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KinderCare at Flemington

Ms. Kerri O'Neil, Center Director

4 Royal Rd. Flemington NJ 08822
(908) 284-9699 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds

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Special Instructions:
near the junction of Rt 202 & Rt 31

Off 202, rt 31 Located in Downtown Flemington, across from Kohls and Chili's

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Barley Sheaf, Copper Hill, Robert Hunter, (Barley Sheaf busses to KinderCare the rest we provide trasnportation for).

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Welcome to Flemington KinderCare in Flemington New Jersey. We are very excited to meet with you and your family. We believe in developing the whole child with an emphasis on assisting your child's growth with their social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development. Here at Flemington KinderCare, our parent's consider us to be an extension of their families. Your child will not only have a safe, secure, and stimulating environment to learn in, but will have support from a team of child development experts who have a true passion for educating and nurturing children. We are one of the very few centers in Hunterdon County that have achieved the highest national accreditation through NAEYC! We are extremely proud of this accomplishment!

Ms. Kerri O'Neil, 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.

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


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.


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.


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.

Art, Preschool Reading, Sign language, Soccer Vendor

Upcoming Events at our CenterView All Events

  1. Thursday November 26, 2015
    1. Happy Thanksgiving! - Center closed

  2. Tuesday December 01, 2015
    1. Marshmallow Snow Ball Fight Day!

Teachers & Staff

KinderCare teachers are passionate about your child's happiness and growth and provide a safe, nurturing environment that cultivates self-esteem. This is more than a job for our teachers. It’s an opportunity for them to share their passion for life while they inspire, engage, and awaken the wonder inside each and every child. KinderCare devotes more time and resources to teacher training than any other childcare provider. Twice a year we host the largest early childhood teacher training program in the country. Our teachers are dedicated to developing your child's potential and are sensitive to your child's individual needs. Our low teacher-to-student ratios allow teachers to focus on the individual learning styles and needs of each child in our center.

  • Ms. Kerri O'Neil

    Ms. Kerri O'Neil, Center Director

    Salt water the cure for all- be it sweat, tears or the ocean.

    Previously worked for Kindercare, Coached HS sports, taught sunday school, worked as a one on one aide in the public school

    Year Started:
    Years in ECE industry:
    BA in Early Childhood Education from Ashford University
  • Shannon Shotwell

    Shannon Shotwell, Assistant Director

    Ms. Shannon loves how excited the children get when they learn something new, seeing their face when they accomplish something for the first time is so rewarding. Ms. Shannon has an extensive educational background in technology and over 10 years field experience in childcare.

    Ms. Shannon has been working in the childcare field for over 10 years. She also coaches high school marching band and colorguard.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Shannon has held many other positions in the childcare field, including Assistant Director and Director as well as being an Acting Director, Assistant Director and a teacher for other KinderCare locations.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss
    Year Started:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Master's Degree in Educational Technology, Graduate Certificate in Educational Technology, Bachelor's Degree in Networking and Communications Management, NJ Head Teacher & Group Teacher OOL Approvals
  • Miss Lara Verde

    Miss Lara Verde, Health and Safety Coordinator/Infant Teacher

    Not all those who wander are lost

    Mrs. Lara has worked in the Early Childhood field for over 9 years with various age groups through Public School. Mrs. Lara has found her home with Infants. She has been our Infant teacher and Health Safety Coordinator for almost 4 years now. You can find Mrs. Lara on the floor playing with her infants, singing songs or promoting tummy time!

    Previous Experience:
    Previously worked at other child cares taking care of various age ranges before finding her home here with Flemington KinderCare.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
    Year Started:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Child Development Associates
  • Ms. Carrie Burton

    Ms. Carrie Burton, Program Specialist

    I love that everyday brings a new adventure of learning! I also love how excited the chilren get when they begin to learn something new!

    Ms. Carrie loves the colors green and pink. She enjoys watching movies and reading books. Carrie comes from a large family with PLENTY of nieces and nephews to keep her busy! She loves traveling and experiencing new things. The beach and NYC are her favorite places to be!

