Kathleen D'Amore, Center Director
Ages: 6 weeks to 12 years
Route 70, next to Rite Aid
Elementary Schools Bussed To:
We provide transportation to Medford Lakes, Shamong and Tabernacle. School provided transportation to and from: Kirby Mills, Cranberry Pines, Chairville, Taunton Forge and Allen.
Our center is accredited by NAEYC.
Meet Kathleen D'Amore, Our Center Director
At KinderCare Since: 2013
Education: Master of Education, Bachelor of Science
Favorite Children's Book: Owl Moon
Meet Kathie D’Amore! She is the Center Director at Medford Stokes Rd KinderCare in New Jersey. Kathie attended the University of Bridgeport, where she earned a Bachelor of Science Degree and Master of Education Degree. She has been with KinderCare since 2013, and before that, she taught disabled children for more than 10 years. Every day, Kathie looks forward to educating children and helping them build confidence for life. “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” – Benjamin Franklin. Outside of work, Kathie enjoys watching the ocean at her year-round shore house.
AMERICA’S MOST ACCREDITED
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.
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.
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.
Elementary School Distance Learning
Healthy bodies, happy hearts, growing minds. We make distance learning easy on your whole family! Our teachers are trained to facilitate safe and dynamic learning experiences online and in-person. Since every school has their own learning plan, we’ve added flexible enrollment options to meet your family’s needs. Whether you choose to enroll full-time, part-time, or before and after school, we’re here for you!
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!
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.
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.
Don't take our word for it. Hear what our families have to say about our amazing center!
My KinderCare experience has been the best thing for our daughter. I had always been skeptical of day care being that our other child was cared for at home, but knowing what I know now about the staff, KinderCare has drastically changed that perception. I know when I walk out the door in the morning; she is in the best possible hands available, while also providing her with a solid foundation that will prepare her for school in the near future. She loves all of the staff and never wants to stay home! As a mother, this is such a relief. I have referred many friends and co-workers to the school for the very same reason. They too feel the same way I do! I am very lucky to have the Stokes Road KinderCare as my daycare option and am thankful for the education they provide for my child!”
Carrie - KinderCare Parent
I usually write thank you notes at the end of the year, but I am just so happy that I can't wait until June! You have such an amazing team and you should be so proud of them! The point that my little ones are at, you want their caregiver to support them and let them flourish, but you don't want them to take your place. This is a very thin line, but I am amazed at how well your team does this. I have always been concerned that either they are not being well enoughed cared for or that they are calling me by their teachers name. Your staff does an amazing job that I honestly don't know how they do it!
I love that the kids are excited to learn and go to school. I am so happy with the choice we made! Thank you for collecting such a happy and positive group that encourage and cherish my children when I have to be away.”
Colleen - KinderCare Parent
Our son has been at the Stokes Road KinderCare since he was six months old. Four and a half years later, we are still very happy with the care, love and education that he is receiving. He loves school and the teachers are wonderful. I know he will be more than ready for Kindergarten next year.”
Kelly - KinderCare Parent
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.