Why Choose FELS?
Keystone STARS Rated
Each of our centers is Keystone STARS rated. Most have attained the highest rating – 4 stars.
Most teachers have Bachelor’s Degrees in Early Childhood Education or related fields.
100+ Years of Experience
FELS has been providing loving care and excellence in early childhood education since 1911.
Delaware County Early Learning Centers
FELS operates two child care centers in Delaware County.
Kehillah Early Learning Center, located in Wallingford, began providing child care services for toddlers and preschoolers in 1987. In 2000, services were expanded to accomodate infants, as well as children attending half day public school kindergarten. This center has a capacity of 106 children.
In 2002, FELS opened K’tonton Early Learning Center in Broomall as a joint program of FELS and Congregation Beth El-Ner Tamid. Originally enrolling children ranging in age from 18 months – 4 years, the center now enrolls infants, toddlers and preschoolers, and has a capacity of 69 children.
Montgomery County Early Learning Centers
FELS operates two child care centers in Montgomery County.
Located in Melrose Park, Gutman Early Learning Center opened in 1985, providing child care to toddlers and preschoolers. An infant program was added in 1994 when a generous gift provided the necessary funds to add a state-of-the-art addition. Center capacity is 129.
Kol Ami Early Learning Center, a joint program of FELS and Congregation Kol Ami, is located in Elkins Park. This program offers full time, part week and part day options, and enrolls children 13 months – 4 years old, with a capacity of 51 children.
Philadelphia County Early Learning Centers
FELS operates two child care centers – with both also offering after school and school-aged summer camp programs – in Northeast Philadelphia.
Paley Early Learning Center opened in 1966, and provides programs for children 6 weeks – 11 years old. The largest FELS center, Paley has a 206 child capacity. In addition to providing care for infants, toddlers and pre-schoolers, Paley also offers after school programs at Farrell and Moore Elementary Schools, and back up care at Paley most days that public schools are closed. Camp Woodlight, a school age summer day camp, enrolls children from the community.
In 1978, Lassin Early Learning Center opened in its current Far Northeast location. This center provides child care for children from 2 to 4 years old. Capacity is 148.
In 2004 and 2007, FELS began partnering with the School District of Philadelphia to provide Head Start services (capacity: 67), and a Pre-K Counts program (capacity: 64.) Both are available at the Paley and Lassin Centers, for qualifying families of children ages 3 and 4.
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