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Springdale Road KinderCare

Ms. Jenny Jijon-Wallace, Center Director

1815 Springdale Rd. Cherry Hill NJ 08003
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Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Years
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Welcome

Welcome to Springdale Road KinderCare in Cherry Hill, NJ. We are very excited to meet with you and your family! We believe in building a meaningful learning experience by developing the whole child with the emphasis on assisting your child’s growth with their social, emotional, cognitive and physical development. Here at Springdale Road KinderCare, we provide a close-knit community made up of wonderful families and highly experienced teachers. We believe it takes a village to raise a child and our parents consider us to be an extension of their families. Your child will not only have a safe, secure, and stimulating environment to learn in but will have support from a team of child development experts who have a true passion for educating and nurturing children. Everything we do is designed for your child!

Ms. Jenny Jijon-Wallace, Center Director

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AMERICA’S MOST ACCREDITED

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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SCHOOL-READY

Our kids are taking off!

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

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.

Monthly Activities

July's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: What’s the Weather and Wonderful Water
This month we go all natural as infants and toddlers are introduced to the weather and children in Discovery Preschool experiment and have fun with water. Sensory adventures will continue for infants as they explore playing with colored water and experiment with how pinwheels and scarves move in the wind. Meanwhile, toddlers will use musical instruments to create the sound of rain and will connect their learning to the world as they role-play different weather scenarios, such as a warm summer day at the beach and a cold, snowy winter day. In Discovery Preschool, children will be learning about different bodies of water as well as how people use water in their everyday lives.

Children 4 to 5 years old: Spectacular Science and All About Books
In the first two weeks of this month, we take older children on a scientific journey of discovery to learn more about the natural world before turning the focus to the amazing world of books! Preschoolers will learn about states of matter, force, motion, and magnetism; children in Pre-K will learn about natural formations like rivers, mountains, and deserts; and kindergarteners will discover the importance of reducing, reusing, and recycling. When we turn to books, children will learn about the different parts of books, explore the roles of author and illustrator, and learn what makes a book fiction or nonfiction.

November's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Foods and Flavors
This month infants, toddlers, and the little ones in Discovery Preschool will be exploring foods and flavors! It’s never too early to expose children to healthy food—even babies who aren’t eating solids yet. All children will explore, read about, play with, and create around different foods, but each age group will have a different focus. Infants will practice sensory exploration and create their own pretend soup, toddlers will count and measure food items, and the children in Discovery Preschool will learn about the different food groups—including a pretend farmers market. 

Children 4–5 years old: Farms and Community
The older children will focus on learning first about farms, and then their community! Farms are filled with so many science- and social science-based learning opportunities for children. Children will learn all about barns and farming equipment, which animals are raised on a farm, and which crops are grown. They’ll also focus on their own communities and learn all about the different kinds of places that exist, the people who live there, and the jobs that those people do.

December's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Family, Friends, and Things that Go!
Infants and toddlers will be exploring family and friends, while three-year-olds will focus on things that go vroom! Social and emotional development is foundational to growth and development in babies, so this month, infants and toddlers will participate in activities that reinforce their connection to family while also exploring connections that exist outside their home, such as friends. Meanwhile, their older friends in Discovery Preschool will learn about and play around with things that move (like bicycles, cars, buses, trains, and airplanes), which are all very exciting for little ones as they continue to explore the world outside their homes. 

Children 4–5 years old: My Country + Tools and Machines
The four- and five-year-olds continue exploring the world around them by learning about the state and country they live in! They’ll sings songs, play games based on travel, and learn about flags, state foods, and more. Children will also be introduced to cardinal directions (east, west, north, and south) and gain an appreciation for travel and meeting new friends from different places. Children are naturally fascinated with machines and how things work and are put together. So to encourage that fascination, during the second half of this month children will learn about and play around with tools and machines. In addition to building literacy skills by using the names of machines and tools, children will develop math skills by graphing information, counting wheels, and more.

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

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.

Math

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.

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.

Art Adventures

Teachers & Staff

Our staff is committed to making your child's learning experience one that is enriching, consistent, and fun! Many of our staff have been with this center for over twenty years, and every member of staff has had previous experience in early childhood education. Our teachers work hard to provide a safe, loving, and educational environment for each and every child that steps into their classroom.

