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Fall River KinderCare

Christine Burke, Center Director

620 North Main St. Fall River MA 02720
(508) 673-5363 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 6 YEAR-OLDS
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Special Instructions:
near Prospect St & North Main St

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
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Welcome

Fall River KinderCare offers a learning environment that focuses on the interests of the children. Each room is set up for independent learning and exploration guided by the classroom teacher. We offer a theme based curriculum with enough flexibility for our teachers to add their own unique touches. We also offer two Learning Adventure classes; ABC Music and Me and Phonics. Each of the Learning Adventure classes are taught in small group environments outside the regular classroom by qualified teachers. Children receive lots of hands on experience and individualized attention.

Christine Burke, 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.

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

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.

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  1. Sunday January 01, 2017
    1. January's Learning Focus

      Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Light and Dark, plus the Sky and Weather

      Through shadow play, experiments with flashlights, observing the Sun and more, infants and toddlers will enjoy learning about light and dark this month. Infants continue sensory development by looking at contrasting patterns and at objects that are clearly defined by sharp edges and bright colors, while toddlers will build on their understanding of the light and dark concepts with play around daytime and nighttime. The older Discovery Preschool children will turn their attention to the sky as they learn about weather, the Moon, the Sun, and stars.

      Children 4–5 years old: Transportation, Healthy Bodies, and Winter

      For children in the Preschool and Kindergarten classrooms, January is filled with variety! They’ll begin by learning about transportation and studying how things get from “here” to “there.” A few weeks later, the focus will shift to health and bodies, with an emphasis placed on how to make good choices for a growing body. Towards the end of the month, children will be introduced to the transformative nature of the winter season and learn how to dress and take care of themselves when it’s cold outside. 

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

Teachers & Staff

We have an exceptional group of caring, nurturing teachers at our center. Most of our staff members have been with us for over six years some as long as twenty years.

  • Christine Burke

    Christine Burke, Center Director

    I love my job because I like making a difference in the lives of the children and the families we serve.

    Ms. Christine has been a center director for the past 20 years. She has also worked for the public school system in Boston as well as a private school. She enjoys coaching cheerleading at the college level. She is a mom of three great children and loves being able to bring her son with her each day!

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Christine has been a center director for the past 20 years.
    Year Started:
    6/2/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20 +
    Education:
    Infant, Toddler and Preschool Lead Teacher, Director I and II Certified, Associates Degrees in ECE and Psychology
  • Jackie George

    Jackie George, Assistant Director

    The only way to do great work is to love what you do.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining Kindercare Jackie was a teacher, assistant director, director and enrollment coordinator at the Boys and Girl's Club.
    Year Started:
    9/4/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20 Years
    Education:
    Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education, Infant, Toddler and Preschool Lead Teacher, Director I and II Certified
  • Miss Margaret

    Miss Margaret, Float

    I love seeing children learn and get excited when completing something for the first time.

    Ms. Margaret has an Associates Degree an additional 2 years of college work in the  Early Education Field.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Margaret transfered from another one of our centers prior to joining our team.
    Year Started:
    7/2/2008
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    7
    Education:
    Associates Degree, Infant, Toddler and Preschool Teacher Certification
  • Ms. Linda

    Ms. Linda, Infant Classroom

    I love my job because I love children. Nurturing and teaching them is my passion. I enjoy caring about the children in my class and trying to make a difference. I love trying to make them laugh and smile.

    Ms. Linda has been at KinderCare for the past 12 years. She has taught Infants, Toddlers and Preschoolers, however her passion is taking care of our youngest children . She enjoys creating beautiful art projects with the children in the Infant room. She also spends a lot of the day reading stories, singing songs and doing music and movement activities with the children.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2003
    Tenure:
    13 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    12 Years
    Education:
    Early Childhood Teacher Certificate
  • Ms. Kylie

    Ms. Kylie, Infant Room

    I love to watch children grow and learn. Being able to see their development in a short period of time is amazing!

    Ms. Kylie is currently working on her Associate's Degree in Human Services. She enjoys doing art projects with the babies, working with families to keep them well aware of everything that is happening in the classroom as well as making enhancements for the children to enjoy during sing alongs.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Kylie worked with infant and toddlers as well as their parents at an Early Head Start program. Kylie worked with Preschoolers at her high school for a year and also worked at another center for a year before joining us.
    Year Started:
    2/24/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3 Years
    Education:
    Infant, Toddler and Preschool Certification
  • Ms. Jess

    Ms. Jess, Pre K Classroom

    I love seeing the spark go off when a child learns something for the first time. Nothing beats the excitement children have when they see you come into the room!

