What We Offer

Creative Curriculum

This comprehensive, research-based and developmentally appropriate curriculum follows children’s interests as they work together to explore, investigate and make discoveries about the world around them and the people, places and objects that are relevant to their lives.

Enrichment Activities

Children participate in activities like music, yoga, and soccer, while groups such as Zoo on Wheels and Puppets Pizzazz frequently visit our centers. Our children also enjoy field trips to local museums, farms, and other fun and educational venues where they can learn and grow.

Fun and Play Outdoors

Our playground areas have the equipment and space needed to help children exercise, use their imaginations and get the fresh air that is vital to their growing bodies. They love climbing, sliding, and riding in cars as they have fun with their friends!

Over 100 Years of Experience in Early Care and Education.

For over a century, our staff has been nurturing children and providing excellence in early care and education for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.

We are an Equal Opportunity Care Provider.

FELS prohibits discrimination against its families, on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, part of or all income coming from any public assistance program, protected genetic information employment or English Limited Proficiency (ELP).

A Top Rated, Nationally Accredited Childcare Program.

We are accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the gold standard for early childhood programs across the U.S. Our Centers have attained the highest rating of 4 STARS from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Keystone STARS Quality Initiative.

A Professional Staff You Can Trust.

Our Teachers are encouraged to participate in professional development programs, to continue to learn and stay on top of current trends in education. Some staff members have been with our organization for 10, 20, and even 40 years.

Five Locations, One Philosophy.


Kehillah Early Learning Center
2 Chester Rd
Wallingford, PA
(610) 872-0400


Melrose Park

Gutman Early Learning Center
7500 West Ave
Melrose Park
(215) 635-5570



What People Say About FELS!

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Take the First Step on Your Child’s Early Education Journey.

Meet our passionate, experienced teachers; see our exciting curriculum in action, and experience the loving, educationally rich childcare/early learning environment that makes us special.