North Wales Academy

Preschool in Philadelphia, PA 19150

8012 Ogontz Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19150
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School Transportation : Rowen William Sch – Walking distance to school Wagner Gen Louis MS – Walking distance to school
Public Transportation : Bus
Language(s) Spoken : English
Part Time / Full Time : Full Time Part Time

North Wales Academy is a premier preschool created for children ranging in age from 6 weeks to 12 years. We are located at 8012 Ogontz Avenue at the intersection of Cheltenham and Ogontz Avenues.

At North Wales Academy we appreciate childhood as an exceptional and valuable stage of life we respect the dignity worth and uniqueness of each child. Our program promotes the development of skills social competence as well as self-esteem. North Wales Academy is an intellectually engaging and responsive environment that encourages an interest in learning for young children.

Our qualified faculty incorporates a wide variety of experiences materials equipment and teaching strategies in constructing curriculum to accommodate a broad range of childrens differences in styles of learning needs and interest. Our teachers prepare comprehensive lesson plans that enable children to attain appropriate developmental milestones across various branches of learning such as:

Language Reading Science Mathematics Arts Social Sciences

Computer Music Physical Education and Health

At North Wales Academy we make it a priority to know each child well! Our teachers establish positive and personal relationships with the children and continually observe their spontaneous play and interaction to discover each childs interest abilities and developmental progress.

Child Ages:
6 weeks - 12 years
Licenses & Accreditations:
Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare
This provider accepts vouchers
Special Needs:
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Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday 6:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

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By nature young children are constantly in movement and need the opportunity to express their ever-deepening relationship to day-to-day life through their play. Play is the child’s way of assimilating the world that he or she experiences. Through play the child can “try on” being an astronaut or a superhero a carpenter or a doctor a shark or a bear. The child can also act out in play the tornado warning that caused so much anxiety the night before or the emotions aroused by having a new baby in the family.

Both solitary and social play is necessary for a child’s development. A child can play with a building toy alone and in the process develop independence self-sufficiency and persistence. Playing with the same toy with others the child acquires social skills such as sharing empathy and cooperation. Play is the most appropriate mode for a young child’s learning. It is a necessary step for healthy physical emotional and mental development. We believe that encouraging children’s creative free play is one of the most vital contributions you can make to their education and development during the crucial early years.


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