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Whippany KinderCare

Ms. Alicia Solomon, Center Director

45 Whippany Rd. Whippany NJ 07981
(973) 428-3724 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 YEAR-OLDS

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No transportation. No bussing for after school.


Welcome to Whippany KinderCare. Our experts designed our classrooms — and every activity and lesson — to help prepare your child for success in school and beyond. 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.

You’ll also find that our classrooms feature a print-rich environment full of carefully selected materials, written charts and labels, and children’s literature. By helping your child connect spoken words and print, we’re helping develop early literacy and writing skills.

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!

Ms. Alicia Solomon, 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.

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.


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.


Spanish Adventures provides young learners with a foundation for later success with the Spanish language. Music, games, children's Spanish literature, and other tools give children multiple opportunities to hear, practice, and see Spanish language for vocabulary and conversational development. Curriculum includes lessons on greetings, numbers, colors, animals, family, body parts and pets as well as how to get engage conversationally during common scenarios at home, a restaurant, or at the zoo. Qué pasa?

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Teachers & Staff

Our KinderCare team is composed of early childhood educators who are passionate about your child's happiness, growth and education. Our main goal here in Whippany is to provide a nurturing environment that cultivates self esteem. Our teachers are dedicated to developing your child's potential and are sensitive to your child's individual needs. Our staff has gone through a rigorous interview and background check process, completed infant/child CPR and first aid training, and are cleared by the State of New Jersey. All of our teachers are equipped with the necessary early childhood education, which meets or exceeds requirements set forth by KinderCare Learning Center and the State of NJ to fulfill the special role of teaching and caring for young children. But, we don't just stop there, because a license, certificate or degree does not guarantee a great teacher. Our teaching staff must also demonstrate a loving and nurturing heart AND a "calling" to work with young children.

  • Ms. Alicia Solomon

    Ms. Alicia Solomon, Center Director

    "Education is the most powerful weapon in which you can change the worlds." -Nelson Mendela

    Alicia has many years experience in the Early Childhood Education field and has even worked in a Public School as a 2nd and 6th grade teacher. She has enjoyed her switch to KinderCare and looks forward to growing with the company for years to come.

    Previous Experience:
    Alicia worked as a 2nd grade and 6th grade teacher in the public school system.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Llama Llama Red Pajama & I love you forever
    Year Started:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    13 Years
    Bachelor of Arts in English and Childhood Education & Master of Science in Special Education
  • Ms. Lorraine

    Ms. Lorraine, Program Specialist and Learning Adventures Coordinator

    Ms. Lorraine is inspired to come to work each day because every day she can teach a child something new and in return, she can learn something new.

    Year Started:
    13 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    12 Years
    Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Elementary Education certification
  • Ms. Sharday

    Ms. Sharday, Cook

    Ms. Sharday is our cook for the building. She started working for KinderCare as a teacher for different age groups. She loves helping out in the classrooms as needed. Ms. Sharday loves hearing how delicious her food is from all of the children!

    Year Started:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    11 years
    Serve Safe Certified
  • Ms. Aida

    Ms. Aida, Infant Classroom

    Ms. Aida's biggest inspiration is the babies; their love, smiles and innocence. She has been with KinderCare for 11 years.

    Year Started:
    13 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    27 Years
    Bachelor of Arts in Education, Master's Degree in Education
  • Ms. Carolyne

    Ms. Carolyne, Infant Classroom

    Ms. Carolyne comes to KinderCare with many years of experience in early childhood education as well as being a mom.

    Year Started:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    18 years
    Bachelor of Science in Psychology
  • Ms. Kim B.

    Ms. Kim B., Toddler Classroom

    The children and their smiles and laughter inspire Ms. Kim daily.

    Year Started:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 Years
    Associate Degree in Liberal Arts
  • Ms. Erica

    Ms. Erica, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Erica's inspiration comes from walking into work, seeing their warm and loving smiles, and knowing that she is making a difference in a child’s life.

    Year Started:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 Years
    Child Development Associate Certificate
  • Ms. Brittany G.

    Ms. Brittany G., Jr. Preschool Classroom

    Ms Brittany came to KinderCare with many years of experience in the early childhood field. She is currently working on her Master's Degree. She loves children and watching them learn and grow each day!

