Voted 2014 Best Of
Berlin
Location
856.753.1355
Magnolia
Location
856.346.0440
Blackwood
Location
856.227.7787
Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday
6:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Programming

All of our classrooms are bright and cheery, warm and friendly!

Music | Spanish | Sign Language

Our highly qualified staff provides you the peace of mind that your child will be safe and loved during your hectic workweek.

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Ladder Learning System (Curriculum)

The philosophy behind our curriculum is that young children learn best by doing.

Learning isn't just repeating what someone else says; it requires active thinking and experimenting to find out how things work and to learn firsthand about the world we live in. Play provides the foundation for academic learning. It is the preparation children need before they learn highly abstract symbols such as letters and numbers. Play enables us to achieve the key goals of our early childhood curriculum. Play is the work of young children.

Kiddie Junction Childcare & Preschool Centers is proud to announce that we provide an educational system called the Ladder Learning System. This educational system accommodates the entire preschool learning experience by layering and reinforcing similar learning models over the years while introducing more complex learning tools and programmatic concepts. Sounds pretty complicated, right? Well, it isn't.

Studies indicate that reinforcement of learning while examining the entire child creates a better learning experience with far more positive results. This in turn creates a child who accomplishes the most major milestone that every parent desires.

The child finds learning more fun.

"Hey Mom & Dad, Look What I Learned"

At Kiddie Junction Childcare & Preschool Centers all children receive a bi-annual progress report. This report, which examines all educational aspects of their experience, also examines areas such as:

As stated before, all of these areas are examined as they relate to your child. In each of these areas their growth, strengths, challenges and changes will be noted and discussed with you. At Kiddie Junction Childcare & Preschool Centers we understand that you want the greatest total experience for your child. That is why when teaching children it should be fun, which is why it is always at the forefront of learning.


Cuddly Cabooses (6 weeks - 15 months)

Cuddly Cabooses (6 weeks to 15 months) - We provide daily personalized care for your infant in a loving, nurturing, home-like environment. The Cuddly Caboose staff is certified by the New Jersey Department of Childcare Licensing, which includes fingerprinting and background checks. Caregivers are also trained in infant-child CPR and first aid.

Attentive staff provides love and nurturing while holding, rocking, talking and singing with the babies. All infants in our program also participate in the music classes taught by a professional music contractor, as studies show that music is one of the basic building blocks to infant growth and development.

Upon enrollment, all babies in our care receive an individualized care and feeding plan that is developed by the parents, which allows us to care for your infant just as you do.


Little Engines (15 months - 30 months)

Little Engines (15 months to 30 months) - Our toddlers play and discover at their own pace. The Little Engines program offers your child a warm, caring and stimulating environment. The Little Engines staff is certified by the New Jersey Department of Childcare Licensing, which includes fingerprinting and background checks. Staff are also trained in infant-child CPR and first aid.

The children spend their day learning through play but also continue to develop their self-help skills like eating, cleaning and helping around the classroom. Creativity is also a large part of your child's development at this age. Our caregivers encourage their creativity through various mediums, such as finger-painting, pudding painting, chunky crayons and simple arts and crafts.

They also experiment with housekeeping, block play, puzzles, books, gross motor play and music. Studies show that music plays a critical role in the continuing development of toddlers. All toddlers in our Little Engines class participate in the music classes taught by a professional music contractor.

The Little Engine staff ensures that your toddler will be happy and loved as they spend their day exploring and sharing with their friends.


Pufferbellies (30 months - 4 years old)

Pufferbellies (30 months to 4 years old) - Our Pufferbellies classroom is an energetic one where our older toddlers and young pre-schoolers spend their days discovering their world through play and hands on exploration.

Our highly trained teachers are certified by the New Jersey Department of Childcare Licensing, which includes fingerprinting and certification in infant / child CPR and first aid. Our staff has used their expertise in creating a warm and welcoming classroom where your older toddler will be able to create the proper mixture of learning and playing.

Through our weekly theme-based curriculum the children will enhance their learning skills as they play with and discover the elements of their ever-changing world. Their days are filled with tracing, coloring, creative arts, teacher directed activities, fine and gross motor skills, stories and music.

As they participate in their music classes conducted by a professional music contractor, they begin some basic instrument play and rhythmic dance. Music inspires their creativity and movement.


