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Pennsauken KinderCare

Kate Butch, Center Director

4430 River Rd. Pennsauken NJ 08110
(856) 663-2110 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Years
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We are in Pennsauken and near the Merchantville communities. We are a short driving distance from Cherry Hill, Cinnaminson, and Philadelphia.

Welcome

Welcome to KinderCare Pennsauken an accredited learning center. Our center is dedicated to providing an excellent learning experience for each child. Our teachers and staff strive to ensure each student reaches their maximum potential. The partnership between teachers and families is dedicated to ensuring the strongest foundation for kindergarten and beyond.

Kate Butch, Center Director

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AMERICA’S MOST ACCREDITED

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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SCHOOL-READY

Our kids are taking off!

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

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.

Monthly Activities

June's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Wonderful Water and Insects and Spiders

Infants and toddlers will be exploring the wonderful world of water as the children in Discovery Preschool dig into the creepy-crawly world of insects and spiders! Infants will have the chance to practice splashing, scooping, pouring, and playing with bubbles, while toddlers will take a swim on the creative side as they paint with water and create habitats for sea animals. Children in Discovery Preschool will focus on science as they learn about the differences between insects and spiders, how caterpillars turn into butterflies, and how bees pollinate flowers and make honey. Children’s creativity will blossom as they use dried pasta to create butterfly artwork!

Children 4 to 5 years old: Staying Safe and Exploring the Arts

In this modern world, safety is never overrated—and that’s why we take the first half of June to teach children all about how to keep themselves safe in different situations and places. After that, children will delve into the arts as they learn about visual art, musical art, dancing, and acting, and discover the different types of art, music, and dance that exist around the world. Preschoolers will focus on number recognition in order to learn their phone numbers and how to call 911, the Pre-K class will examine how art concepts and techniques are used in famous works of art, and our kindergartners will collaborate on a group project together, such as making first aid kits or choreographing their own dance routine! 

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.

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.

Craft Adventures

Teachers & Staff

At KinderCare Pennsauken our staff has a combined over 100 years of devoted service. We are a KinderCare family within our Center. As you read through our biographies you will notice our education, training and experience is focused on the educating of young children to give them the ability to become life long learners. Young children are born with a natural curiosity and at KinderCare Pennsauken we embrace and build on that natural curiosity within each child.

  • Kate Butch

    Kate Butch, Center Director

    Ms. Kate began her career teaching children performing arts in southern New Jersey. Since then she has spent the majority of her time working in retail traveling stores and training staff members to give the best experience possible to those who walk through her doors. Coming to KinderCare allows her to merge the two things she loves, being around children and growing staff.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Kate's experience has focused on working across industries boosting the potential of every building by focusing on the staff. If time is spent making sure amazing teachers are brought on and give the amazing teachers already hard at work everything they need then your children reap all of the benefits.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Horton Hears a Who" Dr. Suess
    Year Started:
    2/1/2016
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Education:
    Bachelor's of Science, Management
  • Ms. Elaine

    Ms. Elaine, Infant Classroom

    Its our jobs as educators to create the strong foundation for the future success in education and in life.

    Ms.Elaine has been with the KinderCare family since 2014. Ms. Elaine uses her experience with her own children to fully capture the attention of her students. She uses various interactive stories and enhancements to ensure that each child gains a better understanding of the curriculum content. Ms. Elaine also uses "serve and return" as a way to promote speech development amongst her students.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Elaine has over 15 years of previous experience in business management and human services field. Ms. Elaine has many years experience interacting with children on the Autism spectrum and children with multiple disabilities.
    Favorite Children's Book:

    Over in the Meadow author Child's Play series

    Year Started:
    12/1/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 years
    Education:
    Associate Degree in Elementary education from Camden County College and pursuing a Bachelor's degree from Rutgers University in Social work and Child Psychology
  • Ms. Brittany

    Ms. Brittany, Infant Classroom

    I'm happy to be a part of the KinderCare learning center family, and I am most definitely love what I do as a teacher.

    Ms. Brittany has been with KinderCare since November of 2015. She was always good with kids and enjoyed spending time with them. Before introduced to the center, she was a private babysitter. Thanks to the KinderCare staff Ms. Brittany has been able to bring her experience into the classroom and incorporate some new things as well!

    Favorite Children's Book:

    Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown

    Year Started:
    11/4/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
  • Ms. Danielle

    Ms. Danielle, Infant Classroom

    Nothing is impossible if you believe in yourself.

    Ms. Danielle is currently in her second year of college. Her major is early childhood education. However, this fall Danielle will be taking a gap year to pursue a certification to become a phlebotomist.

