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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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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.

Upcoming Events at our CenterView All Events

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

      Our center is closed Thanksgiving Day and the day after.

  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 11 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:
    11 years
  • Deanna (Dee) LaRoche

    Deanna (Dee) LaRoche, Assistant Director

    The children inspire me to come to work each day. I love seeing the children's smiling faces, and listening to them shout my name as I pass by in the hallway , or run up to give me a hug as I enter the classroom.

    Dee began working for KinderCare as a Toddler teacher. She then moved her way to Preschool teacher, and is now the Assistant Director. Dee enjoys working with the children, watching them grow and learn new things each day.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to working at KinderCare, Dee worked as a Toddler Teacher and Preschool Teacher at other centers.
    Year Started:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 years
  • Ms. Erin

    Ms. Erin, Toddler Classroom

    I love providing children with a foundation for learning and growing as individuals in a safe and nurturing environment.

    Ms. Erin started at KinderCare working in various age groups before becoming a Toddler teacher. Ms. Erin creates lesson plans that help each child grow and develop physically and socially so they can move on to the next stage of development. She is currently working towards her Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Administration and Child Development.

    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:
    3 years
  • Ms. Debbie

    Ms. Debbie, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    I really enjoy helping children develop their own personalities. Not a day goes by that they don't make me smile both inside and out.

    Ms. Debbie began with KinderCare 13 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:
    13 years
  • Ms. Krystal

    Ms. Krystal, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    My children are as happy to see me as I am to see them. I enjoy caring for, teaching, and nurturing the children that are in my care each day.

    Ms. Krystal started in 2011 with KinderCare as a Discovery Preschool Teacher. In the classroom Ms. Krystal enjoys putting her creativity to work and helping the children express themselves through their work. Knowing that each day the children will walk away having learned something new puts a smile on Krystal's face. She also has two sons, her youngest son attends KinderCare.

    Year Started:
    5 Years
  • Miss Tiandra-Ty, Hendricks

    I am a firm believer each and every child should be provided with the opportunity and support to grow socially, emotionally, and intellectually.

    My name is Tianda Hendricks (better known as Ty).  I am originally from the Virgin Island and have lived in Connecticut for the past 13 years.  I am an extremely family oriented individual as I come from a large family and I am one of six.  I am a mother to a beautiful four year old girl named Kiley.  I've recently graduated with my Associates Degree in ECE.  I am honored to belong to the Scott Swamp KinderCare Team.  Working with children has always been a dream and again it is an honor to be a part of your children's lives.

    Previous Experience:
    Has previous center experience as well has been a family nanny.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Four Groovy Buttons Pete the Cat
    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 years
    Associates in ECE
  • Ms. Bethany C.

    Ms. Bethany C., Floating Teacher

    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 twelve years of experience working in the Early Childhood field. She brings her kind, nurturing and friendly face to the children each day. She is a parent herself and knows the importance of a day in a child's life.

    Year Started:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    12 Years
    Head Teacher Certified

October 2016 Events

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  1. Monday October 10, 2016
    1. Professional Development Day - Center Closed

      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. Tuesday October 18, 2016
    1. Join Our Community Social

      Your entire family is welcome to join us October 18th for our community social. Come see how family-style dining is done at our center, mingle with other families, and, best of all, enjoy a healthy snack with your child!  

      You’ll better understand how we turn our meals into learning experiences and encourage the children to try new foods, practice table manners, use utensils, and simply enjoy a great meal and good company! 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.

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.

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

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 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

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

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

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

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