    Ms. Jess has been at Kindercare for a short time but has already developed lasting relationships with the children in her care. It was in her high school child care classes that she developed a passsion for teaching. She is recently received her Associate's degree in early Childhood Education. She is implementing sign language in the Pre-K  classroom to allow the children to better communicate their needs.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Jess worked at another preschool program prior to KinderCare for almost a year. She studied 3 years of childcare in high school and has years of babysitting experience.
    Year Started:
    10/1/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    7 Years
    Education:
    ECE Certified and Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Deb

    Ms. Deb, Preschool I

    I love teaching children and watching them grow. I love having a positive effect on children's future.

    Ms. Deb has taken many college courses in her pursuit of a degree in the early childhood field.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Deb worked for 8 years for our sister center before transfering to Fall River.
    Year Started:
    1/15/2007
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    9
    Education:
    Infant, Toddler and Preschool Certified
  • Ms. CJ

    Ms. CJ, Preschool II

    I love seeing the kid's adorabley smiley faces and hearing their laughter each day.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. CJ began her career with Kindercare at another one of our centers before transfering to our center.
    Year Started:
    2/2/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20 +
    Education:
    Associates Degree in Elementary Education
  • Ms. Nicole

    Ms. Nicole, Toddler Classroom

    Why fit in when you were born to stand out?" - Dr. Seuss

    Ms.Nicole loves watching the children discoversomething new each day. Through finger plays, songs and stories she helps to make the curriculum come alive.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to working at Kindercare Nicole worked at a daycare in her hometown.She has also been babysitting for many years.
    Year Started:
    2/13/2009
    Tenure:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8
  • Ms. Jammie, Toddler One

    I love knowing I can make a difference in a child's life. Every child deserves a warm loving environment in which they can thrive.

    Jammie has worked with Kindercare for the past year. She enjoys working with Toddlers and thinking outside the box to help them grasp new concepts.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Jammie has worked for another Kindercare center prior to joining our team.
    Year Started:
    6/9/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
    Education:
    Infant, Toddler, Preschool Teacher Certification
  • Ms. Kellie

    Ms. Kellie, Toddler Two

    I feel lucky to have the priviledge of helping to shape the minds of young children every day.

    Ms. Kellie has been in the childare field for the past 24 years. She enjoys working with children with special needs and helping them to grow and learn at their own pace. She has also been a swimming teacher at her local YMCA.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Kellie transfered here from another Kindercare center and has been in the childcare field for many years.
    Education:
    Infant, Toddler and Preschool Certification
  • Ms. Becky

    Ms. Becky, Toddler Classroom

    I love my job because I get to observe the children learning and growing each day.

    Ms. Becky has worked for KinderCare for the past seven years. She has completed many college courses in her pursuit of an Associate's Degree. She enjoys teaching the toddlers; shapes, colors, counting as well as self help skills.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Becky spent three years at a previous daycare.
    Year Started:
    12/1/2005
    Tenure:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 years
    Education:
    Teacher Certified
  • Ms. Faith

    Ms. Faith, Toddler Classroom

    I love my job because I know that I make a difference in the lives of the children in my class.

    Ms. Faith enjoys working with our Toddlers to help them learn and grow. She enjoys teaching them a new theme each month as well as finding various way to deliver the theme.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Faith was employed at another childcare center prior to joing our team.
    Year Started:
    4/20/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    2
    Education:
    ECE Teacher Certified
  • Ms. Mary-Jo

    Ms. Mary-Jo, Toddler Classroom

    I love my job because of the great children I work with.

    Ms. Mary-Jo has been working with KinderCare for seven years. She loves working with the children every day. Ms. Mary-Jo is a nurturing individual that all of the children tend to gravitate to. Ms. Mary-Jo is always there for the children, making sure they are okay and feel comforted. She enjoys teaching the children their ABC's and 123's.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Mary-Jo previously worked at another daycare.
    Year Started:
    4/1/2007
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 years
  • Ms. Rachel

    Ms. Rachel, Preschool I Classroom

    I love waking up every morning and knowing I make a difference in the lives of the children in my class. I enjoy planning special activities for my class so they always have something new to look forward to.

    Ms. Rachel began working in the child care field immediately after graduating from high school. Recently she decided to further her education by enrolling in college courses and becoming teacher certified. She enjoys seeing the children in her care smile every day. She also enjoys sharing her love of art with the children in her care.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Rachel had worked at another daycare prior to beginning her career here with Kindercare!
    Year Started:
    2/1/2008
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    7 Years
    Education:
    Early Childhood Teacher Certificate
  • Ms. Rachael

    Ms. Rachael, Health and Safety Coordinator, Program Specialist

    I love to watch the children develop new skills and to see their joy as they make new friends, learn and have fun.

