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Toms River KinderCare

Marge Boyle, Center Director

915 Hazelwood Rd. Toms River NJ 08753
(732) 929-3010 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Special Instructions:
off Fisher Blvd

Neighborhood:
Next to Dunkin Donuts

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Hooper Avenue East Dover Cedar Grove Silver Bay Elementary School St. Joe's Elementary


 

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Welcome

Welcome to KinderCare Learning Center in Toms River. We are proud to offer one of the BEST Early Educational Programs in the Country. From Infants to Kindergarten and our After School Programs too, we believe a whole child is a happy child!!!

Marge Boyle, 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.

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.

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 at Kindercare have lots of "History".. Our Teachers have been with us from three to 28 years. We have a very caring and dedicated staff. We strive to make our services and communication with you exceptional. Our teachers are eager to understand your needs and to serve your child as a unique member of our KinderCare family!

  • Marge Boyle

    Marge Boyle, Center Director

    I enjoy each day working with our Staff, Children and Parents. I consider it an honor that our families have chosen us to be a part of their family.

    Marge has been with KinderCare since September 1984. She opened up the Toms River center 28 years ago and then moved to the Manasquan center 10 years ago and Directed that center. She is now back at the Toms River Center enjoying our families and children. She has also been a part of the Toms River Community and am very involved in Community activities.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to taking the job of Director Marge was a Kindergarten teacher.
    Year Started:
    9/17/1984
    Tenure:
    32 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    35 years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Education
  • Susan Said

    Susan Said, Assistant Director

    Every day is a teachable moment with my children at KinderCare.

    Ms. Susan has been with KinderCare since January 1995. She has taught our Infant Class through our Kindergarten Class. Currently, Ms. Susan is the Assistant Director as well as teaching our Learning Adventure classes, which include Cooking, Music and Phonics. Our children love the classes and build their brain power. She encourages the use of their senses to explore different materials. Ms. Susan enjoys every moment she spends with our children daily.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to taking the position of Assistant Center Director Susan was a preschool teacher.
    Year Started:
    1/1/1995
    Tenure:
    21 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20 years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Education
  • Ms. Susan

    Ms. Susan, Learning Adventures Classroom

    Every day is a teachable moment with my children at KinderCare.

    Ms. Susan has been with KinderCare since January 1995. She has taught our Infant Class through our Kindergarten Class. Currently, Ms. Susan is the Assistant Director as well as teaching our Learning Adventure classes, which include Cooking, Music and Phonics. Our children love the classes and build their brain power. She encourages the use of their senses to explore different materials. Ms. Susan enjoys every moment she spends with our children daily.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to taking the position of Assistant Center Director and Learning Adventures teacher Susan was a preschool teacher.
    Year Started:
    1/1/1995
    Tenure:
    21 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Education

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 staff would like to welcome you to visit our center. The staff takes pride in keeping up to date with the latest trends in Early Childhood Education. Ongoing training is offered to the staff during the year at the center and through the various training opportunities in the community.

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • American Sign Language

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

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

Your child's safety is important to us. Keeping your child safe and secure is our first priority. In addition to the built in security features at our center. We strictly follow established procedures for your child's arrival and departure. All children must be signed in and out on our paper based roster and other attendance procedures must be followed as well. Our fenced in separate playground add extra security for your child's enjoyment.

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 love the Toms River KinderCare. My child has been attending since he was a toddler. Each year that he moves into the next class, I am impressed with the quality of the teachers, the love they give and the personal touches they provide. I love the daily notes that go home, the activities and that I am always able to speak with the teachers or Marge and Sue. When I have a day off, my child wants to go to school and be with his friends and Ms. Stephanie. The center staff is truly a family away from home. During the storm(Sandy), everyone made me feel welcome even though they had their own family problems. Marge, Sue and the staff provided us with clothes, food and the comfort of knowing they were there. I want to thank all of you.

- Mother
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