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Cambridge KinderCare

Erika DeGregorio, Center Director

100 Cambridge Park Dr. Cambridge MA 02138
(617) 876-0102 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 6 YEAR-OLDS
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Neighborhood:
By the Arch Stone Condeminium Complex, Across from Alewife transit stop

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
None

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Welcome

Welcome to Cambridge KinderCare!

Erika DeGregorio, Center Director

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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.

Participating Child Care Aware Center

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.

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.

Teachers & Staff

Come see first-hand how we offer a nurturing environment where it is all design for learning: the classroom, the materials, and the activities. We have a very diverse Staff that loves to share and enhance the classroom activities with items from their cultures. We are proud to say that we have staff that have been with us for more than 10 years and love to share their knowledge and experience with newer staff members.

  • Erika DeGregorio

    Erika DeGregorio, Center Director

    I am passionate about making a difference in a child's life by supporting their development through a variety of teachable moments." 

    Year Started:
    3/31/1997
    Tenure:
    18 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    18 Years
    Education:
    Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Colleen Fenlon, Assistant Director

    “Think left and think right. Think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think, If only you try!” - Dr. Seuss

    Colleen has a passion for education children of all ages and making sure they receive the utmost care and attention they deserve! She has a Bachelor’s Degree in English with concentrations in Education and Psychology. Colleen has three years experience in the childcare field as a Director. She is excited to join the KinderCare team!

    Years in ECE industry:
    3 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor’s Degree in English with concentrations in Education and Psychology

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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

  • Arabic
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Portugese

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • AM Snack
  • PM Snack

Holidays Observed

We observe the following holidays:

  • New Year's Day
  • President's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • 4th of July
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Day after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day

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

At KinderCare Learning Center, the safety of our children and the confidence of our parents is our top priority. From daily sign-in, to strict parent / guardian identification and keypad access, we maintain a thorough standard for safety. All staff members are trained in CPR yearly and First Aid every two years. Each year we do a complete criminal background check and a Department of Social Services check on all our staff members.

At KinderCare, what families say about us means a lot. Read below some of the great experiences our families have had with us.

Share Your Story
If you have a story about your experience at KinderCare, please share your story with us.

We’ve been a KinderCare family since our oldest daughter, who is now in Kindergarten, was three months old, and we continued the tradition with our second daughter, who is now a toddler.
KinderCare means a lot to our family. It is the place where our oldest daughter met her first best friend, found compatriots to play princesses, Star Wars and Angry Birds (sometimes all at the same time) and learned how to read! It is the place where our youngest daughter is embraced for her daring, encouraged to share and be patient and has the opportunity to feed her love of music.
As parents, we love that our children love going to the center every morning. Our oldest daughter never dragged her feet getting ready in the morning… she looked forward to seeing her friends and, even more so, seeing her teachers! Her teachers encouraged her at every turn, enjoyed her silliness and went above and beyond in supporting her interests in learning and helping others.
It is hard having your children spend so much time with people who are not family, but it is much easier knowing that my children are at such a fun and loving environment at their KinderCare center.

- Parent

Erika, Thank you for making KinderCare a wonderful place for our son to learn and grow!

- Mother

Jenna, Thank you for being such an amazing teacher! The kids in Pre-K are so lucky to have someone as kind, sweet, and, patient as you! We feel safe everyday knowing that our daughter is in your care.

- Mother
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