We offer daycare and youth services for children and families in Southwest Philadelphia and beyond through our Woodland Academy Child Development Center (Woodland Academy).
Woodland Academy opened in 1990 with a goal to provide services that are enriching and stimulating in a safe environment for children ages six weeks to 14 years.
The staff at Woodland Academy is dedicated and committed to giving your child culturally sensitive and academically appropriate experiences as they mature and develop from children into young men and women. Much of our staff has been with Woodland Academy since its beginning, creating a close, family-oriented atmosphere that is critical in childcare.
Premier Child Care Services
We offer quality early care and learning to children of parenting teens, working parents and others enrolled in vocational training programs. Lesson plans include creative, developmentally appropriate activities, art and music activities and special trips.
After School Services
We proudly offer complete after-school care services in our state-of-the-art after school wing, complete with a computer lab for students from five to 14 years old. In this program, students participate in music, arts and crafts, homework assistance, computer literacy programs, life skills and educational games.
The staff at Woodland Academy provides a well-rounded experience for all of the children in their care, including:
- Arts and crafts
- Diverse cultural experiences
- Family projects
- Health and nutrition activities
- Kindergarten readiness
- Language development
- Music trips
- Pre-math readiness
- Pre-reading readiness
- Project-based learning
- Science experiences
In July 2004, our pre-school classrooms became part of the School District of Philadelphia’s Head Start Program. Our pre-schoolers also participate in:
- The Raising the Readers Program, funded by the Knight Foundation
- The Keystone Stars, a state-run quality initiative
- United Way’s Early to Learn: Partners for School Readiness program (where our staff also receives coaching from early childhood education experts)
We offer childcare services only at our Woodland Academy site.