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East Weymouth KinderCare

Lori Gallery, Center Director

683 Pleasant St. East Weymouth MA 02189
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Ages: 6 Weeks to 6 YEAR-OLDS

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East Weymouth

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Serving the Weymouth Community as well as other South Shore Towns


KinderCare Learning Center in Weymouth has been a valued member of the community for over three decades. Once inside our doors, you will feel welcomed and comfortable, by our enthusiastic, caring staff and our clean, stimulating classrooms. Most of our staff have been within our KinderCare family for many years and have had the opportunity to see so many children grow into “big kids” and move onto Elementary School. We are conveniently located on Pleasant Street, near the junction of route 53. We are open Monday through Friday, 6:30 AM – 6:00 PM, 52 weeks a year, with only nine major holiday closings. We care for Infants through Prekindergarten in a loving, educational environment. In addition to our full curriculum that runs in each classroom year-round, we offer programs that your children can opt to enroll into. These programs include Active Adventures, Cooking, Music and Phonics and seasonal clubs.

Lori Gallery, Center Director

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Nationally only 10% of daycares are accredited–nearly 100% of our learning centers are. That’s a big difference, and that means KinderCare kids are getting the very best. Here’s why.

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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.

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.

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


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.

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

KinderCare Weymouth teachers are passionate about your child's happiness and growth and provide a safe, nurturing environment that cultivates self-esteem. This is more than a job for our teachers. It’s an opportunity for them to share their passion for life while they inspire, engage, and awaken the wonder inside each and every child. KinderCare Weymouth devotes more time and resources to teacher training than any other childcare provider. Twice a year we host the largest early childhood teacher training program in the country. Our teachers are dedicated to developing your child's potential and are sensitive to your child's individual needs.

  • Lori Gallery

    Lori Gallery, Center Director

    I absolutely love my job and find it to be challenging and rewarding each and every day. There is always something new to look forward to and I truly enjoy coming to work each day to be a part of children's lives.

    Lori brings classroom and administrative experience to the center. She joined the KinderCare family in May of 1993. Her bachelor's degree and additional schooling in Early Childhood Education allow her to connect with the children and their parents. She helps create a nurturing and educational environment at the center. Her favorite part about being Center Director is when she is able to spend time in the classrooms working and playing with the children.

    Favorite Children's Book:

    Bedtime For Frances by Russell Hoban

    Year Started:
    24 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Bachelor's Degree from Suffolk University
  • Krista Lee Gotell

    Krista Lee Gotell, Assistant Director

    Working with children is not just my passion, it is what gives me great joy. To play a positive of role in children's lives and become an extension of peoples families is so rewarding.

    Krista brings great excitement and knowledge to work every day. Not only does she handle multiple daily tasks with ease, she is warm, caring, and eager to help anyone out. Krista is a professional ready and willing to make any family or child feel welcome and a part of our KinderCare Weymouth Family.

    Favorite Children's Book:

    The Giving Tree

    Year Started:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Pursuing Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Diana

    Ms. Diana, Infant Classroom

    There is no such thing as a stupid question.

    Ms Diana has been married to her high school sweetheart for 43 years now. She is the mother of five children; three girls of their own and two boys she adopted through fostering. Diana has a heart of gold and spreads her love to her five grandchildren when she is not with us. Diana has a passion for gardening at her home in Middleboro which she shares with her animals; a dog, cat, two parrots, and an Eastern Box Turtle.

    Previous Experience:
    I was a foster parent through the Department of Children and Families for 14 years, specializing in drug exposed Infants and Toddlers. I ran my own child care in my home for 21 years as well.
    Favorite Children's Book:

    The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss

    Year Started:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Department of Early Education and Care Certified, DCF MAPP Trained
  • Ms. Kathleen

    Ms. Kathleen, Infant Classroom

    Miss Kathleeen was born and raised in Weymouth. She has been married for almost four years to her husband Bill. Kathleen enjoys reading, listening to music, and playing games on her IPad. She loves spending time with her four nieces and nephews.

