Oasis Development and Learning Center you can find a Comfortable, Safe, Nurturing, Clean, Innovative, Compassionate, & Reliable Environment to Early Education in Philadelphia

Early development and learning center for the whole child and family.

At Oasis Development & Learning Center, we’re building healthier and stronger children, families and communities. Offering high-quality early childcare education, we love and empower each child to reach their highest potential in an environment that’s:


Creative Curriculum


Individualized Classrooms

Summer Camp

Teachers CDA Certified & Above

Spanish Integration

We Have Availability!


Oasis Development and Learning Center is a Keystone Stars 4 licensed early childhood education (ECE) facility providing care for 6-week-old infants to 5 years old (pre-K). 

We’re located in the heart of Olney, Philadelphia. 

We also offer before and after care, as well as a summer camp for kindergarten to 12 years old.

Programs Offered:
Quality Education Meets Innovative Ways

Creative Curriculum

Our structured academic program, Creative Curriculum, is based on age, the ability of the child and the requirements of the Department of Human Services. We also highlight a number, letter, shape and color each week.

Classroom Development Categories

We focus on learning, exploring, movement, builders, literacy and growing, including:

  • Learning Centers• Dramatic Play, Math & Fine Motor Skills, Block, Art, Library, Reading
  • Spanish Integration
  • Music Movement
  • Outdoor Exploration
  • Kindergarten Readiness
  • Free Play

Exercise and Outdoor Play

Each student is also given ample opportunities to exercise either in our outdoor play area (including green space), gym or within each classroom.

GOLD Assessment

Through GOLD, our teachers are trained and equipped with education strategies for weekly lesson planning and formative assessments. This organic approach helps us understand individual needs founded on developmentally appropriate milestones.

Early Childhood Classrooms Include:

  • Infant room (6 weeks to 1 year old)
  • Young toddlers (1-2 years old)
  • Older toddlers (2-3 years old)
  • Pre-K (3-5 years old)
Fresh, Healthy Meals – Every School Day

Our CBS Kosher Food Program offers free or reduced hot or cold breakfast, hot lunch and snacks daily.


Peanut-free facility



“A well-organized center that takes pride in what they do, and all that is accomplished through education.”

Maurice Pinckney

“My daughter has been with Oasis Development & Learning Center since she was 7 months old; she is now 7. Oasis has become family; the staff is friendly and patient. They work with you. I recommend this daycare 1000 stars.”

Jatara Spotwood

“Since my daughter, Nova, has been at Oasis Development & Learning Center, my experience has been nothing but good. The staff is always concerned about my child; they are very lovable and respectful. Nova has been at Oasis for about 9 months and has learned so much. I look forward to her being there for many more years!”

Jessica Perez

“Oasis Development & Learning Center is where my children feel at home; it’s their home away from home. My oldest child started there in 2010 when she was 3 years old until she was 12 years old, and now my 3 year old attends Oasis. I feel at ease knowing my child is in a safe, loving and educational environment.” 

Nicole Washington

“Mi hijo Jeremias ha estado en Oasis por cuatro años. Él ha aprendido mucho y durará muchos años más en el centro. Me encantan las profesoras y me siento confiada en el cuidado que está recibiendo.”

Vanessa Herrera


Do you love working with kids and are seeking opportunities to make a difference? Then consider joining our growing team!

We’re currently hiring full-time and part-time

Infant & Toddler Teachers

After School Teachers

Teaching Assistants

Opportunities and Benefits

Clearances paid after 90 days

Educational advancement possibilities

Competitive pay

Must Haves

2 years experience working with children

Be willing to enroll in a CDA or Associate Program within the first 6 months

Obtain all working clearances

Complete all Keystone Stars Training


Olivia Fluegel, Director

Hello! My name is Olivia Fluegel, Director at Oasis Development & Learning Center. Originally from Grand Rapids, Michigan, I moved to New York at 21, working as a live-in nanny for 11 years. I always found myself working with children, whether babysitting, in my church or childcare centers. In addition to over 15 years of childcare experience, I have a bachelor’s in interdisciplinary studies, focusing on early childhood education and business.

I moved to Philadelphia in 2020, becoming Acting Director and eventually Director of Oasis.  In two years, I’ve advanced the center from a Stars 1 to a Stars 4 facility. At Oasis, I continually aspire to create an atmosphere where every child, family and staff member feels loved, encouraged and supported. High-quality education is for everybody, and as the Director, I make it my goal to ensure every child who enters our centers receives just that.


Our Other Leadership and Staff

Our passionate team loves children and endeavors to make a difference in their lives; our families feel safe leaving their most precious gifts with us.


Alex Velazquez – CEO

Vanessa Herrera – Assistant Director

Donna Ervin – Financial Manager


Safety is our top priority at Oasis! We have security cameras in each classroom and around the outside perimeter of the building. Our main doors operate on a lock system, and each person is rung in on our video system.


We are currently enrolling – click here to learn more!


We’re equipped for special needs children. We allow therapists, including speech, behavior and occupational, as well as special instructors, access per need and requirement. 


We provide fresh and nutritious hot and cold breakfasts, hot lunches and snacks.


We are ELRC/CCIS approved.

Example Pre-K Classroom Schedule