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6800 Market St. 3rd Floor Upper Darby, PA 19082

About Us

Darlene’s Wee Care 4 Kids

Our Story

Darlene’s Wee Care 4 Kids is a full-service infant and child care center located in Upper Darby, PA, serving children 6 weeks to 13 years. Our families come from Delaware County, Chester County, Montgomery County, and Philadelphia County. We provide nutritious, homemade style breakfast, lunch, and snacks, and offer full-time and part-time care. Our children’s programs are separated by age group, with dedicated spaces for each group.

We offer a relaxed, loving environment, with highly qualified teachers who truly care about each and every child. Innovative ideas like our afternoon relaxation time and a wide range of field trips set us apart from other day-care centers. We believe in making learning fun. That’s why our children do phenomenally well academically, even in highly selective elementary schools. Our goal is to foster a lifelong love of learning in every child who passes through our doors.

We are fully licensed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Department of Public Welfare and we participate in the Keystone STARS program. Individually and as a team, we strive for continual improvement and excellence.


Play is the most powerful learning tool.

Play is often regarded as a break from serious learning, but play is the most powerful learning tool. Not only do children learn while they play, but play also allows them to practice what they have been taught.

We take your child’s education seriously. Our daycare is much more than a safe place for your child to exist, it is a community in which they can thrive! From early language learning (including foreign languages and American Sign Language) to social skills and hands-on experiences with art and nature, at Darlene’s Wee Care 4 Kids, we nurture your child’s growing mind. Our learning programs incorporate the widely acclaimed “Creative Curriculum.” We make learning fun, engaging children without overwhelming them. Our approach to learning primes children to become lifelong learners — giving them a head start for success at school, college, and careers.

We offer age-appropriate programs ranging from infants to before and after school programs for school-aged children. We also have special needs programs for our children who have delays. Our summer camp provides children of all ages a fun way to retain what they learned in the previous school year and give them a headstart for the one to come. To provide your child with a headstart on life, enroll in one of our programs today!

What We Offer

Why Kids & Their Parent Choose Us


Our founder, Darlene Johnson, sets a high bar for her staff. Teachers must obtain CDA, CPR, fire, safety, and first aid certification, pass a biannual health assessment and obtain state criminal and child-abuse clearances to even be considered for employment. Wee value lifelong learning in adults as well as in children, so in addition to training in early childhood education, wee ask that all of our staff members pursue 12 continuing education credit hours. That’s double the state’s requirement. Working with children is about more than just credentials—wee also look for a warm, nurturing personality, and a genuine passion for developing young minds. If you’re interested in our programs, wee invite you to come in and meet our team.

OUR values

Our Principles

How can you give your child the best possible start in life? There is no greater gift and no better foundation than the joy of learning. Children’s minds are like sponges: if you expose them to learning early, they soak up knowledge. Education begins the moment a child is born, and when it is fostered by meaningful learning, creates limitless potential.

“Teachers who love teaching teach children to love learning.”

What Families say

Testimonials About Darlene's Wee Care 4 Kids

I just wanted to let you know how happy and grateful I am that your school, your students, and your staff made my baby boy feel loved, welcomed, safe, and happy yesterday. All he talked about yesterday was how happy and well behaved he was. My baby boy walked into that facility yesterday and said “Hi!” and walked out yesterday so happy. He told me all about his day and was ready for the next day. The smile on his face, his whole posture was everything to me. I’m so happy I picked this school! I CAN FINALLY SAY MY BABY IS HAPPY, I ACCOMPLISHED A GOAL FOR HIM, AND GRANTED HIS WISHES WITH A NEW SCHOOL that he named “DARLENE’S VIRTUAL LEARNING SCHOOL.” Thank you! Thank you! I can say that I feel good and am not worried about his care while he is with y’all!

Alisha M.


It is so important to find a place that you can trust. I have had such a great experience with Darlene. The staff is always helpful. They provide great feedback and communication. They are wonderful and have helped me and my daughter with a smooth transition. She is a happier child, which makes me a happier mommy!

Wendy C.


For the past nine years, I’ve gone to work with ease and reassurance knowing that my children are in the best of care at Darlene’s. From the owner, Mrs. Darlene, to all of the teachers and support staff, they exude professionalism, integrity, and warmth while caring for my children. I am a single mother raising two young boys to become responsible men and having that extra support in their lives, enforcing positive behaviors, is truly a blessing. From the cleanliness of the facility to the stellar education and loving staff, I give Darlene’s Wee Care the utmost praise.

Jasmin J.


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Darlene's Wee Care 4 Kids daycare is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate regarding race, color, religious creed, disability, ancestry, national origin, age, or sex in admission and employment. ©Darlene's Wee Care 4 Kids 2024 All rights reserved. Site by Boathouse Website Design