    Previous Experience:
    I started babysitting at the age of 12. I was a nanny for a family for four years to a family of four and have worked in previous childcare centers as well.
    Favorite Children's Book:

    Frog and Toad are Friends by Arnold Lobel

    Year Started:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Pursuing Degree in Early Education
  • Ms. Mary

    Ms. Mary, Infant Classroom

    Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.

    Miss Mary has been working with children since she was 16 years old. Mary has a six year old daughter named Aniyah and is one out of eight children in her family!

    Previous Experience:
    I have had variuos teaching positions caring for children Infants through Schoolage.
    Favorite Children's Book:

    The Big Red Ripe Strawberry by Audrey Wood

    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Pursuing Degree in Early Education
  • Ms. Hanan Koura, Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Hanan Koura lives in Weymouth with her husband and daughters. She is a mother of four girls: Sara, Mariam, Hana, and Salma. She has a bachelor's degree in Communications and is almost done with her master's of Education. She loves guiding children on their learning path.

    Previous Experience:
    I have had experience in many Early Childhood Programs. I came to KinderCare in August and I am happy to have joined the family.
    Favorite Children's Book:

    Guess How Much I Love You

    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    In Masters Program, EEC Lead Teacher Qualified
  • Ms. Brittany

    Ms. Brittany, Preschool Classroom

    Ms Brittany is from Plain City, Ohio. She moved to Massachusetts two years ago with her husband Billy and daughter Hayden who is two years old and also a student of KinderCare.

    Previous Experience:
    I served in the Army with a deployment to Afghanistan in October of 2011 to July of 2012.
    Favorite Children's Book:

    Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown

    Year Started:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Pursuing Degree in Early Education
  • Ms. Helen

    Ms. Helen, Toddler Classroom

    Miss Helen is from Guyana in South America. She moved to America in 1996 and became a US citizen in 2003. She is happily married to her husband Al. She joined our KinderCare family 12 years ago and she is adored by all.

    Favorite Children's Book:

    Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr

    Year Started:
    14 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Department of Early Education and Care Infant, Toddler Teacher
  • Ms. Sam

    Ms. Sam, Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Sam has recently transferred to the Weymouth KinderCare from a sister Center. She has been here almost one year now, and feel like I have been here longer. Sam truly enjoys teaching children and guiding them to become creative thinkers. She has the best time watching them interact with each other.

    Year Started:
    8 Years
    Department of Early Education and Care Certified Preschool Teacher
  • Ms. Rachel

    Ms. Rachel, Toddler Classroom

    Ms. Rachel is approaching her sixth anniversary at KinderCare in a couple of months. She loves being able to come to work and be a child herself. Engaging with the children in conversations and play at their level is what she most enjoys. As she has watched so many students go through my class to Kindergarten then off to public school is always bittersweet. Love to see them grow but sad to see them leave.

    Year Started:
    11 Years
    Department of Early Education and Care Certified Preschool Teacher
  • Ms. Angela

    Ms. Angela, Infant Classroom

    I will let them be little, fill their hearts with laughter, help them grow wings, nurture their sense of wonder, inspire them to believe, and love them like their is no tomorrow.

    Miss Angela dreamed of being a teacher since she got her first chalkboard and chalk.  She loves working with kids of all ages.  She feel that walking into a class of their smiles every morning makes everything she does a teacher worth it!

    Previous Experience:
    I started my Early Education career in Prekindergarten, and loved helping guide them to confident learners. I have also had much experience in babysitting.
    Favorite Children's Book:

    Jesse Bear, What will you wear? by Nancy White Carlstrom; Strega Nona by Tomie Depaola; The Little Witch Sisters by Stephanie Calmenson

    Year Started:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Pursuing Degree in Early Education, Department of Early Education and Care Teacher
  • Ms. Karen

    Ms. Karen, Program Specialist

    Ms. Karen lives in Weymouth with her husband of 23 years Gary and her children; Michael, Kristina, and Brandon (and her Dog Jasper). She has been deeply involved in the Boy Scouts and Venture Scouts as a leader for many years. She loves to spend her spare time reading books and watching movies with her family.

