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Rt. 70 East KinderCare

Jenny Jijon-Wallace, Center Director

1945 Rt. 70 East Cherry Hill NJ 08003
(856) 424-4448 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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off Rt 70 behind Sterling Bank

 

 
 

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Welcome

Welcome to KinderCare Learning Center on Rt 70 in Cherry Hill, NJ. As an established center, we have been serving the community for over 40 years.  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. 

It’s our business and our passion to know your child's needs at all developmental stages, from infant to school age.  Here at Rt 70 KinderCare, your child will not only have a safe, secure and stimulating environment to learn in, but will support from a team of child development experts who have a true passion for education and nurturing children.  Everything we do is designed for your child!

Jenny Jijon-Wallace, 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.

Private Kindergarten Programs (5 – 6 Years)

As children reach school age, our comprehensive full-day kindergarten program helps them explore, communicate, and create – all in a nurturing, small-class setting. Our team of expert educators has created a unique curriculum of reading, language, arts, math, science, and physical fitness that’s presented in a fun way to encourage a lifelong love of learning. Plus, our program is aligned with local and state elementary school standards, so children will be prepared to confidently enter first grade.

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.

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.

Spanish

Spanish Adventures provides young learners with a foundation for later success with the Spanish language. Music, games, children's Spanish literature, and other tools give children multiple opportunities to hear, practice, and see Spanish language for vocabulary and conversational development. Curriculum includes lessons on greetings, numbers, colors, animals, family, body parts and pets as well as how to get engage conversationally during common scenarios at home, a restaurant, or at the zoo. Qué pasa?

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  1. Sunday January 01, 2017
    1. January's Learning Focus

      Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Light and Dark, plus the Sky and Weather

      Through shadow play, experiments with flashlights, observing the Sun and more, infants and toddlers will enjoy learning about light and dark this month. Infants continue sensory development by looking at contrasting patterns and at objects that are clearly defined by sharp edges and bright colors, while toddlers will build on their understanding of the light and dark concepts with play around daytime and nighttime. The older Discovery Preschool children will turn their attention to the sky as they learn about weather, the Moon, the Sun, and stars.

      Children 4–5 years old: Transportation, Healthy Bodies, and Winter

      For children in the Preschool and Kindergarten classrooms, January is filled with variety! They’ll begin by learning about transportation and studying how things get from “here” to “there.” A few weeks later, the focus will shift to health and bodies, with an emphasis placed on how to make good choices for a growing body. Towards the end of the month, children will be introduced to the transformative nature of the winter season and learn how to dress and take care of themselves when it’s cold outside. 

  2. Monday December 26, 2016
    1. Center Closed in Observance of Christmas Day

Teachers & Staff

  • Jenny Jijon-Wallace

    Jenny Jijon-Wallace, Center Director

    It is truly an honor to be part of the KinderCare family. Together we are setting children on a path of success and a lifelong love of learning.

    Ms. Jenny has always believed in the the importance of early childhood education and watching children reach their many milestones is something that is personally rewarding and professionally fulfilling.  She believes in the partnership between herself, the teachers and the families.  She believes in the power of teamwork; by working together she and her team are able to create a warm and welcoming environment for children and their families where our world class curriculum is just the beginning of a great future.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Jenny has worked in mangement for over 25 years. Her ability to relate with the parents and understand her staff needs allows her to be a strong learer in our center.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss
    Year Started:
    8/25/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    1 year
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree of Arts in Psychology and a minor in Sociology
  • Kate

    Kate, Infants

    Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars. - Brain Littrell

    Ms. Kate loves teaching because she enjoys see the excitement a child has once they have been working so hard at something and then they finally get it. She is most proud of the accomplishments the children make on a daily basis and being able to see that first hand is very rewarding. Ms. Kate felt like this was a good career change after she had her daughter enrolled here at KinderCare. She was able to see how we all worked together as a team and make this the best learning environment for the children. Ms. Kate is always inspiring the children to try even if they think they can't do something, because you never know till you try!
     

