Jen MacKenzie, Center Director
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The Burlington Knowledge Beginnings has been with the community since 2001. This center was built to provide the community with quality care. The Burlington program utilizes a classroom floor plan method of continuity and teamwork. Classrooms are segregated allowing more private time for conversations among the parents and teachers. Knowledge Beginnings has two large play spaces for children outdoors. The Burlington center is located by Route 128 and Route 3, allowing parents easy access if commuting, but far enough off the main road to provide a quiet environment for learning. Our program offers flexible schedules and flexible hours. By offering two snacks and lunch and long hours of operations, 6:30 am-6:30 pm, Monday thru Friday, Knowledge Beginnings of Burlington is the most cost effective choice.
Jen MacKenzie, 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.
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.
A full-day interactive Kindergarten program that utilizes new curriculum with an interactive smart board making first grade readiness a priority.
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.
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.
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.
I would not trade my job for anything in the world! I love to come to work each and everyday to see all of the children and families that are part of our community. As well as for my staff, we are an amazing team that inspires children's learning and development daily!
Jen MacKenzie has been with KinderCare Education since June 2003. She began her career at the Chelmsford KinderCare as a Teacher and worked her way up the ladder to her current position. She takes great pride in providing the best care for your family. Jen also had one of her children attend KinderCare when she entered back into the working field. Jen loves working here because of all the people she is in contact with each day as well as being able to see the smiling faces of all the children.
Marie Kiley, Assistant Director, has been with Knowledge Learning Corporation since August 2008. She currently is teaching the Learning Adventures Cooking class. Marie also helps out in the classrooms when needed. Marie has a special needs son who once attended the Burlington Knowledge Beginnings. She loves to be in with the children and watching them learn.
I think each child is born with a desire to learn. I find tremendous joy comes from guiding children and believing in them provides them with confidence. I am passionate about providing a future filled with a sense of belonging, success, love, and security to students to be successful. My hopes are that it will build a strong foundation for a lifetime love of learning.
Ms. Yamuna was born and raised in Sri Lanka and has two children. She has a degree in Early Childhood Education. She has been teaching children ages three to six since 1991. She has worked in a Montessori school in New York before moving here and joined Knowledge Beginnings in September 2010.
I love building relationships with the families that last a lifetime.
Ms. Kerri started working at Knowledge Beginnings in September of 2008. Ms. Kerri has worked from Infants to Discovery Preschool. She has learned that each age group is exciting in its own way.
Ms Rona has worked with the company previously and has returned to Knowledge Beginnings Burlington in 2014. She has worked in childcare for a total of nine years. Ms. Rona is a great asset to the infant team.
Ms. Randi started working at Knowledge Beginnings in 2012. She has worked with children since she was in the 11th grade. Working with children of all ages; infants through middle school. She graduated from Westfield State College with her degree in Psychology.
Ms. Ashley previously worked at Knowledge Beginnings and recently returned in February 2016. She is 27 years old. She loves working with children, especially the Infants.
Ms. Michaela has worked at Knowledge Beginnings since 2013. She is currently attending Umass Lowell, studying business accounting.
It makes me proud when children are so eager to learn.
Ms. Jenn has been working in a child care center since she was 16 years old. Ms. Jenn started here at Knowledge Beginnings in March of 2010. She has attended Middlesex to become Lead teacher. She loves working with children to watch them learn and grow.
Ms. Stefany started working with Knowledge Beginnings in 2015. She has 3 children; Adrianna, Liam 4 and Alexis. Liam and Alexis are also enrolled here at Knowledge Beginnings. Stefany graduated from Billerica Memorial High school in 2006 and is currently enrolled in a program to obtain her certification as an Early Childhood Educator.
Ms. Katie first started working at Knowledge Beginnings September 2015, and then retruned in February of 2016. She has been working with children all throughout high school. I also work every morning at a barn working with race horses. Ms. Katie is very excited to be back and working with such a great family!
Ms. Becca started working with Knowledge Beginnings in 2013. She graduated from Shawsheen Technical School in 2010. She is also taking some classes to further her Teacher Certification.
I want to inspire the children as much as they inspire me!
Ms. Daniella has worked with the company since June 2015, but has worked at Knowledge Beginnings Burlington since October 2015. Daniella loves working with children because she enjoys helping and watching them grow.
Ms. Pranvera started working at Knowledge Beginnings in October 2014. Ms. Pranvera is orginally from Albania. She also has a son who is currently enrolled at Knowledge Beginnings.
Ms. Eduina started working at Knowledge Beginnings in Septemeber 2015. She loves working with the children and watching them grow every day.
I love working with the children and being able to not only engage them in educational aactivities, but also being there to laugh and play so they can enjoy coming in everyday with big smiles on their faces.
Ms. Bopha was born and raised in Massachusetts, along with a younger brother and sister. She learned to help take care of younger siblings and relatives since she was seven, but started working at Knowledge Beginnings in 2013. I can’t think of a better place to gain valuable experiences with the best families and coworkers.
This is a beautiful profession. We have the ability to teach the "new generation".