    Previous Experience:
    I have had various positions in Early Education and Care programs since 1990. I am also a previous Director of the Braintree KinderCare. I started in the Weymouth Location in 2004.
    Favorite Children's Book:

    Oh, the Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss

    Year Started:
    21 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Department of Early Education and Care Director 1 Qualified
  • Ms. Carol

    Ms. Carol, Cook

    Ms Carol was born in Canada and came to the United States when she was just three years old. Carol became a US Citizen in 1970 when her daughter was born and then had her son in 1976. Carol taught country line dancing for ten years also.

    Previous Experience:
    I have spent my whole life cooking for my family and just love to do it for all the kids.
    Favorite Children's Book:

    Hoot by Carl Hiaasen

    Year Started:
    20 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Allergen Awareness Certified
  • Ms. Renay

    Ms. Renay, Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Renay has a wonderful way in which she interacts with children of all ages. She works in all age groups and the children all look forward to spending time with her.

    Early Education and Care Teacher Qualified/ Pursuing Degree In EEC

Upcoming Center Activities

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September's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Spaces and Places and All About Me
As infants and toddlers explore the spaces and places around them, children in Discovery Preschool will learn all about what makes people the same as well as what makes them different. Infants will experiment with moving toy cars around, build block towers and then knock them down, and even take a tour of the center to see what things are like outside of their classroom! Toddlers will get all revved up as they take a closer look at different vehicles and learn more about neighborhoods, communities, and the jobs that grownups have. In Discovery Preschool, children will be learning about themselves as they play games that strengthen their five senses, discuss feelings and emotions, practice self-help skills, and work on learning the names of body parts.

Children 4 to 5 years old: All About Me and My Home and Family
It’s the beginning of the school year—the perfect time to get to know each other better! Older children will be spending time sharing about themselves, their homes, and their families as they learn what makes people the same and what makes them different. Children will bring their own experiences to the drawing board as they create group stories and 3-D collages about families and homes, pantomime different home- and family-related activities, and draw self-portraits. With our curriculum’s project-related learning component, children in Transitional Kindergarten work together to decide on an individual or whole-group project related to the theme. Past projects have included creating a class book about emotions or working together to build a small-scale home, but who knows—the children may come up with a unique idea that’s entirely their own!

Monday September 04, 2017
Center Closed for Labor Day

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.

Awards and Recognition

  • NAEYC Accreditation

    NAEYC Accreditation

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Holidays Observed

New Year's Day - Friday, January 1, 2016
Presidents Day - Monday, February 15, 2016
Memorial Day - Monday, May 30, 2016
Independence Day - Observed Monday July 4,  2016
Labor Day - Monday, September 5, 2016
Columbus Day - Monday, October 10, 2016
Thanksgiving Day - Thursday, November 24, 2016
Day After Thanksgiving Day - Friday, November 25, 2016
Christmas Day - Sunday, December 25, 2016

Health and Safety

We are all committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for children. There are certain practices that are critical to a well run center. Such as a safe sleep environment for Infants, allergy training and awareness, as well as CPR and First Aid Trainings. Our Center Health and Safety Coordinator, Kristin Keeley, plays a critical role in fulfilling our promise to care for, nurture and educate children in a safe and loving environment through thorough trainings, resources and tools we use daily.

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.

KinderCare is such an important part of our lives - our son absolutely adores all of the teachers and staff, and we feel lucky to have found a center where we have so much trust in the people and the program. We are confident that the folks at our center are providing him with a safe, educational, and nurturing environment - they're like an extension of our family. Thank you, KinderCare!

