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Scott Swamp KinderCare

Anne Hallenbeck, Center Director

197 Scott Swamp Rd. Farmington CT 06032
(860) 676-8298 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 6 YEAR-OLDS

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Near intersection of Route 177 and Route 6, near Tunxis Community College

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When you come to us with a need for something to make your experience with KinderCare easier, not only do we listen, but we take action.  That's why you can now take care of your KinderCare tuition payments online using a checking or savings account, debit  card or Visa, MasterCard or Discover credit card.  Log in each week to pay or set up a recurring payment and your payments will be deducted automatically.  Contact the office to discuss online payment options and how to sign up at a time that's convenient for you.
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Thank you for visiting Scott Swamp Road homepage! Take a moment to view our photographs, learn about the program, and get an overall feel for what our center and classrooms are like. Additionally, our staff members are a dedicated team of teachers who are very passionate in all they do! Take a look around our website as well as schedule your personal visit to come meet one-on-one with our staff. 

One of the features of our "Healthy Start" Community Social on January 12th is a booklist for all ages which can be found on  We encourage community participation at our center and invite current and prospective families to join us and see what we are doing to promote healthy awareness in our center as well as in our community.

Anne Hallenbeck, Center Director

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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.

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.

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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

Here at Scott Swamp Kindercare our teachers are passionate about educating and nurturing children. Some of our teachers have been with our company for over 10 years, and our average staff tenure is five years. The majority of our teachers have a Child Development Associate credential, Bachelor's Degree, or are pursuing a degree in Early Childhood Education. Our team participates in continuing education through company professional development trainings, and monthly staff meetings. Our center strives on the amazing commitment from our teachers and their outstanding abilities to nurture children.

  • Anne Hallenbeck

    Anne Hallenbeck, Center Director

    My passion for my children has always been to create a safe, nurturing, learning environment where the children have the opportunity to learn and grow while having fun. I look forward each new day to their smiling faces and imaginative stories. Everyday is a new adventure which becomes a wonderful memory when you spend your day in the life of a child.

    Anne has been with KinderCare for 16 years. She started her work here as a Head Infant Teacher, within six months moved up to the Assistant Director position, and within the first year become the Director. Anne enjoys having the opportunity to support her children, staff, and families at the center to ensure that they get the best educational experience.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to starting at KinderCare Anne worked in the management field.
    Year Started:
    14 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    17 years
    Early Childhood Education Certificate
  • Krystal Polito

    Krystal Polito, Assistant Director

    By doing what you love, you inspire & awaken the hearts of others

    Ms. Krystal has been at this center since April of 2011. She began her journey as the Discovery Preschool Assistant Teacher. Her goal is to advance her knowledge and skills into becoming an Assistant Director. She enjoys coming to work each and every day and is always happy to welcome families every morning into the center with a huge smile on her face. Ms. Krystal supports the teachers to develop curriculum. Along with the curriculum, she helps with enhancing activities to ensure the children are learning while having fun. Ms. Krystal has also taken the leadership role of teaching our Learning Adventures Programs. She loves every opportunity to make a positive impact with families and their children during the early years of growth and development. 

    Year Started:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    6 years
    Working on Early Childhood Education Degree
  • Ms. Nikki

    Ms. Nikki, Infant Classroom

    Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.

    Ms.Nikki is one of our Infant Teachers. She is always finding fun and creative activities for our infants. When the children aren't working on an activity, Ms. Nikki sings songs, uses flashcards and reads to them. Ms. Nikki is passionate about what she does and enjoys working and seeing her children daily.

    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    Bachelor's in Psychology, Master's in Social Work, Minored in Education
  • Ms. Mary

    Ms. Mary, Infant Classroom

    "Sometimes the smallest things in the room melt your heart" - Winnie the Pooh

    Ms.Mary follows the philosophy, "even at young ages individuals have quite different preferences and as much as possible, we should teach individuals in ways they can learn". On a daily basis, she celebrates personal and academic success with the children in her care such as; holding a spoon, learning to walk and sing the ABC's. Ms. Mary also values a strong connection with our families here at our center. 

    Year Started:
    Years in ECE industry:
    Bachelor's in Psychology and a Master's in Special Education
  • Ms. Bethany

    Ms. Bethany, Infant Classroom

    I am passionate about coming to work and seeing the children's smiling faces each day. I love my job because it enables me to be a positive influence in a child's life.

    Ms.Bethany came to us in November of 2012. She brought to the center 12 years of experience working in the Early Childhood field. She is always looking forward to seeing her infants, spending time with them and teaching them. She enjoys helping each child reach their developmental milestones. 

