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St. Barnabas KinderCare

Jaime Krug, Center Director

100 Old Short Hills Rd. Livingston NJ 07039
(973) 535-3336 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 YEAR-OLDS
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Special Instructions:
on Saint Barnabas Medical Center grounds

Neighborhood:
280, 46, 80, 287, Garden St. Parkway. (located on St. Barnabas Hospital, go around hospital to get to it.)

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Parent must provide transportation.

You’ll find that each of our classrooms feature a print-rich environment full of carefully selected materials, written charts and labels and children’s literature. By helping your child connect spoken words and print, we’re helping develop early literacy and writing skills. We welcome you to visit our center; we are excited to show you how everything in our center is designed for learning!

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Welcome

Welcome to St. Barnabas KinderCare, located in Livingston, New Jersey. Our center, which opened in 1988, has a welcoming family atmosphere and friendly staff making children and their parents feel at home. Our curriculum, based on our Early Foundations Program, provides engaging lessons that combine fun and learning in an enriched environment. All of our staff is trained on the curriculum as well as all policies and procedures both through our company and through the state. You will see evidence of great curriculum in each room you tour!  The staff knows each and every child, as well as each and every parent. The center definitely has a very 'family' appeal to it and we would love to make you a part of it.

Jaime Krug, Center Director

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Accreditation

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.

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.

Upcoming Events at our CenterView All Events

  1. 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!

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

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      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.

Teachers & Staff

The teachers at the KinderCare of Livingston are fun, loving individuals who each bring something special to their classrooms. The teachers take pride in their classrooms by going the extra mile to implement the curriculum and by caring for each child as if they were their own.

  • Jaime Krug

    Jaime Krug, Center Director

    Jaime has her BA in Psychology and over 10 years of experience working in early childhood programs.  She started working for KinderCare Education in January 2007 as a lead infant teacher at Roseland Child Development Center.  In 2008, she was promoted to be their Program Specialist where she oversaw 12 classrooms and helped train and implement our Early Foundations curriculum.  In 2011, she was promoted to Assistant Director of our NYC school CCLC at 90 Park.  In May of 2015, Jaime became the Center Director of Livingston KinderCare.  

    Previous Experience:
    Infant Teacher, Program Specialist and Assistant Director.
    Year Started:
    1/2/2007
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    11
    Education:
    BA Psychology
  • Susan D'Angelo

    Susan D'Angelo, Assistant Director

    Previous Experience:
    Susan started working at Livingston KinderCare in June of 2015. She comes to us with 5 years of experience in working with children and has her BA in Psychology. Susan has experience with all age groups in early childhood but her passion is with the 3 year olds.
    Year Started:
    6/15/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    5
    Education:
    BA Psychology
  • Ms. Hana Zucker, Program Specialist

    Previous Experience:
    I have a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Kean University and 12 years teaching experience. I’m proud to be a part of the KinderCare family for 3 ½ years being the lead Preschool teacher. For the past year I have been the Program Specialist and Phonics/Reading/Math learning adventures teacher at Somerset. I joined the Livingston team in May of 2015 as the Program Specialist and I am really excited for this new adventure.
    Year Started:
    7/7/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 Years
    Education:
    BA Sociology
  • Ms. Betty

    Ms. Betty, Infant Classroom

    I love my job because I am able to share and learn from each and every child. I value each day, and I love my job.

    Ms. Betty enjoys sharing her time with people. She also loves to read both in English and Spanish. At Ms. Betty's church she is the Secretary and cooks the church meals on Sundays.

    Year Started:
    2/1/2005
    Tenure:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    34 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Janiece

    Ms. Janiece, Toddler Classroom

    I love to watch the children in my class learn, laugh and play.

    Ms. Janiece started at KinderCare in 2012. She has been in the Early Childhood Education field now for eight years. Janieceenjoys adding new and exciting activities to the infant classroom as well as reading, singing and dancing with the children. Ms. Janiece is a very loving person who is extremely enthusiastic about teaching.

    Year Started:
    6/1/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 Years
  • Ms. Heather

    Ms. Heather, Pre-K Classroom

    I enjoy having the opportunity to positively influence the academic success of the children in my care.

