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Cheshire KinderCare

Kristin Berry, 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 2015-2016 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!

Kristin Berry, 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. Friday November 27, 2015
    1. Thanksgivnig Holiday!


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!

  • Kristin Berry

    Kristin Berry, 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:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    30 years
    Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education & Connecticut Director's Credential
  • 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:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 years
    Bachelor's in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Diana

    Ms. Diana, Infants/Floater

    I love to see the children develop on a daily basis; from watching them master walking and talking, to gripping a crayon, each small developmental growth is a reason to celebrate!

    Ms. Diana has returned to work at our Cheshire KinderCare center after fours years working in other fields.  Her daughter attends school at our center. Currently, Ms. Diana is working to further her education in Social Work.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Diana worked for Children's Discovery Center as a Head Teacher from 2004-2007. She also was a nanny for three children ages12 weeks, one year old, and two years old from 2007-2009.
    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    6 Years
    Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education and pursuing Bachelor's Degree in Social Work
  • Ms. Mirela

    Ms. Mirela, Floater

    I love working with the children. They are my passion. It makes me so happy to be able to watch them grow and see the impact I have on that. Their smiling faces inspire me everyday.

    Ms.Mirela loves to help our infants grow and develop. The children love coming into her room and seeing her bright smile!

    Previous Experience:
    Miss Mirela started working for the company in 2003 in one of the Virginia centers.
    Year Started:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    9 years
    Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Kelly

    Ms. Kelly, Toddlers

    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:
    Years in ECE industry:
    4 years
    Currently in school for Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Irene

    Ms. Irene, Toddlers

    Year Started:
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 Years
  • Ms. Kendall

    Ms. Kendall, Discovery Preschool

    Ms. Kendall loves helping the children in her care grow and develop. As the children recognize a color, or grasp a paintbrush, Ms. Kendall understands her impact on that child's development.

    Year Started:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 Years
  • Ms. Jessica

    Ms. Jessica, Preschool

    A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination and instill a love of learning. ~Brad Henry

    Ms. Jessica loves being able to work with children everyday. She feels that being a part of a childs' growth, development, and learning is the most rewarding career of all!

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Jessica has completed four years of student teaching. She volunteered in the Wolcott Public Elementary Schools and also taught Religious Education on Sunday's.
    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 Years
    Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education and Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education
  • Ms. Kim

    Ms. Kim, Prekindergarten

    I love seeing students learn and giving them self confidence along the way. I love the new curriculum because it truly focuses on early reading.

    Ms. Kim started in 2008 with KinderCare in Wallingford as a Toddler teacher. In 2010, Ms. Kim transferred to Ansonia to work as a Prekindergarten Teacher and Assistant Director. She is looking forward to working in her new classroom!

    Previous Experience:
    After student teaching in college, Ms. Kim started her career as a preschool teacher at a school in Fairfield. She took a few years to nanny as well before working at KinderCare.
    Year Started:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    12 Years
    Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Katie

    Ms. Katie, Prekindergarten

    Teaching is about knowing your students and teaching to their style and interest of learning.

    Ms. Katie has been babysitting on & off for the last 10 years. She recently graduated with her Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education and enjoyed doing her six internships in school as well as her student teaching.

    Previous Experience:
    Before coming to work for KinderCare, Ms. Katie's experience with children was during her student teaching internships, babysitting, and tutoring.
    Year Started:
    Years in ECE industry:
    4+ years
    Bachelor's in Elementary Education
  • Ms. Korey

    Ms. Korey, Discovery Preschool

    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.

    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    4 Years
    Pursuing a degree in Nursing

November 2015 Events

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  1. Monday November 02, 2015
    1. Look for Circles Day!!


      I spy Shapes!

  2. Tuesday November 03, 2015
    1. Sandwich Day!


      Pack a sandwich for lunch today!

  3. Thursday November 05, 2015
    1. Men Make Dinner Night!


      Write a note to ask your dad to make dinner tonight for the family.

  4. Tuesday November 10, 2015
    1. Bring a Book to School Day!


      Bring your favorite book to school to share with your frineds.

  5. Wednesday November 11, 2015
    1. Pajama Day!!


      Wear your favorite pajamas to school.

  6. Friday November 13, 2015
    1. National Pudding Day!


      Each classroom will make pudding in the morning and have for afternoon snack.

  7. Monday November 16, 2015
    1. Teddy Bear Picnic


      Bring your teddy bear to school to have lunch with you today.

  8. Tuesday November 17, 2015
    1. Community Social


      Special Event

  9. Friday November 20, 2015
    1. Universal Children's Day!


      Create self portraits at school.

  10. Tuesday November 24, 2015
    1. Thanksgiving Feast!


      We will gather with our friends at lunch time and eat what our friends have brought in to share.

  11. Thursday November 26, 2015
    1. Thanksgiving Day! - Center Closed


  12. Friday November 27, 2015
    1. Thanksgivnig Holiday!


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.

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

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

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

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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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