    Year Started:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    12 Years
    Head Teacher Certified
  • Ms. Thalia

    Ms. Thalia, Infant Classroom

    The soul is healed by being with children

    Ms. Thalia has experience in all age groups. However, she spends most of her time in the Infant Classroom. Ms. Thalia loves to interact with the children. She enjoys dancing and singing with them which allows them to express themselves. The infants love her silly songs. Her passion is to  build a strong bond with the children and families.

    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    Working on Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Robin

    Ms. Robin, Toddler Classroom

    I love watching the children grow and learn new things everyday

    Ms. Robin enjoys filling each day with projects and fun activities to keep the children engaged in learning through play. Dramatic play is her favorite center. Each child is able to use their imagination and develop their social skills and language.  They make her laugh when she watches them interacting with one another. She looks forward to getting to know you and your family!

    Year Started:
    Years in ECE industry:
    Associate Degree in Science and Child Care
  • Ms. Erin

    Ms. Erin, Toddler Classroom

    When I approach a child, he inspires in me two sentiments; tenderness for what he is and respect for what they may become - Louis Pasteur

    Ms. Erin takes pride in her classroom, making sure it's a warm and friendly environment for her children. She partners with parents to assure them she is meeting the same expectations as they are. She takes pleasure in communicating with parents about each child's developmental growth and accomplishments. Ms. Erin truly enjoys enhancing each child's learning experience. She is very outgoing and shows her spirit when interacting with the children during lessons and throughout her day! She loves providing children with a foundation for learning and growing as individuals in a safe and nurturing environment. 

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Erin has worked in home daycare, before and after school programs, and was a floater to various classrooms before joining KinderCare.
    Year Started:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    7 years
    Bachelor's in Early Childhood Administration and Child Development
  • Ms. Debbie

    Ms. Debbie, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    "A persons a person, no matter how small" - Dr. Seuss

    Ms. Debbie began with KinderCare 16 years ago as a Discovery Preschool Teacher. She takes pride in her classroom, her children, and has a strong relationship with the parents. Ms. Debbie believes that communication is a key component to a fun, well run classroom. Ms. Debbie enjoys using her imagination and creativity to develop and enhance her continually learning classroom. She is always learning new things herself to improve the safety and well being of her students. Everyday is such a rewarding day!

    Year Started:
    16 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    16 years
  • Ms. Sarah

    Ms. Sarah, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    "Don't give up, I believe in you all. A persons a person, no matter how small" - Dr. Seuss

    Ms. Sarah believes in choices and changes. She strives to give every child an opportunity to make their own choices. Ms. Sarah dedicates her time to teach her children self help, develop social and emotional skills as well as physical skills. She enjoys creating enhancing activities that go along with curriculum to keep children engaged in learning. Ms. Sarah knows that her time spent with her children makes an impact in their lives. Everyday she goes home knowing that she also learns something from them everyday.

    Year Started:
    Years in ECE industry:
    Early Childhood Education Certificate
  • Ms. Sara

    Ms. Sara, Multi-Age Classroom

    "A person is a person, no matter how small" - Dr. Seuss

    Ms. Sara teaches the Multi-Age Preschool Classroom. In her classroom, she practices skills such as writing, scissor cutting and counting. She allows her children to have a fun time while learning. She loves listening to the children laugh and enjoys creating an environment that makes learning fun for all the children. 

    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    Head teachers certificate, Associate in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Amanda

    Ms. Amanda, Multi-Age Classroom

    A teacher opens a mind, touches a heart, and holds little hands

    Ms. Amanda is the head teacher in our Multi-Age Prekindergarten Classroom. She loves coming in everyday and being greeted by all of her children! Ms. Amanda encourages children to learn through their experiences and build new knowledge. She has a passion for creativity and takes pleasure in getting creative in the classroom! Her goal is to have all of her students ready to move onto the next stage of their educational and emotional journey.

    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Sheena

    Ms. Sheena, Multi-Age Classroom

    "You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose" - Dr. Seuss

    Ms.Sheena is eager to come to work everyday to see the children's smiling faces! She enjoys engaging the children in learning activities to better develop their reading, writing and math skills. It is a wonderful feeling for her when the children work so hard that their faces light up when they have accomplished a task. 

    Year Started:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Dental Assistant Certificate

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.

