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Walpole KinderCare

Ms. Heather Anapo, Center Director

201 Coney St. East Walpole MA 02032
(508) 660-1084 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 7 YEARS
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Special Instructions:
Off Rte. 1 and across from the Walpole Mall.

Neighborhood:
Right off of Route 1. Route 1 is off of 95. Coney Street is right off of 95 as well.

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
No transportation provided.

We are currently enrolling in all ages, six weeks to six years! We are an educational environment that encourages children to explore, create and grow! We offer children a variety of experiences each day to develop themselves through various outlets.

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Welcome

Our experts designed your child's classroom, and every activity and lesson, to help prepare your child for success in school and beyond. With designated learning centers such as dramatic play and blocks in every classroom, children have the opportunity for rich social play and child-initiated discovery. You'll also find that our classrooms feature a print rich environment full of carefully selected materials, written charts and labels, and children's literature. By helping your child connect spoken words and print, we're helping develop early literacy and writing skills. Whether your child has first words or first grade on the horizon, we're excited to show how everything in our center is designed for learning!

Ms. Heather Anapo, Center Director

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Accreditation

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.

Interactive Kindergarten (5 - 6 Years)

A full-day interactive Kindergarten program that utilizes new curriculum with an interactive smart board making first grade readiness a priority.

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.

Learning Adventures - Enrichment Program

Cooking

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.

Math

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.

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.

Spanish

Spanish Adventures provides young learners with a foundation for later success with the Spanish language. Music, games, children's Spanish literature, and other tools give children multiple opportunities to hear, practice, and see Spanish language for vocabulary and conversational development. Curriculum includes lessons on greetings, numbers, colors, animals, family, body parts and pets as well as how to get engage conversationally during common scenarios at home, a restaurant, or at the zoo. Qué pasa?

Upcoming Events at our CenterView All Events

  1. Monday August 01, 2016
    1. Spirit Week

      August 1 - 5

  2. Tuesday August 09, 2016
    1. Join us for our Curriculum Night

      Find out how we can work together to give your children a brighter future!

      On August 9th, you’ll see firsthand how we nurture your child’s curiosity. Come meet our wonderful teachers and find out what a day at our center is like. Participate in some of our engaging curriculum activities, like creating modern renditions of pop art or discovering gross and gooey physiology! Curriculum Night gives you the opportunity to see how your child will grow and develop at our center, all while having fun. You’ll also get to talk with other parents who are already a part of our family.

Teachers & Staff

Our teachers are professional, nurturing and fun. We strive to offer the best educational care for your child by making our classrooms fun and engaging for the whole family.

  • Ms. Heather Anapo

    Ms. Heather Anapo, Center Director

    Heather has been a Center Director with Knowledge Universe for the past five years. She has had experience as an Assistant Director, Program Specialist and classroom teacher. Heather is passionate about education and she enjoys assisting her team of educators in offering the highest quality of care to the children and families they serve.

    Year Started:
    4/17/2006
    Tenure:
    10 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15 Years
  • Ms. Maureen Barron

    Ms. Maureen Barron, Assistant Director

    A great teacher takes a Hand, opens a Mind, and touches a Heart

    Upon graduating  from Fitchburg State, Maureen started working in the early education field, and that is where she found her calling.  She has worked with all age groups and enjoyed each one equally.  She loves how an infant smile when they see a familiar face, or when they take their first step to school age children when they read their first book. She is married with a daughter who attends the center.

    Previous Experience:
    Maureen worked as a teacher all the way up to a center director in the 12 years that she been in early education.
    Year Started:
    1/1/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    12 Years
  • Ms. Alice

    Ms. Alice, Infant Classroom

    I love knowing that I help to lay the foundation for children to best be prepared for their future.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2007
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    6 Years
  • Ms. DeSalia

    Ms. DeSalia, Infant Classroom

    Year Started:
    1/1/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
  • Ms. Rachelle

    Ms. Rachelle, Infant Classroom

    Teaching is the work of the heart.

    Rachelle  joined Kindercare 3 1/2 years ago.  She has an associates degree from Massasoit Community College.  She has always had a passion for working with children. There is nothing more satisfying to able to shape their little minds. She looks forward to new discoveries with my amazing infants.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    4 Years
  • Ms. Stephanie

    Ms. Stephanie, Program Specialist

     A teacher presents the past, reveals the present and creates the future…

    Previous Experience:
    Over 10 years of experience at a previous center.
    Year Started:
    1/1/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    11 Years
  • Ms. Bryanna

    Ms. Bryanna, Toddler Classroom

    I love being apart of the childrens lives. The best reward are the smiles and hugs she gets from them.  