    Previous Experience:
    I was a camp counselor at my local summer day camp church. I worked for my church for three years and gained knowledgeable information about the way children behave, learn, and play. I also completed an internship my first semester of college at my former middle school.
    Favorite Children's Book:

    Harry Potter and Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling

    Year Started:
    3/30/2016
    Tenure:
    1 Year
  • Miss Tamisha

    Miss Tamisha, Infant Classroom

    Ms. Tamisha loves to teach because she enjoys watching the children learn new things. It is so exciting to see the look on their face when they have that "aha!" moment. Her favorite center is the library, because she understands the importance of language and want to encourage the children to read as often as possible. We also sing silly songs, play with puppets, and discuss the calendar and weather. All of these activities are designed to help with our language skill and for us to have fun! She chooses to work at KinderCare in Voorhees because of outstanding curriculum and the great team that we have here! She has had the pleasure of working with children of all ages. When she's not working with young children she's spending time with her husband and son.

    Favorite Children's Book:

    The Three Little Pigs by Patricia Seibert

    Year Started:
    8/17/1915
    Tenure:
    101 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10+
    Education:
    Child Development Associate
  • Ms. Gabi

    Ms. Gabi, Toddler Classroom

    Year Started:
    6/22/2015
    Tenure:
    2 Years
  • Ms. Fiordaliza

    Ms. Fiordaliza, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    I love working with children and helping them learn new things everyday.

    Ms. Fiordaliza is very passionate about education and learning. She loves to read books and sing educational songs to the children. She enjoys working with families and helping the children learn. Ms. Fiordaliza is happy to answer any questions families have and to team up with them to create individualized learning goals. This team effort gives her a better understanding of the students needs to assist in her teaching.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Fiordaliza has previously worked in the travel service industry for 4 ½ years and 8 years as a Teacher's Assistant.
    Favorite Children's Book:

    Ice Cream Summer author Peter Sis

    Year Started:
    10/9/2006
    Tenure:
    10 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 years
    Education:
    Obtaining a Development Associate Credential from Rasmussen College
  • Ms. Maria

    Ms. Maria, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    I love working with children, teaching is my passion. Helping them learn is my joy.

    Ms. Maria was born in Puerto Rico. She began working at Head Start soon after high school and stayed in the field for 20 years before relocation and joining the Kindercare family. Maria loves music and using songs to promote learning.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Maria has previously worked for 20 years for the Head Start Program in Puerto Rico. She has a vast knowledge of Hispanic culture.
    Favorite Children's Book:

    The Field of Wacky Inventions author Patrick Carman

    Year Started:
    9/19/2007
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    27 years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate Credential
  • Ms. Shanisha

    Ms. Shanisha, Preschool Classroom

    As an educator I believe it is imperative that I sow positive seeds into the life of each child that I encounter. So that they can blossom into confident young adults who are not afraid to dream big and turn their dreams into reality.

    Ms. Shanisha is a native of South Jersey and an alumni of Rutgers University. She joined the KinderCare family in 2007 as the Administrative Assistant/Phonics teacher before transitioning into the role of Preschool teacher in 2011. Ms. Shanisha really enjoys teaching the Preschool age group. They help keep her feeling energized and young at heart. Her level of education shows throughout her classroom. Her students are mastering levels of educational development.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Shanisha volunteered as a Classroom Assistant at Head Start for one year before obtaining permanent position at Kindercare.
    Favorite Children's Book:

    The Best Friends Battle author Charles Santoso

    Year Started:
    10/2/2007
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    7 years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, Master's Degree in Elementary Education
  • Ms. Evelyn

    Ms. Evelyn, Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Evelyn has been with KinderCare for the past nine years. She received her bachelor's degree in Sociology and did her internship with the Division of Youth and Family Services. Ms.Evelyn gives 100% of herself when teaching lessons and interacting with her students. Her work shows her passion she is for learning, the development of her students is her number one priority.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Evelyn had previously been an Intern at the Division of Youth and Family Services.
    Favorite Children's Book:

    The Secret Author by Rhonda Byrne

    Year Started:
    3/26/2006
    Tenure:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    9 years
    Education:
    Bachelor's of Arts Degree in Sociology
  • Miss Patty

    Miss Patty, Cook


    Favorite Children's Book:

    One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fist, Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss

    Year Started:
    8/23/1916
    Tenure:
    100 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    18 Years
    Education:
    Associate in Culinary Science
  • Miss Candice, Toddler Classroom

    "With a lot of practice and a little bit of patience, anything is possible!

