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West Windsor KinderCare

Liz Wysokowski, Center Director

One Kinder Court West Windsor NJ 08550
(609) 799-8787 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Special Instructions:
off Rt 571 Rabbit Hill Road

Neighborhood:
Route 571/ Rabbit Hill Road- inbtween McCaftterys Food Store and West Windsor HS

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Dutch Neck and Maurice Hawk bus to and from our center daily.

We are currently enrolling in all of our programs for part time as well as full time care. Our highly trained, passionate teachers are excited to show you what we are so proud of here at KinderCare.

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Welcome

Welcome to West Windsor KinderCare. We thank you for your interest in our school. We would love to welcome you into our center to meet your family and introduce you to ours! Our staff is here to guide you through making the best possible decision for your child. We strive to provide your child with a safe, caring, fun and stimulating environment. With designated learning centers such as dramatic play and blocks in every classroom, children have the opportunity for rich social play and child-initiated discovery. Whether your child has first words or first grade on the horizon, we’re excited to show you how everything in our center is designed for learning!

Liz Wysokowski, 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.

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.

Upcoming Events at our CenterView All Events

  1. Tuesday July 28, 2015
    1. Bring in one of your favorite books today

  2. Wednesday July 29, 2015
    1. Lemonade Stand 3-6PM

Teachers & Staff

Our teachers and staff at the KinderCare of West Windsor welcome you! We look forward everyday to greet each current family as well as to meet all new prospective families. We pride ourselves on having many years of experience as well as on-going trainings. Most importantly, we have a genuine passion for what we do. We always strive to make your family’s experience positive and want you to know that we will keep your child safe, nurtured and educated.

  • Liz Wysokowski

    Liz Wysokowski, Center Director

    Liz has been the Director here since 2001 and has been with KinderCare since 1998. She is the mother of four children and is also a grandmother to five grandchildren. She enjoys spending time with her family and grandchildren, going to the beach and reading. The desire to provide a quality program for the children and families in her center is what inspires her everyday!

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare Liz taught Preschool for five years and worked in Retail Management for ten years.
    Year Started:
    1/26/1998
    Tenure:
    17 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    21 Years
    Education:
    State of New Jersey Director's Academy Certification
  • Sarah McGuinness

    Sarah McGuinness, Assistant Director

    I love doing my best to create the most successful environment for my staff, families and children.

    Sarah joined the KinderCare family in 2006, as the Assistant Director in Kenilworth, New Jersey. She worked along with that center's Director for seven years, learning the key components to eventually become the Center Director in Fairless Hills in July of 2013. Although she found being a Center Director successful and rewarding, when the management position became available in the West Windsor KinderCare it was an opportunity that she could not pass up. Sarah loves helping with having the staff grow and work together as a successful team. She looks forward to building a relationship with you and your family!

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to coming to KinderCare, Sarah worked as a Kindergarten teacher and as an Abbott Preschool teacher.
    Year Started:
    5/17/2006
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    13 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's of Arts Degree in Early Childhood Communications, Preschool-8th Grade Certification, Minor in Communications
  • Ms. Cortnee Halbruner, Program Specialist & Kindergarten Teacher

    If a child can't learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn. -Ignacio Estrada

    When not supporting the management team, Ms. Cortnee can be found in the Kindergarten classroom. Her favorite thing about working in the classroom is using her creativity and allowing the children to be creative as well. Ms. Courtnee feels “Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood.”  In her free time, Ms. Cortnee enjoys reading, running, and going to the beach.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare, Ms. Cortnee was a summer camp counselor, substitute teacher, and preschool teacher at a child care center.
    Year Started:
    11/18/2013
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    1 Year
    Education:
    Bachelor's of Science Degree in Liberal Arts with Minors in Elementary Education and Professional Education

July 2015 Events

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  1. Monday July 13, 2015
    1. National French Fries Day + End of clothing drive

      French fries for lunch

  2. Tuesday July 14, 2015
    1. Community Social Event: Let's talk about nature

      Happy Birthday Ms. Cortnee!

  3. Wednesday July 15, 2015
    1. National Gummy Worm Day!

      Dissect a gummy worm today

  4. Thursday July 16, 2015
    1. International Juggling Day. Can you juggle?

  5. Friday July 17, 2015
    1. Pajama Day!

  6. Monday July 20, 2015
    1. National Lollipop Day

      Make sure to grab a lollipop on your way out today!

  7. Tuesday July 21, 2015
    1. In house event for all campers: Rizzo's Reptiles 10:30AM

  8. Wednesday July 22, 2015
    1. Please join us to read to your child's class today!

  9. Thursday July 23, 2015
    1. Family Game Night 3:30-6:15PM

  10. Friday July 24, 2015
    1. Tie Dye Day

      Bring in a shirt you would like to tie dye!

  11. Monday July 27, 2015
    1. New Learning Adventure Session Starts!

      Get your child involved today!

  12. Tuesday July 28, 2015
    1. Bring in one of your favorite books today

  13. Wednesday July 29, 2015
    1. Lemonade Stand 3-6PM

  14. Thursday July 30, 2015
    1. International Day of Friendship

  15. Friday July 31, 2015
    1. Celebrate National Ice Cream Month

      Ice cream sundaes for snack!

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

  • Hindi
  • Spanish
  • Telugu, Slovak, Ukrainian, Russian, Polish

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

Health and safety is always a priority here at our West Windsor center. Some safety features include but are not limited to: front door keypad entry, our ADT alarm monitoring system, three separate completely fenced in playgrounds for various age groups, and a full intercom system throughout the building. Prior to the first day of employment all of our staff have their fingerprints and background checks completed. All staff is CPR and First Aid certified. We also have a Health and Safety Coordinator, Ms. B, who oversees the health and wellness of the building. She completes routine inspections of all classrooms and ensures all staff is up to date with current safety trainings. We regularly conduct emergency drills so that staff and children are prepared in the event of an emergency.

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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If you have a story about your experience at KinderCare, please share your story with us.

From the first meeting with the Director, to parent-teacher conferences, to daily interactions, we have been very appreciative of the center’s commitment to education. The Director, Ms. Liz, is a talented leader who runs the center smoothly and is fully invested in the organization, her staff and the children. It is apparent that employees are held to the highest standards of childcare, and there are truly gifted educators on staff. Our teacher, Ms. Viera, has been most caring, loving, attentive and supportive of our daughter’s continued development. She has gone above and beyond to support our bilingual daughter’s assimilation into the group. In a few months, our child has gone from not understanding a word of English to developing a vocabulary that enables her to interact with peers. As a parent, it has been reassuring and heartwarming to see Ms. Viera’s masterful teaching approach as she helped our child connect with the others in her group and develop better social skills, despite the language barrier. Our daughter has been learning new skills consistently, and her rapid progress is a testament to the quality of education she is receiving.

- Mother
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