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KinderCare at Warren

Kacey Kowalchuk, Center Director

19 Mountain Blvd. Warren NJ 07059
(908) 412-8707 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds

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RT 22 and 78. Old Sterling Road and Warrenville

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
*joins our kindergarten class *transportation must be arranged by Warren dept of transportation (908) 753-5300 … we do not have buses during the school year.

Our center in Warren opened in 2000 and has been one of the top-rated childcare facilities in the area. Our staff is first rate and we are happy to say some of our staff members have been here since the center opened, we are quite proud of the longevity of our teachers! Our curriculum is based on the Early Foundations program created by our Education Department at our National Support Center. Our classrooms are enriched environment with hands on learning. All of our staff is trained on the curriculum as well as health and safety procedures based on both our company and NJ guidelines. You will see evidence of great curriculum in each room you tour!  The center definitely has a 'family' appeal to it and we would love to make you a part of it.


Welcome to KinderCare in Warren. We opened our center in November 2000. Our current center director opened the center along with many other of our current teachers; we have longevity with our teaching staff here at KinderCare. We serve children 6 weeks through 12 years old. Our teachers are committed to excellence and capitalizing on teachable moments. We look forward to meeting you and your family!

Kacey Kowalchuk, Center Director

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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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Our kids are taking off!

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


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.

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.

Participating Child Care Aware Center

KinderCare has partnered with Child Care Aware® of America in an effort to offer fee assistance for Active Duty military families and solutions to their child care needs when care at a Child Development Center on the installation is not available.

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.

Teachers & Staff

Thank you so much for taking a peek at our staff. Here in Warren we have a wonderful veteran staff that have been with us many years.  Our teachers are first aid and CPR trained.  Our teachers are academically passionate with a loving and nurturing side.

  • Kacey Kowalchuk

    Kacey Kowalchuk, Center Director

    Kacey has worked in the Childhood Education Field for over twenty years. Kacey came to KinderCare in 2000 to take on the role of Center Director for the newly constructed KinderCare in Warren.  Kacey has two children both who grew up in the center.  Kacey contributes the strong foundation of education they both received and their successful experiences in elementary school to the Warren KinderCare.  She looks forward to coming to the center to watch all the children grow and progress socially and educationally!

    Year Started:
    17 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    24 years
  • Anne Weber

    Anne Weber, Assistant Director

    Anne has worked in the Child Education field for about 14 years. Throughout her experience she has worked as an Discovery Pre-School Teacher, Cooking Adventures Instructor and Administrative Assistant. She became the Assistant Director of Warren in 2009. Along with her experience with KinderCare she enjoys baking and spending time with family.

    14 years
  • Ms. Deidre

    Ms. Deidre, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Deidre is 23 years old and was born and raised in Scotch Plains, New Jersey. Everyone knows her best around KinderCare as Ms. Dee. She has loved every day working at KinderCare and say that her coworkers and children have made this the best job she has ever had.

    Year Started:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 Years
    Pursuing a Degree in Early Childhood Education at Kean University
  • Ms. Courtney

    Ms. Courtney, Infant Classroom

    Ms. Courtney is the proud mom of two beautiful young boys who also attend KinderCare. She is thrilled to have the opportunity to work with children. Her goal is for every child to walk out of class feeling confident, encouraged and successful. Learning can be fun and Ms. Courtney is excited to give this opportunity her greatest effort.

    Year Started:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    6 Years
  • Ms. Jo

    Ms. Jo, Infant Classroom

    Ms. Jo is the mother of two grown children and the grandmother of four. She has been working at KinderCare for thirteen memorable years. Throughout the time she has had the pleasure of caring for infants, toddlers and all preschool ages. Her experience working with the children here has been very rewarding. She feels a sense of accomplishment and pride knowing that she can make a lasting impression. She is proud to be a part of a team that has such an impact on each and every child's life.

    Year Started:
    16 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20 Years
  • Ms. Allison

    Ms. Allison, Step Up Classroom

    Ms. Allison works with the twelve to eighteen month age group. She loves working with children as they always brighten her day. Ms. Allison has a son of her own that she adores and is looking forward to watching your children grow and prosper for years to come.

    Previous Experience:
    Before coming to KinderCare, Ms. Allison worked as a full-time nanny.
    Year Started:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 Years
    Pursuing Child Development Associates at Ellis University
  • Ms. Michelle

    Ms. Michelle, Toddler Classroom

    Ms. Michelle has been the Lead Toddler Teacher since November of 2006 and worked with children many years prior to KinderCare. Her grandmother always told her she was going to be a teacher because of the way that she acted with her friends and siblings, being the oldest of seven, and that always stuck in her head. She knew she could make a difference in a child's life. Teaching and nurturing children has been the most rewarding experience in her life. She is also the mother of two children and the stepmother of three more and a proud grandmother of seven!

