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


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. 

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.
2019-20 Calendar Year:
Shining Lights will be Closed on the following days:

September: Labor Day (Sep 2)
November: Thanksgiving (Nov 28-29)
December: Christmas (Dec 25)

Winter Recess*: December 23-January 3
*Daycare available by sign-up if needed

January: New Year's Day (Jan 1)
February: President's Day (Feb 17)
March: Teach In-Service (Mar 19-20)
April: Good Friday (Apr 10)
May: Memorial Day (May 25)
June: Preschool Closed (Jun 15-19)
July: Independence Day (July 3)

Early Dismissal Dates
December 20, 24, 31 @ 12pm


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 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.
Up Coming Events:

November 26: Thanksgiving Feast 

December 6-15: Scholastic Book Fair

December 12: McNaughton's Animation Wonderland Field Trip 

December 19: Christmas Program: 7pm

December 23-24, 26-31 & January 2-3: Daycare Only

January 13: Theme Day

January 24: National Preschool Fitness Day

January 25: Daddy Daughter Snowflake Ball
Tasty Tuesdays & Pizza Fridays:

December Menu

Tuesday, Dec 3: Hot Dogs, French Fries, Yogurt and Dessert

Friday, Dec 6: Ellios, Veggie Straws, Veggies and Dessert

Tuesday, Dec 10: Breakfast for lunch (pancakes), Fruit, Chips and Dessert

Friday, Dec 13: Bagel Bites, Veggies, Applesauce and Dessert

Tuesday, Dec 17: Quesadillas, Tortilla Chips, Veggies and Dessert

Friday, Dec 20NO LUNCH will be provided on this day


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  • Shining Lights currently has a need for afternoon preschool aides.  There are part-time positions with flexible hours available.  See Employment for more details.

  • All Classes are currently full for the 2019-20 school year.  We will place your child on a waiting list with a complete enrollment application.  New enrollments for the 2020-21 school year will be taken on new enrollment day, February 7, 2020.  See Enrollment for more details.