Jenkintown Day Nursery

Baeder & Hilltop Rds
Jenkintown, PA 19046-0190
Tel: (215)884-1992
Grades: PK-K | 80 students
Jenkintown Day Nursery was founded in 1903 by Mrs. Theodore B. Culver who saw the need for day care for children who were left unattended while their mother was at work.
She believed there should be “shelter and care for the young children of poor, working women regardless of race, creed or color, whose employment calls them from their home.” Fees were set on a sliding scale based on income and still are today! As the number of children in care increased, JDN moved to new locations settling into our current building in 1965 and adding our new Playhouse in 2003.
Jenkintown Day Nursery has a richly diverse population and is the oldest private day care center in Montgomery County.
JDN has a dedicated voluntary board of directors who raise the funds that keep the program affordable to all families. Our goal is to promote your child’s independence, self-esteem, positive attitudes and readiness skills through exposing your child to a wide variety of activities that enhance his/her social, emotional, physical and cognitive growth.
Our curriculum is designed to allow children to learn at their own pace and allows us to meet their individual needs.
We follow the Pennsylvania Early Learning Standards throughout our curriculum and participate in the Keystones STARS Program.
We have achieved STAR 4 status (the highest) which shows our commitment to continuous quality improvement.

School Overview

School Type Early Childhood / Day Care
Religious Affiliation Non-sectarian
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-Kindergarten
Year Founded 1903

Student Body

Total Students 80 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade Jenkintown Day Nursery Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 14 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 15 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Tuition Notes Sliding fee scale. Participant in Pre-K Counts. Subsidy accepted.

School Notes:

  • Jenkintown Day Nursery is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Jenkintown Day Nursery provides quality early education child care for children ages 2 to kindergarten. Jenkintown Day Nursery provides a truly enriching environment, allowing parents to work to support their families with the utmost confidence in their child’s care. Jenkintown Day Nursery provides an outstanding start to a child's education in small and nurturing classes. Students develop a love for learning. Jenkintown Day Nursery's teachers promote independence, self-esteem, positive attitudes and readiness skills in their students, preparing them for success. Because we care about both the needs of the child and the family, we welcome parents’ participation and invite them to participate in a variety of programs. Over the years, parents who remember their own experiences at JDN have come back to entrust their children to be nurtured by our capable, loving teachers.

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Abington Friends School (0.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Temple Beth Torah School Of Early Learning At Oyrt (0.3 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Abington Friends School (0.8 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
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  • Abington
    Grades: KG | 7 students
    0.3 miles
    971 Old York Rd
    Abington, PA 19001
  • Jenkintown
    Grades: KG-8 | 191 students
    0.6 miles
    606 West Ave
    Jenkintown, PA 19046
  • Jenkintown
    Grades: NS-12 | 568 students
    0.8 miles
    575 Washington Ln
    Jenkintown, PA 19046
  • Jenkintown
    Grades: PK-K | 41 students
    0.9 miles
    616 Meetinghouse Rd
    Jenkintown, PA 19046
  • Abington
    Happy 'r' Wee
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: NS-K | 22 students
    1.4 miles
    1501 Huntingdon Road
    Abington, PA 19001

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