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TecPort

3880 TecPort Drive
Harrisburg, PA 17111

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717.561.1234

Hours of Operation

Mon-Fri: 6:30am-6pm EST

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Sheree Macfarlan


Sheree Macfarlan

U-GRO TecPort is a modern childcare and preschool center conveniently located on a two acre campus at the TecPort Business Center.  We offer eleven classrooms, a large indoor two-story Play Land and two large separate outdoor playgrounds providing a wonderful environment to learn and play.  But that's only part of the story!

Not only is our facility top-of-the-line, the best part is our team of dedicated U-GRO teaching professionals who lead high-performing classrooms that provide children with opportunities to flourish and experience the extraordinary every-day! Director Sheree Macfarlan leads a terrific staff of engaged individuals who enthusiastically bring the U-GRO Blended Model® curriculum to life - combining the best of a structured, age-appropriate program with self-direction. This helps children reach their full potential.

We hope to meet you soon! You'll find our center to be loving, warm, inviting, fun, creative and clean!  Classrooms are grouped by age so they are appropriate for your child's development and geared towards small (class) size. Click these links to view written testimonials, or video testimonials.

We offer full & part-time programs for children 6 weeks through 12 years of age, from 2 to 5 days a week.  All educational and childcare programs are conducted in age-appropriate classes that promote small class sizes. At U-GRO Harrisburg, we value outstanding preschool education and exceptional, loving care in a safe & clean environment. Director Sheree Macfarlan leads a wonderful staff of professional teachers and caregivers.
U-GRO offers programs and activities specifically designed for each age level to enhance your child's skills and understandings needed to be successful in school and life.  Those areas include:
  • Sense of Positive Self and Initiative
  • Social Relations
  • Creative Representation
  • Music and Movement
  • Communication, Language and Literacy
  • Exploration, Logic and Mathematics
U-GRO is committed to provide the highest quality early childhood education through our proprietary Blended Model™ curriculum.  The Blended Model™ was conceived to provide a balanced approach to classroom learning.  It provides opportunities for structured activities (teacher directed) as well as investigative (child-led) discovery.  We then align our program content and goals to the Pennsylvania Learning Standards for Early Childhood. The Blended Model™ curriculum is brought to life by U-GRO teachers who are positive and share a love of children.  They look for “teachable moments” and work to capture children’s interest in all they do.  By making observations throughout their planned lessons, teachers discover children’s interests.  This leads to investigations and the study of concepts that children are excited to explore.

The environment at U-GRO is well-planned and creative.  Activities support child-choice and self-directed play, small groups and circle-times with the whole group.  Classes are organized developmentally and according to age which ensures that daily lesson plans are tailored to individual needs and hands-on learning fun!

Click below to view PDF's of our Learning Goals:


  • 6:30 - 9:30 Free Choice and Small Group Activities
    • 6:30 Children Arrive (Breakfast till 8:00)
    • 7:30 Art Experience (Relating to Curriculum and Weekly Theme)
  • 8:55 Cleanup
  • 9:00 Together Time: Welcome, Calendar, Songs & Fingerplays
  • 9:15 Story Time/Language Experience
  • 9:30 Snack
  • 9:45 Learning Stations: Writing, Science, Math, Sensory, Felt Board - *Small Group: Math Activity
  • 10:15 Outside Play or Walk. Creative movement
  • 11:00 Together Time: Letter of the Week Activity
  • 11:20 Movement Activity (Relating to Curriculum and Weekly Theme)
  • 11:30 Lunch
  • 12:00 Songs & Fingerplays - Story Time (Relating to Curriculum and Weekly Theme)
  • 12:30 Nap Time
  • 2:30 Wake up
  • 3:00 Snack
  • 3:20 Outside Play or Walk. Creative Movement
  • 4:00 Together Time: Theme Activity
  • 4:00 - 5:45 Free Choice and Small Group Actitivies
    • 4:20 Story Time (Relating to Curriculum and Weekly Theme)
    • 5:00 Teacher Directed Activity
    • 5:15 Songs & Fingerplays
  • 5:45 Table Activities
  • 6:30 - 9:30 Free Choice and Small Group Activities
    • 6:30 Children Arrive (Breakfast till 8:00)
    • 8:00 Diapering/Pottying
    • 8:15 Teacher Directed Table Activity
    • 8:30 Art Experience (Relating to Curriculum and Weekly Theme) - * Small Group Readiness Skills Activity
    • 9:00 Together Time: Songs & Fingerplays
    • 9:15 Story Time (Relating to Curriculum and Weekly Theme)
  • 9:30 Snack
  • 10:00 Diapering/Pottying - *Free Choice and Small Group Language Experience
  • 10:30 Outside Play or Walk. Creative movement
  • 11:00 - 11:30 Free Choice and Small Group Language Experience
    • 11:00 Together Time: Theme Related Activity
    • 11:20 Music & Movement
  • 11:30 Lunch
  • 12:00 Diapering/Pottying & Free Choice and Story Time (Relating to Curriculum and Weekly Theme)
  • 12:30 Nap Time
  • 2:30 Wake up & Diapering/Pottying
  • 3:00 Snack
  • 3:30 Outside Play or Walk. Creative Movement
  • 4:00 - 5:45 Free Choice and Small Group Actitivies
    • 4:00 Together Time: Math Concept Activity.
    • 4:15 Story Time (Relating to Curriculum and Weekly Theme)
    • 4:30 Diapering/Pottying
    • 4:45 Teacher Directed Activity
    • 5:15 Songs & Fingerplays/Story Time
  • 5:45 Table Activities
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    Vanilla Yogurt
    Peaches
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    Bread Pizza
    Sliced Carrots
    Pears
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    Cheese Wrap
    Baked Sweet
    Potato Puffs
    Pineapple
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    Rice Casserole
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    Oranges
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    Green Beans
    Pears
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