    Year Started:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 years
    Bachelor of Arts in Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Ms. Linsey

    Ms. Linsey, Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Linsey's biggest inspiration is knowing that her class is waiting and ready to learn. She loves the atmosphere that KinderCare provides for children.

    Year Started:
    10 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    13 Years
    Associate of Arts Degree in Visual Fine Arts and Child Development Associate Certificate
  • Ms. Laurie

    Ms. Laurie, Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Laurie has been working for KinderCare for over three years. She has been working in childcare for over 17 years. She likes to incorporate her knowledge of Special Education and Early Childhood Education into her lessons in order to make her lesson plans fun, engaging, and exciting.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Laurie previously worked for different as a teacher in a variety of classrooms for other childcare centers, and she worked as a teacher for a special education school.
    Year Started:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    17 Years
    Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education and Master of Science in Special Education
  • Ms. Juliana

    Ms. Juliana, Floater

    Ms. Juliana began working for KinderCare this year. She comes to us with prior experience at other childcare facilities. Ms. Juliana has the opportunity to work with all age groups in the building.

    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3 Years
    Working towards a Bachelor of Arts in Education

Upcoming Center Activities

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September's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Spaces and Places and All About Me
As infants and toddlers explore the spaces and places around them, children in Discovery Preschool will learn all about what makes people the same as well as what makes them different. Infants will experiment with moving toy cars around, build block towers and then knock them down, and even take a tour of the center to see what things are like outside of their classroom! Toddlers will get all revved up as they take a closer look at different vehicles and learn more about neighborhoods, communities, and the jobs that grownups have. In Discovery Preschool, children will be learning about themselves as they play games that strengthen their five senses, discuss feelings and emotions, practice self-help skills, and work on learning the names of body parts.

Children 4 to 5 years old: All About Me and My Home and Family
It’s the beginning of the school year—the perfect time to get to know each other better! Older children will be spending time sharing about themselves, their homes, and their families as they learn what makes people the same and what makes them different. Children will bring their own experiences to the drawing board as they create group stories and 3-D collages about families and homes, pantomime different home- and family-related activities, and draw self-portraits. With our curriculum’s project-related learning component, children in Transitional Kindergarten work together to decide on an individual or whole-group project related to the theme. Past projects have included creating a class book about emotions or working together to build a small-scale home, but who knows—the children may come up with a unique idea that’s entirely their own!

Monday September 04, 2017
Center Closed for Labor 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
  • French

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

Here at KinderCare, the safety and security of your child is of utmost importance. To ensure the safety and security of your child, KinderCare features a Keypad entry, fenced playgrounds and CPR and First Aid certified staff and management team members.

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 wanted to express our appreciation and gratitude for everything that you and your KinderCare facility have done for us and our daughter, Kira. We especially want to thank Ms. Linsey in the Preschool Room where Kira has been for the past year. We cannot believe the progress that Kira has made, and we are so proud that she can spell and write her name, as well as her friend's names in the class! When Ms. Linsey told us Kira was writing her own name, we did not believe it until I asked Kira to sign a card at home and she actually did it!! We commend Ms. Linsey for her first year teaching and know that she is a great asset to your school. We will miss Ms. Linsey, but are looking forward to all the wonderful things Ms. Jen has in store for Kira! Thank you again.

- Parents

Initially, my husband and I were very concerned when Gavin transitioned to a different room. However, Ms. Michele, Ms, Alicia, Miss Kelly, Ms. Merryl and Ms. Tanisha gave us the assurance we need that our son is well taken care and comfortable in his new environment. Since his transition, his motor and language skills have continued to flourish. He knows how to throw things in the garbage, how to blow his nose, eat with utensils... I can keep going. My husband and I just want to communicate to KLC corp that the team in Whippany is outstanding. We just want our appreciation and content to be heard by KLC corp.

- Mother

My son attended Whippany KinderCare from the age of six months and continues there in the summer camp program as he moves on to first grade in the fall. Benny talks about "his four year old school" all the time, and has many great memories with friends. I would like to take a moment to mention Ms. Aida who made our beginning transition into day care a wonderful and memorable experience. Her amazing ability to make us comfortable, as parents, is second only to the care and love that she showed to Benny from day one! He still runs into her room for a hug any chance he gets!

- Mother

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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 though the various training opportunities in the community.

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