  • Ms. Jenny Jijon-Wallace, Center Director

  • Devin Traenkner, Assistant Director

    Devin has always had a passion for early childhood education. After her college experience working with the Delsea School District child study team, she decided to pursue a career in education. Devin worked in the Winslow School District as a preschool teachers assistant for five years. She ventured into a private school setting as lead preschool teacher. Throughout her teaching career, Devin has worked in retail management where she managed a staff of employees and retained customer service values.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Devin has received her bachelor's degree in Social Work at The Richard Stockton School of NJ. She has experience working as a preschool teacher's assistant for Winslow Public School District and as a lead teacher for a private school setting. Ms. Devin has worked in retail management for eight years as a store key holder and as a sales lead.
    Favorite Children's Book:

    Corduroy

    Year Started:
    4/11/2016
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    7 years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Social Work
  • Ms. Lisa

    Ms. Lisa, Infant Teacher

    I love the innocence, smiles and laughter of children playing, learning and experiencing new things. I love how excited they get about everything they are talking about!

    Ms. Lisa is one of our full-time teachers. She loves working with all of the kids. She has an associate degree in early childhood education. She has previous experience working with children in Prekindergarten through elementary school. She also volunteers at Sunday school. 

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Lisa has previously worked in Prekindergarten and Kindergarten classes when her daughter was a child.
    Favorite Children's Book:

    Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss

    Year Started:
    1/1/2015
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    6
    Education:
    Associate degree in Early Childhood
  • Ms. Amanda

    Ms. Amanda, Infant Classroom

    Ms. Amanda grew up outside of Indianapolis, Indiana. She graduated from Cedarville University with a bachelor's in education. After college she pursued her career in education by working with infants in a NAEYC accredited center in Indiana. Happily she moved to New Jersey in September 2016 after getting married.  She always had a passion for teaching and helping young minds grow. She loves helping children learn by providing fun and engaging activities. 

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Amanda has been in the education field since 2012. She started out as a teacher assistant in a preschool, working with groups of children from 3 to 4 years old. She also assisted with the school age program assisting with students from first grade to sixth. Ms. Amanda continued her education career working as an assistant teacher that lead into a lead infant teacher in a NAEYC accredited center in Indiana. There she worked with students from 2 months to 12 years for 2 years.
    Favorite Children's Book:

    Mo Willems' pigeon books  

    Year Started:
    11/16/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    3 years
    Education:
    Ms. Amanda graduated from Cedarville University with a bachelors in Education.
  • Ms. Jane

    Ms. Jane, Toddler Classroom

    Ms. Jane grew up in Bluebell, Pennsylvania. She graduated with a bachelor's in sociology from Gwynedd Mercy College. After graduating college she started her career by helping run a children's clothing store for seven years. she discovered her love for children and came to KinderCare in 2000. She loves working with children and watching them grow. 

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Jane has taught in three other day cares in Pennsylvania and one other in New Jersey.
    Favorite Children's Book:

    Freight Train by Donald Crews

    Year Started:
    1/1/2000
    Tenure:
    17 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    16 years
    Education:
    Bachelor's in Sociology
  • Ms. Jenny, Preschool Classroom

    Everything happens for a reason.

    Ms. Jenny graduated from Richard Stockton University in 2013. She has always had a passion to work with children. She finds joy in dedicating her time to help children learn and grow while being creative and having fun. Ms. Jenny is proud to share her heritage in her classroom and promotes teaching the Spanish language to her class. She believes learning a second language is beneficial and will contribute to a higher learning.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Jenny has worked as a teacher's aide in a preschool setting. Ms. Jenny also was a Spanish translator for Early Intervention.
    Favorite Children's Book:

    Pete the Cat

    Year Started:
    2/2/2016
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    3 years
    Education:
    Bachelor's of Science in Speech Pathology
  • Ms. Lesleigh

    Ms. Lesleigh, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Thank you for trusting me with the well fare of your children. I promise that I will be the best I can for your child while they are in my care!

    Since the age of sixteen, Ms. Lesleigh has been working with and caring for young children. She truly enjoys watching them grow into their awesomeness and being a part of the happiness they bring into the world. Ms. Lesleigh believes the level you speak with children will determine the level they learn. She also firmly believes that when you give children respect with fun structure while teaching the fundamentals of friendships and life they become happy, productive and respectful children for the world we live in. 

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Lesleigh previously educated Prekindergarten and Kindergarten age children at a private Christian School.
    Favorite Children's Book:

    Green Eggs and Ham By Dr. Seuss

    Year Started:
    6/1/2015
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    12
    Education:
    Child Development Associate
  • Ms. Maureen

    Ms. Maureen, Cook

    This center has been my home away from home for many years! It is an important part of my life! I love being part of the children's life!

