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Aberdeen KinderCare

Ms. Alena McLaren, Center Director

1330 Highway 34 Aberdeen NJ 07747
(732) 817-0200 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds

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In between Lloyd RD and Woodcliff BLVD, 1/2 mile before/past Avis Rental Center

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Strathmoore Elementry, Defino, Marlboro Early Learning Center, Dugan


Welcome to KinderCare of Aberdeen! With so many childcare options, we are confident that KinderCare will provide the quality care that you are looking for. We have put together a national network of high-quality learning centers, a balanced curriculum, and individual attention with caring teachers all for one purpose: creating a nurturing and meaningful environment where your child can grow and learn. We pride ourselves in providing a safe, nurturing environment where your child will make ever lasting friendships, observe icicles in the sensory table, make fruit salad in cooking class, learn how to read in phonics and be exposed to caring, loving and dedicated teachers who will celebrate their milestones. We are family here, and we would like the opportunity to show you what quality care looks and feels like! You want the best for your child's future. We do too! Come join our family!

Ms. Alena McLaren, Center Director

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We’re so proud!

Nationally only 10% of daycares are accredited–nearly 100% of our learning centers are. That’s a big difference, and that means KinderCare kids are getting the very best. Here’s why.

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Our kids are taking off!

By kindergarten, our kids are testing ahead of their peers. Read all about it.


Many of our child care centers are accredited by national organizations that require us to meet rigorous early childhood education standards and guidelines for high-quality care and education. Programs that are accredited have demonstrated their commitment to go beyond the state’s minimum licensing requirements to meet and maintain these high standards of quality.

Our Programs

Infant Programs (6 weeks - 1 year)

Babies grow and learn every day. Our goal is to provide a safe and nurturing "home away from home" where babies can explore and make new discoveries. We know that learning through play is extremely valuable at this age and our Early Foundations® Infant program is designed to give babies the skills that will serve as the building blocks for a lifetime of learning.

Toddler Programs (1 – 2 Years)

As toddlers develop friendships, self-esteem, and curiosity, our Early Foundations® Toddler program will help them explore their world in a safe and nurturing environment. Our unique curriculum is based on the philosophy that children learn best through experiences. So each day is filled with fun activities that excite and develop toddlers, giving them the comfort and confidence to speak those first few important words, as well as make their first friends.

Discovery Preschool Programs (2 – 3 Years)

At this age, children are making new discoveries daily. And as two-year olds begin to exert their independence, our Early Foundations® Discovery Preschool program is prepared to open their eyes to a world of learning, sharing, and exploring. Our holistic approach in the classroom engages young minds with a blend of music, art, and movement, as well as the early education fundamentals they'll need as they continue on to preschool.

Preschool Programs (3 – 4 Years)

As preschoolers gain more self-esteem, they may feel ready to take on the world. Our Early Foundations® Preschool program enhances that confidence by providing activities to help children become problem solvers and lifelong learners. Through independent exploration, structured activities, and hands-on learning, children will work on early literacy, math, science, and social studies concepts. A healthy dose of running, jumping, and dancing keeps them active too.

Prekindergarten Programs (4 – 5 Years)

Prekindergartners are preparing for the adventure of a lifetime – school. And our Early Foundations Prekindergarten® program is designed to get them ready by teaching letters and words, math concepts, and valuable social skills. With small group instruction, independent play in an organized atmosphere, and whole-group activities, children will have all the right skills to hop, skip, and jump right into kindergarten.

Before- & After-School Programs (5 – 12 Years)

Even after school's out for the day, children need to be engaged in a comfortable, yet stimulating environment. That's where our Catch the Wave® program comes in. This innovative before – and after-school program allows school-age children to balance learning and fun through a variety of experiences. From homework help to fun physical activities, our program is designed so that everyone goes home happy.

Summer Programs (preschool, prekindergarten, and school-age)

Don’t miss out on KinderCare’s Summer of Wonder: Six themed programs that will make summer exciting, educational and tons of fun. Whether your child is in our preschool, Pre-K or school-age programs, all of it is designed to help children learn while soaking up the fun. We offer flexible scheduling options to meet the needs of busy families like yours so we hope to see you there.