    Year Started:
    10 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20+ Years
    Child Development Associates
  • Ms. Katie

    Ms. Katie, Toddler Classroom

    Ms. Katie enjoys working with children of all ages which inspired her to embark into a career in education. She received her Child Development Associates from Union County College near her hometown of Rahway, New Jersey. She currently lives in Dunellen with her husband and they are expecting their first child next year. Ms. Katie makes it her priority every day to encourage learning and promote positive social interaction!

    Year Started:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    6 Years
    Child Development Associates
  • Ms. Cecy

    Ms. Cecy, PreKClassroom

    Ms. Cecy is 22 years old and resides in North Plainfield, New Jersey. She started working in KinderCare in October of 2012. The children impact her life, every day is filled with laughter which she enjoys! Her goal is to nurture and be a positive influence to all the children.

    Year Started:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 Years
  • Ms. Sue

    Ms. Sue, Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Sue is the proud mother of two wonderful grown sons. She began working with children as a nanny, but prefers to work in a classroom setting. So she feels luck to have joined the KinderCare family in 2000. A few years ago she received her Child Development Associates which allowed her to gain even more knowledge in this field. She is grateful to have been given the opportunity to not only watch your children grow, but to influence their lives in a positive way. She looks forward to an exciting year and also sharing many wonderful experiences with your children along the way.

    Year Started:
    16 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20+ Years
    Child Development Associates
  • Ms. Norma

    Ms. Norma, Learning Adventures Classroom

    Ms. Norma, our Learning Adventures teacher, has been with KinderCare since our opening day in November 2000. She is married and a loving mother. She has many years of experience in Early Childhood Education with all ages. She is a New Jersey certified teacher with a Bachelor of Arts Degree. Her goal is to enhance your child's learning experience and help prepare them for each level of preschool. She is looking forward to working with and spending time with your children!

    Year Started:
    17 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    25 Years
    Bachelor of Arts in Music Education with a Teaching Certification

Upcoming Center Activities

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April's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Growing Gardens

What better time to explore the beauty and science of flowers and gardens than the spring? Infants’ learning will focus on sensory experiences with different plants and flowers, while toddlers and three-year-olds have the opportunity to learn how to care for plants. We’ll plant seeds in soil, water the plants, observe bugs and discover how they help plants grow, and even plant a butterfly garden outside! We’ll build math skills by counting seeds, learn new vocabulary words related to flowers and plants, and as always, sing songs and read books involving gardens. 

Children 4–5 years old: In the Spring + Wild Animals

For children in the Preschool and Transitional Kindergarten Classrooms, April is about exploring all things spring and discovering wild animals! Preschoolers will look for signs of spring outdoors, make mud cakes and count the twigs placed in them, and paint still-life paintings of things related to spring. When our learning turns to wild animals, we’ll learn about the habitats and habits of creatures big and small while maintaining a focus on learning lowercase letters. 

The older children in Transitional Kindergarten will focus on project-related work and pick something to work on together. In years past, children have painted a mural, made spring parade floats, painted wild animal masks, and created a model of a wild animal’s habitat. Both of these units focus on expanding the children’s understanding of the natural world around them.

Monday April 10, 2017
Come get a sneak peek of summer at KinderCare during our Open House event, from April 10th – 14th.

At KinderCare, our summer adventures are designed for learning and fun. We love taking our experiments outside, having special guests visit our centers, and even exploring our senses on walks outside or by rolling around in the cool grass. We can’t wait to meet you and show you what makes our centers special and why we would love to spend our summer with you!

About Our Center

We are the only center in Warren Township to be NAEYC Accredited!!!!

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • Italian

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Additional Menu Options

  • Vegetarian

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

Some people think education first, but we believe safety first. With out a child feeling safe and secure the learning can not happen. We have security procedures and safety policies in place so parent know they have left their child in good hands and also so they children have a safe environment to learn and grow. We have a security entry key pad, fire and emergency drill held monthly and our staff are First Aid and CPR certified just to name a few thing we do at KinderCare to keep everyone safe.

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.

We just wanted to let you know we are so thankful for Ms. Michelle's help and wonderful caring attitude. For example, she wrote a nice note yesterday on a separate paper about some nice things about Emma which made our day. We also love Emma's daily activity pictures that she kindly puts in Emma's folder along with her artwork. You must have heard other parents' happy comments on her but we wanted to share our thoughts. Oh by the way , we enjoy your weekly emails!

- Toddler Parents

In light of what has happened in Connecticut on Friday, Lynn and I wanted to say 'thank you!' to you and all the teachers at KinderCare. I think sometimes parents tend to take you all that you do for our children for granted. You are all a blessing, and we know Andrew and all the children at KinderCare in Warren are in caring and loving hands when they are with you all. Preparing a child for his or her future takes heroic effort, and that is why we believe you are all real heroes. Thank you for all that you do!

- Prekindergarten Parents

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