At Northampton Community College's Children's Centers we believe that children learn through play, exploration, and discovery. Children grow to their full potential in an environment that is supportive, rich, and challenging.
Learning focuses on the whole child by encouraging cognitive, physical, and social/emotional growth as well as creative expression. We are especially proud of the success of our arts-based curriculum which is implemented in the centers' universally designed for learning classrooms (UDL).
We nurture and educate each child, regardless of race, gender, ability, ethnicity, socio-economic standing, or religion. We believe that every child who enters our center is unique and competent and that the strong foundation laid here will support and create eager, lifelong learners.
NCC Children's Centers are located on the college's Bethlehem and Monroe campuses. Bethlehem accepts children 6 weeks through kindergarten with the addition of our new kindergarten classroom. Monroe accepts children 6 weeks through preschool. Both are staffed by qualified teachers employed by the college. The centers offer full and part time care and education on a semester, academic year or full year basis to children of NCC students, staff and the community.
Northampton's Children's Centers are licensed by the Department of Public Welfare (DPW). The Hannig Family Children's Center is rated a four-star facility through the state of Pennsylvania's Keystone Stars program, Reibman Hall Children's Center is in progress. Both centers are also accredited by NAEYC and The Middle States Association for Colleges and Schools.