Mighty Engineers (4 and 5 year olds)

Mighty Engineers (4 and 5 years old) – The pre-school program at Kiddie Junction Child Preschool Centers is a high quality learning environment. We offer the children the opportunity to discover their world with hands on exploration. The classroom is equipped with areas to encourage their growth and development. The areas of learning include dramatic play, language development, block building, arts and crafts, science, manipulatives and a computer center.

The Mighty Engineers staff is certified by the New Jersey Department of Childcare Licensing, which includes fingerprinting and background checks. Teachers are also certified in infant / child CPR and first aid.

For many children, pre-school is the first experience interacting with a group of children. We realize this, and at Kiddie Junction Childcare & Preschool Centers we offer your child a fun place to play, make new friends and develop important social skills while mastering all of the skills needed for kindergarten.

Through our weekly theme-based curriculum children will focus on reading and beginning writing, math, language, Spanish, arts and crafts, cooking and science. The pre-K teachers have created a happy and fun classroom environment where the children feel safe and loved during their day of learning and fun.


Camp KJ (Summer Camp)

We all remember our summers growing up; the memories always seem to include being with friends, swimming, arts and crafts, relaxing, and most of all, playing games and the fun of running around. Well, times change and so do our hectic lives, but summer camp is still the old fashioned way to learn, have fun and create long lasting childhood memories.

Let the lemonade pour, because Kiddie Junction offers each summer the most progressive, fun and memory making summer camp around. Camp KJ covers all aspects of the child's creative involvement while just letting their minds wander, run around and just have fun. From the ice cream truck taking the children's orders, to enjoying weekly swimming at the pool, the children will be tuckered out as you pick them up and they ask "When do I get to go back?"

Camp KJ works to define the child's imagination, have them involved in all activities, and most of all laugh. The children will attend the movies on movie day, go to a River Shark's game, and enjoy a weekly trip on a school bus to surrounding sites in our area. Some of the trips in the past include Sahara Sam's, Adventure Aquarium, bowling, and much much more!

Most of all, the children will create all of those beautiful works of art for you to use and display at home (remember those pot holders or what you could make out of popsicle sticks when you were little?) Well, there is a new twist of their works of art. There is even a Camp KJ sleepover to finish off the summer. The fun never seems to end.

Weekly themes in the past include:
  • Kick Off Carnival
  • Fireworks and Flags
  • Put Me in Coach
  • Fabulous Fifties
  • Sweet Week
  • Camp KJ Arcade
  • Rumble in the Jungle
  • Wild, Wild West
  • Spirit Week
  • Peace Out

Please request a Camp KJ brochure from a Center Director or simply email us at info@kiddiejunction.us, we will certainly be able to provide even more exciting details into the world and adventures of Camp KJ.

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Awards

We thank our parents, former parents, neighbors and all individuals who voted for us another year. It is reinforcement like this that solidifies that what we are doing is positive and beneficial to the children, parents and the community.

Voted Best of Awards

Testimonials

"I wanted to write and let you know how great of a staff you have teaching Emma; she has shown such improvement since working with the Ladder Learning System. Your teachers have such a great spirit and the teaching skills are above my expectations. They are great!! I know you always ask parents what they think or what can be worked on, but I want you to know that you really have a great team. The love the concern that they have for the children really shines through everyday, it really does. I mean it when I say that Emma has shown so much improvement with them in her life. I just want to commend those ladies; they really do a great job!! They have won my heart."

- Melissa G.

"My daughter loves Kiddie Junction. We made the switch from a major chain about two months ago and couldn't be happier. The personalized care she receives coupled with the smaller class sizes provide Amanda everything she needs for a happy day everyday. The Ladder Learning System curriculum while fun for Amanda has taught her so much in the first two months! She already counts to 10 in Spanish and can say hello and good-bye. Our refrigerator is full of all of her creative art projects. Its nice to be able to go to work everyday and know that Amanda is being well cared for and having such fun."

- Charolotte C.

"We love Kiddie Junction. Our daughter will be three in July and she has learned so much; she enjoys going to school each day. Alexis loves to sing the songs she has learned, she even sings them in the car on the way home. Alexis is always bringing home her art projects and running to put them on the refrigerator. Additionally, her vocabulary has grown by leaps & bounds, it seems like she learns a new word each day (even Spanish). Kiddie Junction has taught our daughter so many wonderful things and I am sure they will continue to do so for many years to come."

- Christine M.

"My son Elijah started at Kiddie Junction this past February and had never been in a preschool before. I started seeing the results the very next week. He was singing the ABC's, counting to 10 and knows different nursery rhymes. You guys are great!"

- Brenda H.