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Medford Stokes Rd KinderCare

Jessica Fisher, Center Director

411 Stokes Rd. Medford NJ 08055
(609) 953-9111 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds

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Route 70, next to Rite Aid

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
We provide transportation to Medford Lakes, Shamong and Tabernacle. School provided transportation to and from: Kirby Mills, Cranberry Pines, Chairville, Taunton Forge and Allen.


Welcome to the Stokes Road KinderCare webpage! We strive each day to make coming to KinderCare a fun and educational experience for your child. Our management team is on site each day from open to close and our teachers are experienced and love caring for and developing every child in their classroom. We hope you will call or stop by to see and meet our KinderCare family.

Jessica Fisher, Center Director

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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.

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Our kids are taking off!

By kindergarten, our kids are testing ahead of their peers. Read all about it.


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.

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.


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

We have a highly trained staff with many, many years of experience. We look forward to having your family join our KinderCare family!

  • Jessica Fisher

    Jessica Fisher, Center Director

    Coming from the education industry, my first focus is always on the children. If they are safe, smiling, and satisfied, then it is a good day at KinderCare Learning Center.

    Jessica took over the Stokes Road KinderCare in August of 2015. Prior to that, she was an administrator for a K-8 elementary charter school for the last 15 years. Jessica holds a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership and a Bachelors Degree in Psychology.


    Previous Experience:
    I was both the Director and Assistant Director of a K-8 elementary charter school in South Jersey. Prior to becomming an administrator, I taught Kindergarten for 5 years and Basic Skills Instruction.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister
    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    Masters Degree
  • Sue Volk

    Sue Volk, Assistant Director

    KinderCare has been good for me and my family, as all three of my boys attended KinderCare for many years. I have a strong belief that early childhood education helps prepare children for their future in school and in life.

    Sue has been with KinderCare for 18 years and is looking forward to many more years. After her graduation from West Chester University, she went straight to KinderCare and has never looked back. She is proud of the education she has given to children for many years and now is proud of the role she has in assisting the Center Director and helping all the children and their families have a positive experience.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Very Hungry Catepillar by Eric Carle and The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister
    Year Started:
    20 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    18 Years
    Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education
  • Ms. Katie

    Ms. Katie, Program Specialist

    I believe in the education of children from infancy through their school years. The early years are so important in their development and I cherish being a big part of what their future holds for them.

    Ms. Katie is our Program Specialist. She is also part of our management team. She assists the other teachers with their program and curriculum. She teaches our Phonics and Reading Program and music class. Katie also has her CDL and helps out with our bus runs to the local towns.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Rainy Sunday by Eleanor Schick. If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff. All the Bernstein Bear books!
    Year Started:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 years
    Bachelor's Degree in Education. Working toward a Masters in Teaching
  • Ms. Sam

    Ms. Sam, Infant Classroom

    I absolutely love working with the babies…they are so special and I can't wait to see what new thing they will do each day!

    Ms. Sam has worked in our infant room for over four years now. She is well loved by the babies as well as their parents.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by: Judith Viorst
    Year Started:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 Years
    Bachelor's Degree in Early Education
  • Ms. Lauren

    Ms. Lauren, Step Up Room

    KinderCare is so much fun…full of new adventures each and everyday.

    Ms. Lauren has worked for KinderCare for over 15 years. She has worked with infants, toddlers and two-year-old's. Ms. Lauren is also our Health and Safety Coordinator.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Giving Tree by: Shel Silverstein
    Year Started:
    16 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    14 Years
  • Ms. Janine

    Ms. Janine, Toddler Classroom

    KinderCare has been a great place to work because every day offers new challenges and experiences. It feels good to get hugs and know that you are making a difference in the lives of children.

    Ms. Janine has worked with Infants and Toddlers for many years. She is patient and kind and well respected by the parents and other teachers at our center.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry and the Big Hungry Bear by: Don and Audrey Wood
    Year Started:
    19 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    17 Years
    Working on CDA
  • Ms. Jenny

    Ms. Jenny, Discovery Preschool

    I love watching the children grow and see that I'm making a difference in their lives.

    Ms. Jenny is well loved in our Discovery Preschool room.  Always ready to play a game or sing songs with the children.  She's gentle and patient and ready for fun!

    Favorite Children's Book:
    One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish by: Dr. Seuss
    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    High School Diploma. Working toward CDA
  • Ms. Kerry

    Ms. Kerry, Preschool

    I love interacting with young children and seeing the world through their eyes.

    Ms. Kerry is a co-teacher in our Prekindergarten classroom.  She has worked many years in the childcare field.  As a military family, she has worked overseas, in Alaska and now New Jersey.  She has twin boys who attend our KinderCare center for the before and after school program.

    Previous Experience:
    Kerry has worked many years in the early childhood field.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Oh the Thinks you can Think! by: Dr. Seuss
    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education
  • Ms. Jen

    Ms. Jen, Pre K

    So much fun to come to work each day and experience something new. The kids make KinderCare a great place to work.

