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KinderCare at Freehold

Bonnie Carolan, Center Director

205 Elton Adelphia Rd. Freehold NJ 07728
(732) 577-9254 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Years
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Special Instructions:
Off of Route 9 by the Park 9 Diner

Neighborhood:
Off of Route 9/Jackson Mills, Near Golden Bell Diner

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
We provide transportation to and from the local Freehold schools.

We offer open enrollment throughout the year. We have full and part time programs designed to fit families hectic schedules. We serve a breakfast and a hot lunch daily and an afternoon snack.

Welcome

Welcome and thank you for considering KinderCare at Freehold. Choosing the right learning environment for your child will be one of the most important decisions you will ever have to make. When entering our center, you will feel a warm and loving environment that is enriched with education. Here at our center, the longevity of our staff speaks for itself. The Director and most of her staff have worked together for over twenty years right at this center. We are like family and you can feel the warmth as you enter the building. Our commitment to the care and education of children is paramount to all of us. We look forward to being a part of our extended family.

Bonnie Carolan, Center Director

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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.

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

I am extremely proud of my staff. We are a group of dedicated professionals that work as a team. Our love of children and our respect and affection for each other is palpable. We look forward to sharing our experience with you and your child.

  • Bonnie Carolan

    Bonnie Carolan, Center Director

    There is no foot so tiny that it can't leave an imprint on this world.

    Bonnie has been part of the KinderCare family for over twenty-five years. She began her career  as a teacher at the Howell KinderCare and was promoted to Center Director in Freehold in 1988. She quickly realized that this was the place she belonged. Helping  busy families and ensuring the care and education of their children. Together with her staff she provides a safe, fun and nurturing educational environment.  Bonnie encourages her staff to make every moment count.

    Previous Experience:
    Bonnie began her career at KinderCare as a preschool teacher and also as an infant caregiver.
    Year Started:
    10/6/1988
    Tenure:
    26 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    25 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor of Arts in Sociology
  • Jennifer Bandilla

    Jennifer Bandilla, Assistant Director

    Jennifer started with KinderCare in 1997 as a teacher in the Freehold KinderCare. Jennifer is awesome with children but realized she had a even more to offer KinderCare. In 2003, Jennifer was promoted Assistant Director at  the Long Branch Center. She returned back to Freehold in 2004.  She takes pride in her in her work and accomplishments.  She is a great resource for our staff and families!

    Year Started:
    9/22/1997
    Tenure:
    17 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15 Years
    Education:
    Director's Academy Course
  • Ms. Tracy, Infant Classroom

    I love seeing the excitement of a child discovering something new and knowing that I had a part in that experience! Working with such a great group of co-workers and families keeps me smiling!

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Tracy raised three of her own children.
    Year Started:
    1/1/1993
    Tenure:
    22 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20 Years
  • Ms. Laura, Toddler Classroom

    Year Started:
    1/1/2006
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 Years
    Education:
    Associate's Degree in Psychology
  • Ms. Roseann, Preschool Classroom

    Providing the learning tools for children and hearing them say 'I did it' with a big smile inspires me! I love knowing that each day brings learning, laughter and the nurturing of the children in my care.

    Ms. Roseann has recently celebrated her 25th Anniversary with our Freehold Center. She has touched the lives of so many children over these years. Ms. Roseann has always brought her sense of love, commitment and gift teaching to her class every day. Those of us fortunate to work with her over the years also know her to be a warm and caring friend with a great smile and laugh. Ms. Roseann is a sister of the heart!

    Year Started:
    1/1/1988
    Tenure:
    27 Years
  • Mr. Mike, School Age Classroom, Summer Camp Program

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare Mr. Mike worked at a Public School, and volunteered at local Recreation Camp.
    Year Started:
    1/1/2008
    Tenure:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's of Arts Degree in Elementary Education, Teacher's Certificate

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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

Holidays Observed

Our center is closed in observance of the following Holidays: New Years Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, the day after thanksgiving, Christmas Day.
We will also be closed for Professional Development Training for our teachers and staff on:
Fall Professional Development Day: Columbus Day
Spring Professional Development Day: President's Day

Health and Safety

The health and safety of the children in our care is a priority. All of our teachers are first-aid and CPR certified. There is a keypad entry located in the front of our building. The Center Director's office is facing directly in front of the entry way. Our padded playgrounds are fenced in.

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