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • AM Snack
  • 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 main priority is the health and safety of our children and staff. Not only are all of our outside perimeter doors locked to ensure security, but all of our playgrounds are fenced with locked gates as well. In addition the front door of the building has a coded entry where only authorized family members will have a code to enter. Otherwise a doorbell is available to visitors who will be greeted by a Center staff member. Our staff is certified annually on infant through adult CPR, First Aid, Medication, and Epi-pen. We conduct monthly fire drills and disaster drills. Our Health and Safety Coordinator, Ms. Erin is always on site and maintains state regulations.

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.

I started looking for childcare when I first found out I was pregnant.  My niece had attended KinderCare in Farmington and had a wonderful experience. After interviewing and observing various centers, one thing truly stood out about KinderCare on Scott Swamp Road. Every child was engaged and mentally stimulated in their age group - and they were having fun while learning!  Whether their learning came in the form of creative play, group time, or independent center time - ALL kids were forming friendship bonds, learning rules and limits, and exposed to activities they may not otherwise experience. I knew this was the place where my son would thrive!!

My son Robbie first started at KinderCare when I returned back to work when he was five months old. I felt confident and comfortable with his new caregivers. He continued to attend KinderCare until we moved a few weeks ago, soon after his 5th birthday. We miss KinderCare already.

The staff at KinderCare is exceptional.  Miss Anne the director, Miss Krystal, Miss Debbie, and Miss Amanda (to name a few) have become like a second family.

Throughout Robbie's years at KinderCare the open communication between his teachers and us was second to none. We worked together to reinforce positive behaviors and correct any less desirable challenges that youngsters can sometimes exhibit.  I found myself often times seeking advice from the experienced staff, which they were always willing to offer.  

Robbie LOVES school and I give that credit, in no small part, to KinderCare. He has a solid knowledge base to build upon and is social and confident. The nurturing and structured environment at KinderCare has helped provide my son with invaluable life skills at an early age. For any parent in search of a learning center for their child...I truly hope they consider KinderCare on Scott Swamp Road. Our family will forever be grateful for the love and guidance he received there.

- Mother

I would like to recognize and thank Anne Hallenbeck, Scott Swamp KinderCare, and her staff. I have had a long standing relationship with Anne and her staff since the enrollment in 2009 of our oldest daughter, and now with my youngest, enrolled in 2014. I am so impressed with this daycare. They are like an extension of our own family. Under Anne's direction they provide a clean, safe, friendly, and loving environment for my children to grow and learn. Their support goes far beyond just the day to day "watching and teaching of children." They really support both me and my husband with their experience and knowledge in helping us raise great kids with big hearts and a tremendous curiosity for learning and trying new things. Anne has been there for our family to support us with questions, concerns and helpful recommendations. She makes time and ensures both our children and my husband and I are supported and cared for.
I am so grateful for people like Anne and her staff, and look forward to many more years as we watch our youngest grow and learn at Scott Swamp KinderCare!

- Mother

I am regretfully removing my son from Scott Swamp KinderCare, where we have been since he was 3 months old. I have decided to switch in order to save myself 30+ minutes of driving every day, but it is still very difficult to leave. We have had a wonderful experience at KinderCare and my son and I will miss everyone very much. I'd just like the company to know what a wonderful experience we had during our time at our center.
Prior to our time at KinderCare, we had spend two weeks in a different daycare during which time my son contracted RSV. After this experience we realized we wanted a daycare that was calm, clean, and loving. We found that and more at KinderCare. As a new mom with a premature newborn that had spent 6 weeks in the hospital in two sparate visits, I could be describes as a high maintenance, first time mom. Anne and her loving teachers did all they could, every day, to calm my fears and help me to realize my son was in loving and caring hands. They went above and beyone to ensure I felt comfortable and he was safe. They took the time to speak with me at drop-offs and pickips. Whenever I went, even at off times, the facility was calm and the children were content. My son's motor skills have developed extremely well due to their approach to development. And, when I tell people how few times my son has been sick, they can't believe it, especially for a newborn/infant in full time childcare.
My son is greeted with smiles everyday by his teachers, and he always smiles right back. He doesn't pay attention as I walk out the door as he's already having a great time. This makes my day much easier as I know he's happy and content at "school".
I am both grateful for our time at KinderCare and sad to leave. Thankfully, Anne has reassured me that if our move doesn't work out he will be welcomed back at KinderCare.

Thank you,

Jennifer L.

- Mother

I have entrusted my daughter to the incredible teachers and caregivers at Scott Swamp KinderCare in Farmington, CT since she was just ten weeks old. When reviewing our options for day-cares, my husband and I were impressed at the safety and cleanliness of the facility. However, what really drew us to the center was the passion of the people who worked there, from the Center Director, Miss Anne, to each and every employee. They are committed to providing a loving, enriching and safe environment for these children. I would not be able to go to work every day and leave my daughter if it were not for the level of care and commitment that these incredible ladies provide. My husband and I are so grateful to know that our baby is cared for each and every day by people who have such a profound respect for the trust that we place in them.