    She has been an infant and toddler teacher for about nine years.  She had been at Kindercare since May 2015.  Bryanna is a mother of a 6 year old son.

    Previous Experience:
    Bryanna has worked in other childcare centers.
    Year Started:
    5/1/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    9 Years
  • Ms. Elisha

    Ms. Elisha, Toddler Classroom

    I love getting to know the children and having the ability to help them achieve their best.

    Elisha started working in the early childhood field a year ago. I decided to work in this field because, she loves working with children and having an impact on their lives.  She loves helping them grow and develop as well.  

    Year Started:
    8/1/2015
    Years in ECE industry:
    1 Year
  • Ms. Kathy

    Ms. Kathy, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    I love the excitement the children show when they learn new things.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2001
    Tenure:
    15 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 Years
  • Ms. Kristen

    Ms. Kristen, Preschool Classroom

    Every child is a different kind of flower, and all together make this world a beautiful garden.

    Kristen has been with KinderCare for two years and works mostly with the preschool age group, but also helps out in the other age groups. she has her associates degree in early childhood education, and loves being with children. She loves making children laugh.

    Previous Experience:
    Kristen has worked ten years at another childcare center.
    Year Started:
    3/1/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    12 Years
  • Ms. Chandni

    Ms. Chandni, Prekindergarten Classroom

    I love teaching children in a way that they can understand, making activities fun and engaging.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2010
    Tenure:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    7 Years
  • Ms. Kristina

    Ms. Kristina, Prekindergarten Classroom

    I know I succeeded when I see their little faces light up after learning something new.

    Kristina started at KinderCare in Walpole in May of 2015.  She started taking classes to achieve her CDA.  Ms Kristina loves to sing with the children and make learning fun. She likes the children to go through the day like learning is a huge dance party.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to KinderCare, Kristina worked as a medical assistant.
    Year Started:
    5/1/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    4 Years
  • Ms. Marilyn

    Ms. Marilyn, Prekindergarten Classroom

    I am not just a teacher but an awakener.
    Preschool teachers enjoy the little things.

    Marilyn has worked in the NJ public schools as a teacher's aide in both the elementary and high school levels. She was also a director of a nursery school, as well as a lead teacher. Marilyn graduated from NYU with a early education degree. She has two children and four grandchildren. Her hobbies include baking, going to the gym and decorating. 

    Previous Experience:
    Kindergarten teacher, preschool teacher and teacher's aide in a LLD classroom.
    Year Started:
    6/1/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    Over 15 Years
  • Ms. Tiffany, Transitional Kindergarten Classroom

    Teachers who love teaching create children who love learning.

    Tiffany realized she loved working with children about three years ago. She started working with toddler children and quickly realized her passion of teaching young minds was targeted to the older children. When the opportunity arose she transferred from another KinderCare to the Walpole to be our Transitional Kindergarten teacher. She knew right away that this was what she should be doing. She loves that her children are happy and eager to learn, and she loves to teach them.

    Previous Experience:
    She has worked at another childcare center as well as with children with special needs.
    Year Started:
    6/1/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    3 Years
  • Ms. Alexa

    Ms. Alexa, Center Support

    I love the look on a child's face when they discover something new for the first time.

    Alexa has been at Kindercare since March 2016 as center support.  She is currently going to school for early childhood education.  She loves teaching the children new ways to learn and discover their surroundings.  She finds it to be extremely rewarding when she sees how much a child has grown throughout the year. 

    Previous Experience:
    She has been an assistant teacher at another childcare center.
    Year Started:
    3/1/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 Years
  • Ms. Alice, Kitchen and Center Support

    I love coming in to see the children's smiling faces and receive their hugs. I love knowing that I have an impact on their learning and future.

    Alice as been with KinderCare for almost nine years and graduated from Bridgewater State. She works in the kitchen as the center cook. She plans the menu and cooks the meal ensuring the children get the nutrion they need to be healthy and have the energy to do their best.

    Year Started:
    10/1/2007
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    12 Years

July 2016 Events

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  1. Monday July 04, 2016
    1. Independence Day - Center Closed

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.

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • AM Snack
  • Lunch
  • 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, 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.

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.

I wanted to take this opportunity to mention that we love Ms. Lisa, and her new Prekindergarten room is agreeing very well with her. We have seen a noticeable difference in the last month. She knows more alphabets, more songs and randomly says things that she never did before like, "Mama, March is here," or, "Mama, its a Yellow sign, you need to slow down." Yesterday she told me, "The kitchen looks like a disaster." Yup, that's right honey!!

- Mother
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