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School Street KinderCare

Ms. Kathleen Nichols, Center Director

44 School Street Boston MA 02108-4201
(617) 227-0554 Contact this center

Ages: 6 weeks to 5 years
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Welcome

School Street KinderCare located in the heart of Boston, invites you to discover all the ways we can help your child explore, learn and grow. You'll find our nurturing teachers and proprietary curriculum excel at preparing children for school success. At School Street KinderCare, we believe every moment is a teachable one! Please call us at anytime to schedule a tour of our center, we'd love to meet you! We offer full time care as well as drop-in care on a space available basis.

Ms. Kathleen Nichols, Center Director

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AMERICA’S MOST ACCREDITED

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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SCHOOL-READY

Our kids are taking off!

By kindergarten, our kids are testing ahead of their peers. Read all about it.

Accreditation

Many of our child care centers are accredited by national organizations that require us to meet rigorous early childhood education standards and guidelines for high-quality care and education. Programs that are accredited have demonstrated their commitment to go beyond the state’s minimum licensing requirements to meet and maintain these high standards of quality.

Monthly Activities

June's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Wonderful Water and Insects and Spiders

Infants and toddlers will be exploring the wonderful world of water as the children in Discovery Preschool dig into the creepy-crawly world of insects and spiders! Infants will have the chance to practice splashing, scooping, pouring, and playing with bubbles, while toddlers will take a swim on the creative side as they paint with water and create habitats for sea animals. Children in Discovery Preschool will focus on science as they learn about the differences between insects and spiders, how caterpillars turn into butterflies, and how bees pollinate flowers and make honey. Children’s creativity will blossom as they use dried pasta to create butterfly artwork!

Children 4 to 5 years old: Staying Safe and Exploring the Arts

In this modern world, safety is never overrated—and that’s why we take the first half of June to teach children all about how to keep themselves safe in different situations and places. After that, children will delve into the arts as they learn about visual art, musical art, dancing, and acting, and discover the different types of art, music, and dance that exist around the world. Preschoolers will focus on number recognition in order to learn their phone numbers and how to call 911, the Pre-K class will examine how art concepts and techniques are used in famous works of art, and our kindergartners will collaborate on a group project together, such as making first aid kits or choreographing their own dance routine! 

Our Programs

Infant Programs (6 weeks - 1 year)

Babies grow and learn every day. Our goal is to provide a safe and nurturing "home away from home" where babies can explore and make new discoveries. We know that learning through play is extremely valuable at this age and our Early Foundations® Infant program is designed to give babies the skills that will serve as the building blocks for a lifetime of learning.

Toddler Programs (1 – 2 Years)

As toddlers develop friendships, self-esteem, and curiosity, our Early Foundations® Toddler program will help them explore their world in a safe and nurturing environment. Our unique curriculum is based on the philosophy that children learn best through experiences. So each day is filled with fun activities that excite and develop toddlers, giving them the comfort and confidence to speak those first few important words, as well as make their first friends.

Discovery Preschool Programs (2 – 3 Years)

At this age, children are making new discoveries daily. And as two-year olds begin to exert their independence, our Early Foundations® Discovery Preschool program is prepared to open their eyes to a world of learning, sharing, and exploring. Our holistic approach in the classroom engages young minds with a blend of music, art, and movement, as well as the early education fundamentals they'll need as they continue on to preschool.

Preschool Programs (3 – 4 Years)

As preschoolers gain more self-esteem, they may feel ready to take on the world. Our Early Foundations® Preschool program enhances that confidence by providing activities to help children become problem solvers and lifelong learners. Through independent exploration, structured activities, and hands-on learning, children will work on early literacy, math, science, and social studies concepts. A healthy dose of running, jumping, and dancing keeps them active too.

Prekindergarten Programs (4 – 5 Years)

Prekindergartners are preparing for the adventure of a lifetime – school. And our Early Foundations Prekindergarten® program is designed to get them ready by teaching letters and words, math concepts, and valuable social skills. With small group instruction, independent play in an organized atmosphere, and whole-group activities, children will have all the right skills to hop, skip, and jump right into kindergarten.

Learning Adventures - Enrichment Program

Music

Ongoing research proves that early exposure to music helps children think, reason, create, and express themselves. Children will laugh and learn about rhythm, vocal melodies, and a variety of musical genres and instruments, which can lower stress and advance memory. Learning never sounded so good.

Phonics & Reading Adventures

Set your child up for advanced success with literacy through phonics, the study of letters and sounds. Reader books, games, and activity cards help your child understand the basics of vowels and blending syllables, giving him confidence and command of language.

Spanish

Spanish Adventures provides young learners with a foundation for later success with the Spanish language. Music, games, children's Spanish literature, and other tools give children multiple opportunities to hear, practice, and see Spanish language for vocabulary and conversational development. Curriculum includes lessons on greetings, numbers, colors, animals, family, body parts and pets as well as how to get engage conversationally during common scenarios at home, a restaurant, or at the zoo. Qué pasa?

