Amy Deleskey, Center Director
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Our Classrooms are designed to offer educational experiences that reflect the developmental needs of each child. We value the opportunity to foster development and encourage fun and laughter. We work hard to ensure a positive and interactive learning environment everyday. We have a team of passionate and dedicated care givers who create a warm and positive environment for each child. Children have the opportunity for rich social play and child-initiated discovery. We believe that each day we provide a positive roll in a child’s life. We are excited to show you how everything in our center is designed for learning!
Amy Deleskey, Center Director
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
At the Framingham KinderCare, our number one priority is the care and education of children. All the teachers work together as a team to provide a safe and positive learning experience every day. Our staff strives to encourage every child's unique learning style as well as nurture their social and emotional development, while academics also play a role in a child development.
Every day at KinderCare is a new adventure filled with love and surprises!
Amy joined KinderCare in September 2003 as a lead teacher. She then became center director of the Framingham KinderCare in February 2008. Amy attended Mt. Ida College and received her associate’s degree in Early Education in 1996. Amy enjoys working with fantastic staff and watching the children in her care grow into amazing young people.
The best part of my job is teaching the babies the basic necessities of every day life, like crawling, walking, eating solids and drinking from a cup. I enjoy watching each one of my children in the center accomplish these goals as well being a part of their success.
Ms. Deirdre has been working for KinderCare for five years. She is working towards her Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education at Fisher College. She is certified be the state of Massachusetts as an Infant teacher and can teach infant through preschool. Ms. Deirdre also teaches phonics to the Preschool children.
As a Preschool teacher I enjoy watching how these young children grow and develop into more creative and knowledgeable little boys and girls. Knowing I had a part in their success moving onto Kindergarten. I love the energy that these Preschoolers bring to our classroom each and every day.
Ms. Erin has been working with children since 2004 when she was a gymnastics coach. Her experience helped her decide to go into teaching. Ms. Erin began working for KinderCare in 2007 and is the Preschool teacher at our center. She is currently working towards her degree. She loves her job and enjoys being a part of these children's lives.
I have learned so much from the children that I have taught. I am so excited each day to be a part of their accomplishments and discoveries of the world around them. It is a good feeling to know that I have a part in their education as they move on to Kindergarten.
Ms. Michelle began working in the Early Childhood Education field in 1999. She has worked with children ages 6 weeks to 5 years old. Over the years she has learned so much from the children that she has taught. Ms. Michelle is working on completing her degree in Early Childhood Education so that she can continue to improve and enrich her classroom.
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.
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.
We observe the following holidays:
Please note that because holidays observed may vary between centers, please be sure to check with your Center Director for specific closures.
Your child's safety is our number one priority. The entry way of the building can be only opened by a code which is given to the parents. All visitors must provide a valid Id and will be escorted by a member of our team to the proper classroom. All staff are trained in First Aid and CPR as well as trained in administering medication at time of hire.
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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