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Sewell KinderCare

Donna 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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Neighborhood:
Exit 46A off Hwy 55. Turn right at Xpress mart

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Central, Pine Acres, Oak Valley

Welcome

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 happen each day. Please read on to find out more about what we feature, our programs and our 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 look forward to meeting you and your early learners.

Donna Ruggiero, 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.

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

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.

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.

Art Adventures

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.

  • Donna Ruggiero

    Donna 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 six years. Her prior experience was teaching  Prekindergarten for 12 years. She has earned her bachelor of art 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 Prekindergarten 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 and Llama, Llama Where's My Mama?

    Year Started:
    10/27/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    18 years
    Education:
    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 two children.

    Previous Experience:
    Kammy has worked with children for the past ten years. She was a Preschool teacher prior to becoming an Assistant Director here at KinderCare.
    Favorite Children's Book:

    Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown and The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

    Year Started:
    9/15/2010
    Tenure:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 years
    Education:
    Bachelor Of Arts in Education/History
  • Ms. Rebecca, Infant Classroom

    It's a beautiful thing when a career and a passion come together.

    Ms. Rebecca is currently a Senior at Rutgers Camden. She is studying to be a Elementary School teacher.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to KinderCare Ms. Rebecca was a camp counselor at ESF in Moorestown. Ms. Rebecca also spent a lot of time babysitting.
    Favorite Children's Book:

    Berenstein Bears

    Year Started:
    2/12/2016
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    1 year
    Education:
    Currently going to Rutgers for her degree in Elementary Education
  • Ms. Allison

    Ms. Allison, Toddler Classroom

    When the world says give up, hope whispers try one more time.

    Ms. Allison loves working in our Toddler classroom, nothing makes her happier than the look on their faces when they come in excited and ready to start their day. Toddlerhood is such an important time in our children's lives, it's when they start to form their own personality, creativity, and learn to work independently and or together as a team. Ms. Allison finds it to be a privilege working with these young children. She takes pride in knowing she's responsible for their everyday learning and growing. She makes sure to always make relationships with not only the children but their parents as well. She lets her parents know she has an open door policy. Working for KinderCare has been such an awesome adventure and a great experience for Ms. Allison. She loves this center, and all the women that work here. She wouldn't change it for the world!

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare Ms. Allison worked at other daycare centers. She was also a nanny, and VBS leader. She is also a mother of a six year old little girl.
    Favorite Children's Book:

    The Teacher From The Black Lagoon

    Year Started:
    3/24/2014
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3 Years
    Education:
    Pursuing Child Development Associate Credential
  • Ms. Tina

    Ms. Tina, Discovery Preschool Classroom, 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. Her room is welcoming and decorated with the children's artwork based on our theme for that month's curriculum. Her room promotes a friendly, family and educational atmosphere for the children. Even when playing with the children, she is 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:
    5/17/2013
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 years
    Education:
    Bachelors in Education
  • Ms. Bonnie, Preschool Classroom

    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 20 years. Currently, she is our Preschool teacher. Ms. Bonnie always has a smile on her face and loves being greeted by her happy and excited children every morning. She enjoys teaching her class their letters. Ms Bonnie can always be found singing the alphabet and doing various activities with her children. 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. Seuss

    Year Started:
    3/17/1997
    Tenure:
    20 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    27 Years
  • Miss Jill

    Miss Jill, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Ms. Jill has been with KinderCare since 2014 and in that time she has brought a lot of laughter to the children and staff. When you walk into the room you can find her doing a unique art project or playing a fun game. Ms. Jill enjoys watching the children grow physically and emotionally. Ms. Jill is always practicing letters and numbers. This is an important time in the lives of children as they are beginning to transform and get ready for Kindergarten. She enjoys watching how much a young child can learn each day. Ms. Jill has a great relationship with all of her parents and co-workers. Ms. Jill is also the leader of our Art Learning Adventures program.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining Kindercare Miss. Jill was a nanny for three children. She also babysat many different children.
    Favorite Children's Book:

    Brown Bear, Brown Bear by Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle

    Year Started:
    3/1/2014
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 years
    Education:
    Working towards her degree in Nursing
  • Ms. Loretta, Bus Driver and Cook

    Year Started:
    8/1/2016
    Tenure:
    1 Year

Upcoming Center Activities

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September's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Spaces and Places and All About Me
As infants and toddlers explore the spaces and places around them, children in Discovery Preschool will learn all about what makes people the same as well as what makes them different. Infants will experiment with moving toy cars around, build block towers and then knock them down, and even take a tour of the center to see what things are like outside of their classroom! Toddlers will get all revved up as they take a closer look at different vehicles and learn more about neighborhoods, communities, and the jobs that grownups have. In Discovery Preschool, children will be learning about themselves as they play games that strengthen their five senses, discuss feelings and emotions, practice self-help skills, and work on learning the names of body parts.

Children 4 to 5 years old: All About Me and My Home and Family
It’s the beginning of the school year—the perfect time to get to know each other better! Older children will be spending time sharing about themselves, their homes, and their families as they learn what makes people the same and what makes them different. Children will bring their own experiences to the drawing board as they create group stories and 3-D collages about families and homes, pantomime different home- and family-related activities, and draw self-portraits. With our curriculum’s project-related learning component, children in Transitional Kindergarten work together to decide on an individual or whole-group project related to the theme. Past projects have included creating a class book about emotions or working together to build a small-scale home, but who knows—the children may come up with a unique idea that’s entirely their own!

Monday September 04, 2017
Center Closed for Labor Day

About Our Center

Our center is one of the few centers in the area that is open from  6:30am- 6:30pm Monday through Friday. We are conveniently located off Rt. 55 & Rt. 47.

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • AM Snack
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Additional Menu Options

  • Gluten free
  • Vegetarian

Center Menu

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

Health and Safety are extremely important to us. Our current staff members are all CPR and first aid certified. We have a Health and Safety Coordinator that is responsible for the daily, weekly and monthly safety and cleaning checks. We also 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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