    One aspect of the classroom that my daughter really enjoyed was that they had "jobs" everyday in the classroom.  She loved that they were encourage and welcomed to help.  It made her feel special and important. She also really enjoyed the animal puppets center in the classroom. And, of course, stretch-and-grow---the weekly fitness session with Coach Gwen!

    The kindergarten teacher, Ms. Amy, was outstanding!  We couldn't have asked for a better teacher.  Early on, Ms. Amy explained that she taught older children in primary school and understood where the children need to get to eventually in their education. Ms. Amy was focused on building a great foundation so that her students could get to where they needed.  Her choices in subjects and techniques of teaching really were effective.  She was always there to speak with me and we had very good communication.  She always made herself available to not only the parent, but the child too if they had a problem or concern.  I pray all of our future teachers are half as talented as Ms. Amy.  We will miss her dearly as we enter first grade!

    I would absolutely recommend the program to other parents for their children without question.  There are a lot more reasons, other than what is stated above.  I really loved the way Ms. Amy focused on phonics in terms of teaching the children sight words.  Rather than "memorizing" sight words, our daughter sounded them out.  She clearly understood the sounds the letter combinations made, which made me believe that phonics was taught well. Ms. Amy also encouraged children to be prepared and take responsibility for themselves. For instance, each child was responsible for taking their folder home and bringing it back with a quick sheet of homework in it on something they had learned that day. Our daughter could show us what she had learned and the sheets literally took 2-5 minutes. The introduction to math including simple algebra was taught in such a simple, clear way. 

    As parents, we loved the fact my daughter didn't have to be bused around before and after school since she stayed on at MOM’S INC. for the before and after school enrichment program.  I could depend on child care right at the facility which was great for a working mom and dad.  I knew she was safe and cared for all day.
    I especially appreciated the balanced, tasty, home-cooked  lunches that were included in the tuition.  We didn't have to worry about packing lunches and whether or not she was taking or buying.  We absolutely loved every aspect of the kindergarten program! If I had to do it again, I absolutely would and I would encourage all my friends to do the same! 

    Ultimately, I think what stands out the most is the growth that our daughter experienced during her kindergarten year.  The growth in her sense of responsibility, caring and compassion for others, and respect for others is apparent.  Not that we had any problems with her in these areas prior to her start there, but her personal growth in these areas was really something to see.  Also, the fact that she was sounding out words, no matter how big, and she knew the phonics and could figure them out!  So exciting!  And this was all being taught while she was in a safe, trusted atmosphere that made me at ease while I was working.  Thank you MOM'S!
  • Summer Camp Parent Informational Meeting
    Registered parents for Summer Camp and those interested in learning more----Join camp director and assistant director Jeb Thompson and Chad Walsh at MOM'S INC. in Lock Haven on Thursday, June 12 at 6:30pm for an informational meeting on everything you need to know to enroll your child and get ready for an awesome summer! Call (570) 748-8249 if you have any questions. See you there! 
  • Summer Bee Creative Artwork Contest Winners Announced
    MOM’S INC. could make an art gallery of all the great artwork pieces that were submitted recently as part of our summer artwork contest. We asked kids in Keystone Central School District to Bee Creative and draw what represents summer to them.
     
    Most popular were drawings of water related themes---from the beach to swimming in the backyard. Also, getting outdoors for camping adventures and spending time with friends & family had a large amount of entries. In every picture though is each kids own creative stamp of ingenuity, and we loved every one of them! 

    Even though it was incredibly hard to pick through all the talented entries, our winners this year are:
     
    First Place: Free summer camp registration plus a NEW BIKE!
    Addison Wenker, 11 years old, Mill Hall Elementary

    Image Caption: "Summer time fun with your friends."
     
    Second Place: Free summer camp registration plus CAMPING GEAR!
    Kara Stover, 9 years old, Dickey Elementary












    Image Caption: "Getting to spend time with friends and enjoying the great outdoors."
     
     
    Third Place: Free summer camp registration plus an ADVENTURE BASKET!
    ***TIE***
    Brody Rhing, 6 years old, Mill Hall Elementary












    Image Caption: "Summer fun."

    and

    Abbey Wolfe, 8 years old, Mill Hall Elementary












    Image Caption: "Going to special places (beach) with my Family in summer."


    Our winner's pictures will be framed and hung in the Lock Have school age center all year long---right in time for summer! Thanks to all the talented artists who participated, and parents please stop by anytime to check out the wonderful artistry of our local kids!
  • Summer Camp Weekly Calendar

    Start planning your summer vacations without worrying about missing any major field trips this summer!

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  • Lock Haven School Age Takes Their Environmental Studies Outdoors
    Lock Haven School Age Takes Their Environmental Studies Outdoors

    During Monday's day off school, we took advantage of our time with the kids for two fun-filled, educational trips all about fly-fishing and local ecology.

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  • First Annual 5K Blows Participants Away!
    First Annual 5K Blows Participants Away!

    Saturday, April 5th's 5K event saw a great turn out despite the windy weather.

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  • MOM'S INC. in Lock Haven Goes Star 3
    MOM'S INC. in Lock Haven Goes Star 3

    We are proud to announce that we are now the highest rated childcare facility in Lock Haven!

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  • Career Week @ LH School Age Enrichment Program
    Career Week @ LH School Age Enrichment Program

    Last week our school age program in Lock Haven explored different careers around town through classroom activities and local field trips.

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  • Lock Haven School Age Field Trip for President's Day
    Lock Haven School Age Field Trip for President's Day

    Attention School Age Parents in Lock Haven: There will be a field trip to the Piper Aviation Museum on Monday, February 17th. 

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  • Summer Camp 2014 Registration Opens Monday, February 3
    Summer Camp 2014 Registration Opens Monday, February 3

    Don't miss the chance to enroll your child in this year's summer camp, under the trusted leadership of Camp Director Jeb Thompson and Assistant Director Chad Walsh in Lock Haven and Director Kim Stoner in Jersey Shore. Spots are limited so register soon!

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