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Paramus KinderCare

Stacey DeMarco, Center Director

411 Sette Dr. Paramus NJ 07652
(201) 634-1893 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 YEAR-OLDS
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Special Instructions:
East of Rt. 17, Off Midland Ave and Sette Dr., behind Office Depot

Neighborhood:
RT 17, Garden State Parkway, Accesible from RT 4. Right behind Trader Joe's

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
No Bus - transportation not provided

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

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for visiting our center’s web page. It’s an honor to know that you are considering KinderCare in Paramus for your childcare needs. We welcome the opportunity to speak with you to discuss your specific needs and would love to meet with your family; so please feel free to be our guest.

Stacey DeMarco, 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.

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.

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. Wednesday July 29, 2015
    1. Special Visitor: Rizzo’s Pets

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  2. Friday July 31, 2015
    1. Field Trip: Movies

Teachers & Staff

The warmth, dedication and professionalism of our staff is something we take great pride in. In addition to providing a loving and nurturing environment to the children in their care our teachers spend a great deal of time enriching and enhancing their curriculum. Our comprehensive programs focus on five areas of development which are Communicating with Others, Building Brain Power, Making New Friends, Growing a Healthy Body and Nurturing Creativity. These focus areas help give your child endless opportunities to learn and grow. To learn more about our programs, please feel free to be our guest.

  • Stacey DeMarco

    Stacey DeMarco, Center Director

    My job is rewarding beyond measure! I know at the end of each day I can say the children in my center were kept safe and happy; and that the parents can rest easy.

    Stacey DeMarco is the Center Director at the Paramus KinderCare. Stacey started at this center in December 2011. Prior to working in Paramus Stacey was at the Wayne center for twelve years. She started in the Preschool classroom as a teacher and quickly took on additional responsibilities, moving into the role of Learning Adventures program coordinator. After two years in this position Stacey moved on to become the Assistant Director. Within four years the opportunity arose for Stacey to move into the Center Director's position. Her vast experience, knowledge, dedication and drive for excellence have been the source of her rise to a leadership position. As the Director in Paramus Stacey has kept her focus on providing care and education that assures the children's safety and happiness as well as the parents need for peace of mind.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to working for KinderCare, Stacey worked at two privately owned child care facilities with children ranging from Infants through Prekindergarten.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Giving Tree
    Year Started:
    11/1/1999
    Tenure:
    15 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    17 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Psychology
  • Ms. Megan Fitzpatrick Emerson

    Ms. Megan Fitzpatrick Emerson, Assistant Director

    I love being part of watching the children grow and develop over the years and watching as they learn new things.

    Megan attended college at Dominican College in Orangeburg, New York and pursued her degree in Early Childhood Education and Mathematics. She now has her New Jersey Teaching Certificate. After Megan graduated she pursued her education through working in early childhood facilities as well as in a public school. She then began working at the KinderCare Learning Center in Mahwah in June 2010 as their Program Specialist. She continued her career at KinderCare and is now the Assistant Director in the Paramus center. Megan enjoys her role as the Assistant Director, working closely with the management team and assisting the teachers in the classrooms.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to working for KinderCare Megan worked for other childcare facilities as well as in a public school.
    Year Started:
    6/1/2010
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education and K-5 with mathematics, NJ State Teaching Certification
  • Ms. Jessica

    Ms. Jessica, Infant & Learning Adventures Classrooms, Camp Coordinator

    I enjoy watching the children grow through their developmental milestones.

    Ms. Jessica has enjoyed working at the Paramus KinderCare for four years. During her time at the center Ms. Jessica has taught in the Infant, Jr. Preschool and Preschool classrooms. In addition, she assists with the Learning Adventures programs and is the Summer Camp Coordinator. Ms. Jessica is hardworking and dedicated to the children in her care; assuring that each child meets his or her developmental goals.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to working at KinderCare Ms. Jessica worked as both a nanny and as an event planner for children's parties.
    Year Started:
    8/1/2008
    Tenure:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15 Years
    Education:
    Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education, Pursuing Bachelor's of Arts Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Kristin

    Ms. Kristin, Infant Classroom

    I love coming to work every day because it is so rewarding to watch the children learn and grow.

    Ms. Kristin has been an Infant teacher since 2012. Ms. Kristin enjoys teaching and encouraging the infants to reach many of their memorable milestones. Ms. Kristin encourages the infants to reach their milestones by reading, singing and encouraging the infants to develop into Toddlers. Ms. Kristin also implements her curriculum in her classroom through fun activities and routine. Ms. Kristin finds her job rewarding by the great greeting of smiles every morning by the infants.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Kristin has worked for other childcare centers.
    Year Started:
    1/1/2012
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    6 Years
  • Ms. Laura

    Ms. Laura, Infant Classroom

    I love watching the children grow and develop day by day. I love the relationships I develop with each of the children and their families.