    Candice has been a resident of Pennsauken her whole life and is currently raising her 10-year-old daughter here. She loves working with the toddler age group and being in a position to see them learn and discover the world around them. She is also currently completing her degree in special education. 

    Previous Experience:
    Candice worked for two years prior to coming to KinderCare in early childhood education. She has experience working with many age groups but has always enjoyed working with toddlers. Candice had the opportunity to work for both accredited and non-accredited schools as well as open and closed concept settings which has given her lots of experience learning how to teach in different settings with different challenges.
    Favorite Children's Book:

    One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss

    Year Started:
    1/13/2017
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 Years
    Education:
    Associate Degree in Communications, Currently working on a Bachelor's Degree in Special Education
  • Miss Taneshia, Floater

    We are all a family that works together.

    Taneisha's first passion came from her three year old son. After witnessing how important the first years are, she has dedicated her career to ensuring that every student has the foundation necessary for entering into kindergarten. She feels a sense of pride and accomplishment as she gets to see her students flourish both individually and academically.

    Favorite Children's Book:

    Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown

    Year Started:
    12/8/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    4 years
  • Miss Antonesia, Toddler Classroom

    "Sometimes you win, sometimes you learn.

    Miss Antoneisa is working on her second year at KinderCare. She is currently earning her bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education at Rowan University. Miss Antoneisa adores children and is very passionate about becoming a teacher.  Starting her Early Childhood Education career here at KinderCare has been a wonderful experience. 

    Previous Experience:
    Internship at Camden's Pride Charter School Internship at Kiddie Junction Childcare & Preschool
    Favorite Children's Book:

    The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister

    Year Started:
    4/5/1916
    Tenure:
    101 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
    Education:
    Associate Degree in Education from Camden County College; Pursuing Bachelor's Degree from Rowan University

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June's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Wonderful Water and Insects and Spiders

Infants and toddlers will be exploring the wonderful world of water as the children in Discovery Preschool dig into the creepy-crawly world of insects and spiders! Infants will have the chance to practice splashing, scooping, pouring, and playing with bubbles, while toddlers will take a swim on the creative side as they paint with water and create habitats for sea animals. Children in Discovery Preschool will focus on science as they learn about the differences between insects and spiders, how caterpillars turn into butterflies, and how bees pollinate flowers and make honey. Children’s creativity will blossom as they use dried pasta to create butterfly artwork!

Children 4 to 5 years old: Staying Safe and Exploring the Arts

In this modern world, safety is never overrated—and that’s why we take the first half of June to teach children all about how to keep themselves safe in different situations and places. After that, children will delve into the arts as they learn about visual art, musical art, dancing, and acting, and discover the different types of art, music, and dance that exist around the world. Preschoolers will focus on number recognition in order to learn their phone numbers and how to call 911, the Pre-K class will examine how art concepts and techniques are used in famous works of art, and our kindergartners will collaborate on a group project together, such as making first aid kits or choreographing their own dance routine! 

About Our Center

Our KinderCare Pennsauken Center is the first nationally accredited childcare center in Pennsauken, NJ. KinderCare Pennsauken has gone under a thorough and rigorous process and receive accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young children (NAEYC.) We are very proud of our accreditation and efforts to provide children with superb and excellent education.

Awards and Recognition

  • National Association for the Education of Young Children

    National Association for the Education of Young Children

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • Spanish

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Additional Menu Options

  • Vegetarian
  • Special diets

Center Menu

Holidays Observed

We are closed on these days for the 2015-2016 school years: 
-New Years Day
-President Day (We host our Professional Development Day)
-Memorial Day
-4th of July
-Labor Day
-Columbus Day (We host our Professional Development Day)
-Thanksgiving Day and  Day after Thanksgiving
-Christmas Day.

Health and Safety

At KinderCare Pennsauken we make a strong effort to provide our students with the best Health and Safety practices. All of our teachers are certified in First Aid and are CPR certified. Our playground is completely fenced in and is routinely serviced to ensure a maximum level of safety. Our front door entry system is key pad only. We are located in a quiet neighborhood setting providing our students with a relaxed, suburban friendly environment.

At KinderCare, what families say about us means a lot. Read below some of the great experiences our families have had with us.

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I love the staff! I Love the one on one interaction with the parents in regards to the children's accomplishments!

- Mother

I love KinderCare! The center and staff really make my child and I feel special! They are so kind and caring each and everyday!

- Mother

KinderCare is a great place for kids. They also provide transportation for children to and from school.

- Mother

The staff here is always helpful and very friendly. They take very good care of my son and he loves them!

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