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Shining Lights Early Childhood Center ® 1720 Springdale Road, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003

​Welcome













Shining Lights is an early childhood education center in Cherry Hill, NJ. As you visit our web site, you will get a glimpse into Shining Lights. The facilities, the curriculum, and the teachers are all a part of who we are and what we do. What you may not be able to picture is the level of commitment and quality of care that we give to each child in our center. We believe that children are created by God, in His image. To be able to care for these children is a responsibility that we do not take lightly. We will do our best to ensure that your child, along with each child in our center, is able to learn, grow and be cared for in a safe, secure, loving environment. 
Philosophy













Education is a lifelong process.  Our capacity to think, explore, discover, acquire new skills and learn never diminishes.  As teachers we need to use children's natural desire to learn as an opportunity to begin the process of formal education.  Education should be viewed as a natural outgrowth of our desire to learn, thus motivating children to become life-long learners.

2021-22 Calendar Year
Shining Lights will be closed on the following dates
September: Labor Day (Sep 6)
November: Teacher In-Service (Nov 5)  
                    Thanksgiving (Nov 25-26)
December: Winter Recess (Dec 24-31)
February: President's Day (Feb 21)
March: Teacher In-Service (Mar 18)
April: Good Friday (Apr 15)
May: Memorial Day (May 30)
June: Preschool Closed (Jun 20-24)
          Daycare Closed (Jun 20-21)

Early Dismissal Dates
December 23 @ 12:00pm
May 27 @12:00pm
June 17 @ 12:00pm

Programs













Shining Lights offers Daycare which includes classes for infants, walkers and toddlers starting at age of 6 weeks through 2 and half years old.

Our Preschool program has classes for children ranging from 2 and a half years to 5 years old who are not going to Kindergarten,

Also offered is a full-day Kindergarten that uses the Core Knowledge Curriculum as a base for lesson planning.

Lastly Shining Lights offers a summer camp program that runs from late June through August.
Coming Events

June:
    7th -- Amazing Athletes
    14th -- Amazing Athletes
    17th -- Big Shebang!  Center Closes at 12:00pm.
    20th-21st -- CENTER CLOSED
    22nd-24th -- Daycare Only
    27th -- Camp Rising Star Opens
    28th -- Amazing Athletes
    29th -- Obstacle Course

July:
    4th -- CENTER CLOSED
    5th -- Amazing Athletes
    7th -- Water Play

Current Available Positions 
Shining Lights has been serving Cherry Hill community for over 20 years. As a ministry of Bethel Church, we are looking for individuals who are in agreement with our statement of faith and want to make an impact in the lives of children both spiritually and academically. We currently have the following positions available
Infant Room Lead Teacher
Must have experience working with young children in a childcare capacity. CDA is preferred. CPR is helpful.
Infant Room Aide:  
Childcare experience necessary. CPR is helpful.
Walker Room Lead Teacher:  
Must have experience working with young children in a childcare capacity. CDA is preferred. CPR is helpful
Walker Room Aide: 
Childcare experience necessary. CPR is helpful.
Teacher of Four– year old’s:
 Must have prior experience teaching preschool with an AA, Bachelor’s degree or CDA. CPR is helpful.
Preschool Aides:
Must have experience working with preschool children. AA, CDA and CPR is helpful.




Registration for Fall 2022 NOW OPEN!
Limited spaces are available.

Hours: 7:30am-5:30pm