The West Chester Area Day Care Center provides educational and developmentally appropriate programs for children as young as 6 weeks of age through kindergarten.

Our dedicated, experienced staff have credentials that meet or exceed state regulations because we are a STAR 4 PA Keystone center! Classroom assignments are initially based on the child's age, however individual developmental levels are also taken into consideration.

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Our Programs

We provide a variety of programs supporting working families. These programs are based on the child's age, from 6 weeks through kindergarten, plus development factors.

0–3 Years

Infants + Toddlers

Full-day care for Infants from 6 weeks old through toddlers aged 2 years old. Includes formula for infants 6 wks through 12 months (we offer one kind for free) and baby food. All children over 1 year old eat breakfast, lunch and snack for free.

3–4 Years

Preschool + Pre-K

Full-day preschool for 3 and 4 years-old with more emphasis on academic skills.

5–12 Years

Before + After Care

Before and after school care during the school year for students kindergarten through age 12. Care is available for in-service days and school holidays.

6–12 Years

Summer Programs

Full-day, week-by-week summer camp program for elementary students 1st grade through age 12.

Creative Curriculum

The Creative Curriculum includes developmentally appropriate goals and objectives for children within four main categories of interest:

Social & Emotional




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OUNCE/Work Sampling Assessments

The Ounce Scale is a developmentally appropriate observational assessment tool used for evaluating infants' and toddlers' development from birth 3½ years.

The Work Sampling System® is a curriculum-embedded, authentic performance assessment to assess young students' development in multiple domains. The program is based on Common Core and state early learning guidelines and current research in the field of early childhood education.

Ages & Stages ASQ Screening

Ages & Stages Questionnaires® (ASQ®) provides reliable, accurate developmental and social-emotional screening for children between birth and age 6 is an accurate, reliable developmental and social-emotional screening. Drawing on parents’ expert knowledge, ASQ has been specifically designed to pinpoint developmental progress and catch delays in young children—paving the way for meaningful next steps in learning, intervention, or monitoring.

Screening young children is an effective, efficient way for professionals to check a child’s development, help parents celebrate their child’s milestones and know what to look for next, and determine whether follow-up steps are needed. It’s also an essential first step toward identifying children with delays or disorders in the critical early years, before they start school.

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Early Intervention

We work with many therapists specializing in speech, occupational, developmental delays, behavior, and physical therapy. Families can have their child screened, and if the Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) or Individualized Educational Program (IEP) allows, the Chester County Intermediate Unit (CCIU) or another organization works right here on the premises with your child.

Please contact The Chester County Intermediate Unit for more details.

You all are so wonderful and the work you do to educate and serve our children is much appreciated. We couldn’t do it without you!

– WCADCC Parent Survey Response

Join Our Supportive Community

For 61 years, we have been a leader in providing children with a safe, nurturing childcare environment combined with a top-quality early education program, but we would be nothing without our community.

Vangaurd Day of Caring 2016
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