    Ms. Maureen came to KinderCare as a Prekindergarten teacher. She recently retired from teaching, however because she loved all of the children so much, she decided to stay and be our amazing cook. She loves being able to prepare nutritious meals for the children to enjoy.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Maureen was the Prekindergarten teacher for KinderCare for 25 years.
    Favorite Children's Book:

    The Very Hungry Caterpillar

    Year Started:
    1/2/1990
    Tenure:
    27 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    25

Upcoming Center Activities

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July's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: What’s the Weather and Wonderful Water
This month we go all natural as infants and toddlers are introduced to the weather and children in Discovery Preschool experiment and have fun with water. Sensory adventures will continue for infants as they explore playing with colored water and experiment with how pinwheels and scarves move in the wind. Meanwhile, toddlers will use musical instruments to create the sound of rain and will connect their learning to the world as they role-play different weather scenarios, such as a warm summer day at the beach and a cold, snowy winter day. In Discovery Preschool, children will be learning about different bodies of water as well as how people use water in their everyday lives.

Children 4 to 5 years old: Spectacular Science and All About Books
In the first two weeks of this month, we take older children on a scientific journey of discovery to learn more about the natural world before turning the focus to the amazing world of books! Preschoolers will learn about states of matter, force, motion, and magnetism; children in Pre-K will learn about natural formations like rivers, mountains, and deserts; and kindergarteners will discover the importance of reducing, reusing, and recycling. When we turn to books, children will learn about the different parts of books, explore the roles of author and illustrator, and learn what makes a book fiction or nonfiction.

Tuesday July 04, 2017
Center Closed for 4th of July

Monday July 17, 2017
Open House

Save your space today!  Our teachers would like to invite you to our Open House event, from July 17th – 21st.

Come meet our team! They’d love to tell you about their passion for teaching and how our kids enter school better prepared than their peers. Experience what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. Best of all, you’ll see our curriculum in action and watch the children laugh as they learn. 

Tuesday July 18, 2017
Open House

Save your space today!  Our teachers would like to invite you to our Open House event, from July 17th – 21st.

Come meet our team! They’d love to tell you about their passion for teaching and how our kids enter school better prepared than their peers. Experience what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. Best of all, you’ll see our curriculum in action and watch the children laugh as they learn. 

Wednesday July 19, 2017
Open House

Save your space today!  Our teachers would like to invite you to our Open House event, from July 17th – 21st.

Come meet our team! They’d love to tell you about their passion for teaching and how our kids enter school better prepared than their peers. Experience what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. Best of all, you’ll see our curriculum in action and watch the children laugh as they learn. 

Thursday July 20, 2017
Open House

Save your space today!  Our teachers would like to invite you to our Open House event, from July 17th – 21st.

Come meet our team! They’d love to tell you about their passion for teaching and how our kids enter school better prepared than their peers. Experience what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. Best of all, you’ll see our curriculum in action and watch the children laugh as they learn. 

Friday July 21, 2017
Open House

Save your space today!  Our teachers would like to invite you to our Open House event, from July 17th – 21st.

Come meet our team! They’d love to tell you about their passion for teaching and how our kids enter school better prepared than their peers. Experience what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. Best of all, you’ll see our curriculum in action and watch the children laugh as they learn. 

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.

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • Spanish
  • Danish

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Additional Menu Options

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Nut Free

Center Menu

Holidays Observed

We observe the following holidays:

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

Please note that because holidays observed may vary between centers, please be sure to check with your Center Director for specific closures.

Health and Safety

Your child's safety is of the utmost importance to us. To provide a secure environment our center uses a keypad entry to ensure that only authorized parents, guardians, family members and staff can enter the building. All three of our playgrounds are fenced and maintained regularly. We also practice monthly fire and evacuation drills. All of our staff members are certified in CPR and First Aid. We also have an on site certified Health and Safety Coordinator. These are just some of the many ways we ensure your child's health and safety at our center. 
 

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

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

The girls love singing all the songs they have learned at school.  They dance around the house as they sing.  Their vocabulary is amazing.  They love talking about what happens in school.  The girls have always loved to pick up books, but now they really study what happens on the pages.  I see such growth in them!
 

- Grandmother

My son has been at KinderCare for two years.  They are very convenient in hours open.  My son has a great relationship with the teachers here.  They are like our extended family.  They are there for my some with caring and loving arms.  They take pride in what they do. 
 

- Mother

My girls have been attending the school since they were both infants, almost four years ago!  All of the teachers have demonstrated such an interest in the girls that you can tell it’s more than just a job, they truly care about them.  They have always been so understanding and have been willing to go above and beyond for me too.  I know when I drop the girls off in the morning that I don’t need to worry about anything because they are in good hands.  They learn so much every day and have tons of fun while doing it!

- Mother
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