- Father

We needed to find childcare for our daughter with high expectations of the best care. I called KinderCare and Ms. Krista answered the phone, she listened to my story and got the sense of urgency and cared enough to just listen. It was after her listening to my story that we discussed availability at the center, and we talked about starting the next day. It took such a weight over my shoulders and the stress of having to take time off from work to search for daycare. Not only did Krista save us time, but she also gave me peace of mind on that morning and for that I am forever grateful. We spoke about six times that day and every time she answered the phone with my questions, she never seemed to be in a rush, even though they are quite busy at the center. Tending to over 80 kids, she gave me the time and was very pleasant on the phone. We started the next day and I thought it was only Krista that exuded such professionalism and care, but this attitude resonates throughout the entire center with the direction of Ms. Lori. This is truly a place where we are comfortable and confident that our daughter is cared for, and she learns so much and is happy throughout the day. We are very grateful for the love and care brought by all the teachers – Ms. Eileen and Ms. Caroline are just sweethearts. They truly are passionate in what they do for these kids, and it is important to us. Lunch would not be the same without Ms. Carol. She is the always in a great mood, which is felt through the lunches she makes and serves. You can tell that she prepares those meals not just with her hands, but also a lot of heart goes into it. I can go on and on. But I will end with this: KinderCare not only met our expectations but EXCEEDED them, and they are not just any childcare center to us they are FAMILY.

- Mother

As promised, I have several teachers I'd like to highlight. That said, if I had to pick any teacher that made the longest lasting impression on our family, it is Ms. Eileen. I know she is no longer Dani's primary teacher, but Ms. Eileen made such a significant impact on Dani's learning that we are forever grateful that Dani had the opportunity to be in her classroom. Ms. Eileen's reach was beyond academics- it was holistic. We never once doubted that she cared about the academic and social successes of Daniella. Ms. Eileen took a real interest in making sure that Daniella felt respected, cared for, and pushed to her potential. Both Dan and I felt comfortable approaching her with any concerns and trusted that she would do the same if she felt something wasn't quite "right" with Dani on any given day. I loved picking Dani up and watching Ms. Eileen getting right into the mix with the kids. She was on the playground having fun, dancing with the kids, doing art projects, and always with a smile on her face. I cannot think of a single time when I've heard Ms. Eileen raise her voice. That's not to say she doesn't set limits or hold kids accountable, but she does so in a developmentally appropriate and supportive way. Seriously, I could go on and on and on but I'm sure you get the idea: we have the utmost respect for that woman. We are so pleased that she played such a foundational role in Daniella's early learning years. She's got a love for learning and a lot of that has to do with the support she received from Ms. Eileen for so long.
I'd also like to send a shout out to Ms. Kristin, who has bravely helped guide both of our kids during their early school experiences. Most recently, she had the task of welcoming Max into a classroom setting, something he had never experienced before. I have a photo that I took from one of his first days at KinderCare (you know, back when he would scream and cry his head off!). The photo is of Max sitting on Ms. Kristin's lap as he looked around, taking everything in. It is really, really significant to me just how quickly he trusted her. He felt safe with her and because of that, he is now the little boy we see today- the little man who walks over to the breakfast table and shouts, "bye dadda!!" It is the safe, supportive, loving environment that Ms. Kristin provides that allowed Max to be this kid who loves school. I am certain this will continue to foster a love for learning, which will follow him into his educational career. I'm always in awe when we are in the car and Max starts singing a song I've never heard before, or when he comes up with all of these words that he's clearly picking up from the work that Ms. Kristin and the rest of the Toddler room team has done with him. To be honest, it broke my heart nightly when I first started picking Max up and he seemed so sad, but to know he was with Ms. Kristin really alleviated any concerns very quickly. We have so, so much to thank her for!
Ok...this is a novel, I know. I just have to add that we are incredibly, incredibly, so incredibly thankful that Daniella was able to squeeze into Ms. Angela's Prekindergarten class!! Ms. Angela is such a gem! Dani is learning much, much more than we ever expected and we have Ms. Angela to thank for that. From Spanish to site words and everything in between, we are amazed by what Ms. Angela teaches her in such a short period of time. Ms. Angela is patient, understanding, and incredibly supportive of Daniella as a whole person. We appreciate the time she takes with us at the end of the day to tell us how she did. It is clear she is engaging and creative in her curriculum. Dani is thriving and we know she will be super prepared for Kindergarten thanks to the preparation this year.
I can go on and on and on (yes, I know you are surprised), but there is a line waiting outside of my office. I do, however, want to make sure we give recognition to Ms. Helen, Ms. Maureen, Ms. Renay, and a super, HUGE shout out to Ms. Carol, who I don't think is recognized enough for the nourishment she provides and the care she puts into that, especially when we were trying to figure out Max's allergy situation. We have been THRILLED with our extended family at KinderCare and just want to say THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!
And, of course, all of this comes from awesome leadership. Thank you to both of you- Lori and Krista.
With admiration,
Angela and Dan M.

