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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.

2023-24 Calendar Year
Shining Lights will be closed on the following dates
September: Labor Day (Sep 4)
                    Teacher In-Service (Sep 25)
NovemberThanksgiving (Nov 23-24)
December: Winter Recess (Dec 25-29)
January: New Year's Day (Jan 1)
February: Teacher In-Service (Feb 16)
                President's Day (Feb 20)
March: Good Friday (Mar 29)
April: Easter Monday(Apr 1)
May: Memorial Day (May 27)
June: Preschool Closed (Jun 17-21)
          Daycare Closed (Jun 17-18)
Early Dismissal Dates
December 22 @ 12:00pm
May 24 @12:00pm
June 14 @ 12:00pm

Programs













Shining Lights offers Daycare which includes classes for toddlers starting at age of 18 months through 2 and a 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
3 Water Fun Day
7 Pastries with Pops
14 HALF DAY-Center Closes at 12pm
                        11:00am-Big Shebang! Closing Program
17-18 CENTER CLOSED for Maintenance
19-21 Flares Class Only Care (Separate Registration Required)
24 Camp Rising Star Opens
25 Bubble Party Event

JULY
Water Play Day
4-5 CENTER CLOSED for Independence Day
8 Zoo to You Event
17 Water Play

Current Available Positions 
Shining Lights has been serving Cherry Hill community for over 25 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.
Toddler Room Aide: 
Childcare experience necessary. CPR is helpful.
Preschool Aides:
Must have experience working with preschool children. AA, CDA and CPR is helpful.

We have limited availability for 2024-25 classes.
Applications are available under the Enrollment Tab.
LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE FOR CAMP RISING STAR!
Click HERE for details.

Hours: 7:30am-5:30pm

 “Shining Lights has a racially nondiscriminatory policy as to students and that it doesn't discriminate against applicants and students on the basis of race, color, or national or ethnic origin. Shining Lights admits the students of any race to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to its students. Shining Lights does not discriminate on the basis of race in administering its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school administered programs.”
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