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Burlington KinderCare

Allison Parsons, Center Director

2004 Salem Rd. Burlington NJ 08016
(609) 871-2110 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Special Instructions:
two doors down from Rancocas Hospital

Neighborhood:
Next to Lourdes Medical Center (hospital changed name)

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Fountain Woods Bernice Young Burlington Township Middle School

The Burlington KinderCare takes pride in our center. We are proud of the care and education we provide each day to every family. We have programs for children ages 6 months to 13 years, including summer camp. Our KinderCare is fun, educational and family friendly. We love to laugh, learn and smile daily!

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Welcome

Welcome to the Burlington KinderCare! We strive each day to make coming to KinderCare a fun and educational experience for your child. Our management team is on site each day and our teachers are experienced and love caring for and developing every child in their classroom. We hope you will call or stop by to see and meet our KinderCare family.

Allison Parsons, Center Director

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Accreditation

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.

Participating Child Care Aware Center

KinderCare has partnered with Child Care Aware® of America in an effort to offer fee assistance for Active Duty military families and solutions to their child care needs when care at a Child Development Center on the installation is not available.

Learning Adventures - Enrichment Program

Cooking

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.

Music

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.

Upcoming Events at our CenterView All Events

  1. Tuesday October 18, 2016
    1. Join Our Community Social

      Your entire family is welcome to join us October 18th for our community social. Come see how family-style dining is done at our center, mingle with other families, and, best of all, enjoy a healthy snack with your child!  

      You’ll better understand how we turn our meals into learning experiences and encourage the children to try new foods, practice table manners, use utensils, and simply enjoy a great meal and good company! See you there!

  2. Monday October 10, 2016
    1. Professional Development Day - Center Closed

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      Two times each year we dedicate a day for our staff's professional development to further their training and better equip them for the care of your child. The center will be closed on this day for training to occur. If you have questions or would like to request further details, please contact your local Center Director.

Teachers & Staff

Our current staff has over 150 combined years of experience in the childcare field. We have very low turnover as some of our teachers have been with us for 30 years! Our great group of teachers strive everyday to do their best while they do the work that they love. We treat your child as our own and will do our best to keep them safe and happy while in our care.

  • Allison Parsons

    Allison Parsons, Center Director

    I am in charge of the overall operation of this center and I take pride in knowing that so many families trust us with their children every day and have the confidence that we are the best for them. Even on the most stressful days, I can leave my desk for a few minutes, step in a classroom and play with the children. The children's smiles and laughter just make thigs better!

    Allison started her career in Early Childhood Education as a teacher in the Toddler room in 2006 at this center.  She then became the Assistant Director for the KinderCare in the Delran center, after which she transferred to Burlington as the Center Director in 2010.  She has a true passion for education and a love of children.  In addition to having fun at work everyday, Allison loves her job because she contributes to the earliest and most positive experiences of the children in her care.   

    Previous Experience:
    Allison started her career in Early Childhood Education as a teacher in the Toddler room in 2006 at this center. She then became the Assistant Director for the KinderCare in the Delran center, after which she transferred to Burlington as the Center Director in 2010.
    Year Started:
    5/1/2006
    Tenure:
    10 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    9 years
    Education:
    Bachelor's of Science in Business
  • Lisa Zoppina

    Lisa Zoppina, Assistant Director

    After working in the childcare field for over 14 years, I still love what I do because every day is a different and new adventure. I have had the privilege of watching children in our care grow from infant age to teenage years. I have the benefit of managing the building while spending time with the children everyday.

    Ms. Lisa started with KinderCare as the Two’s teacher. She also became our Bus Driver and Program Specialist and in 2010, Ms. Lisa was promoted to Assistant Director. She absolutely loves working with children. She enjoys watching them learn and grow every day and takes great pride in being a part of their lives.

    Year Started:
    9/1/2002
    Tenure:
    14 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15 years
    Education:
    CDA
  • Ms. Alyse

    Ms. Alyse, Infant Classroom

    Knowing that I contribute to the childrens learning makes me feel so good about what I do everyday!