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Kate has previous worked for a loacal kitchenware complany's online sales department.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Her favorite children's book is Green Eggs and Ham, by Dr. Seuss.
    Year Started:
    2/8/2016
    Education:
    Bachelors of Science in Business Administration
  • Omayra

    Omayra, Infant

    The more that you read, the more things you'll know. The more that you learn, the more place you'll go! - Dr. Seuss

    Before coming to Kindercare, Ms. Omayra was an infant teacher for a private day care.  She feels that becoming a teacher is a wonderful experience because she loves watching her students learn and grow.  She also loves seeing the smiles on the childrens faces as they walk through the door.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Omayra previously worked as an infant room teacher in other day care settings.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Dr. Seuss Green Eggs and Ham
    Year Started:
    8/24/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    Since June 2015
    Education:
    Working towards her CDA
  • Stacie

    Stacie, Infant

    It takes a village to raise a child.

    Ms. Stacie loves to bring out the children's creativity by using their imagination. She is most proud of her art center. This is where the children can really express themselves. Ms. Stacie has always enjoyed working with children and watching them learn, which is why she chose to work at KinderCare. She knows that the children are receiving an excellent education right from the beginning of their life and that is something she wanted to become apart of. She wants to keep encouraging and challenging her students so they become the best that they can be.
     

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Stacie has experience working in all the classrooms from the infants to pre-k.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Her favorite children's book is Green Eggs And Ham, by Dr. Seuss.
    Year Started:
    9/5/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3
    Education:
    Currently enrolled for her CDA (Child Development Associates)
  • Petra

    Petra, Toddler

    Too often we give children answers to remember rather than problems to solve. -Roger Lewin

    Ms. Petra loves teaching because she enjoys seeing the excitement on the children’s faces when they learn something new. She is proud of working in our center because we have such a warm and welcoming environment. Ms. Petra chose to work at KinderCare because we are a learning center with a great curriculum. She wants to inspire the children to always do their best and when you put your mind to something you can accomplish anything.
     

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Petra has worked at the Y.M.C.A and Tiny Tims as a teacher, and owned her own center in Canada.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Her favorite book is I Love You Forever, by Robert Munch.
    Year Started:
    3/22/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    35 years
  • Veronica, Toddlers

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Veronica has worked as a PRN medical transporter in Hainesport for a couple years.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Her favorite children's book is The Little Red Hen, by Paul Galdone
    Year Started:
    4/4/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
    Education:
    Working towards CDA
  • Alana

    Alana, PreSchool

    Children are the future and teaching them is my greatest accomplishment.

    For Ms. Alana teaching children has been a life long passion. It is very rewarding for her to see what the children have learned during group time or center time and watch them apply their knowledge to another activity. Ms. Alana is most proud of her science center in the room. This is an area in the room where the children can explore by using their senses. She enjoys working in this center for several reasons, we build great relationships with our families, KinderCare provides an outstanding curriculum, and we are provided with up to date trainings through out the year to make us better teachers. Ms. Alana hopes to inspire the children to be confident and proud of their accomplishments.
     

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Alana has 16 years experience working as a pre-k teacher in North Jersey.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Her favorite children's book is Panda Bear's Paint Box, by M. Muntean.
    Year Started:
    9/8/2004
    Tenure:
    12 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    27

December 2016 Events

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  1. Thursday December 01, 2016
    1. 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.

  2. Monday December 26, 2016
    1. Center Closed in Observance of Christmas 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.

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • American Sign Language
  • Spanish
  • Dutch

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Additional Menu Options

  • Vegetarian
  • Special diets
  • 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

At KinderCare, the safety of our children and the confidence of our parents are points of pride. From daily sign-in to strict parent / guardian identification and single keypad access, we maintain a rigorous standard for safety. Plus our daily cleanliness and maintenance schedules leave nothing at all to chance.

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.

Thanks to all the members of this special place! You all gave my son the best four years of his life. He was comfortable, relaxed and happy. He learned not only academic skills but social skills as well. All of you helped him gain confidence and build his personality. At the end of the day he never wanted to leave which made us happy because we knew that our son was in the right place. You are a very professional and caring group of people and it is easy to trust you with our children. We truly and deeply thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all that you do.

- Parents
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