Welcome! I am Nicole Fetherman, Executive Director for LifeSpan School and Day Care.
For the last 20 years, I have worked as a leader in the field of early care and education in a variety of roles. I have experience in public school settings, higher education and as the director of the largest non-profit child care provider in New Jersey. I have taught teacher education candidates for three colleges and universities. I have worked closely with state educators to write curriculum to enhance the teacher preparation programs specifically in the development of the school age professional credential for Pennsylvania. I am a certified PQAS trainer for the state and have provided over 2,000 hours of professional development for teachers in local, state and national conference forums. I am a former President of Lehigh and Northampton County Association for the Education of Young Children. I have provided countless hours of technical assistance for directors and center staff on improving quality in their programs. I hold a Master’s degree in Education from Cedar Crest College in the Art of Teaching and hold teaching certifications from both New Jersey and Pennsylvania. In addition, I have worked with children with special needs and embrace inclusive practices in child care settings.
I am so pleased to be a part of the LifeSpan family and lucky enough to work with a wonderful group of professionals in providing care to over 800 families each year.
Here at LifeSpan, we strive to provide a nurturing atmosphere and are dedicated to the highest quality educational programs for children from 6 weeks to 13 years old. LifeSpan’s 3 early learning centers are open from 6:00 am – 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday, year round. We have locations in Allentown, East Greenville and Quakertown. We also provide Before and After school care for the Quakertown Community School District – those programs operate from 6:30 am to 6:00 pm and are conveniently located within the six elementary schools. Our schools offer a variety of programs for families who want the proven advantages of a high quality preschool education for their children. We also offer full day kindergarten programs. Our degreed teachers will help children grow by tapping into their learning potential and guide them through active participation in the learning process. Our philosophy is to teach in ways that nurture each child’s potential through consistently positive interactions. Our curriculum and teaching methods are aligned with the principles of child and brain development.
We maintain a safe, warm, environment in which young children can explore and grow. Our facilities were planned to provide a safe, healthy and stimulating environment. I thank you for your interest and look forward to welcoming you and your child into the LifeSpan family.