Teachers & Staff

  • Ms. Mickaelann

    Ms. Mickaelann, Infant Classroom

    Miss Mickaelann also known as Miss Mickey was born in Norwalk, Connecticut and is currently living in Weymouth Massachusetts. She graduated from Newbury College with a Bachelors in Psychology. She has been teaching since summer 2014 and has working with infants, toddlers and preschool aged children.  

    Previous Experience:
    Miss Mickey worked as a infant/toddler teacher for two years in her own classroom as the lead teacher for a different company in Brighton, MA
    Favorite Children's Book:

    Are You My Mother? by P.D. Eastman

    Year Started:
    7/11/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    3
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Psychology
  • Miss Ajka

    Miss Ajka, Toddler Classroom

    Ajk has been working in child care for over three years. Before she joined the team here, she was working at a privately owned child care center. She's currently enrolled in school and is working on a degree in Psychology. She aspires to become a social worker and work to help young children and families.

    Previous Experience:
    Miss Ajka has worked with children for three years at a privately owned child care center.
    Year Started:
    1/1/2016
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    3
    Education:
    Certified in Infant, Toddlers, Preschool
  • Miss Nicole, Toddler Classroom

    Miss Nicole grows up in Quincy, MA where she still resides with her husband and their daughter. She studied at Quincy College where she earned her ECE credits and has been working in the child care field for over ten years. She has worked with all the age groups from infant through school aged but has a passion for teaching toddlers.

    Year Started:
    2/1/2014
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10
    Education:
    Ceritifed todder teacher
  • Miss Michelle O., Toddler Classroom

    Miss Michelle grew up in Revere, MA where she currently resides. She began working with children after graduating high school as an assistant teacher at a local privately owned center. She returned to the field of early childhood education in October of 2008 and became certified in infant and toddler teacher May of 2010. Michelle hopes to earn her child development associate accreditation and continue to grow in this field.

    Years in ECE industry:
    10
    Education:
    Certified in Infant, Toddler, Preschool
  • Miss Maria

    Miss Maria, Preschool and Prekindergarten Classrooms

    Miss Maria has been working for KinderCare since June 2015, She worked at a head start early childhood education center for four years before coming to School Street KinderCare. She grew up in Boston and started working with children since she was 16 through various job opportunities in the Boston community centers. After graduating high school she was a part of an AmeriCorps program for year then decided to pursue her child career in early childcare education and enrolled at Roxbury Community College. 

    Previous Experience:
    For ten years she has worked with all the groups infant through school aged.
    Year Started:
    6/15/2015
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15
    Education:
    Certified in Preschool
  • Miss Michelle, Preschool and Prekindergarten Classrooms

    Miss Michelle has been working for KinderCare since March 2014. She has worked at a bilingual Chinese-English daycare center before moving to our center. Michelle grew up in Boston. She has wanted to be a teacher for as long as she can remember. Her childcare experiences began in high school where she was able to teach young children as part of the curriculum.

    Previous Experience:
    Miss Michelle has over 15 years of teaching experience at various public and private early childhood care center, including one year of service Headstart, which is part of Americorps.
    Favorite Children's Book:

    I Like Myself by Karen Beaumont

    Year Started:
    3/10/2014
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15
    Education:
    Licienced as a Preschool Teacher

Upcoming Center Activities

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June's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Wonderful Water and Insects and Spiders

Infants and toddlers will be exploring the wonderful world of water as the children in Discovery Preschool dig into the creepy-crawly world of insects and spiders! Infants will have the chance to practice splashing, scooping, pouring, and playing with bubbles, while toddlers will take a swim on the creative side as they paint with water and create habitats for sea animals. Children in Discovery Preschool will focus on science as they learn about the differences between insects and spiders, how caterpillars turn into butterflies, and how bees pollinate flowers and make honey. Children’s creativity will blossom as they use dried pasta to create butterfly artwork!

Children 4 to 5 years old: Staying Safe and Exploring the Arts

In this modern world, safety is never overrated—and that’s why we take the first half of June to teach children all about how to keep themselves safe in different situations and places. After that, children will delve into the arts as they learn about visual art, musical art, dancing, and acting, and discover the different types of art, music, and dance that exist around the world. Preschoolers will focus on number recognition in order to learn their phone numbers and how to call 911, the Pre-K class will examine how art concepts and techniques are used in famous works of art, and our kindergartners will collaborate on a group project together, such as making first aid kits or choreographing their own dance routine! 

About Our Center

Our staff would like to welcome you to visit our center. The staff takes pride in keeping up to date with the latest trends in Early Childhood Education. Ongoing training is offered to the staff during the year at the center and through the various training opportunities in the community.

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • American Sign Language
  • Spanish

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • AM Snack

Holidays Observed

The center is closed on New Year's Day, President's Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, the day after Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.  The center is closed for Professional Development on Presidents' Day and Columbus Day.

Health and Safety

Our building has a secure single point of entry with keypad protection. All staff is up to date on CPR and First Aid certifications and the center follows a safety checklist monthly.

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