Learning Adventures - Enrichment Program


The Cooking Adventures program gives children opportunities to participate in fun, developmentally appropriate cooking experiences. They will learn about recipes, ingredients, cooking vocabulary, and the importance of a healthy diet. The curriculum includes lessons on picnics, pizza, and heart-healthy meals.


The Math Adventures enrichment program is designed to teach important mathematics concepts such as geometry, numbers, measurement, and probability. Your child will learn about length, height, and weight. He will learn about shapes and solids. He will learn how to add, subtract, multiply, and count money. Math is everywhere and giving your child every advantage now will add up to success later in life.


Ongoing research proves that early exposure to music helps children think, reason, create, and express themselves. Children will laugh and learn about rhythm, vocal melodies, and a variety of musical genres and instruments, which can lower stress and advance memory. Learning never sounded so good.

Phonics & Reading Adventures

Set your child up for advanced success with literacy through phonics, the study of letters and sounds. Reader books, games, and activity cards help your child understand the basics of vowels and blending syllables, giving him confidence and command of language.

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Teachers & Staff

It takes a big heart to shape little minds! Meet our dedicated group of teachers who show excitement and enthusiasm in everything they do!

  • Miss Ashley Pereira

    Miss Ashley Pereira, Assistant Director

    Miss Ashley is the newest member of the team in her role as Assistant Director.  She is a recent graduate of High Point University where she received a Bachelor degree in Communications with a focus in Management.  She loves being able to use her knowledge from school yet work in a fun environment being with kids who she is truly passionate about.  Her favorite part of the day is walking in every morning and spending time with each class before she buckles down to take care of the center.  In her own words as she always says, "it truly is the best of both worlds."

    Year Started:
    Bachelor in Communications with a focus on Management
  • Ms. Kelly

    Ms. Kelly, Infant Classroom

    Favorite Children's Book:

    Brown Bear Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Eric Carle

    Year Started:
    12 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    9 Years
  • Ms. Christina

    Ms. Christina, Infant Classroom

    Year Started:
    1 Year
  • Ms. Shahana

    Ms. Shahana, Infant Classroom

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Brown Bear Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Eric Carle
    Year Started:
    14 Years
  • Ms. Alycia

    Ms. Alycia, Junior Toddler Classroom

    Year Started:
    1 Year
  • Ms. Jill

    Ms. Jill, Junior Toddler Classroom

  • Mr. Brian, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Associates in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. J

    Ms. J, Toddler Classroom

    Year Started:
    14 Years
  • Ms. Jessica

    Ms. Jessica, Toddler Classroom

    Year Started:
    11 Years
  • Ms. Tersea, Toddler Classroom

    I am the loving mother of three children.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Tersea taught in Head Start Program and Bright Horizons Family Solutions prior to joining the KinderCare family.
    Year Started:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 Years
    Child Development Associate
  • Ms. Holly

    Ms. Holly, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Classic Pooh Tales and Madeline Stories
    Year Started:
    13 Years
  • Ms. Josephine

    Ms. Josephine, Preschool Classroom

    I love watching children learn!

    Ms. Josephine started her career with KinderCare as a teacher and quickly became a manager in training, which led to her becoming the Center's Assistant Director, and finally Center Director. She left the company for a short period of time and returned as Lead Teacher in the Preschool Classroom. Teaching is her passion, and she loves to be hands-on in the classroom.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Josephine worked as a teacher prior to joining the KinderCare family.
    Year Started:
    16 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    13 Years
    Bachelor of Arts in Communication
  • Ms. June

    Ms. June, Prekindergarten Classroom

    I love watching my students accomplishments as the school year goes on.