- Mother

As a mother to a Three and a One year old I have been a part of this KinderCare family for the past three years. I never imagined that my daycare experience would be as positive as this one has been for me. Anne, the Director and all of her staff truly are like a part of our extended family. They care and love my children like their own and take almost as much pride in watching them grow and develop as I do. It has always amazed me how Ms. Anne remembers each child and parents name and she is never too busy to say goodnight to each child as they leave or to hand them a sticker on the way out the door if asked. I have an open dialogue with each of the teachers and feel as though I am well informed of my kids' activities, progress and development. When around other kids of the same age that do not attend here, it is evident to me that my kids are receiving a remarkable education and that the curriculum offered at the Scott Swamp KinderCare exceeds most other facilities. This KinderCare truly is exceptional and is one that has built a solid and positive educational foundation for both my children and my family. I love this staff and everything they have done for my children!

- Mother

We have been a part of KinderCare's family since 2011. My son, who has now graduated from KinderCare, started in the Toddler room in 2011. Before coming to KinderCare, in our previous center we saw my son fall ill several times a month (viruses, fevers, stomach bug, etc.). My concern was that his previous center did not focus on cleanliness therefore, resulting in my son constantly being ill. My husband and I realized that we wanted a center that focused more on cleanliness and we found that and more at Anne's center. We also were very interested in the curriculum KinderCare had to offer as the center he was in did not have a curriculum. When we toured Anne's center, I was exceptionally pleased. Her center was very clean and I was thrilled with how much learning I saw as I walked into each classroom. Talking to the teachers, I could see how passionate they were about their job and how each teacher focused on the developmental aspects of each child in their care. Needless to say, that same day we enrolled him. Within a few short months, my husband and I began to see big changes in our son. He was learning more, talking more and he was healthy! All of the teachers are so warm and sweet! We are greeted every morning upon arrival by all of the teachers and his teachers partnered with us to help him with things that he struggled with from time to time. I never thought I would see my 4 year old writing fluently, adding/subtracting, reading site words and overall accomplishing Kindergarten standards. He is now doing so well in Kindergarten- reading, writing, math and so much more! This is all thanks to KinderCare! Then, over the summer, our daughter arrived into this world and I did not hesitate for a second to have her go through the same journey at the center that my son went through! She is 4 months old and in the infant room - she enjoys her days, the teachers follow our schedules, her room is clean and her teachers are always doing things with the children in their care. We are so happy that we have a second "family" - thank you to Anne & all her staff! 

- Mother

My children absolutely love KinderCare! I have two children at KinderCare, my 5 year old son and 2 year old daughter. The environment at KinderCare is wonderful, full of love, nurture and respect. My children love the teachers, activities and learning environment. They are constantly engaged in creative and artistic activities and science themes. As an educator myself, I am always surprised and impressed by the knowledge and activities my children are engaged in with their curriculum. The director Ms. Anne and teachers spend the time to learn and understand my children. They are very personable, transparent and really understand all their families. The teachers there really love our children and care for them as if they were their own. They know their mannerisms and always take the time to share our children’s progress (and of course the cute stories of what our kids did that day). I really trust them with my babies. Both my children have been enrolled at KinderCare since they were 12 weeks old and next year my son will be leaving to enter Kindergarten. I truly believe that he will be more than ready both socially and academically for the next level. I will be a little sad when my son ‘graduates’ from KinderCare next year. I am sure he will be as well since he really enjoys his friends and teachers. He comes home and talks about his friends all the time. Thank you KinderCare for taking such wonderful care of my children! This is why I chose KinderCare!

- Mother

I have been bringing my children to KinderCare since 2006, starting with my two girls, who were three-years-old and eighteen months at the time. When I toured the center with Anne for the first time, I was impressed by how cohesive the staff seemed to be. The girls graduated and transitioned wonderfully to elementary school, having had very similar routines at Kindercare that they did in kindergarden. Years later, when I had my son, I went back to Kindercare. Many of the staff members were still there and remembered all of us. It was like coming back to a family. My children have always felt loved at KinderCare. Leaving them has always been difficult for me, but I know they were and are in good hands.  When asked to describe Anne's KinderCare, I always say it's the best of both worlds...the curriculum of a preschool center, but the love and acceptance of a home daycare.

- Mother

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