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The Learning Center

Welcome to The Learning Center at Third Street Alliance, a safe, affordable, and licensed child care center in Easton, PA! The Learning Center provides early childhood education for children from 6 weeks old up to age 13 in a creative and educational environment.

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not your typical learning center!

Serving the greater Lehigh Valley for more than a century, Third Street Alliance for Women & Children is a multi-program human services agency. Housed in the historic Simon Mansion and the adjoining Bixler-Ward House, we provide the community with 21st century S.T.E.A.M. programming in our Learning Center and expanded supportive services in our shelter for women & children. We believe in the power of communities; when people come together we can change lives.

More Than
Child Care

Child care classrooms offer an individualized curriculum based on your child’s needs and interests which allows all children to learn at their own pace in small groups. Children in our classrooms explore and learn literacy, science, math, art, computers, dramatic play, and other skills with hands-on activities. The Learning Center has achieved and maintained Pennsylvania Keystone STAR 4 status since 2006.

the classrooms

Learn more about each of our classrooms below to find the best option for your child.

Infant to Toddler

Infant to Toddler

The Learning Center has options when it comes to caring for our youngest learners. Infants can begin in our classrooms at 6-weeks of age.

Our infant classrooms help to develop motor skills, muscle-building, and social skills in a small setting. Learning through play is done at every opportunity and the infants receive the nurturing they need to begin a lifetime of learning. Parents can begin the enrollment process before the child is born by contacting Nancy Frederick at 610-438-9413.

The ITCS program is a high-quality, state-funded program that is free to income-eligible families for infants up to age 3. Children learn in a caring and engaging environment with individualized lesson plans for the whole child. Families must be income-eligible and have to apply to the Child Care Works program. Once approved by Child Care Works, families can apply for the program at Third Street Alliance.

Families remain eligible for this program while the child is under three years old. Families re-apply for the Child Care Works program 6 months before the child’s 3rd birthday. At that time, families can choose to continue with the CCW funding, switch to the free Pre-K Counts program once they are age-eligible, or move to private pay if the household income has increased above the threshold.
Toddler to Pre-K

Toddler to Pre-K

The Toddler, Pre-School and K-Ready classrooms at The Learning Center include:

The Learning Center is licensed by the state of Pennsylvania, and holds a PA Keystone STAR Four rating – a true mark of distinction for child care! For more information on these merits, and what it means for your child, please visit the website of PA Office of Child Development and Early Learning. To enroll your child today, contact The Learning Center Director Nancy Frederick at or by phone at 610-258-6271.

Ready to apply?

To enroll you child, click the button below to fill out the form, or Contact Us Here
Pre-K Counts

Pre-K Counts

Pre-K Counts at Third Street Alliance provides free, quality early childhood education for children ages 3, 4, and 5 before Kindergarten through the Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts program. This program is designed for children who:
If your child falls into these categories, you may be eligible to apply! To learn more about the program and to be considered for enrollment, complete this interest form:

For more information, email Tanya Falero, Family Engagement Coordinator at or call Tanya at 610-438-9429. Third Street Alliance provides this opportunity for families that qualify through Pre-K Counts, a state-funded program based on the school-year calendar. The Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts program is based on the quality components adopted for pre-kindergarten by the State Board of Education. Each program offering PA Pre-K Counts classrooms have their own guidelines.

Before & After School Care

School Age Child Care

The Learning Center offers school-aged child care for children up to age 13. SACC offers a fun learning environment that enhance what children learn in school. Our teachers provide a creative atmosphere for students to continue learning after the last school bell has rung. SACC offers:

To Enroll, click the button below to fill out the form, or contact Nancy Fredrick, Director of The Learning Center at 610-438-9437 or by email:

The Learning Center is licensed by the state of Pennsylvania, and holds a PA Keystone STAR Four rating – a true mark of distinction for child care! For more information on these merits, and what it means for your child, please visit the PA Office of Child Development and Early Learning.

School Age Summer Program

School Age Child Care

The School-Age Summer program is packed with fun activities and field trips as students continue to focus on math, science, and literacy skills. Some of the exciting trips include the Crayola Experience, local zoos, parks, DaVinci Science Center, Aura Ceramics, and Touchstone Theatre! In between learning and fun, students are provided a nutritious breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack.

Growing Brains

Current COVID-19
Updates & Guidelines

With the health of all of our TLC families and teachers at stake, we will consider withdrawing a family for any obvious and clear disregard for our COVID-19 policies stated below. Our focus and first responsibility if the health of all our students and families during this pandemic and beyond.