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Springdale Road KinderCare

Ms. Taryn Souder, Center Director

1815 Springdale Rd. Cherry Hill NJ 08003
(856) 424-8874 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Years
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Special Instructions:
Between Rt. 70 and Greentree Road

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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. Taryn Souder, 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.

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

Upcoming Events at our CenterView All Events

  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. Thursday November 24, 2016
    1. Thanksgiving Break - Center Closed

      Our center is closed Thanksgiving Day and the day after.

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. Taryn Souder

    Ms. Taryn Souder, Center Director

    It takes a team to teach a child-- You, Me and Your Child.

    Taryn grew up in East Brunswick, NJ. After graduating High School, Taryn continued her education at Rowan University were she received a BA in Health and Physical Education. She also played for the Rowan Field Hockey Team. After graduating, Taryn began her teaching journey at Highland Park High School, where she taught ninth grade Health and P.E. She continued her teaching journey as teacher assistant at the Children Home where she worked with students who had multiple disabilities. After having her twin daughters, Taryn realized that her true passion was for early childhood education.  
     

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Taryn has been in the education field since 2007. She started her journey teaching Health and Physical Education at Highland Park High School. Taryn continued her journey as a special education teacher assistant at the Children’s Home of Mt. Holly. After 5 years, Taryn left the Children’s home to join the KinderCare Team. Ms. Taryn was the pre-k teacher, and has worked with every age group in the center.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Where the Wild Things Are
    Year Started:
    4/3/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    6 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Education
  • 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 5 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 8 years as a store key holder and as a sales lead.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Corduroy"
    Year Started:
    4/11/2016
    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 Associates in Early Childhood.  She has previous experience working with children in pre-k 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:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    6
    Education:
    Associates in Early Childhood
  • Ms. Jenny, Preschool

    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
    Years in ECE industry:
    3 years
    Education:
    Bachelor's of Science in Speech Pathology
  • Ms. Michelle

    Ms. Michelle, Toddler

    I love seeing how much each child learns while in my care!'

    Once Ms. Michelle became a parent, she realized that she really loved working with kids.  She loved watching them discover their environment and the magic that life can offer.  She chose to further her education to early childhood so that she could teach children important life lessons.

    Previous Experience:
    Before coming to KinderCare, Ms. Michelle was an assistant teacher in a Pre-K room for a private daycare.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Purple Kangaroo
    Year Started:
    8/31/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
    Education:
    B.A. and working towards her CDA
  • Ms. Lesleigh

    Ms. Lesleigh, Pre-K

    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 Pre-K and Kindergarten age children at a private Christian School.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Green Eggs and Ham By Dr. Suess
    Year Started:
    6/1/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    12
    Education:
    CDA
  • Ms. Maureen

    Ms. Maureen, Learning Adventures Cooking and Art Classes/ 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 Pre-K Teacher.  She recently retired from teaching, however because she loved all of the children so much, she decided to stay and teach our Learning Adventures Cooking Class and Art Class.  Ms. Maureen is also our Cook.  She loves being able to prepare nutritious meals for the children to enjoy.
     

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Maureen was the Pre-K teacher for KinderCare for 25 years.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Very Hungry Caterpillar
    Year Started:
    1/2/1990
    Tenure:
    26 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    25

September 2016 Events

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  1. Tuesday September 13, 2016
    1. “All About Me” Community Social

      Your whole family is welcome to join us September 13th for our community social.  Summer is winding down, Fall is approaching and that means it’s Back to School season!  Now is the perfect time to get a glimpse of the KinderCare curriculum and experience in our centers.  Our director and teachers can’t wait to point out their favorite aspects of the classrooms.  This is also a great chance to spend time with current families who stay and have fun at the social!  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.

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.

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

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

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
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