Stacey Giancioppo, Center Director
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KinderCare has been proudly serving children and families in Braintree for decades. Our bright sunny and spacious center building is a two story facility which allows us to serve Infant and Toddlers on the first floor and Preschool, Prekindergarten and Kindergarten on the second floor, focusing on the developmental needs of each age group. Each floor has a beautiful, secure playground with the additional safety feature of an intercom system linked into the center office.
In addition to a wonderful facility, KinderCare Braintree offers a welcoming, warm, caring and nurturing environment that provides a child and family centered approach. Our award winning curriculum, daily communication sheets, ongoing development observations and regular developmental assessments, individual portfolios and open door policy are some of the important tools in providing care and education for your child. Learning is always happening at KinderCare!
Stacey Giancioppo, 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.
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.
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.
As children reach school age, our comprehensive full-day kindergarten program helps them explore, communicate, and create – all in a nurturing, small-class setting. Our team of expert educators has created a unique curriculum of reading, language, arts, math, science, and physical fitness that’s presented in a fun way to encourage a lifelong love of learning. Plus, our program is aligned with local and state elementary school standards, so children will be prepared to confidently enter first grade.
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.
KinderCare has partnered with Child Care Aware® of America in an effort to offer fee assistance for Active Duty military families and solutions to their child care needs when care at a Child Development Center on the installation is not available.
The Cooking Adventures program gives children opportunities to participate in fun, developmentally appropriate cooking experiences. They will learn about recipes, ingredients, cooking vocabulary, and the importance of a healthy diet. The curriculum includes lessons on picnics, pizza, and heart-healthy meals.
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.
Our center is closed Thanksgiving Day and the day after.
Braintree KinderCare teachers are invested in your child's education and care. They are excited to play such an important role in the lives of their young students. Our teachers are dedicated to the field of Early Childhood Education and participate in many training events throughout the year.
I feel that working with children and their families is the most rewarding experience a person can have. I enjoy being part of a child's early years. It is a time of wonder and newness. It is fulffilling to know that we as early childhood educators have the opportunity to help a child develop a life long love of learning. We also serve as a support system and resource for parents as we partner with them through this exciting journey.
Working with children had always been a passion of mine. I love having the opportunity to be a part of a child's life at such an important time in their development. It's rewarding to watch a young child hit a major milestone in their life and know that you are a part of it. I enjoy each day being able to work with amazing teachers that share the same passion for education. I look forward to continuing in the field of early education in the future.
Kaitlyn began her career in Early Childhood Education in 2004 when she joined KinderCare Learning Center as an Assistant Preschool Teacher. Prior to joining KinderCare, Kaitlyn worked as a summer camp counselor with the Norfolk County District Attorney’s Office at DARE camp. She attended the University of Massachusetts Amherst and graduated in 2003 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. After working in finance, Kaitlyn decided to follow her passion of working with children and joined KinderCare. During her first three years at KinderCare, Kaitlyn taught in the Preschool and Kindergarten programs as a teacher. She also taught the Learning Adventures program as well as taking on the role as Program Specialist. In 2007, as the Braintree Center moved into its current location, Kaitlyn became the Assistant Center Director and continues in this role.
I was inspired to become a teacher of young children because I had an amazing teacher who really set a positive tone for me in school! I love being part of a child and family's first educational experience, it is wonderful. I feel that watching children learn and develop new skills is priceless and extremely rewarding!
Melanie has been in the field of education for the last 10 years. She has worked in various settings. Melanie began her career as a teacher of students diagnosed with severe autism. She then focused on special education and behavior. Melanie has also taught gifted children, first grade and fourth grade before serving as a Kindergarten Teacher at the KinderCare in Franklin, Massachusetts.
Two times each year we dedicate a day for our staff's professional development to further their training and better equip them for the care of your child. The center will be closed on this day for training to occur. If you have questions or would like to request further details, please contact your local Center Director.
Your entire family is welcome to join us October 18th for our community social. Come see how family-style dining is done at our center, mingle with other families, and, best of all, enjoy a healthy snack with your child!
You’ll better understand how we turn our meals into learning experiences and encourage the children to try new foods, practice table manners, use utensils, and simply enjoy a great meal and good company! See you there!
Our center provides a warm and welcoming environment where parents and children know that they are respected members of our family. We are proud to offer programs that not only challenge and stimulate children's growth but also helps them build great relationships with others. We offer many family events throughout the year and we welcome your input and involvement in our program.
We invite you to take a tour of our beautiful facility and meet our team!
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.
Health and safety is our first priority. The center has a coded security keypad entry system and our families are informed of our strict policy to check identifications for pick up. The intercom system links the classrooms, gross motor space and the playgrounds directly to the office and throughout the center. This allows us to communicate any needs and offers the ability to respond immediately. Our Health Care Consultant is an RN and is available to answer questions and provide guidance and support. All staff is required to have CPR and First Aid and we provide annual training to ensure that these critical skills are kept updated.
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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