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Sewell KinderCare

Donnai Ruggiero, Center Director

113 Egg Harbor Rd. Sewell NJ 08080
(856) 228-5640 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Years

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Special Instructions:
behind McDonald's next to Washington Twp. Water Tower

Exit 46A off Hwy 55 Turn right at Wawa

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Central, Good Intent, Grenlock, Bullock, Whitman, Hurfville, Pine Acres, Bells

All of our rooms are overflowing with curriculum and fun. Are you ready for summer? We are! Stop in to grab a copy of all of the summer activities and register today!

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Welcome to the Sewell KinderCare. The teachers and I  would like to invite you in for a tour of our center. We want you to see first hand all the wonderful things that are happening at the center. Please read on to find out more about our center what we feature, programs and the staff: Immediately after, feel free to give us a call so that we may turn your online glimpse into reality. Thanks again for your interest! We can't  wait to meet you and your early learners.

Donnai Ruggiero, 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.

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.


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. Wednesday November 25, 2015
    1. Wacky Wednesday - Crazy Hat Day

  2. Thursday November 26, 2015
    1. Center Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

      Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy the holiday.

Teachers & Staff

Our staff is dedicated, hardworking, and will provide a safe and loving environment for your children. Here at the Sewell KinderCare we have experienced teachers who have been in the educational field for more than 18 years and have their CPR and First Aid qualifications. Our staff strongly believes in building relationships with all our families and responding to the unique needs of every child in our center.

  • Donnai Ruggiero

    Donnai Ruggiero, Center Director

    I have a true passion for children and how amazing it is that they learn something new everyday.  I feel that education not only comes from the mind, but it also comes from the heart.



    Miss Donna has worked as a Center Director for 6 years. Her prior experience was teaching  Pre-K  for 12 years. She has earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Education and/History from Rowan College in Glassboro, N.J.  Donna is very excited to be a part of the Kindercare family and hopes to bring a safe and loving environment to the Sewell Kindercare. 






    Previous Experience:
    Prior to starting at KinderCare, Donna taught Pre-K for 12 years. Donna then decided to pursue her administrative abilities by becoming an Assistant Director, and has been a Center Director for the past six years.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    If you Give a Mouse a Cookie Llama, Llama Where's My Mama
    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    18 years
    Bachelor of Arts in Education/History
  • Kammy Ryan

    Kammy Ryan, Assistant Director

    Teaching is the greatest gift that you can give someone.

    Kammy is the Assistant Director here at Sewell Kindercare. She helps the Center Director with daily activities. She also assists the teachers with curriculum and scheduling. Kammy loves going to visit all the children in their classroom and interacting with them. She also enjoys getting to know all the staff and families that come in the building each day. She is a wonderful mother of 2 children whom also attend Kindercare.

    Previous Experience:
    Kammy has worked with children for the past 10 years. She was a Pre-School teacher prior to becoming an Assistant Director here at Kindercare.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Goodnight Moon by:Margaret Wise Brown The Giving Tree by:Shel Silverstein
    Year Started:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 years
    Bachelor Of Arts in Education/History
  • Ms. Tracy

    Ms. Tracy, Health and Safety Coordinator/ Infant room teacher

    A person is a person no matter how small."  -Dr. Seuss

    Miss Tracy loves being able to be a part of each infant"s developmental milestones. The look of determination on their face brings joy to her heart.  Although her classroom is the Infant room, she enjoys being able to ge to know all the children and families. Miss Tracy loves working as our Health and Safety Coordinator and truly respects this position. She considers this position very important since it requires her to look after all the safety and health issues in our building.

    Previous Experience:
    Worked as an assistant teacher in another daycare setting.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Cat in the Hat by: Dr. Seuss Green Eggs and Ham by.Dr. Seuss The Big Red Barn by:Margaret Wise Brown and Felica Bond Illustrator
    Year Started:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 years
    Working towards her Bachelor's in English
  • Ms. Kris

    Ms. Kris, Infant Classroom

    I love seeing the kids learn new things!

    Ms. Kris enjoys working in the Infant classroom. She ensures that the children are taken care of just as their parents would take care of them. She communicates on a daily basis with each and every parent. She is also a loving mother of a six-year-old daughter.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Where the Wild Things Are by: Maurice Sendak
    Year Started:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3 years
    Bachelor's of Arts Degree in English
  • Ms. Allison

    Ms. Allison, Toddler Classroom

    while we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about

    Ms. Allison enjoys coming into work each morning to see the excitement on the children's faces when she starts the day. The children in her class love doing circle time with her. During circle-time she singing the days of the week and the alphabet song. They also do the weather, count to ten, do shapes and colors. The children have fun doing the morning exercises. She does an art project everyday to go with the months theme. We you walk past her room you can hear her singing or reading book. Ms. Allison also has a 5 year old daughter who attends Kindercare. 

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare Ms. Allison worked at other daycare centers. She was also a nanny, and VBS teacher
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Bear feels scared
    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    3 Years
    Pursuing Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Jill

    Ms. Jill, Toddler Classroom

    Everyday is something new in the toddler room. I enjoys watching the children grow physically and emotionally. I find it amazing how much a young child can learn every day.'

