Immerse your child in a supportive atmosphere and watch them thrive.
The Alpha House Nursery, Pre-K and Kindergarten was established in 1975 and is operated by Holy Family University, serving the community and staffed by professional teachers with assistance from the University's School of Education faculty.
Alpha House Nursery, Pre-K and Kindergarten is an academic program that follows a traditional school calendar, operating from September to June.
The Alpha House building is located next to the Holy Family Library. This modular, one-story building was erected for the children's programs in 1984. A separate driveway permits convenient access for parents and children arriving and departing from school. Teachers supervise the children at arrival and dismissal times.
The Nursery programs are available for three year olds. We have a two-day program, Tuesdays and Thursday – a morning session from 8:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m. and an afternoon session from
12:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m. We also have a five-day full day program from 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. These programs are designed for children who are three by September 1.
The Pre-K programs are available for four year olds. We have a three-day program, Monday, Wednesday and Friday – a morning session from 8:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m. and an afternoon session from
12:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m. We also have a five-day full day program from 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. These programs are designed for children who are four by September 1.
The Kindergarten classes are held five days per week. These sessions are from 8:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Kindergarten students are grouped in classes of 15 children. This program is designed for children who are five by September 1.
Alpha House's Kids Club after-school program offers care and supervision in a fun, interactive and enriching environment for children ages pre-school through grade eight. The operating hours are
2:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m. For more information, contact Theresa Hodges at 215-637-7700, x3288.
An effective Early Childhood program should be well defined and structured to include the academic, physical, spiritual and organizational development of young children.
Children learn by teacher direction, teacher guidance and through individual self-exploration. The development of a feeling of security and positive self-concept is an integral part of our program and is nurtured through the dedication, interest, motivation and personal qualities of the teachers. We of Holy Family University believe that the whole child should be celebrated.
We believe that children:
- Must be exposed to an atmosphere of love so that eventually they will be totally imbued with love of god and neighbor.
- Should be provided with a proper physical setting to allow exploration and discovery.
- Should be given occasions for language and auditory development.
- Should be provided with experiences to develop concepts in reading readiness and number meaning.
Alpha House does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national, or ethnic origin, or handicap in administration of its education policies or admissions policies.
9801 Frankford Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19114