Shannon Messina, Center Director
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KinderCare Learning Center in Canton, MA has been in operation since June 1998. We have large bright classrooms with lots of natural light. Our indoor gym ensures plenty of large gross motor activities through out the day, especially on those rainy days when we can't use our playground. Our playground is safely located behind our building. The playground is separated into two areas for our older and younger children. On our playgrounds children can run, climb, ride bikes or paint a picture while outside. Looking for the best care for you child can be a challenge. Finding the right environment is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. We understand that is why we are here to assist you in anyway possible. Our educators have a true passion for what we do which fosters confidence, self esteem, and a love of learning in children. We are conveniently located on Route 138 minutes from interstate 128 and 95. We are open Monday through Friday, 6:30 AM-6:00 PM, 52 weeks a year, with only nine major holiday closings. We look forward to meeting with you, and would love the opportunity to give your family a wonderful childcare experience.
Shannon Messina, 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.
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.
At our center in Canton, Massachusetts, we welcome all children and their families. We strive for success and we believe that all children deserve the best education. Our goal is to provide peace of mind to our families and give you back a better child at the end of the day! Please stop by our center at anytime for a visit!
I love walking into our center and greeting the children, the families and my wonderful staff!
Stephanie joined KinderCare in 2010. She has been in the education field since 1999. She is dual certified as an Early Childhood Director and licensed as a School Principle from K-12 grade. Stephanie is extremely passionate about the educating and the well-being of all children. She enjoys spending time in the classroom with the children as well as observing and training her teachers.
Every time I walk into the various classrooms at KinderCare, I'm constantly greeted with lots of hugs and smiles from each of the children. This just brightens my day every time I see those smiles and how enthusiastic they are to learn.
Melinda has been with KinderCare since January of 2003. She graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in 2004. She thoroughly enjoys working with all of the children and their families on a daily basis. Her role as an Assistant Director has been a rewarding experience because she is able to work closely with the children and support her teachers. Melinda has a great passion for Early Childhood Education and loves her job.
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 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.
Our center offers a sense of security with key pad entrances at both our front door and our playground door. The children enter our playground directly from our building.
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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