About AE

Alphabet Express Early Learning Center is located in Harrisburg, PA, right off Linglestown Road. Alphabet Express participates in the Keystone Stars program and is proud to have achieved a star 3 rating. Our center is designed with your child’s safety, learning, health and fun in mind. The center is a privately owned/operated daycare center located in Harrisburg, PA. At this 3 star facility, we pride ourselves in our open door policy, allowing parents and their children, as well as future families, to visit us any time.

Our Mission

At Alphabet Express we understand that the years from birth to age 8 are the most significant in terms of development. During this time, development is more rapid than any other within a life span. Understanding how infants and young children develop physically, cognitively and socially is the major focus point of the daily experiences we provide. Through continuous staff training we focus on how children acquire language and literacy which enables the teachers to provide for and plan developmentally appropriate learning experiences for your child during his/her time with us. The center provides materials and items needed to enhance learning as it applies to the Pennsylvania Learning Standards.


Our Hours

6:30 am to 6:00 pm Monday through Friday


Our Staff


My name is Jennifer Sumski and I am the Owner/Director at Alphabet Express!!!  Thanks for checking out our website!!!!  I opened Alphabet Express in 1996, I have my Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Bloomsburg University,  taught KG in Virginia for 2 years, I have my Directors Certificate and was Director of another center for 4 years.  I also spend some of my days in the pre-school class. I have always loved teaching and guiding young children through the adventures they seek everyday, and so I absolutely LOVE my job.  I take the individual needs of each child and their family very seriously, and strive to make AE a “home away from home,” for all. Childcare in PA has changed for the better throughout the years, and I am happy to be a member of a community of people that can advocate for and want the best for all of the children we serve.


Infant Room

Ramona – “Miss Mona” joined our team in 2005!  This is when she began her adventure in the infant room.  She has her CDA from Northampton Community College.  She has a cat named “George” that adopted her a few months ago!

Clarissa – “Miss Rissa” has been a AE since 2012!  Since she began here, she has gotten married and gotten her CDA!!


Pre-toddler Room


Rachael – Rachael has been at AE for 3 years!  She has a beautiful daughter Adalynn!  She is studying Criminal Justice and loves to play soccer in her spare time.  

Nikki – Nikki worked at Alphabet Express for @3 years when she had her first child who is now 18 years old!!  She recently returned as our toddler teacher in 2012 and has now has a family of 5 (including the dog)!!!  She also has her CDA

Dani – Dani joined us back in 2014 after graduating high school and has since gotten her CDA!  She loves to perform in her ColorGuard group when she’s not at work.  Dani also helps out in the infant room.



Toddler Room

Brie – “Miss Brie” is a huge hit with the older toddlers!!! She has been a part of AE since 2013!  She currently has her CDA, works 50 hours a week and is studying to be a Nurse through the HACC program.




Kacie – Kacie began at AE in 2005 as a Toddler teacher.  Over the next few years, she graduated from Bloomsburg University with her Bachelors of Science in Early Childhood! She is now our lead Pre-school teacher!  She also got married!!!  She has a cat (Roxie) and a dog (Tucker)

Colleen – Miss Colleen came to Alphabet Express in 2001 and went to work in our toddler room.  A lot has changed as she is now our pre-school teacher and has 2 children of her own. (Sean and Amber) she also has a dog!!


2205 Forest Hills Dr | Harrisburg, PA 17112 | 717-671-8020