- Parents

We know that you asked for us to nominate an individual for special recognition, but we just can’t. Although there are certainly particular teachers who have formed special bonds with our kids, every single staff member at KinderCare deserves to be recognized for the amazing job that they do.
From the second that we walk in the door (painfully early!) in the morning, everyone is cheerful, prepared, and happy to see us. All of you change the diapers, break up the fights, kiss the boo-boos and dry the tears. Despite what must often be a grueling, exhausting, stressful job, you somehow all still manage to LOVE all of the kids. You understand their quirks and appreciate what makes them unique. You celebrate their successes and work through their challenges. You become such an important part of their lives that they ask us to invite you to their birthday parties and sleepovers!
You certainly don’t hear it enough, but we want you to know that we so SO appreciate everything that everyone at the East Weymouth KinderCare does for our children day in and day out. We pay you to watch after them, but you love them for free.
Thank you all.

- Parents

It is so hard for me to choose one teacher who has impacted both myself and my children. Honestly, your entire staff is incredible. I am always so delighted at how caring and wonderful each and every staff member is to Grace and Gavin on a daily basis. It makes it so much easier to leave Grace and Gavin each morning, knowing the wonderful care I know they’ll receive.
I don’t know if I will be great at this because this email is likely to turn into a book. I will try to just name a few teachers who really stand out (who am I kidding, they all stand out!) In no particular order:
I have to mention our first loves, Ms. Diana and Ms. Kathleen. They still provide a sense of security for all of us. When Grace and Gavin see Ms. Diana in the Toddler room, they are so incredibly excited to see her. She is always ready to greet them with a big hug and a kiss. On days where one or both are sad to see me leave, I know that Ms. Diana can make them feel better. Ms. Diana always asks how I am doing and checks in on me and my family, and I really appreciate that. Grace and Gavin love seeing Ms. Kathleen in the afternoons when they are near the Infant room. I know they feel safe and loved by her. It always warms my heart to see her holding them when I come to pick the kids up. She has told me (and I don’t doubt it for a second!) that when she goes to leave for the night, Gavin tries to get his coat to go home with her. They truly love her!
Ms. Kristin is fantastic. Grace and Gavin adore Ms. Kristin (I do too!) and talk about her a lot at home. They love leaving the house to “go see Ms. Kristin.” I can tell they learn so much from her. They miss her on days when she is not there. Ms. Kristin does such a great job at filling me in on things in the morning when I drop the kids off. She will tell me details about the previous day and I love hearing about what is going on with Grace and Gavin. I also love how detailed her daily sheets are and the fact that she gives me different details on Grace and Gavin’s sheets.
Ms. Renay is wonderful. She always has a warm greeting for me. Every time I see her, she makes sure to relay a story about Grace and/or Gavin to me. This is so important to me. I miss seeing them all day and just hearing a cute little tidbit from their day makes me feel like I am missing just a little bit less of their day. Plus, who doesn’t love hearing something cute about their children?
Ms. Rachel is great as well. Grace really has a strong connection with Ms. Rachel and makes a bee-line for Ms. Rachel whenever she sees her. I love seeing that Grace has someone she really loves to spend time with (and I’m thankful Seamus shares his mom!)
I will stop there, although I could keep going about each and every teacher. They are all amazing!

- Mother

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