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Bent Creek

1130 Erbs Quarry Road (At Fruitville Pike)
Lititz, PA 17543

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717-560-4300

Hours of Operation

Mon-Fri: 6am-6pm EST

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Elizabeth Burkhart


Elizabeth Burkhart

U-GRO Bent Creek is a modern childcare facility conveniently located on a two-acre campus in Brighton, near the Fruitville Pike.  We don't know of another childcare facility like it in Lancaster County!  Eleven classrooms, a large indoor two-story play room and three large separate outdoor playgrounds provide a wonderful environment to learn and play - and that's only part of the story!

The best part is our team of dedicated U-GRO teaching professionals.  They make our programs flow!  Director Liz Burkhart leads a terrific staff of engaged individuals who enthusiastically bring the U-GRO Blended Model® curriculum to life.

We hope to have the opportunity 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 educational programs for children 6 weeks through 10 years of age, from 2 to 5 days a week.  All programs are conducted in age-appropriate classes that promote small class sizes.
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
We also offer the following bus service: Manheim Township:
  • Reidenbaugh Elementary
Warwick:
  • Kissel Hill Elementary
  • Lititz Elementary
  • Bonfield
Hempfield:
  • East Petersburg Elementary
Manheim Central:
  • Doe Run Elementary
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:

[DAILY SCHEDULE]
  • 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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    Applesauce
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    Turkey Sausage
    Vanilla Yogurt
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    Pears
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