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KinderCare Learning Center at Franklin Lakes

Ms. Susan Winters, Center Director

800 Parsons Pond Dr Franklin Lakes NJ 07417
(201) 891-3016 Contact this center

Ages: 6 weeks to 12 years

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Located on the Express Scripts Franklin Lakes campus

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
No Busing

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We’re so proud!

Nationally only 10% of daycares are accredited - nearly 100% of our learning centers are. That’s a big difference, and that means KinderCare kids are getting the very best. Here’s why.


What Learning Looks Like

Our talented early-childhood teachers set kids down the path toward becoming lifelong learners in a positive, safe, and nurturing environment.

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.

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.

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.

Robotics (summer only)

Our Teachers

We're the only company in early childhood education to select teachers based on natural talent. Being a great educator isn't enough though. KinderCare teachers are also amazing listeners, nurturers, boo-boo fixers, and smile-makers. Put more simply, we love our teachers and your child will, too.

Meet just a few of our amazing KinderCare teachers!


An Artist's Heart

"My classroom is full of art!” says Mary Annthipie-Bane, an award-winning early childhood educator at KinderCare. Art and creative expression, she says, help children discover who they really are.

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We put our best-in-class teachers in a best-in-class workplace. We're so proud to have been named one of Gallup's 37 winners of the Great Workplace Award. When you put great teachers in an engaging center, your children will experience an amazing place to learn and grow.

Our Families

Don't take our word for it. Hear what our families have to say about our amazing center!

  • Many parents are hesitant about leaving there children in the care of others. At Kindercare you do not have to worry. The center staff is truly amazing. They are always pleasant, helpful, understanding but most of all caring. The teachers will ensure your child is very well cared for. My daughter loves all of her teachers and has become more advanced then children her age, all thanks to Kindercare. You will be sad when Kindercare is no longer a part of your child's day! I recommend this center to all!

    Vanessa - KinderCare Parent
  • We got introduced to this center by our family friend.  We were very hesitant to send my kids to the daycare due to the different stories you hear in the news.  But as soon as we reached the center, the staff were very welcoming and made sure we felt really comfortable with the teachers at our first meet.  From then, both of our kids are going to this day care center and I have no worries when I have them here. 

    Be it any teacher Ms. Kristyn, Ms. Sue, Ms. Suloina, Ms. Beth, Ms. Jackie and the list goes on, all of them are very kid friendly.  When my elder son started the daycare at this center, he was getting a speech theraphy as we were multi-lingual and we could see a huge improvement as the teachers helped him a lot throughout his learning curve. 

    If given a choice, i would keep writing about all the best things they offer.  But to keep it short, if you are looking for a center where your kid will be safe, happy and to learn new things, this should be where they should go.

    Nithiya - KinderCare Parent
  • My son has attended CCLC since he was 5 months old and is now 4. The teachers have always been so kind and caring. The Director and staff are very personable and helpful when I call or approach with questions. My son enjoys the Sports program, which is one of the many extra activities this school offers. He has learned so much over the years since the curriculum is excellent! I love that they use a catering company and my son’s breakfast, lunch, and snack are included in the tuition. Another bonus that I really enjoy is that the Center uses an app telling about the child’s daily activities and includes pictures/videos from the day. I love this feature since it gives me a glimpse into my son’s day.  I know when I drop my son off at CCLC he is in good hands and that gives me peace of mind. 

    Christine R. - KinderCare Parent
  • My son has been attending school here @ CCLC Franklin Lakes since he was 4 months old, he is now 3. From day one, CCLC became a TRUE partner in my parenting goals with my son. There are so many great things I can say about the staff and the school. To name a few:  my son is an allergic child and they have and continue to be 100% supportive and understanding of the additional needs and attention to care/detail that he needs. They allowed me to come there as much as I wanted unannounced during the day to feed him or visit (for my own sanity as a new mom) and were never annoyed.  They have asked for suggestions on how to do things better and have implemented my feedback. They care, they listen, they love, and most importantly, while I work all day, they allow me to do that carefree; knowing that my pride and joy in the best possible place with loving people who are doing for him what I would be doing if I was there. The only suggestion I could have is to invest in the longevity of the existing teachers and skill-sets of the new coming teachers. This school creates extremely smart, playful, happy, well rounded children who love to learn.

    Tracy S. - KinderCare Parent
  • My daughter has been at this school since she was an infant and we absolutely love the staff and teachers. They are warm, friendly and genuinely care about the families and children they support. We love being a part of this school and would highly recommend to other families.

    Christina M. - KinderCare Parent

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Who Are KinderCare Families?

They hail from hundreds of cities across the country from countless backgrounds, and proudly represent every walk in life. What our families have in common, though, is the want to give their children the best start in life. We are so proud to be their partner in parenting.

Hear from just a few of our amazing KinderCare families.

A Globe-Trotting Family Finds A

Home in Houston

Four young children, four different passports, two languages, two full-time jobs…oh, and a few triathlons thrown in for good measure. Meet the globe-trotting Colettas—a family on the go.

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