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Put Me in the Zoo
    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3 Years
    Bachelor's Degree in English Literature
  • Miss Emily

    Miss Emily, Discovery Preschool

    I love teaching children because learning opens doors and will help them be successful throughout life

    Studied at Raritan Valley Community College. I will match and than exceed the excitement of the children each day. Each day is an opportunity to make a difference in a child's life. It is important to be a positive influence in this age group.

    Year Started:
  • Miss Averi

    Miss Averi, Floater

    Previous Experience:
    Averi has been a nanny, and has helped her mother who owned her own child care for many years. She also has expierence in human services and being a babysitter.
    Year Started:
    BS Human Development and Family Studeis from Pennsylvania Sate University
  • Miss Lisa

    Miss Lisa, Floater

    Miss Lisa was born in Newtown Pennsylvania. She is currently enrolled at Raritan Valley Community College to pursue a degree in nursing. She loves dancing and singing and she brings that energy into the classroom! She is excited to be working at kindercare with all the kids!

    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Rainbow Fish
    Year Started:
    Years in ECE industry:
    Attended Polytech for Early Childhood, Attending RVCC for Nursing
  • Ms. Laura

    Ms. Laura, Kitchen

    Working with children is so rewarding. I feed off of their innocence and energy.

    Miss Laura Graduated from Nutley High School where she participated in track and cheerleading. She attended Seton Hall University for one year then went to work for her father. She worked for twenty years in the printing industry, then took time off to raise her family. Miss Laura is an EMT-D, Has her manicure license and has completed A&PI towards her nursing Degree. She is very excited with her new position here at KinderCare.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Laura has been a Cafeteria Worker in North Hunterdon/Voorhees High School for 3 years
    Year Started:
    Years in ECE industry:
    Business and Communications Coursework - Seton Hall University; EMT-A, EMT-D, PPEC Certified
  • Ms. Jenn

    Ms. Jenn, Pre-Kindergarten

    I love my job because I know I can make a difference in a child's life!

    Jenn is a mom of two amazing children. Her family lives in Flemington with their cat Snow and their newest addition a puppy named Henry. Jenn loves being outside; running, skiing, gardening and even cutting the grass! She feels so blessed to have such a wonderful family and loves working at KinderCare!

    Year Started:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Associates in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Mandy

    Ms. Mandy, Pre-School/Bus Driver

    I love watching the children's facial expressions when they learn something new!

    Mandy loves spending time with family and friends. She has a 4 year old daughter that is the light of her life. The holidays are her favorite time of year and she loves playing bingo!

    Previous Experience:
    Mandy has worked in all age groups from infants through Kindergarten
    Year Started:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Associates in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Chancy

    Ms. Chancy, School Age

    Previous Experience:
    Chancy has worked for Kindercare for 16 years being a cook, schoolage and prek/ps teacher.
    Year Started:
    17 Years
  • Miss Jen

    Miss Jen, Step Ups

    A child has a special way of adding joy to every day!

    Jenn is studying at Fairleigh Dickinson University and is finishing her Masters in Elementary Education. She teaches Colorguard in her spare time. She is also a summer camp supervisor. Teaching has been her passion since was growing up!

    Previous Experience:
    Supervision at North Plainfield Recreational Summer Camp
    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Very Hungry Caterpillar
    Year Started:
    BA in Psychology
  • Miss Dionicia

    Miss Dionicia, Toddler A/ Bus Driver

    I love watching the children learning new things every day

    Previous Experience:
    2 years with Nowescapp as a Teacher Aide
    Year Started:
    10 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    BA in Science/Math from Matias Ramon Mella School
  • Ms. Shannon

    Ms. Shannon, Toddler B

    Year Started:
    2 Years
  • Miss Erin

    Miss Erin, Transitional Kindergarten

    A reader lies a thousand lives in one lifetime

    Miss Erin is a recent graduate from Rider University, with a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education and English. She absolutely loves to read, and is excited to share her passion and hobbies with everybody. Being a teacher is the most rewarding career for her (it was the only one she ever considered!) Implementing hands - on activities in all lessons is her favorite thing to do; using Play-doh, reader's theater, and toys to share all the wonderful ideas of learning!