    Ms. Jen is a great assistant teacher who enjoys helping the teacher and children gain great experiences during their day at KinderCare.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Stuart Little by: E.B. White
    Year Started:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 years
    Working on CDA
  • Ms. Rachael

    Ms. Rachael, Prekindergarten Classroom

    KinderCare is my first teaching job and I absolutely love it. It is everything I hoped it would be and more. Each day is fun and adventurous and a pure joy!

    Ms. Rachael is our head Prekindergarten teacher. She loves the program, especially the Spanish curriculum and sight words.  Ms. Rachael strives for each child to be ready for kindergarten.  Her love for books is evident, bringing many story times and allowing time for the children to talk about what they've read.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Oh, The Places You'll Go by Dr. Seuss
    Year Started:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3 years
    Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education
  • Ms. Janet

    Ms. Janet, Cook

    I love bringing smiles by filling tummies with yummy, healthy food.

    Janet has worked for KinderCare for almost 30 years.  She is our infant room teacher in the morning.  She also is our center cook.  She loves preparing healthy, delicious meals and snacks using our "Grow Happy" menu.  A chorus of "Janet!!" followed by "Thank you!!" can be heard when she enters a classroom with lunch!

    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Giving Tree by: Shel Silverstein
    Year Started:
    31 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
  • Ms. Heather

    Ms. Heather, School Age Classroom

    I cherish my time with the children each day…they make you smile and laugh and make working at KinderCare an enjoyable experience.

    Ms. Heather has been with KinderCare for seven years. She is now the Site Supervisor for our after-school program at Southampton School.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Foot Book by: Dr. Seuss
    Year Started:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:

Upcoming Center Activities

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April's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Growing Gardens

What better time to explore the beauty and science of flowers and gardens than the spring? Infants’ learning will focus on sensory experiences with different plants and flowers, while toddlers and three-year-olds have the opportunity to learn how to care for plants. We’ll plant seeds in soil, water the plants, observe bugs and discover how they help plants grow, and even plant a butterfly garden outside! We’ll build math skills by counting seeds, learn new vocabulary words related to flowers and plants, and as always, sing songs and read books involving gardens. 

Children 4–5 years old: In the Spring + Wild Animals

For children in the Preschool and Transitional Kindergarten Classrooms, April is about exploring all things spring and discovering wild animals! Preschoolers will look for signs of spring outdoors, make mud cakes and count the twigs placed in them, and paint still-life paintings of things related to spring. When our learning turns to wild animals, we’ll learn about the habitats and habits of creatures big and small while maintaining a focus on learning lowercase letters. 

The older children in Transitional Kindergarten will focus on project-related work and pick something to work on together. In years past, children have painted a mural, made spring parade floats, painted wild animal masks, and created a model of a wild animal’s habitat. Both of these units focus on expanding the children’s understanding of the natural world around them.

Monday April 10, 2017
Come get a sneak peek of summer at KinderCare during our Open House event, from April 10th – 14th.

At KinderCare, our summer adventures are designed for learning and fun. We love taking our experiments outside, having special guests visit our centers, and even exploring our senses on walks outside or by rolling around in the cool grass. We can’t wait to meet you and show you what makes our centers special and why we would love to spend our summer with you!

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

Holidays Observed

Our center is closed on the following days:
New Year's Day
Presidents Day
Memorial Day
July 4th
Labor Day
Columbus Day
Thanksgiving and Black Friday
Christmas Eve (early closure)
Christmas Day

Health and Safety

All of our staff our CPR and First Aid Certified. We have a keypad entry for Parents only and have a fenced playground separated into two sections, one for toddlers and two-year-olds, and one for our older children. We also have monthly fire drills and follow a health and safety calendar. Our number one priority is to keep our children safe!

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 KinderCare experience has been the best thing for our daughter. I had always been skeptical of day care being that our other child was cared for at home, but knowing what I know now about the staff, KinderCare has drastically changed that perception. I know when I walk out the door in the morning; she is in the best possible hands available, while also providing her with a solid foundation that will prepare her for school in the near future. She loves all of the staff and never wants to stay home! As a mother, this is such a relief. I have referred many friends and co-workers to the school for the very same reason. They too feel the same way I do! I am very lucky to have the Stokes Road KinderCare as my daycare option and am thankful for the education they provide for my child!

- Mother

Hi Renee,

I usually write thank you notes at the end of the year, but I am just so happy that I can't wait until June! You have such an amazing team and you should be so proud of them! The point that my little ones are at, you want their caregiver to support them and let them flourish, but you don't want them to take your place. This is a very thin line, but I am amazed at how well your team does this. I have always been concerned that either they are not being well enoughed cared for or that they are calling me by their teachers name. Your staff does an amazing job that I honestly don't know how they do it!
I love that the kids are excited to learn and go to school. I am so happy with the choice we made! Thank you for collecting such a happy and positive group that encourage and cherish my children when I have to be away.

- Mother

Our son has been at the Stokes Road KinderCare since he was six months old. Four and a half years later, we are still very happy with the care, love and education that he is receiving. He loves school and the teachers are wonderful. I know he will be more than ready for Kindergarten next year.

- Mother

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