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Cheshire KinderCare

Michele Baribault, Center Director

1544 Byam Rd. Cheshire CT 06410
(203) 574-2892 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds

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Special Instructions:
Off Waterbury Rd. and Meriden Rd.

5 minutes off of I-84 and exit 26 Chesire

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Doolittle, Darcy, Rotella, Generali, Community, St. Bridget

For the 2016-2017 school year, the following schools provide transportation to KinderCare in Cheshire: Doolittle & Darcey in Cheshire and Rotella, Generalli, Wendall Cross, & St. Mary's in Waterbury. We do not provide transportation unless children are enrolled in Kindergarten.

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Welcome to the KinderCare of Cheshire webpage! We are excited to introduce you to our staff and our curriculum! We educate children from the ages of six weeks to 12 years of age through fun, interactive curriculum! Come in and visit our center to see it in action!

Michele Baribault, Center Director

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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.

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.

Before- & After-School Programs (5 – 12 Years)

Even after school's out for the day, children need to be engaged in a comfortable, yet stimulating environment. That's where our Catch the Wave® program comes in. This innovative before – and after-school program allows school-age children to balance learning and fun through a variety of experiences. From homework help to fun physical activities, our program is designed so that everyone goes home happy.

Summer Programs (preschool, prekindergarten, and school-age)

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.

Upcoming Events at our CenterView All Events

  1. Thursday November 24, 2016
    1. Thanksgiving Break - Center Closed

      Our center is closed Thanksgiving Day and the day after.

  2. Monday December 26, 2016
    1. Center Closed in Observance of Christmas Day

Teachers & Staff

Our staff is committed to helping your child grow and develop as a whole person. We all have Early Childhood Education backgrounds and put our children first!

  • Michele Baribault

    Michele Baribault, Center Director

    I enjoy seeing the children's smiling faces every morning when I walk into their classrooms. I also enjoy the rewarding feeling of knowing the children have learned something that I have had a part in teaching them.

    This is Kristin's first time working for KinderCare. She comes to us with many years of experience working in the early childhood field. Kristin looks forward to making a positive impact with the children, families, and staff at the center.

    Previous Experience:
    Kristin started in childcare working after school and went on to college to become a preschool teacher. Kristin also worked in a before & after school program before she worked her way up through management to become a Director.
    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    30 years
    Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education & Bachelors Degree in Child Studies
  • Nicole Lockwood

    Nicole Lockwood, Assistant Director

    I find so much joy in meeting new students and knowing I am having an impact on them. I love all the different personalities and helping them reach new milestones.

    Nicole is a mother of two children. She has always had a passion for working with children. Nicole enjoys the connections she forms with each child and each family.

    Previous Experience:
    Nicole worked at Bunny Village, Surrey Brooke Preschool, and Our Oxford KinderCare before coming to KinderCare of Cheshire.
    Year Started:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 years
    Bachelor's in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Kelly

    Ms. Kelly, Infants

    Children may forget what you said but they will not forget how you made them feel.

    Ms. Kelly is excited everyday to come and see all the smiling faces at work. She likes to help the children learn new things because it is amazing to see their reactions.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Kelly worked at a childcare center in Naugatuck for 3 years and has worked with special needs children for four years.
    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    4 years
    Currently in school for Early Childhood Education
  • Heather

    Heather, Infant Room

    It brings a smile to my face daily knowing I've made an impact on the children I work with everyday. It is great to see them learn something new and know I contributed to that.

    Ms. Heather was a nanny for children ranging in age from infant to school age. She also worked at another childcare center with the infants. Ms. Heather has been working with chidlren since she was 14 years old & she also has a step-daughter.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Heather has been a nanny and worked at another childcare center in the past.
    Year Started:
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 years
    Working towards her CDA
  • Ms. Lauren

    Ms. Lauren, Toddlers

    Children don't remember what you try to teach them. They remember what you are.

    Ms. Lauren has worked with children since she was 14 years old. She started babysitting then got a job working for the city of Waterbury as a lifeguard. Lauren then started to nanny for four children ages 1 - 7 years old.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Lauren worked for the city of Waterbury as a lifeguard for five years and she also was a nanny for a family for six years.
    Year Started:
    Years in ECE industry:
    Bachelor's Degree in Psychology & currently attending college for her Master's Degree in Child Development
  • Ms. Korey

    Ms. Korey, Floater

    I enjoy working with children because I get to watch them develop and grow each day.

    Ms. Korey takes pride in getting to know the children in her care. Being able to "read" a child and understand their wants and needs is an integral part of teaching.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Korey worked at another childcare center working with all age groups and babysits frequently.
    Year Started:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 Years
    Pursuing a degree in Nursing
  • Ms. Alba

    Ms. Alba, Pre-Kindergarten

    I love teaching the children new things but the best feeling is when they teach me something new.

    Ms. Alba came to us after working for Toys R Us for many years dealing with the customers and keeping the children in the store entertained.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Alba has a daughter and she has babysat for her nieces and nephews.
    Year Started:
    Years in ECE industry:
    Certified Medical Assistant & enrolled in Rasmussen College for her CDA

October 2016 Events

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  1. Monday October 10, 2016
    1. Professional Development Day - Center Closed

      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.

  2. Tuesday October 18, 2016
    1. Join Our Community Social

      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!

About Our Center

When you come to us with a need for something to make your experience with KinderCare easier, not only do we listen, but we take action. That's why you can now take care of your tuition payments online using a checking or saving account, debit card, or Visa, MasterCard, or Discover credit card. Log in each week to pay, or set up a recurring payment and your payments will be deducted automatically. Contact the office to discuss online payment options.

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • 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

Our center door uses individual key codes unique to each family to help keep our building safe and secure, ID's are checked for pick up!

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.

The teachers at KinderCare in Cheshire take such great care of my son! We appreciate everything they do for him! He has developed substantially in their care and are so grateful to have them in our son's life.

- Mother

The infant teachers make it so easy to leave my son at KinderCare. They are so different from each other and bring a special individuality to the room.

- Mother

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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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