    Ms. Rachael has been at KinderCare for the past eleven years. She has taken many college courses and is currently working towards an Associate's degree. She enjoys having fun in the classrooms and laughing with the children. She enjoys keeping our center safe for all the children that we serve through her role as Health and Safety Coordinator. She is a mom of three and loves to bring her children to work with her each day!

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare Ms. Rachael worked in a group childcare for two years. She also worked in the Preschool classroom at her high school for three years.
    Year Started:
    1/1/2004
    Tenure:
    12 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    16 Years
    Education:
    Infant, Toddler and Preschool Certification, Lead Teacher Certificate
  • Ms. Stephanie

    Ms. Stephanie, Preschool II Classroom

    I enjoy coming to work everyday to see the smiling faces of the children. It is a great way to start my day.

    Stephanie has worked for KinderCare for almost six years.  She has her Associate's degree in Early Childhood Education from Bristol Community College. She is also our Phonics Adventures Teacher and loves  teaching the children how to read!

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare Ms. Stephanie worked for five years as a Preschool Lead Teacher and two years at another center.
    Year Started:
    10/1/2008
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    13 Years
    Education:
    Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education, Lead Teacher Preschool, Infant & Toddler Credential
  • Ms. April

    Ms. April, Prekindergarten Classroom

    I enjoy sharing in new adventures with the children in my class each day.

    Ms. April has worked for Kindercare as the Prekindergarten teacher for a number of years. When walking into Ms. April's classroom it is evident that the children are learning through art and literacy, and having fun each day. She loves to see the daily growth that her children display and to help guide them on the way!

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. April has worked with disabled children and adults.
    Year Started:
    6/1/2001
    Tenure:
    15 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20 years
    Education:
    Pursuing Bachelor of Arts Degree in Human Services with a minor in Early Childhood Education, Director II Certified
  • Ms. Bernice

    Ms. Bernice, Cook

    I enjoy working with a great team of teachers. I love watching the babies grow and move throughout the center.

    Bernice has worked at KinderCare for the past twelve years. She has worn many different hats here at the center during this time. Currently she is wearing a chef's hat as ours center's cook. She looks forward each day to  whipping  up healthy, yummy meals for our children.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2001
    Tenure:
    15 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20 Years
    Education:
    Early Childhood Teacher Certificate, Cook Safe Certified

December 2016 Events

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  1. Thursday December 01, 2016
    1. December's Learning Focus

      Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Family, Friends, and Things that Go!

      Infants and toddlers will be exploring family and friends, while three-year-olds will focus on things that go vroom! Social and emotional development is foundational to growth and development in babies, so this month, infants and toddlers will participate in activities that reinforce their connection to family while also exploring connections that exist outside their home, such as friends. Meanwhile, their older friends in Discovery Preschool will learn about and play around with things that move (like bicycles, cars, buses, trains, and airplanes), which are all very exciting for little ones as they continue to explore the world outside their homes. 

      Children 4–5 years old: My Country + Tools and Machines

      The four- and five-year-olds continue exploring the world around them by learning about the state and country they live in! They’ll sings songs, play games based on travel, and learn about flags, state foods, and more. Children will also be introduced to cardinal directions (east, west, north, and south) and gain an appreciation for travel and meeting new friends from different places. 

      Children are naturally fascinated with machines and how things work and are put together. So to encourage that fascination, during the second half of this month children will learn about and play around with tools and machines. In addition to building literacy skills by using the names of machines and tools, children will develop math skills by graphing information, counting wheels, and more.

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

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • Portuguese

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Holidays Observed

                              2016
              January 1st  New Years Day
  February 15th  Staff Professional Development Day
                   May 30th Memorial Day
                 July 4th Independence Day
                September 5th  Labor Day
    October 10th Staff Professional Development Day
      November 24th and 25th  Thanksgiving Break
                December 25th Christmas

Health and Safety

Health and Safety are always a priority at KinderCare. Starting with our keypad entry system and strict pick up policy our children are safe throughout the day. We also have an on site fenced in playground and a Health and Safety Coordinator that keeps a close eye on the physical facility and keeps us updated on any health and safety alerts or updates. Certification in First-Aid and CPR are required for all staff.

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.

My child has been at Kindercare since she was 15 months old. The care she has received is second to none. She has grown emotionally as well as socially while learning through play each day. She enjoys coming to school each day and is dissapointed on the weekends! Her reading skills have soared through the Phonics Adventures program and she is reading at 4 years old!  The staff have a genuine love of what they do and this is evident in the care she recieves each day.

- Mother
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