    Ms. Laura has been working in Paramus since 2011. She has worked in the Toddler and the Jr. Preschool classrooms. Ms. Laura enjoys doing circle time because she enjoys watching the children participate and get excited when they know the answer. Ms. Laura forms a bond with each child and works together with each family to help develop the children in her class.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Laura has worked in other childcare centers.
    Year Started:
    1/1/2011
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 Years
  • Ms. Qiana

    Ms. Qiana, Toddler Classroom

    I love coming to work every day knowing I am making a difference in a child's life. It is rewarding to see the children grow and learn every day.

    Ms. Qiana has many years experience as a Prekindergarten teacher and Toddler teacher. She joined our center in 2013, and has been an Infant and Toddler teacher. Ms. Qiana brings much excitement and creativity to her classroom. The children in her class are always laughing and busy engaging in different activities.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare Ms. Qiana worked at another daycare center for ten years.
    Year Started:
    1/1/2013
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    11 Years
  • Ms. Amanda S

    Ms. Amanda S, Toddler 1

    Ms. Amanda enjoys working with children. Ms. Amanda loves to watch each child grow and develop in her classroom.

    Ms. Amanda has been working in our Toddler 1 Classroom for almost a year now. Ms. Amanda has her B.A. in English Literature and her Certificate in Child Advocacy. Ms. Amanda enjoys doing circle time with the children. Ms. Amanda loves when the children participate and get excited when they have accomplished a new milestone in their lives. Ms. Amanda is a very caring and loving teacher who treats each child as if they were her own.

    Previous Experience:
    5
    Year Started:
    1/1/2014
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    6
    Education:
    Bachelors in English Literature
  • Ms. Wendy

    Ms. Wendy, Toddler 2

    Ms. Wendy is very passionate about teaching children.

    Ms. Wendy has been teachding since 2007. Ms. Wendy is currently our Toddler 2 Teacher. Ms. Wendy has complete the Child Development Associate program which helps her be the best teacher to the children in her classroom. Ms. Wendy has the patience and care every parent would want their toddler teacher to possess.

    Previous Experience:
    5
    Year Started:
    1/1/2013
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    7
    Education:
    Child Development Associate
  • Ms. Crystal

    Ms. Crystal, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    I love seeing the children get excited when they learn new things.

    Ms. Crystal was an Infant teacher before becoming our Jr. Preschool teacher. She has several years experience as a Jr. Preschool teacher and loves watching the children grow and develop each day. Ms. Crystal implements her curriculum throughout the day to help the children grow socially, emotionally, physically and intellectually. She is very passionate when teaching the children in her class and it shows through the children's smiles and laughter.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Crystal has worked for other childcare centers.
    Year Started:
    1/1/2012
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    6 Years
    Education:
    Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Amanda

    Ms. Amanda, Prekindergarten Classroom

    I enjoy coming into work and knowing what I am teaching the children will impact their lives forever.

    Ms. Amanda started out as a part-time floater and became a full-time teacher in September 2012. Ms. Amanda has a unique way of teaching the children through fun visualization. Her students are always busy learning and laughing. The children in her classroom look forward to coming to school and seeing what Ms. Amanda has planned for the day.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Amanda brings experience from other childcare centers.
    Year Started:
    1/1/2012
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    7 Years
  • Ms. Menka

    Ms. Menka, Prekindergarten Classroom

    I love my job knowing I am helping develop the children into young adults. Seeing the growth in the children is one of the most rewarding experiences any one can experience in a lifetime.

    Ms.Menka has been a Jr. Preschool teacher since 2011 and now is a Preschool teacher since September 2013. Sheloves helping the children grow through safe play and healthy activities. Ms. Menka enjoys knowing she is a source of guidance for the children and having the children look up to her as a role model. She makes learning fun in her classroom.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Menka has worked elsewhere, including other childcare centers.
    Year Started:
    1/1/2011
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    11 Years
    Education:
    Elementary Education Teaching Credentials
  • Ms. Leah

    Ms. Leah, Preschool 2

    Ms. Leah loves being a role model for the children and watching them grown and learn.

    Ms. Leah has been one of our Preschool teachers for almost a year now. Ms. Leah has her Associates Degree in Liberal Arts. Ms. Leah was a counselor for the YMCA for several years before joining our team as a Preschool Teacher. Ms. Leah adds many different creative ideas and activities to her classroom to help enhance the learning the children do throughout the day. Ms. Leah is a very loving and caring teacher to all her students.

    Previous Experience:
    9
    Year Started:
    1/1/2014
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    10
    Education:
    Associates Degree in Liberal Arts
  • Ms. Samantha

    Ms. Samantha, Preschool Classroom

    I enjoy coming to work and watching the children learn and become independent. Their eagerness to learn makes teaching them all the more fun for me.

    Ms. Samantha was an Infant teacher before becoming a our preschool teacher. While teaching in the classroom, she implements many creative ideas and styles into her curriculum to make learning fun. This makes her classroom filled with many art masterpieces that are on display and were created by the children. Ms. Samantha loves knowing that her creative ways of teaching will help develop her students into being smart, creative, young adults.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Samantha has a couple years of experience in childcare and is eager to continue her career in early childhood education.
    Year Started:
    1/1/2012
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 Years
  • Ms. Sultana

    Ms. Sultana, Pre-Kindergarten 1

    Ms. Sultana enjoys all the energy and excitement she endures during the day with all the children in her classroom.

