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Child Care Center

About Us

The Germantown Academy Child Care Center is a private, licensed facility that provides onsite child care for faculty and staff, siblings, and alumni of Germantown Academy. Hours of operation are from 7:30am to 5:45pm. The center is closed on legal holidays and official school breaks. During winter and spring breaks, the center is open on select days if there is enough interest.

The center is located in the eastern corner of GA's campus, and can be accessed via the Lafayette Avenue entrance (F on the Campus Map). Our office is in the main building, Hall's House (26). See below for information about Age Groups.


We are committed to providing a safe, fun, and enriching environment for children 8 weeks through 4 years. We offer a play based program that encompasses a wide variety of age appropriate, hands-on activities that encourage cognitive, social, emotional, and physical growth throughout the school year. It is our goal to partner with parents to ensure that every child has a positive and meaningful experience.


We are regulated by the Department of Human Services and abide by their standards of operation. This includes both staffing and facility requirements. Staff attend regular trainings on topics such as first aid, Infant CPR, emergency preparedness, program planning, and behavior management.

We provide:

  • A safe and caring environment with qualified teachers trained in basic first aid and child/infant CPR
  • Structured, age appropriate curriculum, including gym, music and science
  • Personalized daily reports for each child
  • Walks around campus and use of GA facilities
  • Mats, cots or age appropriate cribs for nap
  • A healthy afternoon snack with organic whole milk
  • Parent conferences (minimum of two times per school year)

Parent / Guardian will provide:

  • All transportation to and from child care
  • Medical care as needed
  • All required forms, including proof of health insurance
  • Healthy morning snack and lunch for your child
  • Diapers, wipes, ointment and sunscreen
  • Sleeping bag or linens for nap
  • Change of weather-appropriate clothes

Age Groups

Based on a September 1 cutoff

This classroom is designed for children ages 8 weeks to 12 months. Our primary focus in the classroom is to ensure that the teachers are vigilant in health and safety and are meeting the individual needs of each and every baby. The teachers will interact with each child to encourage language acquisition and to enhance the development of self-awareness. In addition, the teachers will work on the development of age appropriate motor skills and provide lots of sensory stimulation and learning opportunities throughout the day.

Cruisers I
This classroom is specifically design for children ages 12 to 18 months. The primary focus of this room will be to ensure a smooth transition from infancy to toddlerhood. A strong emphasis will be placed on language acquisition and gross motor development as well as skills that will help foster your child’s budding independence.

Cruisers II
This classroom is designed for children ages 18 months to 2 years. Teachers will continue to build on the skills attained in the Cruiser I room. There is a strong emphasis on language development as well as skills that foster independence and self-reliance.

This classroom is designed for children ages 2 to 3 years. Throughout the year, the teachers will facilitate child-centered activities based on thematic units that focus on developing skills in the following areas: language arts, cognitive development (math), fine and gross motor development, creative arts and science. There will also be a strong emphasis on potty training as well as other skills that will help foster independence, sharing and taking care of one’s own belongings.

This classroom is designed for children ages 3 to 4 years. Children must be 3 by September 1 to be placed in our Voyager room. We offer a versatile curriculum in this class that will work toward successfully preparing your child for a PreK program the following year. Teachers will plan daily learning experiences that will help develop skills in the areas of language arts, math, science, fine and gross motor and creative arts. Learning letters and numbers will also be emphasized as well as skills that foster independence and self-reliance. There will also be a great value placed on community, including developing essential social skills such as sharing, cooperation, collaboration and empathy.

Tanya Friedman

Tanya Friedman
Director, Child Care Center

Daily Program:
Monday - Friday
7:30am to 5:45pm

The Contract
Contracts are issued in the spring for the following school year. Please call 267-405-7310 for the appropriate form. Priority is given to returning and new children of faculty and staff, followed by other returning children, and then other new children as space allows. The school reserves the right to withdraw a child care contract if the previous year's balance is not paid in full by July 1.

The following forms need to be kept up to date. The Director has the right to refuse care of the child if they are not.

Nondiscrimination in Services document

Emergency Contact Information / Parental Consent Form

Child Heath Report Form - (CD 51 PA DPW)

Fees are based on a 10-month contract, which follows the Germantown Academy school year calendar. Tuition is billed from the business office in 10 equal monthly amounts. Email us for current rates.

Summer Hours
We provide child care during the same eight weeks of GA Day Camp & Summer Programs. Summer child care is only offered to students who were enrolled during the previous school year, and runs from 8am-4:30pm, daily.