Irene Kerrigan, Center Director
100 Paxson Dr., Newark, DE 19702
Our building is surrounded by a high privacy fence with state of the art age appropriate play equipment for children to use their imaginations and explore. Parents receive a security code to enter into the classroom hallways. Our cook prepares nutritious meals and accommodates food allergies and restrictions. We have very strict hiring guidelines and procedures when adding new team members. The new team members receive extensive training prior to going into the classroom and also have on-going training within the classroom with an experienced teacher.
Our center is much more than a child care center, our program provides a rich, nurturing environment for your child's cognitive, social, emotional and physical growth. We make learning fun! Children are respected and our teachers work in partnership with families to challenge each child. We become an extension of your family and we are proud to be a part of this each and everyday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A full-day interactive Kindergarten program that utilizes new curriculum with an interactive smart board making first grade readiness a priority.Learn More
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.
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.
Twelve fun and unique weeks of camp, all summer long! From May through August, KinderCare offers awesome camps for pre-school, pre-k, and school-age kids. It's a great place to bring friends, and to meet new ones! We offer flexible scheduling options to meet the needs of busy families like yours, so join us for all 12 weeks or as many weeks as you like.
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.
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.
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Distance from address: 9.9 miles
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Please note that because holidays observed may vary between centers, please be sure to check with your Center Director for specific closures.
I delivered my first child in April 2013. Going back to work after having my son was a very emotional time for me. I was asking my self questions like "will he be happy?", "will he get the attention I would like him to have?", "will he learn the things that he should be learning at his age?", "will he be safe?". All questions that every parent probably asks themselves as they leave their child for the first time with strangers. The first day I dropped him off, I cried. Joseph of course didn't know any better. When I picked him up that afternoon, he had a big smile on his face and was smiling at all the teachers. That day, I knew he was going to be happy there. I often bring my son to school and sit in the room for a few minutes and watch the kids play and I can see that the teachers really care about the kids. I feel assured that my son is being well taken care of and he is definitely learning every day. That makes me a happy Mommy!
- Lisa W.,
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