    Ms. Sultana has her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education. Ms. Sultana has worked as a tutor for schoolage children, has been a head teacher for another childcare center and a substitute teacher in the public schools. Ms. Sultana enjoys teaching the children throughout the day and seeing the excitement in their eyes when they have reached another milestone in their lives.

    Previous Experience:
    3
    Year Started:
    1/1/2014
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    5
    Education:
    Associates Degree in Early Education
  • Ms. Alyssa

    Ms. Alyssa, Pre-Kindergarten 2

    Ms. Alyssa is very passionate about teaching her Pre-Kindergarten class. Ms. Alyssa enjoys watching the children develop each day as they learn and achieve their goals.

    Ms. Alyssa has her Bachelors Degree in Arts and Science. Ms. Alyssa has been our Pre-Kindergarten teacher for almost a year now. Ms. Alyssa enjoys interacting with the children throughout the day in small group activities so she can watch them grow individually and as a group. Ms. Alyssa brings great excitement and creativity to her classroom. The children enjoy being in Ms. Alyssa's classroom.

    Previous Experience:
    2
    Year Started:
    1/1/2014
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    2
    Education:
    Bachelors in Arts and Science
  • Ms. Stephanie, Learning Adventures Classroom

    I love to see my children learn and grow throughout the center.

    Ms. Stephanie has worked for KinderCare for five years. She has an Associate's Degree in Marketing from Berkley college. After obtaining her degree Ms. Stephanie realized her true passion involved working with children. As the Learning Adventures teacher she tries to make every child's learning experience a memorable and fulfilling one. Ms. Stephanie loves working with the children one on one. Through the tutorial sessions she enriches the children's lives each day.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to working at KinderCare Ms. Stephanie worked at a private Preschool and as a nanny.
    Year Started:
    6/1/2007
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    7 Years
    Education:
    Associate's Degree in Marketing

July 2015 Events

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  1. Thursday July 16, 2015
    1. Field Trip: Chilies

  2. Monday July 20, 2015
    1. Swim Lessons YMCA Ridgewood

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  3. Wednesday July 22, 2015
    1. Special Visitor: Mother Goose Magic

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  4. Thursday July 23, 2015
    1. Field Trip: World of Wings

  5. Monday July 27, 2015
    1. Swim Lessons YMCA Ridgewood

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  6. Wednesday July 29, 2015
    1. Special Visitor: Rizzo’s Pets

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  7. Friday July 31, 2015
    1. Field Trip: Movies

About Our Center

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!

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • Spanish

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • AM Snack
  • Lunch

Additional Menu Options

  • Vegetarian
  • Special diets

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

The health and safety of the children is our top priority. To reduce illness in the center we follow a very comprehensive cleaning checklist to ensure that all toys, learning tools, manipulatives and classrooms are kept clean and sanitized. Our management team and staff are trained in first aid and CPR. In addition, we are a nut free facility and have a detailed allergy list posted in all our classrooms to assure that student allergies are closely monitored.

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.

I have two sons who attend KinderCare in Paramus, New&nbsp; Jersey. Jack is four and Danny is three months old. Jack has had a great year with Ms. Anika, Ms. Michelle and Ms. Erica (Prekindergarten I). He has learned to write and is learning to read. I am so proud of him and the progress he has made this year. I truly feel that Ms. Anika, Ms. Michelle and Ms. Erica care about their students. Jack also works with Ms. Steph in Kelsey. He has made a great deal of progress working with Ms. Steph as well. I feel that she also truly cares about her students.<br /> Danny has just started in Infant I with Ms. Jeanine and Ms. Jessica. Danny has transitioned nicely. I feel that the teachers do a great job caring for him. The classroom is a lovely and clean environment for an infant. The teachers utilize appropriate toys and books. In addition, the children are presented with appropriate sensory activities, such as making footprints. There is music on and a smile on Danny's face when I pick him up.<br /> The teachers in both classes as well as the administrative staff are always willing to speak with me regarding questions, concerns or just about the boys' progress. I just wanted to acknowledge what a great job these teachers doing. Thank you!

- Mother

We are writing to acknowledge a special teacher in our daughter Alex's life. In the last year that our daughter Alex has been in Jr. Preschool, Ms. Menka has done an outstanding job providing excitement, laughter and love to all of the kids in her class. Her dedication (holiday performance, bringing in her china tea set, thorough parent reports) and spirit (peanut butter jelly song, books, workout routine) have provided a truly happy and caring place for our toddler to spend her days. Alex always talks about Ms. Menka every night (even though she's moved on to preschool) and even talks about her while she sleeps at night ("which one should I pick Ms. Menka?")! Thank you KinderCare for finding these special teachers!

- Parents
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