Meet Jennifer Cmielewski, Our Center Director
At KinderCare Since: 2016
Education: Teaching Certification, Bachelor's Degree
Favorite Children's Book: The Giving Tree
Meet Jennifer Cmielewski! Jennifer is the Center Director at Wall KinderCare in New Jersey. Jennifer attended Montclair State University where she earned her Bachelor of Early Childhood Education. She also holds a standard teaching certification. Jennifer has been with KinderCare since 2016. Her favorite quote is, "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." -Maya Angelou. Outside of work, Jennifer likes to ride her bike, hike, go to the beach, and spend time with her family.
Wall KinderCare Programs
Infant Programs (6 weeks–1 year)
Leaving your baby in someone else’s care is a big step. Everyone at our centers—most importantly, our naturally gifted infant teachers—will work with you to make sure the transition goes smoothly. When you step into our infant classroom, you’ll see how much we want your infant to feel safe, loved, and ready to explore their world.
Toddler Programs (1–2 Years)
Everything in our toddler classroom is designed for little explorers. That’s because a lot is going on at this age. When your child is wandering all over the place, that means they’re learning and discovering new things every day. We’ll help them explore their interests (and find new ones!) as they play and learn.
Discovery Preschool Programs (2–3 Years)
This age is filled with so much wonder and curiosity. That’s why we offer a ton of books and toys and bring artwork down to kids eye level. Children in discovery preschool also begin to learn how we all work together in a classroom. Simple math and science, pretend play, and group play help them get used to a more structured school setting.
Preschool Programs (3–4 Years)
This age is all about expression, when kids really start to form their own ideas about what they want to play and how they want to create. Every day in our preschool classroom, your child will explore science experiments, create artwork, and play pretend—all the skills needed for their big next step: kindergarten!
Prekindergarten Programs (4–5 Years)
When you walk into one of our pre-K classrooms, you’ll see artwork and writing displayed around the room. Labels are everywhere to help kids connect letters with words. You’ll also see pictures on the walls that reflect the families in our community. Your child will also deepen their knowledge in language, math, science, Spanish, and social skills.
Kindergarten Programs (5–6 Years)
Welcome to kindergarten: the gateway to grade school and everything that comes next! Offered in select centers, our kindergarten programs have small class sizes and curriculums that mix learning and fun. The basic building blocks of reading, writing, math, and science are key in kindergarten, so we make sure they get lots of practice in all of these areas.
Before- and After-School Programs (5–12 Years)
You can count on us to provide reliable care for your school-ager while you’re at work, with safe transportation from our center to your child’s school and back! Whether your child wants to start a drama club, build a volcano, or create a comic book, they will have a place to follow their dreams. Your child will start and end the day with a whole lot of fun!
School Break Programs (preschool, prekindergarten, and school-age)
Winter break, spring break, summer break—when school’s out (but you still need to work), you can count on KinderCare to provide a safe and supportive learning environment that’s focused on fun. We welcome children ages 5–12 during school break times and make sure they have a sensational, screen-free experience they won’t forget.
Participating Child Care Aware Center
KinderCare partners with Child Care Aware® of America to offer fee assistance for Active Duty military families and flexible support to fit their needs when care at a Child Development Center on the installation is not available.
Learning Adventures - Enrichment Program
Cooking Academy™ (3 – 12 Years)
In Cooking Academy, kids learn new recipes from cultures around the world and develop a healthy relationship with food. They’ll whip up everything from Southwest rainbow lettuce wraps to pumpkin muffins, building their skills in STEM, communication, and more along the way. And yes—little chefs get to eat their culinary creations!
Music Explorers™ (2 – 4 Years)
KinderCare families are already giving a standing ovation to our newest Learning Adventures program: Music Explorers! Kids will learn to sing, move, listen, play instruments, and even create their own tunes. Our original curriculum blends math, science, social studies, literacy, and mindfulness (think yoga!) for a uniquely KinderCare way of learning the foundations of music.
