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KinderCare at Eatontown

Karen Menconi, Center Director

60 Industrial Way East Eatontown NJ 07724
(732) 544-5440 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Special Instructions:
at Industrial Wy E & Wall St near Monmouth Mall

Neighborhood:
Route 35 end of Industrial Way, by 80 Acres Park

Welcome to KinderCare of Eatontown! 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!

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Welcome

Here at KinderCare of Eatontown, we are an extension from home. We are all inclusive, offering meals, top notch education, and superb quality childcare with extended hours that meet all families needs. Our teaching staff is highly trained and educated to implement our research based curriculum that works in conjunction with NAEYC that speaks to children's growth and development.

Karen Menconi, 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.

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. 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. Friday December 16, 2016
    1. Center Holiday Celebration!

      Join us at 3:30 PM to sing some Holiday songs, create some winter magic and enjoy a snowy snack with your child and teacher! A special visitor will be popping by at 3:45 PM to spread some cheer!!  

Teachers & Staff

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.

  • Karen Menconi

    Karen Menconi, Center Director

    Previous Experience:
    Miss Karen began her rewarding career with KinderCare Education at the KinderCare in Old Bridge N.J. where she taught in the Toddler Program. Shortly after, Karen was promoted to the Program Specialist position at the Eatontown, NJ KinderCare where she taught and worked with children of various age groups and programs. After demonstrating success in these roles, Miss Karen was again promoted to the Assistant Director position where she worked along side the Director to provide all families and children with quality child care and exceptional customer service.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister
    Year Started:
    10/5/2002
    Tenure:
    14 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15
    Education:
    BA
  • Adalet Kamil

    Adalet Kamil, Assistant Director

    Years in ECE industry:
    30
    Education:
    Director Credential State of NJ
  • Ms. Janet, Cook/ Mobile Teacher

    Year Started:
    3/30/2011
    Tenure:
    5 Years
  • Ms. Kim, Enrichment Specialist/ Teacher

    Year Started:
    1/26/2001
    Tenure:
    15 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20
  • Miss Kimberly, Kindergarten

    Year Started:
    6/22/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    6+
    Education:
    Bachelors of Science Education
  • Ms. Miss Yami, Nursery

    Year Started:
    9/8/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8
  • Ms. Michelle, Pre School

    Year Started:
    7/18/2005
    Tenure:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15
  • Ms. Sheryl

    Ms. Sheryl, Teacher Nursery

    Year Started:
    3/31/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15
  • Ms. Janet D, Teacher - Nursery

    Year Started:
    10/23/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    30
  • Ms. Elizabeth

    Ms. Elizabeth, Teacher Pre K

    Year Started:
    9/12/2005
    Tenure:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15
  • Ms. Diane, Teacher Toddler

    Year Started:
    12/14/1998
    Tenure:
    17 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20
  • Ms. Allison, Teacher Jr Toddler

    Year Started:
    1/30/2007
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15
  • Ms. Brooke, Teacher Nursery

    Year Started:
    9/6/2005
    Tenure:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15
  • Ms. Diamond, Teacher PreSchool

    Year Started:
    10/20/2010
    Tenure:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10
  • Ms. Nichole, Teacher Toddler

    Year Started:
    4/5/2005
    Tenure:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15
  • Ms. Penny, Teacher Toddler

    Year Started:
    1/13/2011
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10

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. Saturday December 03, 2016
    1. Parent's Morning Out !

      Get some Holiday shopping done or enjoy breakfast while your kids have a cozy winter morning at KinderCare! Pajamas, warm cocoa, breakfast/lunch and a winter craft activity are just some of the fun adventures to look forward to! Please contact the CD for more information or to sign up. $35.00 per child.

  3. Friday December 16, 2016
    1. Center Holiday Celebration!

      Join us at 3:30 PM to sing some Holiday songs, create some winter magic and enjoy a snowy snack with your child and teacher! A special visitor will be popping by at 3:45 PM to spread some cheer!!  

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

About Our Center

Here at KinderCare of Eatontown, we are an extension from home. We are all inclusive, offering meals, top notch education, and superb quality childcare with extended hours that meet all families needs. Our teaching staff is highly trained and educated to implement our research based curriculum that works in conjunction with NAEYC that speaks to children's growth and development.

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • Spanish

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

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

Our center safety features include a keypad entry and a fully fenced in playground. 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.

Aaron and I wanted to let you know how much we have appreciated everything you have done for us throughout the years. We thank you for your patience, your guidance, and all the love you have shown us for the last five and a half years. You have helped us build the foundation for his focus, social interactions, and academic achievement. The impact of all your help was so significant it will be with Aaron for the rest of his life. Thank you Dina for the great staff of teachers you put in place because it makes a school a family.  

 
-Love Susan and Aaron"

- Mother

Ms. Brooke, 
Thank you again for taking such good care of Isabella. Whenever we are in a jam I feel good knowing we can call KinderCare and my kids are well taken care of. You seem to always go the extra mile with both my kids. 
Thanks again, Brianne & Tony

- Parents
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