    Ms.Alyse brings love and encouragment into her classrom and wants to make sure her students know that she believes that they are capable of achieving anything they put their minds to. She enjoys teaching at KinderCare because of it's excellent curriculum that gives her student's the tools they need to start their learning experience.  Alyse finds the Infant room the most rewarding because she sees and helps with all of the "firsts".

    Year Started:
    8/1/2004
    Tenure:
    12 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    7 years
  • Ms. Cherrell

    Ms. Cherrell, Infant Classroom

    Ms.Cherrell enjoys her classroom beacuse she is making a difference in her student's future. She also brings joy and energy to her infants. Ms. Cherrell hopes that each student she has a chance to teach is eager to learn. She loves her job because she gets to see the children grow from infancy until schoolage.

    Year Started:
    3/1/2008
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    7 years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's credential
  • Ms. Denise

    Ms. Denise, Toddler Classroom

    Ms.Denise believes that "all children are able to learn" and to be a great teacher you must be able to teach in all different styles for the children to learn. She brings over 23 years of child care experience in and outside of the classroom. She enjoys working with all ages however she loves working with children with learning challenges. As a teacher, she hopes to help a student learn all they can at an early age. She feels the earlier they learn the more succesful they will be.

  • Ms. Saundra

    Ms. Saundra, Toddler Classroom

    Ms. Saundra brings creative expression and movement to her classroom. She believes that education is a building block for the future. She enjoys to see young minds blossum from a bud to a flower. She notices her achievments in her student's faces and their excitment each day. Ms.Saundra hopes that she leaves a positive impact on each student she encounters.

    Year Started:
    4/6/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
  • Ms. Jennifer

    Ms. Jennifer, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    I love working with the children.  I am very creative and like doing arts and crafts with the children.

    Ms. Jennifer loves working with children, and watching them grow. She brings creativity for each child and help them show their creative side while still learning and having fun. Ms.Jen believes that children learn by example and it's not a teacher's responsibilty to teach, but guide students through learning and growing. She was inspired to be a teacher because she was excited to guide children in the right direction for the first stages of overall learning. She is a mother of three children and a grandmother of one. Jenn has worked within the industry for over 15 years and finds it rewarding to watch the children grow and learn every day. She feels that the excitement on the childrens faces when they enter the classroom makes everything feel worthwhile. 

    Year Started:
    4/2/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    13 Years
  • Ms. Dorothea

    Ms. Dorothea, Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Dorothea brings a fun and easy way of learning to her classroom. She likes to create new and fun ideas to each month's theme and encourages her students to be creative and use thier talents. She believes that all children are unique individuals who deserve a good education. Ms. Dorothea leaves an impact on her student's and it shows every morning when she enters the room and excitment fills their eyes. She wants all her student's to walk away a better person and have a stronger sense of "self".

    Year Started:
    12/9/2013
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3
    Education:
    CDA
  • Ms. Angela

    Ms. Angela, Preschool Classroom

    In Ms. Angela's room she brings experience, education, enthusiam and talents. She believes that every child deserves the right to have a whole chilf experience, such as socially, educational, guidance, health and parent/gurdian participation. Angela finds it extremely rewarding when she witnesses her children grasp a concept that she has taught them. Angela comes to KinderCare with over 30 years of experience in the field of education.

    Previous Experience:
    She was a Center Director for the Burlington County Community Action Program Head Start Program for 23 years before joining KinderCare in 2007.
    Year Started:
    9/1/2007
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    25
    Education:
    Bachelor's of Arts in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Ernestine

    Ms. Ernestine, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Ms. Teena has grown many relationships with families because of her positivity and drive for education. She brings excitment, creativity and fun into each one of her student's experience in her classroom. Through song and story telling, Ms.Teena enrinches her student's minds and widen their imagination. She loves being a part of the children’s lives and watching them flourish every day.

    Year Started:
    10/1/1982
    Tenure:
    34 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    29 years
  • Ms. Karen

    Ms. Karen, Pre-K

    Ms.Karen joined the KC family because she wants to make a positive influence in a child's adolescence life while growing up. She believes that every student's personality is different as well as their developmental learning. In her classroom she brings creativity and self expression through art. She enjoys reading books that stimulate her student's mind and imaginations. Ms.Karen loves that no day is ever the same and that she can be a big part of her student's lives as an educator.

