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About Us

We believe in building childhood foundations. We do this by promoting positive attitudes for future school success. We offer childhood learning, which emphasizes literacy, mathematics, critical thinking, and social interaction.

Our Values

The belief in building childhood foundations is at the core of everything we do at Bangor Child Care Centers. For over 50 years, we’ve provided early education programs and daycare for young children in Bangor and Roseto, PA. The foundations we help build are extremely valuable at the beginning of a child’s lifelong learning journey. Children, from the time they’re infants until they’re ready to begin kindergarten, learn more during these early, formative years than at any other point in life. This is why all children need to have a valuable learning experience early on.

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Our Story

Our first location opened in 1969 and has served as the area’s leading child care and early education center ever since. In 2011, we opened our second location in Roseto, PA. We quickly found ourselves filling up with new students, and we were at full capacity for infants and school-age children within two years. At that point, we began seeking out local properties for sale in order to accommodate both growing centers. That brought us to the opening of our third location in June of 2016. Like our other facilities, our third and newest location also provides space for infants and school-age children. All three centers are fully operating with an on-site director at each location.

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Our Faculty

At Bangor Child Care Centers, we believe in creating a bond between staff and administration. This helps us provide a well-balanced, harmonic atmosphere. Since teacher interaction is reflected in the classroom, the children can sense the emotions and excitement that our teachers produce. This is why, when determining whether an applicant is right for our team, we pay close attention not only to their credentials but also to their personalities and drive to make learning a fun experience.

Owners and Directors
JoAnn Carcione | Bangor Child Care Centers

JoAnn Carcione - Owner, Program Manager

31 years experience

  • CPR/First AID
  • Currently obtaining my Associates degree in Early Childhood Education

Area of focus: All ages

Favorite activity at work? Art projects with the children.

Interesting skills: Love math.

Why are you in child care? Because I love spending my days with children.

What is your favorite activity after work? Playing with my grandchildren, cars, music, reading, property remodeling.

Charlie Carcione | Bangor Child Care Centers

Charlie Carcione - Owner

31 years experience

  • CPR/First AID
  • Currently obtaining my Associates degree in Early Childhood Education

Area of focus: School-age

Favorite activity at work? Driving the bus. Communicating with the parents.

Interesting skills: Electronics.

Why are you in child care? When my wife JoAnn and I purchased the center, it was with the intention that it would be her business. However, I discovered that I enjoyed spending time with the school-age children, and through the years, I have spent more and more time at the centers daily.

What is your favorite activity after work? Playing with my grandchildren, exercising, working on cars.

Kate Kromer | Bangor Child Care Centers

Kate Kromer - Executive Director

13 years experience

  • CPR/First Aid Certified
  • B.S. Social Service/Outdoor Recreation
  • Associates degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Directors Credential

I am a focused and dedicated employee to the owners and staff of Bangor Child Care Centers. Also, I am married and have two children, whom I dedicate all of my extra-curricular time to.

Areas of focus: I work on administrative duties, business management, and the daily operations of the Center. I also work closely with the staff to ensure that the classroom expectations and curricular activities are up to par and that the needs of the children are also met.

Favorite activity at work? Communicating with parents about how I can better meet their demands and expectations.

Why are you in child care? I feel that certain people are born with an instinct to educate children. Coming from parents who were former teachers, I grew up with the idea that learning can be fun.

What is your favorite activity after work? I am always with my husband and children either playing in the yard, visiting my in-laws’ farm on the weekends, or discovering the outdoors.

Vanessa Giaquinto | Bangor Child Care Centers

Vanessa Giaquinto - Director

11 years experience

  • B.S. Business Management
  • B.S. Early Childhood

I have an 11-year-old son, Joshua, who takes up a majority of my time between his sporting activities and trips we take together. I am a big family girl, who spends a lot of time with family on the weekends and doing things together.

Area of focus: I have been in almost every room in the center. During summertime, I am with the school-age children, while during the school year, my main focus is in one of our toddler rooms.

Favorite activity at work? I enjoy doing art projects with the children as well as learning new things from the children. I also enjoy being able to share my knowledge with the children.

Why are you in child care? Ever since I was little, I always wanted to be a teacher. Once I had my son and got a job in a daycare setting, I knew it was what I wanted and loved to do. I enjoyed the children’s company and their creativity, as well as what I could bring to the table for them. I feel as though I’m an important role model for these young children, and I enjoy that I can make a difference in their lives, and I’m teaching them the knowledge they will need as they get older.

What is your favorite activity after work? I enjoy watching my son play basketball and baseball, and I also play volleyball myself.

Rachel Carcione | Bangor Child Care Centers

Rachel Carcione - Administrative Assistant

11 years experience

  • CPR/First Aid
  • Child Development Associates
  • Currently pursuing an Associates degree in Early Childhood Education

Areas of focus: I work with school-age children and also assist other classrooms with daily activities. Most recently, I have begun to work with the Executive Director to gain knowledge of the administrative duties, as I will be entering the Director role soon.

Favorite activity at work? Communicating with the parents and maintaining a positive attitude.

Why are you in child care? Since my family owns the Bangor Child Care Centers, it has become a part of my daily life, even outside of operating hours. In the beginning, I was responsible for ensuring the safety of the children and planning daily activities. I immediately fell in love with the daily tasks and also with the joy of caring for the children. As I excelled into more of an administrative role, I found that I like the interaction with the parents, as well as the challenging daily operations of running a competitive business.

What is your favorite activity after work? Spending time outside with my family.

Bangor Child Care
Centers Location 1

221 S 4th St
Bangor, PA 18013

Business Hours

Monday - Friday: 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Closed Saturday
Closed Sunday

Bangor Child Care
Centers Location 2

314 Lincoln Ave
Roseto, PA 18013

Business Hours

Monday - Friday: 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Closed Saturday
Closed Sunday

Bangor Child Care
Centers Location 3

420 S 1st St
Bangor, PA 18013

Business Hours

Monday - Friday: 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Closed Sunday