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KinderCare at Millstone Twp.

Jennifer Smith, Center Director

36 Trenton-Lakewood Rd. Millstone Twp NJ 08510
(609) 259-2488 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds

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Special Instructions:
Near Jackson Village Outlets at Rt 571 & Rt 526

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Millstone Elementary and Primary School, Elms, Millstone Middle School-CD and AD are bus drivers

Open House February 18th!

Join us and meet our wonderful teachers and other parents from the community as we host activities for the kids and talk about Friendship.

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Welcome to KinderCare at Millstone Twp. We have been providing high quality early childhood education in your community for over 14 years, and are part of the nation's leading childcare provider! Our staff and programs are geared towards providing and meeting your child's/family's needs, and help to nurture their development and academic growth. We were awarded NAEYC accreditation for program excellence, and are the only provider to have achieved this recognition in the market. We are very proud of our center and look forward to having you visit and seeing for yourself how our children learn, develop, and always leave with a smile!

Jennifer Smith, 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 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.

Upcoming Events at our CenterView All Events

  1. Monday February 08, 2016
    1. Chinese New Year

  2. Tuesday February 09, 2016
    1. National Pizza Day

      Eat pizza for lunch today.

Teachers & Staff

Take a look at our highly qualified and dedicated staff, ready to welcome your child into their classroom. We offer over 75 years of experience in Early Childhood Education.

  • Jennifer Smith

    Jennifer Smith, Center Director

    I love that each and everyday I'm making a difference in the lives of children. My passion is to provide children with a high quality curriculum to ensure a lifetime love of learning.

    Jennifer Smith has been with KinderCare since 1995 and has more than 24 years experience working with children. She completed the Director’s Academy and Center Management course studies as well as completing courses in early childhood. She also holds a Child Development Associate Certification.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Jennifer started with KinderCare many years ago as a teacher, program specialist, assistant director. She has been the Director since 2006.
    Year Started:
    20 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    24 Years
  • Karen-Ann Bennett

    Karen-Ann Bennett, Assistant Director

    I love seeing the look on the children's faces when they learn something new, they are priceless.

    Ms. Karen-Ann has been with KinderCare since 2000 and received a B.A. in History and Education from Felician College. On any given day you can find her driving the KinderCare bus, teaching our Cooking Adventures program or even in a classroom. She enjoys being able to watch the children in our school prepare for their school-age years. While not working, Karen-Ann enjoys traveling around the USA to NASCAR events with her husband.

    Previous Experience:
    Preschool Teacher, Prekindergarten and Program Specialist.
    Year Started:
    15 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15 Years
    Bachelor's Degree in History & Education
  • Ms. Kelli, Infant Classroom

  • Ms. Samantha, Junior Toddler Classroom

  • Ms. Marie, Learning Adventures Instructor

  • Ms. Ann Marie, Toddler Classroom

  • Ms. Brianne, Discovery Preschool Classroom

  • Ms. Kathy, Preschool Classroom/Program Specialist

  • Ms. Leah, Prekindergarten Classroom

  • Ms. Tina, Health & Safety Coordinator

February 2016 Events

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  1. Monday February 01, 2016
    1. Crazy Hair Day

  2. Tuesday February 02, 2016
    1. Groundhog Day

  3. Thursday February 04, 2016
    1. Thank a Mailman Day

  4. Friday February 05, 2016
    1. Doodle Day

      Doodle a drawing.

  5. Monday February 08, 2016
    1. Chinese New Year

  6. Tuesday February 09, 2016
    1. National Pizza Day

      Eat pizza for lunch today.

  7. Wednesday February 10, 2016
    1. Wacky Wednesday

      Wear your wackiest outfit today.

  8. Thursday February 11, 2016
    1. White T-Shirt Day

      Wear a white t-shirt today.

  9. Friday February 12, 2016
    1. Abraham Lincoln's Birthday

  10. Monday February 15, 2016
    1. Center Closed for Professional Development Day

  11. Tuesday February 16, 2016
    1. Do a Grouch a Favor Day

      Look around for someone who is in a grouchy mood, then do something to cheer them up.

  12. Wednesday February 17, 2016
    1. Random Acts of Kindness Day

      Perform a few random acts of kindness to as many people as you can. Almost any kind deed will do.

  13. Friday February 19, 2016
    1. National Chocolate Mint Day

      Enjoy a chocolate mint treat today.

  14. Monday February 22, 2016
    1. International World Thinking Day

      Today is a day to ponder and contemplate.

  15. Tuesday February 23, 2016
    1. Pajama Day

      Wear your comfy pajamas today.

  16. Wednesday February 24, 2016
    1. National Tortilla Chip Day

      Enjoy a crunchy, tasty corn chips and salsa or dip snack today.

  17. Thursday February 25, 2016
    1. Stuffed Animal Day

      Bring in your favorite stuffed animal to cuddle.

  18. Friday February 26, 2016
    1. Fairy Tale Day

      Read some fairy tale stories today.

  19. Monday February 29, 2016
    1. Leap Day

      Leap Day occurs only every four years.

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

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

In our school we take the safety and security of our children and staff seriously. A few of our features are: a coded keypad, fenced in private playgrounds, CPR and First Aid certified staff, a Health & Safety Coordinator, as well as monthly fire and disaster drills.

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.

When I went back to work in 2013 after having my first child, I was nervous about letting anyone take care of my precious little baby. But from the first moment I met Jenn and her devoted staff, I felt comfortable that I was leaving my child in good hands. Every teacher that has worked with my daughter has made an immeasurable difference in her growth and day-to-day experience. She comes home happy and full of stories, and she is excited upon arrival every day. She is well cared for and always involved in fun crafts and play activities. As a parent I'm happy with the stimulation and attention she receives at this center, and enjoy receiving updates on the quarterly curriculum and seeing what she will be learning every day. I look forward to enrolling my new little one this month when I go back to work a second time!

- Father

We have been extremely happy with KinderCare. Our daughter comes home every day and says or does something new she learned in school that day. I can't believe she is even learning Spanish! Not only is it a great learning environment but they have extra activities like music class, cooking class and fun bus. Being that my husband and I both work, we don't have a lot of time for these activities, so it's great KinderCare offers this to families. The class sizes are small too, which we appreciate since her previous school had 21 kids in her class. This allows her to make friends with the other kids and learn more since she can get the personalized attention. The staff is exceptional and it's so nice knowing our daughter is well taken care of by sweet and trained teachers. Ms. Jenn does an excellent job and responds to questions and emails too. If I had friends that had kids in the area I would 100% recommend them to this center.
Keep up the great work!

- Mother

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