Phonics Adventures® (2 – 4 Years)
Learning how to read is a whole lot of fun at KinderCare! We help kids grow to love books and words (and get ready for kindergarten) in our Phonics Adventures program. From discovering the basics of vowels to practicing poetry, kids learn all about letters and sounds in small-group lessons made just for their age group. (Bonus: Kids who attend our phonics program are more prepared than their peers for school—and we have the data to prove it.)
STEM Innovators (3-8 Years)
You’ve probably heard a lot about how important STEM education is for your child, but what does that really mean? Our STEM Innovators program takes kids’ natural ability to make sense of the world and applies it to robotics, chemistry, coding, geology, and more. While your child experiments, they’ll discover how to use technology to do amazing things!
“ Dear KinderCare Teachers, Thank you for all that do for our children every day. Our children are very lucky to have all of you in their lives! Love the families of Julia Z, Ryan M, Riley and Dominick and Nicole.Show more
“ My daughter has been enrolled in KinderCare for over 4 months and has shown a great improvement with her social skills. The facility really keeps the children engaged and gives me a peace of mind that my daughter is getting quality care from a caring staff. Every time I enter the facility I am warmly greeted and my daughter is always in a pleasant mood, so I know the staff is doing their job to keep my child happy. I receive thorough communication about my daughter’s daily activities and new events going on in the KinderCare facility. I have full confidence that my child is greatly benefiting from her experiences at KinderCare.Show more
“ I actually find myself with a few moments and I wanted to get some thoughts out to you. As the end of the year approaches, it is only natural that we start looking back and looking ahead. As new(ish) parents, this year was crazy for us as we are still trying to find a balance between all aspects of our lives. On top of that, our plans for our daughter came crashing down not once, but twice over the span of a few months. A year ago today, I didn’t know KinderCare existed, you weren’t a part of it, etc. etc. Today I find myself dropping off my daughter day in and day out without a care or concern that she will be well taken care of. I know that I have a skewed view of your school because I drop off so early and when I do pick up it’s at the very end of the day. Even understanding that I don’t know what the “normal school” is like, you all have made me feel like you have a vested, personal interest in Wren and our family. I am shocked an amazed how much each staff member knows about us, our duaghter and our requests. As a teacher myself, I have often dealt with parents and numerous families. I know there are things and sayings that mean more than others as well as ones that just make parents happy. In my interactions with you I can see that “business manager” coming out on occasion, but knowing that side of you makes me feel even more secure that your care for my daughter is genuine and not simply an act for us. Over and over you all make me feel that our duaghter is not just another student. I have no idea how you keep everything straight, why you can recall and remember so much about her or if you feel the same way about everyone. But the reality is that you and your staff make me feel like we ended up in the best possible situation for our daughter. I know she can be a handful sometimes and I know that my wife and I aren’t the easiest parents to deal with, but please know that I appreciate you all so much. You, all that staff that wipe away the tears in the morning and of course her classroom teachers that keep her busy all day. If I had all of their emails I would thank them individually, but as is typical of me, I am asking you for something else, please relate my warmest thoughts to all of them. Thank you for all that you’ve done for our family.Show more
“ I am quite fond of how interactive the learning experience has been for my daughter. KinderCare of Wall allows kids to be kids, while maintaining structure to the day. The added benefits of extracurricular activities offered during the day hours is a huge help for our busy family. The entire staff's love and passion is unyielding, I have to believe my child's enrollment here will have a positive effect on my child while will last a lifetime. Thank you KinderCare staff for all you do every day "You are Awesome!" The LockwoodsShow more
“ My daughter is 2 and 1/2. She wasn't supposed to stay with Kindercare this long. I enrolled her when she was 5 months old with the intentions of switching her to a school that my son had attended until Kindergarten once she turned 2. (That was their minimum age of enrollment). I knew by her first birthday that I'd be keeping her at Kindercare though. Miss Jaime was her first teacher and she was a big part of the reason why we stayed. I just knew that my daughter wouldn't have received the same amount of attention and love from anyone else and I wouldn't have felt as comfortable and confident with any other caregiver. Miss Kimmy and Miss Kylie are also wonderful, my daughter has graduated from their classroom but she still asks about them every morning. She still gets hugs from Miss Kimmy every time she sees her. That speaks volumes to me as a mother. It reassures me that my child loves where she is at least 8 long hours a day and that she is happy and above all, loved back. She's not just a student here, she's treated like family and I know from my past experience that you don't find that in every school.Show more
