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Stewartsville KinderCare

Caroline Thorsen, Center Director

1733 Washington Valley Dr Stewartsville NJ 08886
(908) 859-4005 Contact this center

Ages: 6 weeks to 12 years

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Welcome to Stewartsville KinderCare

Welcome to Stewartsville KinderCare! Our peaceful, residential location is the perfect place for young children to grow, learn, and explore. Thanks to our passionate teachers and professionally designed curriculum, our center will help your child reach his or her potential. We build a warm, welcoming, and supportive classroom for children of all abilities, backgrounds, and experiences. Set up a tour today to learn more!

Our classrooms are places to thrive! 
In our safe and healthy classrooms, your child will be engaged in learning experiences that meet them where they are, both socially and academically. With fun daily activities, passionate teachers, and great friends, a lifetime of confidence starts here. Contact the center director to learn more about our child care options and schedule a tour! 

Caroline Thorsen, Our Center Director

Meet Caroline Thorsen, Our Center Director

At KinderCare Since: 1994

Education: Bachelor of Arts in Child Development

Favorite Children's Book: I Love You Through and Through

Meet Caroline Thorsen! Caroline is the Center Director at Stewartsville KinderCare in New Jersey. Caroline attended Walden University, where she earned a Bachelor of Art degree in Child Development. She has been with KinderCare for 27 years. Caroline considers her center her home and wants everyone who walks through the doors to feel the same. She is fulfilling her dream with the most rewarding career as a Center Director. "Dreams don't work unless you do." -John C. Maxwell. Outside of work, Caroline enjoys spending time with her husband, two daughters, and dogs by her pool.

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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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What Learning Looks Like

Our talented early-childhood teachers set kids down the path toward becoming lifelong learners in a positive, safe, and nurturing environment.

Stewartsville 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.

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.

Our Teachers

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!

Daycare teacher at KinderCare helping young children


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.

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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.

Family Stories

Don't take our word for it. Hear what our families have to say about our amazing center!

  • We have been a part of the KinderCare Family for the past 10 years. Over this time-span, we have had three children in this child care center at one point or another. Last November 2018, our youngest son was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Caroline Thorsen and her amazing staff have been with us throughout the entire journey. From the day he was diagnosed they have supported us just like we are family. Now that our son has been approved to returned to school, the Stewartsville staff continues to go above and beyond caring for his well being. Due to his continued chemo treatments, our son has a compromised immune system. The staff  takes extra precautions to ensure the center is extra clean and students are practicing excellent hygiene. It is so comforting to know he is in great care during our work day. Having a sense of normalcy back in our life has allowed him to flourish just like all of the other children his age. With full trust in this center, it provides the opportunity to socialize our son back with his friends and has allowed him up to catch up academically, where he missed out all of last year. 

    We are so thankful for Caroline, Marci, Miss Steph and all of the teachers for loving our son and making us family! THANK YOU!  Kudos to the Stewartsville KinderCare Team. We are forever thankful for all you've done!

    Jen S. - KinderCare Parent
  • I LOVE the KinderCare in Stewartsville. My daughter, who is now 7, attended until 2020. When I had my son, I knew I didn't want him to go anywhere else. The director Caroline worked with me and my schedule and we were able to start him in Infant 2 this week.

    The teachers in his classroom are amazing. After just two days of him attending, I am reminded of all the reason I love this center so much. They provided so many pictures and updates the first day to make this mom missing her kid feel soo much better. He was so happy to see his new teachers and friends already on just day 2. I've always been a big supporter of this center with my daughter and can see this will now continue with my son.

    Nicole D. - KinderCare Parent

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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.

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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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What accreditations does KinderCare have?

We are your trusted caregiver. Our centers are state-licensed and regularly inspected to make sure everything meets or exceeds standards, including child-to-teacher ratios and safe facilities. Our centers aren’t just licensed—most are accredited, too! Find out more.

Do you offer part-time schedules at Stewartsville KinderCare?

Everybody’s schedule is different. We’re happy to offer quality, affordable part-time and full-time childcare. Drop-in care may also be available. Reach out to your Center Director to learn more.

How does naptime work at Stewartsville KinderCare?

Our teachers meet every child’s needs during naptime. Our teachers know how to get babies to nap. In fact, they are pros at getting children of any age to nap. Visit our article on "10 Ways We Help Kids Get a Great Daycare Nap" to learn more.

Do you support alternative diets?

We strive to be as inclusive as possible. To that point, we provide a vegetarian option at mealtime, take care to not serve common allergens and can adapt menus based on your child’s food sensitivities. If your child has additional needs, we’ll work with you to figure out a plan.

Are meals included in tuition? Can I choose to send my child with lunch?

We provide nutritious meals and snacks developed by a registered dietician to meet the needs of rapidly growing bodies and minds. If your child has special dietary requirements and you would prefer to bring in their lunch, please make arrangements with the center director.

Does my child need to be potty-trained?

Every child begins toilet learning at a different age. Until your child shows an interest in toilet learning, we’ll provide diaper changes on an as-needed basis. When your child shows an interest, we'll discuss how to work together to encourage toilet learning.