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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!

Welcome

Here at KC 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

  • Pursing NAEYC Accreditation

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.

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

    We are passionate about educating, encouraging, and fostering meaningful child relationships. We know that your child is your prize possession. Here at the Eatontown KinderCare we want you to feel like we are an extension from your home, to our home." 

    Dina has been a Center Director since 2002. She has worked for the company for a total of 22 years. Dina has worked as a teacher and Assistant Director prior to becoming the Center Director. The dedication, professionalism, and enthusiasm are what sets her Center apart from any other schools. Dina says she is blessed to have a career where she loves to come to every day. She says children love you for you, they are innocent and the love they have for you is unconditional. How can you not want to touch a child’s life everyday?

    Previous Experience:
    Dina worked as a teacher and Assistant Director for KinderCare prior to becoming the Center Director.
    Year Started:
    4/29/1991
    Tenure:
    24 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    22 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and Education
  • Karen Menconi

    Karen Menconi, Assistant Director

    I love to touch the lives of so many children.  Their laughter and smiling faces brings joy to my heart. 

    Miss Karen started her career working with KinderCare at the Old Bridge center in the Toddler Program in 2002.  Soon after, she transferred to the KinderCare Learning Center in Eatontown as the Program Specialist .   After demonstrated success in this role, Miss Karen was promoted to the Assistant Director position. 

    Previous Experience:
    Teacher at the Old Bridge KinderCare.
    Year Started:
    9/1/2002
    Tenure:
    12 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20
    Education:
    Bachelor of Arts
  • Adelat Khamil

    Adelat Khamil, Assistant Director

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

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

    Year Started:
    1/26/2001
    Tenure:
    14 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20
  • Ms. Carolyn, Teacher Jr PreSchool

    Year Started:
    3/25/2013
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5
  • Ms. Michelle, Teacher Kindergarten

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

    Ms. Sheryl, Teacher Nursery

    Year Started:
    3/31/2014
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    15
  • Ms. Elizabeth

    Ms. Elizabeth, Teacher Pre K

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

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

    Year Started:
    1/7/2007
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15
  • Ms. Patricia, Teacher Jr PreSchool

    Year Started:
    7/28/2008
    Tenure:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20
  • Ms. Allison, Teacher Jr Toddler

    Year Started:
    1/30/2007
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15
  • Ms. Janet D, Teacher Jr Toddlers

    Year Started:
    10/23/2013
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    30
  • Ms. Brooke, Teacher Nursery

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

    Year Started:
    10/20/2010
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10
  • Ms. Leslie

    Ms. Leslie, Teacher Toddler

    Year Started:
    4/9/2014
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    8
  • Ms. Nichole, Teacher Toddler

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

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

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About Our Center

Here at KC 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, 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 Knowledge Universe 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.

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

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
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