“ From the first week we started our daughter at KinderCare we said “we wish we started her sooner.” We noticed immediate improvement in her cognitive, social and motor skills. It was amazing! What’s more, we learned quickly that she was in great hands no matter how early we dropped her off or how late we had to pick her up. Every staff member that comes in contact with our daughter is both a teacher and a care giver. She is loved and educated at all times.Show more
“ My daughter is 4 years old and has been going to Kindercare for a little over a month. We wanted to find a school that can transport her from her AM class in the elementary school for the rest of the day. This has allowed her to keep very busy which is just what she needed. They offer a great educational program, in addition to the "extras" like cooking, phonics, karate and dance. For working parents, this means a lot - it's hard to find the extracurricular programs out in the community that work with my schedule. She loves her friends and teachers at Kindercare and I'm glad that we made the decision to send her there.Show more
“ From the moment I was first welcomed to tour Wall Kindercare I knew this was a great place for my daughter. I've always had a warm welcome and approachable experience with the administration and staff. My daughter is in the Infant program and I could not be happier with her teachers, Ms. Jamie and Ms. Michelle. It’s the greatest peace of mind to know that my daughter is in caring and safe hands.Show more
“ My experience with Kindercare for the past 2 years has been nothing short of wonderful. The staff members are very involved and nurturing with the children and are clearly passionate about what they do. They listen to and address concerns in a professional manner. My toddler has loved each of his teachers and has a great time learning and playing at Kindercare. I feel very comfortable leaving my children in the capable hands of the staff members of this center while I am at work.Show more
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What Learning Looks Like
We're the only company in early childhood education to select teachers based on natural talent. Being a great educator isn't enough though. KinderCare teachers are also amazing listeners, nurturers, boo-boo fixers, and smile-makers. Put more simply, we love our teachers and your child will, too.
Meet just a few of our amazing KinderCare teachers!
A KinderCare Teacher With An Artist's Heart
"My classroom is full of art!” says Mary Annthipie-Bane, an award-winning early childhood educator at KinderCare. Art and creative expression, she says, help children discover who they really are.
An Educator Dedicated to Making Readers
Soft-spoken, creative, and laser-focused on literacy, Alisha Jackson is a real role model for early childhood educators. “I am being the change I wish to see in the lives of children,” she says. Watch and find out how she helps children find a love of books and reading.
This Top Educator Teaches With Her Whole Heart
Music is learning. It lights up everything” says this award-winning early childhood educator. Attiya Mirza is particularly adept at using music to teach: She recorded a pop album in her native Pakistan and was also the captain of the Pakistani national cricket team (leadership skills are extremely helpful in a class full of three-year-olds)!
Gallup - Great Workplace Award
We put our best-in-class teachers in a best-in-class workplace. We're so proud to have been named one of Gallup's 37 winners of the Great Workplace Award. When you put great teachers in an engaging center, your children will experience an amazing place to learn and grow.
Who Are KinderCare Families?
They hail from hundreds of cities across the country from countless backgrounds, and proudly represent every walk in life. What our families have in common, though, is the want to give their children the best start in life. We are so proud to be their partner in parenting.
Hear from just a few of our amazing KinderCare families.
A Globe-Trotting Family Finds a Home in Houston
Four young children, four different passports, two languages, two full-time jobs…oh, and a few triathlons thrown in for good measure. Meet the globe-trotting Colettas—a family on the go.
This Inspirational Family Puts Love First
Music to our ears. Meet the Bachmans, an all-American, multi-racial family from Chicago who show us all what love is really about.
A Family That is Busy with a Capital "B"
When both parents are professionals, carving out some family "together" time can be a serious challenge. See how the Dorazios do it—from Taco Tuesday to trips to the shore.