Founded by Jacquelyn DeLombard in 1975,
Beginnings Learning Center has provided
a supportive and caring learning environment
for the children of Philadelphia for more than 40 years.


Beginnings provides a loving, caring environment where children learn through play, skills that will be important all through their lives. 

Social and emotional development is as important as academic achievement.  Activities geared to each age group are offered to enhance this natural growth.  Children are encouraged to make appropriate decisions, exercise independence and resolve conflicts under the guidance of highly qualified teachers who know when to step in and assist the children. 


“I love Beginnings!”


  • 2011 Artstor Travel award winneR

Teaching Shapes, Colors and Size to Young Children

'Several weeks ago, the pre-kindergarten and kindergarten children from Beginnings Learning Center were at the Philadelphia Museum of Art (PMA) for one of the five lessons they attend during the school year. For the program, “Museum Looks and Picture Books,” PMA had sent the book, A Chair for my Mother, to school for the children to read prior to their visit, and now the class was following the guide to the American Wing to look at and discuss chairs. All of a sudden a child yelled, “Look! There’s Chuck Close! I want to go look at the rectangles and squares!” Read More.