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

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

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

October 2016
10/3- Make a Pumpkin Today!
10/4- Wear Pink for Breast Cancer!
10/5- Bring in a treat for your Teacher.
10/6- Make a Fall leaf today.
10/7- Wear your Eagles gear!
10/11- Spaghetti Dinner 5pm-7pm
10/13- Mis Match Day
10/14- Candy Corn Day!
10/17- Lets make a Scare Crow!
10/18- Wear your Flyers Gear!
10/19- Donuts and Bagels for Mom & Dad
10/20- Painting with Apples
10/21- Apple Cider and Cookies for snack
10/23- Breast Cancer Walk at 9am @ Cooper River Park
10/24- Wear your favorite Halloween Shirt
10/25- Pajama Day!
10/26- Free Cooking Class!
10/27- Wear Orange and Black Today!
10/28- National Chocolate Day
10/31- Halloween Parade @ 3pm followed by Trunk or Treat at 3:30

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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 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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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.


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

Upcoming Events at our CenterView All Events

  1. Sunday January 01, 2017
    1. January's Learning Focus

      Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Light and Dark, plus the Sky and Weather

      Through shadow play, experiments with flashlights, observing the Sun and more, infants and toddlers will enjoy learning about light and dark this month. Infants continue sensory development by looking at contrasting patterns and at objects that are clearly defined by sharp edges and bright colors, while toddlers will build on their understanding of the light and dark concepts with play around daytime and nighttime. The older Discovery Preschool children will turn their attention to the sky as they learn about weather, the Moon, the Sun, and stars.

      Children 4–5 years old: Transportation, Healthy Bodies, and Winter

      For children in the Preschool and Kindergarten classrooms, January is filled with variety! They’ll begin by learning about transportation and studying how things get from “here” to “there.” A few weeks later, the focus will shift to health and bodies, with an emphasis placed on how to make good choices for a growing body. Towards the end of the month, children will be introduced to the transformative nature of the winter season and learn how to dress and take care of themselves when it’s cold outside. 

  2. Monday December 26, 2016
    1. Center Closed in Observance of Christmas Day

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 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:
    2 Years
    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.

    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:
    6 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

    Ms. 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 get 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:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 years
    Working towards her Bachelor's in English
  • Ms. Aleida, Infant Classroom

    It takes a big heart to shape a little mind

    Ms. Aleida has always had a passion for working with children. She recentlly went from part time to full time as the Infant A teacher. Ms. Aleida is wonderful with the infants and she is always singing with them, reading them stories or doing an art project with them. She is very patient and loving to all the children and has a great rapport with all the parents.

    Year Started:
    3 Years
  • Ms. Rebecca, Infant Classroom

    its 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:
    Years in ECE industry:
    1 year
    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 room, 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 6 year old little girl.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    The teacher from the black lagoon
    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3 Years
    Pursuing Child Development Associate's Credential
  • 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. 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:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 years
    Bachelors in Education
  • Ms. Aimee

    Ms. Aimee, Discovery Preschool Classroom + Bus Driver

    It takes a big heart to shape little minds

    Ms. Aimee provides a warm, friendly environment for the children to learn and grow. She loves doing art projects with the children and seeing their creativity. Ms. Aimee has worked for Kindercare since 2005. She started back in 2001 and after leaving for a short time she returned! Ms. Aimee has been a licensed foster parent for several years and during that time she gained custody of her niece and nephew who have since then started families of their own. She lives with her loving husband Stephen and her beautiful stepdaughter Shayla. Her love of children has grown throughout the years and working at Kindercare has been the best experience of her life. 

    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 & The Lorax by Dr. Seuss
    Year Started:
    12 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    16 Years
    Camden County College
  • 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. Suess
    Year Started:
    19 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    27 Years
  • Miss Jill

    Miss Jill, Prekindergarten Classroom

    You're braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think" - Winnie the Pooh

    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./ Eric Carle
    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 years
    Working towards her degree in Nursing
  • Ms. Loretta, Bus Driver and Cook

    Year Started:

December 2016 Events

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  1. Thursday December 01, 2016
    1. December's Learning Focus

      Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Family, Friends, and Things that Go!

      Infants and toddlers will be exploring family and friends, while three-year-olds will focus on things that go vroom! Social and emotional development is foundational to growth and development in babies, so this month, infants and toddlers will participate in activities that reinforce their connection to family while also exploring connections that exist outside their home, such as friends. Meanwhile, their older friends in Discovery Preschool will learn about and play around with things that move (like bicycles, cars, buses, trains, and airplanes), which are all very exciting for little ones as they continue to explore the world outside their homes. 

      Children 4–5 years old: My Country + Tools and Machines

      The four- and five-year-olds continue exploring the world around them by learning about the state and country they live in! They’ll sings songs, play games based on travel, and learn about flags, state foods, and more. Children will also be introduced to cardinal directions (east, west, north, and south) and gain an appreciation for travel and meeting new friends from different places. 

      Children are naturally fascinated with machines and how things work and are put together. So to encourage that fascination, during the second half of this month children will learn about and play around with tools and machines. In addition to building literacy skills by using the names of machines and tools, children will develop math skills by graphing information, counting wheels, and more.

  2. Monday December 26, 2016
    1. Center Closed in Observance of Christmas 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

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 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.

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