    Ms. June has been a teacher at KinderCare for over a year. She taught Preschool her first year, and she is currently teaching in the Prekindergarten Classroom. Ms. June graduated from William Patterson College and started teaching first grade shortly after graduation. She left her teaching job for many years to raise her three sons who are now adults. Ms. June truly enjoys coming to work everyday and watching her students grow and learn.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. June spent three years teaching first grade and ten years teaching Preschool and Prekindergarten prior to joining the KinderCare family.
    Favorite Children's Book:

    Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type by Doreen Cronin

    Year Started:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15 Years
    Bachelor of Arts in Education, K-8 Certified, Early Childhood Education Certified
  • Ms. Lele

    Ms. Lele, Food Prep Specialist, Bus Driver, Floater

Upcoming Center Activities

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Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Spaces and Places and All About Me
As infants and toddlers explore the spaces and places around them, children in Discovery Preschool will learn all about what makes people the same as well as what makes them different. Infants will experiment with moving toy cars around, build block towers and then knock them down, and even take a tour of the center to see what things are like outside of their classroom! Toddlers will get all revved up as they take a closer look at different vehicles and learn more about neighborhoods, communities, and the jobs that grownups have. In Discovery Preschool, children will be learning about themselves as they play games that strengthen their five senses, discuss feelings and emotions, practice self-help skills, and work on learning the names of body parts.

Children 4 to 5 years old: All About Me and My Home and Family
It’s the beginning of the school year—the perfect time to get to know each other better! Older children will be spending time sharing about themselves, their homes, and their families as they learn what makes people the same and what makes them different. Children will bring their own experiences to the drawing board as they create group stories and 3-D collages about families and homes, pantomime different home- and family-related activities, and draw self-portraits. With our curriculum’s project-related learning component, children in Transitional Kindergarten work together to decide on an individual or whole-group project related to the theme. Past projects have included creating a class book about emotions or working together to build a small-scale home, but who knows—the children may come up with a unique idea that’s entirely their own!

Monday September 04, 2017
Center Closed for Labor Day

About Our Center

Our staff would like to welcome you to visit our center. The staff takes pride in keeping up to date with the latest trends in Early Childhood Education. Ongoing training is offered to the staff during the year at the center and through the various training opportunities in the community.

Special Features

  • Transportation provided to select local schools
  • 7:00pm closing

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • Hindi
  • Spanish
  • Turkish, Filipino

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Additional Menu Options

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Special diets

Holidays Observed

President's Day, Columbus Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, day after Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Years. Early closings of Christmas Eve

Health and Safety

Our center safety features include a keypad entry, a fully fenced in playground, a time clock for families to sign children in and out each day, and center based cameras in each classroom with viewing monitors in the front lobby. All the staff members are First Aid and CPR certified, as well as background checked and fingerprinted before working with the children. We want to ensure that the learning environment is not only exciting, but safe each and every day.

Our center has a Health & Safety Coordinator that ensures the safety of the building each day. We conduct fire drills as well as lock down drills to ensure preparedness to different types of emergencies.

Our KinderCare Education Facility department maintains our center and ensures that the center can operate efficiently and safely each day.

We abide by all Rules and Regulations that are set forth by the New Jersey State Office of Licensing.

We implement a sick policy to ensure the health and well-being of all children and staff. A copy is provided at the time of a tour and enrollment.

At KinderCare, what families say about us means a lot. Read below some of the great experiences our families have had with us.

Share Your Story
If you have a story about your experience at KinderCare, please share your story with us.

I often think how fortunate I have been to have such a wonderful place for my child to spend time while my husband and I have to be at work. Nothing can be more comforting for a working “away from home” parent, than to know their child is being well cared for by people who have the same values, hopes and dreams for children as we do. I would like to thank the entire staff at KinderCare Aberdeen, for all their hard work, patience and determination.
The staff at Aberdeen KinderCare goes above and beyond to exceed expectations, as they have definitely exceeded ours. I am looking forward to the future at the center and all the wonderful teachers and lessons that our child will come to know. Enrolling your child at KinderCare Aberdeen will open up a world of opportunity. We are very excited to be a part of the KinderCare family!

- Mother

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Our staff would like to welcome you to visit our center. The staff takes pride in keeping up to date with the latest trends in Early Childhood Education. Ongoing training is offered to the staff during the year at the center and though the various training opportunities in the community.

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