Sara Kimble has served as an Educator for 14 years. She graduated with honors from The Pennsylvania State University with a BS degree in Elementary Elementary Education and Concentration in Music and Dance Performance. She attended graduate school at Wilkes University receiving her Master’s degree as a Reading Specialist. Sara began her teaching in Beverly Hills, California at Page Private […]
Here at Red Door, we use a concept known as Project-Based Learning as the basis for our developmentally appropriate, intentionally designed curriculum. Our Director of Curriculum, Sara Belyea, describes it as follows: ”Project-Based Learning is inquiry-based learning where the process of investigation is emphasized. We are teaching our students how to learn as much as we are teaching them content.” […]
Here at Red Door, we uphold a strong learning system linked to outdoor activity. Outdoor activity plays an extremely crucial role in a child’s development. To practice that belief, we try to give our kids as much opportunity as we can to go outside and reap the benefits of fresh air and exercise. Going outside benefits a child’s brain development […]
On August 24th, 2017, Red Door officially opened its doors to the public. Thank you SO much to everyone who attended our Grand Opening! And thank you to the Southern Lehigh Chamber of Commerce for hosting this event for our friends, families, staff and students. We are so excited for our new beginning!
Too soon? Well, not really. As we head into August, it’s time to condition your young child for life as a pre-school student. 1. Sleep: Start now getting your child on a regular sleep schedule. Back up summer bed time a little each nite. 2. Routines: Consider going back to school-year routines, like getting up at the same time every […]
We are excited to announce that we have officially begun a new chapter at our brand-new location! Red Door has re-located to nearby Upper Saucon Twp., close to Swim-In Zone and the Penn State Lehigh Valley campus. We have worked with an architectural firm to design a unique learning environment that is in tune with our educational philosophy.
Hi Red Door families! In case you did not know, NASA is hoping to launch a rocket into the ionosphere this evening between 9:04 and 9:19 pm EST. NASA does run a live Facebook event for the launch so be sure to check it out. Here are some interesting notes on the launch in kid friendly terms for everyone to […]
Last night I was watching some elementary school kids navigate an inflatable obstacle course. The line was long and the kids were over the moon about getting inside. What I observed was fascinating. The first time through, each child seemed a little hesitant, not knowing what awaited them inside the inflatable. As the child crawled into the entrance, the child […]
Our Facility is Intentionally Designed | By Karol A. DiPasquale One of the great things about Red Door Early Learning Center, Inc. – Center Valley, is that we have been given the gift of a blank canvas upon which to design our space. Before the first day of demolition was even on the calendar, our team was taking the steps […]
Enrollment As of our latest enrollment report, we have already exceeded the current year’s enrollment! But, don’t worry! We have room left, especially in our K-Kids program which we design specifically for those students with half day Kindergarten – tell your friends to go to the website and check us out! Learn more about our K-Kids program here. What’s […]
Our K-Kids (short for Kindergarten Kids) program will be in its 13th year in 2017. The program was started to offer a full day learning experience to students enrolled in half-day kindergarten. That continues today. For students enrolled in Kindergarten at Hopewell or Liberty Bell Elementary Schools, K-Kids is a great way to enrich his/her experience. With free busing between […]
Scholastic® recently asked 200 teachers, authors and children’s literature specialists to name their favorite picture books for kids. Here is that list: 1. Where the Wild Things Are, by Maurice Sendak It is “so compressed in its language and so exuberant in its pictures and so psychologically right,” says author Jane Yolen, herself nominated for Owl Moon. “I return to […]
Jan Brett, Eric Carle, Maurice Sendak, Mo Willems, Ezra Jack Keats…great authors and illustrators of some of your favorite children’s picture books. Picture books afford us many opportunities for interaction, creativity, “detective” work and bonding. It gives adults the opportunity to be a little silly and to watch children joyfully react to it. Beyond the fun stuff in reading picture […]
We are excited to announce that in June 2017, Red Door will begin a new chapter in its history…at a brand-new location! While we have always been able to provide a quality, caring and loving learning environment at our current location, we have been limited in what we can offer by the building size and layout. But not anymore! Red […]
Recent research out of Vanderbilt University confirms that success in math in the later elementary grades is directly linked to how math skills are taught in pre-school. The longitudinal study found that not all types of math knowledge were related equally. As we refine our math curriculum for Red Door, we will use this research to guide us.1
Picture this – a busy kindergarten classroom. During writing time, Lexie notices that the birds have become very active at the outside feeder. “Look,” she exclaims, “it’s lunchtime for the birds!” Mrs. Sterner, walking over to the window, says. “It seems like there’s so many more birds at the feeder than usual today. Why do you think that is, Lexi?” […]
Thank You for Another Wonderful Year As 2016 comes to a close it gives us a chance to reflect on a year of growth and development. For the students of the Red Door Early Learning Center 2016 was a busy year filled with projects and outstanding accomplishments.