    Mr. Jill has been with us for one year and in that short time she has brought a lot of laughter to the toddlers. When you walk into the room you can find her sitting on the floor playing with the children. Whether it be pushing the cars on the track or having "coffee" with the class she is engaged with them all day.

    Previous Experience:
    prior to joining Kindercare Ms. Jill was a nanny for three amazing children.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Brown Bear, Brown Bear by:Bill Martin Jr./ Eric Carle
    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    1 year
    earning her bachelors degree
  • Ms. Tina

    Ms. Tina, Discovery Preschool / Floater

    I love coming to work and seeing all the children's smiling faces everyday. I learn something new from them everyday as well as they learn new things from me.

    Ms. Tina is the  part-time discovery preschool teacher. Our room is welcoming and decorated with the children's artwork based on our theme for that months  curriculum. Our room promotes a friendly, family and educational atmosphere for the children. Even when playing with the children, I am always thinking of ways to incorporate learning into any activity the children are involved in.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Tina has been babysitting since she was 14 years old.
    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 years
    Rutgers University, her major is elementry education
  • Ms. Aimee

    Ms. Aimee, Pre-School Teacher/Bus Driver

    It takes a big heart to shape little minds

    Mrs. Aiimee provides a warm, friendly environment for the children to learn and grow. She loves doing art projects with the children and seeing their creativity.  Mrs. Aimee has been a licensed foster parent for several years and during that time she gained custody of her niece and nephew. She just got married and now has an amazing stepdaughter who is 13 years old

    Previous Experience:
    Aimee worked for kindercare for 2 years. She then went on to be a private nanny for 1 year. Then she rejoined Kindercare again
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Bedtime For Francis by: Russell Hoban
    Year Started:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    14 years
    working on her child delopment association and she has cdl
  • Ms. Bonnie

    Ms. Bonnie, Pre-School Classroom/Cook

    I love the children's smiles and teaching them each day and  their hugs at the end of the day. I love hearing the children cheer when I bring food to the classes.

    Ms. Bonnie has been at the Sewell KinderCare for 18 years. Currently, she is the food specialist. She prepares healthy meals and talks to your children about nutrition and healthy food choices. During the afternoon you will see her in various classrooms. All the children in the center are very special and she loves the bond she is able to have with each and every one of them.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Bonnie has previous experience running her own home daycare.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    THe Cat in the Hat by:Dr. Suess
    Year Started:
    18 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    27 Years
  • Ms. Lori

    Ms. Lori, School Age/Bus Driver


    Miss Lori has been driving the bus for KinderCare for nine years. She also has been a teacher's assistant in numerous classrooms at different KinderCare centers. She Is fun loving, caring, a hard worker, generous and an organized person.

    Previous Experience:
    has worked in another childcare center
    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Very Hungry Caterpillar by: Eric Carle
    Year Started:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20 years
    High School Diploma/CDL

November 2015 Events

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  1. Sunday November 01, 2015
    1. November is Literacy Month!

      Bring in a book to share with your class each day in November!

  2. Monday November 02, 2015
    1. National Circle Day!

      Play Ring Around the Rosie!

  3. Tuesday November 03, 2015
    1. National Sandwich Day!

    2. Family Engagement Survey Begins!

  4. Wednesday November 04, 2015
    1. Pajama Day

      Get comfy

  5. Thursday November 05, 2015
    1. Dress up as your favorite storybook character

  6. Friday November 06, 2015
    1. Wear Fall Colors

  7. Saturday November 07, 2015
    1. Did you take the family survey?

  8. Monday November 09, 2015
    1. Mismatch Monday!

  9. Tuesday November 10, 2015
    1. Crazy Sock Day

  10. Wednesday November 11, 2015
    1. Veterans Day

      Wear red, white, and blue.

  11. Thursday November 12, 2015
    1. World Kindness Day!

      Write a thank you note to your teacher!

  12. Friday November 13, 2015
    1. America Recycles Day

      Wear green.

  13. Monday November 16, 2015
    1. Wear your Eagles gear!

  14. Tuesday November 17, 2015
    1. Thanksgiving Feast

  15. Thursday November 19, 2015
    1. What are you thankful for?

  16. Friday November 20, 2015
    1. World Children's Day

  17. Monday November 23, 2015
    1. Cookie Day

  18. Tuesday November 24, 2015
    1. Wear your favorite color shirt!

  19. Wednesday November 25, 2015
    1. Wacky Wednesday - Crazy Hat Day

  20. Thursday November 26, 2015
    1. Center Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

      Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy the holiday.

  21. Friday November 27, 2015
    1. Center Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

      Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy the holiday.

About Our Center

Our center is one of the few centers in the area that is open from  6:30- 6:30 Monday through Friday. We are conveniently located off Rt. 55.

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • AM Snack
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Additional Menu Options

  • Gluten free
  • Vegetarian

Center Menu

Holidays Observed

New Year's Day
Memorial Day
Labor Day
Thanksgiving Day /Friday after Thanksgiving Closed
Christmas Day

Health and Safety

Health and Safety are extremely important to us. Our current staff is certified in CPR and First Aid. We have a Health and Safety Coordinator that is responsible for the daily, weekly and monthly safety and cleaning checks. We have a keypad entry system for our parents which is changed every six months for security.

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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