    Previous Experience:
    750 Hours Field-Related Experience
    Year Started:
    BA Elementary Education/English

November 2015 Events

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  1. Sunday November 01, 2015
    1. Fall Back One Hour!

  2. Tuesday November 03, 2015
    1. Election Day!

  3. Friday November 06, 2015
    1. National Pickle Day

  4. Tuesday November 10, 2015
    1. International Tongue Twister Day

  5. Wednesday November 11, 2015
    1. Veterans Day!

      Wear stars and stripes!

  6. Friday November 13, 2015
    1. World Kindness Day

  7. Monday November 16, 2015
    1. National Cake Day

  8. Wednesday November 18, 2015
    1. Mickey Mouse's Birthday!

      Show off your favorite Disney attire.

  9. Friday November 20, 2015
    1. Universal Children's Day!

      Celebrate your class

  10. Monday November 23, 2015
    1. Football Jersey Day

  11. Wednesday November 25, 2015
    1. Thanksgiving Feast 3pm

      Ms Emily's Birthday. Wear pink!

  12. Thursday November 26, 2015
    1. Happy Thanksgiving! - Center closed

  13. Friday November 27, 2015
    1. Happy Thanksgiving! - Center closed

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

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Additional Menu Options

  • Vegetarian
  • Special diets

Center Menu

Holidays Observed

New Year's Day
Memorial Day
4th of July
Labor Day
Day after Thanksgiving
Christmas Day

Professional Development Days for Staff:
Columbus Day
Presidents Day

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.

I just wanted to say "thank you" for providing a BBQ to all the families at KinderCare. I thought it was such a generous gesture, and a great end of the summer celebration for all. The food was fantastic, and the BBQ crew were friendly and accommodating. Grace and Hunter had a great time, especially Hunter as he loves eating! One of the best decisions we've made since moving to Flemington is enrolling our children in the school. They are both adjusting well and actually enjoy going to school now, which is not what we experienced at our old daycare. I am truly grateful for the open and caring staff that are teaching and watching over our kids, so again, thank you for all that you do.
- Parents

Thank you for all the great work you and your colleagues at the Flemington KinderCare are doing. My daughter truly loves going to school every morning to play with her friends. I feel confident that her needs are being met every day by her teachers, who she loves, and am grateful that as a Mom who can’t be with her all day every day that there are people giving her such a great experience so early on in her life. Please know that you are all very much appreciated by all of us in our household.

- Parents

KinderCare in Flemington is a remarkable place for children to grow, flourish and expand their abilities. Our children love to learn and your center has nourished and expanded this excitement about learning in creative skilled ways… We respect your up –beat attitude, your sincere and ever- present assistance in a myriad of ways. You and your Staff are your commitment to improving the lives of children is evident. We have always felt that you are “part of the family” and we are profoundly grateful for your presence in our children’s lives.

- Parents

You have a wonderful center and team and I look forward to bringing in the paperwork tonight and starting tomorrow!

- Parents

I specifically chose KinderCare for my foster son because I knew other parents who sent their children there. Over the past ten months he has blossomed and is now a friendly outgoing chatterbox who can count to 15, knows most of his A,B,C’s and can sign several nursery rhymes…. I credit most of his progress of his progress to the loving, attentive staff at KinderCare. You do a wonderful job and we are grateful!

- Mother

Words can not express the appreciation we have for all that you've done for our son over the past five years. Now that he has grown into a "young boy" his is ready to transition to his next chapter in life. We will always have a special place in our hearts for the many many ways you have contributed toward his early learning development.

- Parents

“...I am very impressed with everything you have to offer. I would love for the boys to come and join your center

- Mother

My husband and I are impressed with your facility….our girls are very excited about your center!

- Parents

Thank you so much for taking care of our little ones needs. It means a lot to see how comfortable she is with you guys and making her feel special at her second home.

- Mother

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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 though the various training opportunities in the community.

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