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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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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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AMERICA’S MOST ACCREDITED

We’re so proud!

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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SCHOOL-READY

Our kids are taking off!

By kindergarten, our kids are testing ahead of their peers. Read all about it.

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.

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 25 years. She has also worked for the public school system in Boston as well as a private school. She enjoys coaching cheer leading 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 25 years.
    Year Started:
    6/2/2014
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    25
    Education:
    Infant, Toddler and Preschool Lead Teacher, Director I and II Certified, Associate 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:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20 Years
    Education:
    Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education, Infant, Toddler and Preschool Lead Teacher, Director I and II Certified
  • 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 babies 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 14 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:
    9/1/2003
    Tenure:
    14 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    16 Years
    Education:
    Early Childhood Teacher Certificate, First Aid and CPR Certified, Child Development Associate Credential
  • Ms. Jammie

    Ms. Jammie, Infant Classroom

    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 two years. She enjoys working with the infants and thinking outside the box to help them grasp new concepts. Jammie also enjoys making art projects with the babies!

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Jammie has worked for another Kindercare center prior to joining our team.
    Year Started:
    6/9/2014
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3
    Education:
    Infant, Toddler, Preschool Teacher Certification
  • 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 ten 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 day care.
    Year Started:
    4/1/2007
    Tenure:
    10 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    13
    Education:
    First Aid and CPR Certified
  • Ms. Stacey

    Ms. Stacey, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    I am passionate about teaching. I feel that working with children is the greatest job in the world!

    Stacey has worked with children for two years in high school. She has also worked with children of all ages at a local gym where she was responsible for the care of many children at a time.

    Year Started:
    9/26/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    2
    Education:
    First Aid and CPR certified
  • Ms. Stephanie

    Ms. Stephanie, Preschool 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 seven years. She has her associate 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:
    14 Years
    Education:
    Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education, Lead Teacher Preschool, Infant & Toddler Credential
  • Ms. Alexa

    Ms. Alexa, Preschool Classroom

    I am blessed to be able to work with a group of children that are so excited to learn each and every day.

    Alexa has been with KinderCare for the past two years. She is currently working on her bachelor's degree. She enjoys playing new games and having fun with the children in her class.

    Previous Experience:
    Alexa previously worked as an After-school Coordinator before beginning her career at KinderCare.
    Year Started:
    6/1/2015
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2
    Education:
    Early Childhood Education Certified
  • Ms. Elena

    Ms. Elena, Prekindergarten Classroom

    I love my job because I love teaching the children new things. It's so rewarding watching the children grow and learn new things. I'm passionate about what I do and love decorating my classroom with the children's creations!

    Elena has been at KinderCare for over a year. She graduated with a teaching certificate from her high school. She enjoys having fun with and preparing the children for Kindergarten!

    Previous Experience:
    Elena worked in the preschool lab at her high school prior to joining our team.
    Years in ECE industry:
    4 years
    Education:
    ECE Teacher Certified, First Aid and CPR certified
  • Ms. Rachel

    Ms. Rachel, Learning Adventures

    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:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 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 13 years. She has taken many college courses and is currently working towards an associate 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:
    13 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    16 Years
    Education:
    Infant, Toddler and Preschool Certification, Lead Teacher Certificate, First Aid and CPR 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, It's like watching your own children grow.

    Bernice has worked at KinderCare for the past 16 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.

    Previous Experience:
    Bernice has previously worked as a home health aid.
    Year Started:
    1/1/2001
    Tenure:
    16 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20 Years
    Education:
    Early Childhood Teacher Certificate, Serv Safe Certified, Medical Certification

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.

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • Portuguese

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • 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

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.

Share Your Story
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.

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