At Darlene’s Wee Care 4 Kids, we welcome and value children who have special needs.

We welcome children with hearing and visual impairment, autistic, physically handicapped, developmentally delayed, or who have other special needs.

Finding reliable childcare that you can trust can be stressful for any parent, and we understand how finding the right care for a special needs child can be even more stressful. You may worry if the teachers and staff will understand your child’s unique needs, whether or not the other kids will treat them with kindness, and whether your child will be safe, happy, and nurtured. At Darlene’s Wee Care 4 Kids, our high-quality child care programs offer a warm, nurturing environment where our teachers and staff build trusting relationships with all of the children in our care, as well as with their parents. We encourage the development of relationships with the other children, overcoming challenges, and celebrating successes.

At Darlene’s Wee Care 4 Kids, we care for all children in our daycare! One of our teachers is part of the Deaf community, and American Sign Language (ASL) is part of the classroom experience for Deaf and hearing children alike.

In addition to hearing and vision impairment, our teachers are also experienced in working closely with children who are autistic, physically handicapped, developmentally delayed, or who have other special needs. We make reasonable accommodations to meet your child’s unique needs and put emphasis on nurturing their strengths.

Special needs child care is a group effort.

At Darlene’s Wee Care 4 Kids, we work closely with our kids and their families to create a curriculum that will support children with developmental delays and other special needs to reach developmental and educational milestones. At our daycare center, we practice inclusive programs in an environment where your child is appreciated and encouraged to grow.

If you are looking for a daycare that values all children, look no further than Darlene’s Wee Care 4 Kids in Upper Darby. Contact us for more information or to enroll your child in our special needs program today.


Trust a Daycare Who Understands Each Child Is Unique

As a parent, you understand the individual qualities your child possesses and are undoubtedly worried that not everyone will be keyed into your child’s unique needs. It is for this reason that you don’t trust your children to just anyone and look for a childcare center that firmly believes that every child is unique. Many parents with a special needs child tend to feel that they are relegated to keeping their child at home, either as a stay-at-home parent or with a special needs nanny. However, we know that social interaction is important to the human experience at every age and regardless of handicap.

Play and learning needs are as individual as each child and rarely does a one-size-fits-all approach to either work out in anyone’s favor. Catering to the individual needs of each child ensures that each child has the opportunity to learn, grow, and develop on their own timeline, in their own way. At Darlene’s Wee Care 4 Kids, each child is assessed for their abilities and appropriately challenged in active play that meets their needs. We don’t focus on limitations or differences, but rather embrace individuals for who they are. We are convinced this fosters an environment rich in growing soil!

Some things we consider in play and lesson plans include:

  • Developmental ability
  • Language skills
  • Physical ability and mobility needs
  • Sensory stimulus
  • Group play and individual needs
  • Safety
  • Milestone achievements
  • Dietary needs

Together, we learn about each other and create an environment for safe and healthy interaction. Our teachers and staff are trained and experienced working with a diverse population of children with a wide range of abilities. Our customized lesson plans and activities will leave you and your special needs child excited to visit us each day and you can rest assured that your special needs child is in great hands that value them almost as much as you do.

“The kids have such a good time that sometimes it’s hard to get them to go home!”