Abington Kids Creative Learning Center is designed specifically for school age students to provide children with age appropriate activities in a safe and secure environment that allows children to be children. With that in mind, imagine an alternative to traditional before and after school care that not only met your child care needs, but also provided an activity based modern learning environment. Students can explore a wide variety of activities that develop learning, encourage imagination, and promote positive social skills. At this stage of childhood education, children want to discover who they are and to pursue their own interests. Children want opportunities such as exciting science exploration, art, sports, fitness, reading, homework help, and more. They also want innovative technology such as computers and tablets to create excitement and to enhance the learning process. Whenever school is out, our before and after school program is there to encourage a child’s desire for new challenges and opportunities that celebrate their expanding world.
Our vision for Abington Kids Creative Learning Center is to provide a modern learning environment where children can interact with each other in a more creative and innovative way of learning. We are bridging the gap between school and working families to create an environment for children that mixes fun and learning. Our goal is to provide children with an open, flexible learning environment, which can support a range of experiences including delivering, applying, creating, communicating and decision making to initiate a healthy mix of learning and fun beyond the school bell. Parents will get a safe and convenient place in the community for their child to enjoy fun activities with friends that help them learn in a non-traditional way.
* All teachers have background checks including criminal record, child abuse, and Federal record check.
Meet our Teachers:
Melissa Namiotka: Owner and operator of Abington and Dunmore Kids Creative Learning Center. I have a bachelor degree in Early Childhood Education and Reading. I have my Masters in Elementary Education. I am a PA certified teacher. I have a wonderful, supportive husband, an amazing son, a beautiful daughter, and one more baby girl on the way! I enjoy sharing my passion of teaching with others!
Mrs Samantha Stiefel: is the head teacher of the Kindergarten Enrichment Program. She has a bachelors degree in early childhood education and is PA certified. She is currently studying for her Masters degree at Bloomsburg University. She has a current CPR and First Aid certification. Ms. R. enjoys running, reading, and spending time with family and friends.
Ms. Chillcott: My name is Christine Chilcott (Miss Chrissy) and I am the Pre-Kindergarten Teacher / Program Director at Abington Kids Creative Learning Center. I have a bachelors degree in elementary education from Wilkes University.Currently, I am continuing my studies to obtain my certification in special education. I have been in the education field for over 5 years, working with children from 2 to 12 years in age. I have learned from my prior experiences that all children develop differently; however, with a strong and creative learning environment all children can positively grow. At Abington Kids, we help our students learn the building blocks of education and life. We look forward to creating a fun learning environment and developing your child’s skill set so they can grow and succeed to the next level of their education.
b. Mrs. Samantha Stiefel- Hi! My name is Mrs. Samantha Stiefel (Miss Samantha) and I am very excited to be the Pre-Kindergarten Teacher / Director for the Dunmore Kids Creative Learning Center. I attended the University of Scranton and received a Bachelor’s degree in history and theology in 2013. While in my undergraduate studies, I studied in Florence, Italy. I realized that I wanted to become a teacher and went to Marywood University for my Master’s degree in Secondary Education Social Studies. I enjoy teaching at the Pre-k level and look forward to a great year!
Our Abington Center
Our center located in the Abingtons is bright and welcoming.
Write on! Your child probably already recognizes their name, since they see it everywhere: on a coat tag, bedroom door, and cubby at school. When you teach children how to write, choose fun activities to give them practice. The teachers at Abington Kids do an incredible job to show children how exciting writing can be so they see it as a fun activity, not as a chore. Write On, Preschool! ... See MoreSee Less
Sugar Cube Igloo! ❄️ One of my favorite winter activities is building a sugar cube igloo! Mr. James after-school class took on the challenge! They started with some conversation about igloos and their purpose. Then did some research and found out that the igloo must be made with ice bricks that lean in a little. This was important to building their structures. The students were excited to get to work! You would be surprised how difficult this challenge could be! ... See MoreSee Less
🎉 We are excited to begin the countdown towards our 2018 STEM projects! It’s no surprise that we are obsessed about science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) activities for kids! Here’s a fun countdown of Stem projects that Abington Kids is looking forward to in 2018... 10. Exploding Pop Rockets 9. Flowers that Glow in the Dark 8. Lava in a Jar 7. Magic Dancing Raisins 6. Turn your Name into Crystals 5. Magnetic Slime 4. How Strong is Spaghetti 3. Build a Lemon Battery 2. Make Elephant Toothpaste 1. Fireworks in a Jar!