Mary Beth Sweeney, Center Director
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Welcome to the Boston KinderCare Learning Center we are conveniently located in the North End behind the Historical Faneuil Hall. We have been providing the highest quality childcare in the North End since 1990. We believe in developing the whole child with an emphasis on assisting your child's growth and development socially, cognitively and physically. Our comprehensive curriculum, spacious and bright classrooms make the Boston KinderCare Learning Center a wonderful place for your child to learn and grow. We are pleased to say that our center strives everyday to ensure that our families are satisfied. Please come by or schedule a time to come for a tour of our center. We would love to meet you and your family!!
Mary Beth Sweeney, Center Director
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Don’t miss out on KinderCare’s Summer of Wonder: Six themed programs that will make summer exciting, educational and tons of fun. Whether your child is in our preschool, Pre-K or school-age programs, all of it is designed to help children learn while soaking up the fun. We offer flexible scheduling options to meet the needs of busy families like yours so we hope to see you there.
The Math Adventures enrichment program is designed to teach important mathematics concepts such as geometry, numbers, measurement, and probability. Your child will learn about length, height, and weight. He will learn about shapes and solids. He will learn how to add, subtract, multiply, and count money. Math is everywhere and giving your child every advantage now will add up to success later in life.
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.
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 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?
Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Light and Dark, plus the Sky and Weather
Through shadow play, experiments with flashlights, observing the Sun and more, infants and toddlers will enjoy learning about light and dark this month. Infants continue sensory development by looking at contrasting patterns and at objects that are clearly defined by sharp edges and bright colors, while toddlers will build on their understanding of the light and dark concepts with play around daytime and nighttime. The older Discovery Preschool children will turn their attention to the sky as they learn about weather, the Moon, the Sun, and stars.
Children 4–5 years old: Transportation, Healthy Bodies, and Winter
For children in the Preschool and Kindergarten classrooms, January is filled with variety! They’ll begin by learning about transportation and studying how things get from “here” to “there.” A few weeks later, the focus will shift to health and bodies, with an emphasis placed on how to make good choices for a growing body. Towards the end of the month, children will be introduced to the transformative nature of the winter season and learn how to dress and take care of themselves when it’s cold outside.
KinderCare teachers are very passionate about your child's happiness, growth and development. They work hard to provide a safe and nurturing environment that cultivates self-esteem. For our teachers this is more than a job. It's an opportunity for them to share their passion for life while they inspire, engage, and awaken the wonder inside of each and every child. Our teachers are dedicated to developing your child's potential and are sensitive to your child's individual needs. Parents feel comfortable dropping their children off and feel confident that their child is receiving the best education and care. Each day the children are learning something new and our teachers find a way to make learning fun!
I started my career in early childhood education working at a back-up childcare center. I was part of an amazing team and credit a great deal of my passion for working with young children to those years. In 2005, I lead early childhood programming at Mystic Aquarium in CT. For someone who knew very little about marine life, the opportunity was very exciting as I learned so much along with the children. My most notable accomplishment was the creation and management of a licensed onsite preschool called Sea School. The program started out small but grew to having a solid wait-list of eager families looking to have their children learn through fun, hands-on, science based activities.
Returning to Boston and having the opportunity to lead the Boston KinderCare center has been a fantastic journey. The families enrolled at the center are absolutely wonderful and our teachers and families get to know each other very well.
Samantha has always loved working with children which is what influenced her to pursue a career in early childhood. She graduated from Plymouth State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education. Samantha has been working for KinderCare since May of 2013 and started off as an Infant teacher and then transitioned into the Preschool program. She is now the Assistant Director at the center and loves being able to make a difference in the life of each child and their family.
Abby recently joined the KinderCare family working in our Discovery Preschool Classroom. She has been in the early childhood field for eight years. She loves watching the children grow and helping them learn new things. Abby is doing a wonderful job creating projects and implementing curriculum in the classroom.
Jessica has been teaching in the childcare field since September of 2012. She is also the mother of two wonderful children. When Jessica started with KinderCare she decided to join our Infant team. Jessica loved being able to watch the babies as they started to grow and learn about the environment around them. She is currently the Discovery Preschool teachers and really enjoy building strong relationships with both the children and their families. Jesscia is currently enrolled at Fisher College and pursuing her CDA.
Nicolle started with KinderCare in June of 2013 and joined our Toddler team. She loves being able to play, explore and assist every child with their growth and development Nicolle is currently taking online classes to receive her CDA in Early Childhood Education.
Helen has been working at our center since March. She has spent time in both our infant and toddler classroom. Helen is originally from Ireland and currently lives in Revere. Helen enjoys singing to the children and loves getting a good giggle or laugh out of our infants!
Molly is new to our infant team! She is originally from
Fior joined KinderCare Learning Centers back in 2000 and started at the Cambridge location and then transferred to the Boston location. Fior has experience with Infants up through Preschool, however, she currently works in our Infant classroom.
Charmaine has been with KinderCare Learning Centers for over 14 years now. Over the years, she has worked in the Toddler and Preschool programs and has enjoyed every minute of it!! Charmaine has taken several Early Childhood Education classes at Urban College in Boston.
Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Family, Friends, and Things that Go!
Infants and toddlers will be exploring family and friends, while three-year-olds will focus on things that go vroom! Social and emotional development is foundational to growth and development in babies, so this month, infants and toddlers will participate in activities that reinforce their connection to family while also exploring connections that exist outside their home, such as friends. Meanwhile, their older friends in Discovery Preschool will learn about and play around with things that move (like bicycles, cars, buses, trains, and airplanes), which are all very exciting for little ones as they continue to explore the world outside their homes.
Children 4–5 years old: My Country + Tools and Machines
The four- and five-year-olds continue exploring the world around them by learning about the state and country they live in! They’ll sings songs, play games based on travel, and learn about flags, state foods, and more. Children will also be introduced to cardinal directions (east, west, north, and south) and gain an appreciation for travel and meeting new friends from different places.
Children are naturally fascinated with machines and how things work and are put together. So to encourage that fascination, during the second half of this month children will learn about and play around with tools and machines. In addition to building literacy skills by using the names of machines and tools, children will develop math skills by graphing information, counting wheels, and more.
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.
We observe the following holidays:
Please note that because holidays observed may vary between centers, please be sure to check with your Center Director for specific closures.
At KinderCare, the safety of our children and the confidence of our parents are points of pride. From daily sign-in to strict parent / guardian identification and single keypad access, we maintain a rigorous standard for safety. Plus our daily cleanliness and maintenance schedules leave nothing at all to chance.
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 though the various training opportunities in the community.
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