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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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Neighborhood:
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.

Welcome

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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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.

Monthly Activities

May's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Colors and Shapes

Spring fills nature with vibrant colors and interesting shapes, making this the perfect month for the infants, toddlers, and children in Discovery Preschool to explore these concepts. Infants will have a blast as they smash paint in plastic bags and explore blocks with different shapes, while toddlers will practice identifying and sorting different shapes and colors before making their own color-and-shape books! Meanwhile, the children in Discovery Preschool will create rainbow artwork and continue to practice sorting, counting, and matching shapes and colors.

Children 4–5 years old: Insects and Spiders + Water

Some children might find insects and spiders a bit frightening, but this month they’ll discover how cool these tiny critters really are. Children will find out how insects create food for plants, how bees makes honey, why spiders spin webs, and more. After that, children will dive into the world of water! Preschoolers will learn about how water can take three forms (solid, liquid, and gas), children in Pre-K will learn about the importance of keeping water clean and explore the different ways people use water, and our kindergarteners will learn about different water sources and why water conservation is so important. 

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

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.

Math

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.

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.

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, Center Director

  • 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 Preschool 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.

    Education:
    14 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:
    10/1/2000
    Tenure:
    16 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20 Years
  • 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 associate 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:
    9/1/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    6 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate
  • 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 associate 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:
    11/1/2000
    Tenure:
    16 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20+
    Education:
    Child Development Associate
  • Ms. Norma

    Ms. Norma, Kindergarten Classroom

    Ms. Norma, our Kindergarten 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:
    3/1/2000
    Tenure:
    17 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    25 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor of Arts in Music Education with a Teaching Certification

Upcoming Center Activities

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May's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Colors and Shapes

Spring fills nature with vibrant colors and interesting shapes, making this the perfect month for the infants, toddlers, and children in Discovery Preschool to explore these concepts. Infants will have a blast as they smash paint in plastic bags and explore blocks with different shapes, while toddlers will practice identifying and sorting different shapes and colors before making their own color-and-shape books! Meanwhile, the children in Discovery Preschool will create rainbow artwork and continue to practice sorting, counting, and matching shapes and colors.

Children 4–5 years old: Insects and Spiders + Water

Some children might find insects and spiders a bit frightening, but this month they’ll discover how cool these tiny critters really are. Children will find out how insects create food for plants, how bees makes honey, why spiders spin webs, and more. After that, children will dive into the world of water! Preschoolers will learn about how water can take three forms (solid, liquid, and gas), children in Pre-K will learn about the importance of keeping water clean and explore the different ways people use water, and our kindergarteners will learn about different water sources and why water conservation is so important. 

Monday May 29, 2017
Center Closed for Memorial Day

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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