    Year Started:
    11/1/2009
    Tenure:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    4
    Education:
    Associate's of Liberal Arts Degree
  • Ms. India

    Ms. India, Schoolage

    I love doing arts and crafts with the children and helping them to explore their creative sides!

    Ms.India brings motivation, encouragement, and postivity into her classroom. She enjoys tutoring her student's with their homework. Also, coming up with creative activties that project each student's individuality. She loves that she has a variety of ages where she can teach the young children new things, and continue the learning of the older children.

    Previous Experience:
    Big Brother Big Sister
    Year Started:
    12/26/2012
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 1/2 Years
  • Ms. Tracey

    Ms. Tracey, Support Staff, Cook and Bus Driver

    Ms. Tracey started with KinderCare in 1998 in our Infant Room. She has also worked as the center trainer, the Assistant Director for 6 years, and the Acting Director for many months. Tracey really enjoys working at KinderCare and loves seeing the all of the children that come through our doors grow up.

    Year Started:
    1/1/1998
    Tenure:
    18 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    25 years
    Education:
    Associate's of Arts in Early Childhood Education

October 2016 Events

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  1. Monday October 10, 2016
    1. Professional Development Day - Center Closed

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      Two times each year we dedicate a day for our staff's professional development to further their training and better equip them for the care of your child. The center will be closed on this day for training to occur. If you have questions or would like to request further details, please contact your local Center Director.

  2. Tuesday October 18, 2016
    1. Join Our Community Social

      Your entire family is welcome to join us October 18th for our community social. Come see how family-style dining is done at our center, mingle with other families, and, best of all, enjoy a healthy snack with your child!  

      You’ll better understand how we turn our meals into learning experiences and encourage the children to try new foods, practice table manners, use utensils, and simply enjoy a great meal and good company! See you there!

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.

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Additional Menu Options

  • Vegetarian
  • Special diets

Center Menu

Holidays Observed

New Year's
President's Day
Memorial Day
4th of July
Labor Day
Columbus Day
Thanksgiving Day
Day after Thanksgiving
Christmas

Health and Safety

One of our main concerns at our center is the health and safety of your most precious gift - your child. We hope to ease your mind while they are entrusted in our care. To do so, we have strict security to enter our school, and that’s just the beginning! Fire, disaster, and lock down drills are conducted monthly. We have a huge focus on preventing the spread of germs by proper hand-washing techniques and the regular sanitation of toys and furniture. Regular health and safety audits keep us on top of keeping our center at the safest level that it can be.

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.

All three of my children have been in KinderCare from the time they were infants. The teachers are excellent and really care for your children. In addition, the director is very accommodating to my changing schedule.

- Parent

My daughter has been attending this school since she was five months and she is now four. Even though she will be moving on, I'm glad that she got to spend her years at KinderCare Learning Center. I love the teachers and the Director Allison. They have shown me nothing but common courtesy.

- Mother

My daughter has attended this center since she was 6 weeks in age. Since then, she has formed an unbreakable bond with the staff. Everyone is fully dedicated to the development of each child by providing an educational foundation and giving unconditional love. It amazes me the things she has learned, from her alphabet, numbers, and nursey rhymes. They even helped with her potty training.

When first enrolling her, I was a little worried and concerned about her being there because of all the horror stories you hear about daycares. However, after seeing her growth through the past couple of years, I am very proud and secure with the decision of her being in the care of the staff at Burlington Kindercare. Also, I am so thankful for each and every staff member in helping me raise my daughter. Their love and care ensures me that she is always safe, and that gives me of peace of mind that is incomparable.

- Mother

My daughter is in the Toddler Room and she is very excited to come to school everyday. As a mother, this makes me very comfortable and happy knowing my daughter feels safe. The staff is very friendly and family orientated. The classrooms depict a clean and friendly environment which makes me feel good knowing she is in good hands.

- Mother

My daughter is in the Infant Room and she absolutely loves every staff member in the building. I do not have to worry about her being hurt or upset, because the staff take care of her as if she was their own. The environment is very friendly and inviting. My daughter and I are excited to enter through the doors of KinderCare.

- Mother
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