Ms. Klaida started working at Knowledge Beginnings in Febraury 2016. She has worked with children for many years prior. Klaida has her daughter enrolled at Knowledege Beginnings Burlington as well.
I love seeing how little people learn and develop their skills. I love teachingthe something and they teach me things everyday. If you want to change the world, you start when they are young!!
Ms. Lilly started working at Knowledge Beginnings in 2013. Ms. Lilly believes communication is the best key of everything. She encourages her students to communicate by using words. After 20 years in her dream business, she found that her real passion is working with children after she had a daughter of her own. She loves seeing her students learn to become good people in society and success in the future.
Ms. Shalini has been working at Knowledge Beginnings since October 2015. Shalini is working towards her Teacher Certification. She loves working with the children and enjoys the love and energy that they have.
I love working with children and watching them develop new skills.
Ms. Stephanie started working at Knowledge Beginnings in August 2015. She graudated from Lowell Technical High school in the Early Childhood Program, getting her teacher’s assistant certification. She currently a student at Middlesex Community College.
Ms. Emily started working at Knowledge Beginnings in March 2016, however she did work in childcare for about 5 years previously. She started working at Knowledge Beginnigns because she believes they are the centers that give children and teachers opportunities to grow. She has experience with infants, toddlers and preschoolers. She enjoys working with each age group because she feels that she has something to learn from all of them.
Ms. Gabby has worked for Knowledge Beginnings since August 2015. She thoroughly enjoys working with the Preschoolers. She has many ideas for the classrooms and loves working on art projects with the children.
What keeps me at my job and living it is just seeing their adorable faces every day and getting the satisfaction that I am helping the youth of tomorrow and helping the kids learn what they need to know so that they can be valuable to society they live in and make it a better place.
Ms. Geetha has a diploma in Montessori Method of Education and has taken a few college courses in Early Childhood Education. She has worked with children since 2005 and has been here at Knowledge Beginnings since July 2008.
Ms. Chelsea started working at Knowledge Beginnings in August 2015. She has been a caregiver for 7 years previously. Chelsea also has her son enrolled at Knowledge Beginnings Burlington.
Mr. Henry started working at Knowledge Beginnings in June 2014. Henry started as a suport staff working with all age groups and is currently working in our Prekindergarten classroom.
Ms. Ashley started working at Knowledge Beginnings in November 2015. She graduated from Greater Lowell Technical High school, where she received her Teacher Assistant License in the Early Childhood Education program while in high school. Currently Ashley is attending Middlesex Community College while studying Psychology.
I really enjoy seeing how the children progress academically and knowing that I am making a difference.
Ms. Jessie has been with the company since 2006. She has studied childcare from Ellis College Institute of Technology of New York. Jessie is currently residing in Beford with her 2 daughters. She enjoys teaching the children and seeing them succeed academically.
Ms. Shauna has worked at Knowledge Beginnings since November 2013. She has worked in the Prekindergarten classroom previously, and now is helping support all classrooms around the building.
Ms. Tiffany began working at Knowledge Beginnings in April of 2016. She recently graduated from Woburn Highschool. She is planning on attending Middlesex Community College in the Fall to study Early Childhood Education. She is also volunteering at the Woburn Boys and Girls Club. Ms. Tiffany enjoys working with the children and has always known this is what she has wanted to do.
Ms. Emily started working at Knowledge Beginnings in August 2015. Emily is currently studying at SNHU. She loves working with children and animals.
I love working with children because they're always so eager to learn and have fun. I love the looks on their faces when they start to understand something and I love that I get to help them get to that place!
Ms. Jade started working at Knowledge Beginnings in December 2015. She is currently attending Merrimack College and studying Human Development. Ever since she was young, she knew she wanted to teach. She is supporting our Toddler and Discovery Preschool classrooms.
These children are the future and I am responsible to teach them the right tools with a good foundation to be successful.
Ms. Christina has worked at Knowledge Beginnings since March 2012. She has worked with all ages from infants through Kindergarten. She has always been passionate about with children and to watch them grow over the years. Christina is currently studying to be a certified personal trainer through ISSA. She love fast paced, fun environments and to be a part in things that are constantly evolving and loves to help people in any way that she can and making a difference that really means something.
Ms. Arlene started working at Knowledge Beginnings in April 2013. She is very passionate and loves working with the children. Arlene helps supports all classrooms throughout the building.
I love working with children!
Ms. Alyssa started working at Knowledge Beginnings in May 2015. She graduated from High Point University with a Bachelor's Degree in Biology and minor in Psychology. She is currently living in Burlington and in graduate school at Regis College to become a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner.
Ms. Deanna loves working with children because she loves watching them learn and understand what she is teaching them. She also loves seeing their smiling faces each day, knowing that she is wanted here by the children each and every day.
Ms. Margarett started working at Knowledge Beginnings in October 2015. She has previously worked as a Rounds Chef and Event Chef at a catering company. She has also worked as a Rounds Sous Chef and Head Baker at a catering company. She is very excited to be preparing nutritious meals for all the children.
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.
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At Knowledge Beginnings, 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. All staff are trained every year on CPR and first aid, including epi-pen and proper usage.
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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