    Ms. Heather has been one of the Prekindergarten teachers here at KinderCare since February 2011. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Family & Child Studies and her K-5 Teaching Certification. Ms. Heather enjoys creating a variety of fun and educational art projects in her classroom. She also uses American Sign Language to encourage her students learning.

    Year Started:
    2/1/2011
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Family and Child Studies
  • Ms. Stephanie

    Ms. Stephanie, Toddler Teacher

    I enjoy seeing the smiles on the childrens faces when I show them that learning can be fun.

    Ms. Stephanie joined the livingston Kindercare facility in January 2014. She has been working with children of all ages for a year and counting.  Ms. Stephanie loves creating art projects with the children. She enjoys acting out the stories she reads to the class. In her spare time Ms. Stephanie enjoys knitting, reading and bike riding.

    Previous Experience:
    Lead Preschool Teacher at a previous child care center.
    Year Started:
    1/7/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    1 Year
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential

September 2016 Events

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  1. Tuesday September 13, 2016
    1. “All About Me” Community Social

      Your whole family is welcome to join us September 13th for our community social.  Summer is winding down, Fall is approaching and that means it’s Back to School season!  Now is the perfect time to get a glimpse of the KinderCare curriculum and experience in our centers.  Our director and teachers can’t wait to point out their favorite aspects of the classrooms.  This is also a great chance to spend time with current families who stay and have fun at the social!  See you there!

About Our Center

WE ARE NOW NAEYC ACCREDITED!!!!

We are proud to also announce that our center is also 100% CPR & First Aid certified!

Please call today to schedule a tour to meet our loving staff!

We would love for you to become part of our family!

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • American Sign Language
  • Arabic
  • Spanish

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Additional Menu Options

  • Vegetarian

Center Menu

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

At our Center Health and Safety is one of our top priorities. Our center is Peanut Free. We have a keypad with a special code for you to enter the center. Our playgrounds are surrounded by locked fences. All our teachers are First Aid and CPR certified. Our center does have a Health & Safety coordinator on site to help implement all safety measures in the center.

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.

My daughter has been with KinderCare for over a year and it has been such a fantastic experience. My husband and I both work during the day so finding the perfect place that will help care for our daughter was our top priority. I was so nervous about putting Leah in daycare, I was a first time mom, and neither my husband nor myself went to daycare growing up.  From the second we walked into the KinderCare facility, I felt completely at ease. The management team is fantastic and they are so knowledgeable about children and how to create a wonderful, safe environment for our children. They know my daughter by name, her likes and dislikes, and they spend time with her in the classroom, even though they aren’t the teachers.<br /> I cannot speak highly enough in regards to all the teachers. Leah has been in a few classrooms now and every teacher she has had, has been wonderful. I feel completely at ease dropping Leah off in the morning, knowing that she is going to have the best care. We love picking Leah up at the end of the day, seeing her having a great time with her friends. Her smile is always from ear to ear.<br /> Leah has learned so much; my husband and I never even imagined it would be this wonderful. She interacts with many children, learns all these lessons, and even knows some Spanish words! Leah comes home with artwork, and while we are still trying to figure out what she’s saying, she constantly talks about her friends. <br /> I know how scary it is when deciding what childcare is right for you, but we have had no regrets. Putting Leah in KinderCare was the perfect decision for us and we could not be happier.

- Parents

My daughter has been attending St. Barnabas KinderCare for the past few months. She loves it. In fact, every single night she wants to play school and has the entire family pretend we are her students as she plays one or more of her teachers. I believe imitation is the biggest form of flattery. She also tells us everyday how much she loves each of her teachers and misses them when they are away. Her learning curve has increased dramatically thanks to KinderCare, and she is becoming a much more social child. My husband and I are grateful that we can go to work each day knowing our daughter is not only getting great emotional care but educational care as well. I know the teachers and staff go the extra mile.

- Mother

Words cannot express how much KinderCare of Livingston has become part of our family. My children (ages five and two-and-a-half) have become such eager learners since starting this year. The entire staff at the center truly loves my children, and they do a fabulous job teaching them. My five-year-old daughter said it best: "Mommy, when I grow up and I am a Mommy and have to go to work, I want my children to go to KinderCare.

- Mother
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