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Franklin KinderCare

Sarah Newton, Center Director

42 Pond St. Franklin MA 02038
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Ages: 6 Weeks to 7 YEAR-OLDS

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Sarah Newton, Center Director

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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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Our kids are taking off!

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


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.

Monthly Activities

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. 

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.

Private Kindergarten Programs (5 – 6 Years)

As children reach school age, our comprehensive full-day kindergarten program helps them explore, communicate, and create – all in a nurturing, small-class setting. Our team of expert educators has created a unique curriculum of reading, language, arts, math, science, and physical fitness that’s presented in a fun way to encourage a lifelong love of learning. Plus, our program is aligned with local and state elementary school standards, so children will be prepared to confidently enter first grade.

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.

Participating Child Care Aware Center

KinderCare has partnered with Child Care Aware® of America in an effort to offer fee assistance for Active Duty military families and solutions to their child care needs when care at a Child Development Center on the installation is not available.

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.


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.

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.

Monthly clubs- ask us about it!

Teachers & Staff

Whether your child is working on their first words or preparing for first grade, we are educators and our goal is the success of your child.

  • Sarah Newton

    Sarah Newton, Center Director

    "I love seeing the children when they first walk in with smiles on their faces. Watching the children grow is such an amazing thing and it's wonderful knowing that we have made a difference in their lives."

    Robyn is a dedicated and hardworking Center Director. She is connected to the community in many ways, and facilitates many center activities that involve families in the Parent Committee, including center-wide events. She is a strong communicator who is always looking to connect with parents and children.  Robyn began her career as an Assistant Teacher and worked her way up to Management through experience and education. She has always worked with children in many capacities. Whether at KinderCare, one-on-one tutoring or in the public school system, she has dedicated her life to educate children in order for them to strive towards their full potential. Robyn also has a son who is now part of our KinderCare family in the Toddler program.

    Previous Experience:
    Robyn has worked off and on for KinderCare since 2004. She worked in the public school system for four years working with special needs students and teaching 6th grade science. Before working as an Assistant Director in our Franklin KinderCare, Robyn worked at the Westwood KinderCare as the Assistant Director and Burlington KinderCare as a Director. She has also helped in the Needham, Somerville and Cambridge KinderCare helping the management train new staff.
    Year Started:
    12 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    14 years
    Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Masters in Elementary Education, Director II Certified
  • Cheryl Brennan

    Cheryl Brennan, Assistant Director

    "I love coming in each and every day seeing the children's faces and getting to watch them grow."

    Cheryl has worked with KinderCare for many years. She first started with KinderCare as an Assistant Teacher and worked part time throughout college. After graduation, she became the Kindergarten teacher and spent 3 years there before moving up as the Program Specialist. While Cheryl is a vital part of the management team, she is also the Learning Adventures teacher. The children really look forward to her phonics, math, music and cooking classes.

    Previous Experience:
    Cheryl has previous experience with children through babysitting and nannying.
    Year Started:
    14 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
  • Miss Sara Andrade, Assistant Director

    Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember, Involve me and I learn.

    Sara the Assistant Director has worked here in childcare since 2007. As Sara went to college, she worked fulltime as a teacher in infant through Kindergarten. Once graduated, Sara continued to work in education working as an ABA therapist for many years. For the past 2 years, Sara has worked as the Program Specialist, helping teachers in the classroom with their curriculum as well as working alongside the Director and Assistant. Sara now works as an assistant director here in Franklin along side Robyn and Cheryl. She really enjoys reading stories to the children and having dance parties with the kids. She is dedicated to working with the children and making sure that everything is going smoothly at the center.

    Previous Experience:
    Sara has worked with children since 2006. She was part of the Franklin team for many years where she worked with infants through kindergarten. After working in Franklin; Sara worked as an ABA therapist for a couple years then joined the Westwood team as a program specialist and led her way up to an Assistant Director.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Year Started:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 years
    Bachelors Degree in Special Education/Elementary Education
  • Carol

    Carol, Infants

    Carol has been with the company since 1994 in our infant program. Sometimes known as the "baby whisperer" she has a passion for working with young children. Carol took some time off for a few year to open her own in home center but decided to return to caring for infants. She "loves when the babies reach their milestones. It's adorable and exciting each and every time. The cuddles are nice too!" She is now a grandmother too and enjoys caring for her grandson every opportunity she can!

    Year Started:
    14 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
  • Amanda

    Amanda, Infants

    Amanda is a great infant teacher and loves "watching the children learn and grow throughout the years." She is inspired each day by "the love and affection she gets from her class when she walks through the door." Amanda is also a mother to 2 children who have been through our program as well!

    Year Started:
    12 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
  • Tori

    Tori, Infants

    Tori has been working with us for almost a year; Tori loves watching the children grow and learn each day. She really enjoys working with the babies. Her favorite thing to do is to laugh and play with the littles ones.

    Year Started:
    1 Year
  • Emily, Infant Classroom

    Miss Emily has been working with us for awhile. She is an amazing infant teacher and loves doing fun projects with the little ones. There is never a week where you won't get a cute project sent home to you with your littles ones tootsies or fingers! She is also here to greet our parents in the morning as they drop off to start their day.

    Year Started:
    4 Years
  • Sabrina

    Sabrina, Infant Classroom

    Miss Sabrina joined our infant team recently after graduating this spring! She has been a great addition to the infant team and loves to give our babies cuddles and hugs. Miss Sabrina's favorite thing to do with her babies in the afternoon is play games with them on the floor, and take them for walks outside.

    Year Started:
  • Miss Natalie

    Miss Natalie, Toddler Classroom

    Natalie is one of our fantastic toddler teachers. After working with us several years ago- Natalie had children and decided to spend time with the family as a stay at home mom. Now that her children are older she is very excited to be back and be a part of our team. She especially enjoys doing crafts with the children, and taking pictures of all the great memories in our classrooms.

    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    15 years
  • Kayla

    Kayla, Toddler Classroom

    Kayla loves "taking care of children, helping them grow and learn!" She is inspired to come to work each day "knowing that no matter what kind of day she is having, the kids always put a smile on her face!" Kayla is a fantastic mom to 2 young boys!

    Year Started:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    4 years
  • Ms. Heather

    Ms. Heather, Two's Classroom

    Miss Heather has been working in childcare for 10 years. She really enjoys spending time with the children and teaching them. Her favorite is watching the children grow and reach new milestones.

    Years in ECE industry:
    10 years
  • Beckah

    Beckah, Two's Classroom

    Beckah is a fantastic teacher in our Discover Preschool program. ; she loves playing with the kids and watching them grow. Beckah is a strong teacher that has brought color, laughter, and fun into the classroom. The children are always engaging in fun activities to keep them busy thoughout the day.

    Year Started:
    1 Year
  • Miss Kristy

    Miss Kristy, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Miss Kristy recently joined our team after working in the Westwood and Sharon center. Her favorite part of working with children is seeing their faces in amazement as they develop and grow and learn new ideas and topics. She loves to make learning fun for the little ones.

    Year Started:
    2 Years
  • Miss Concetta

    Miss Concetta, Preschool Classroom

    Miss Concetta joined us after working as an assistant director at another childcare center. She started missing the classroom setting and is very happy to be back and ready to mingle with the little ones each and everyday. Miss Concetta has brought a lot of new songs and fun to our center and we are very happy to have her. She is also our health and safety coordinator!

    Year Started:
    6 Years
  • Julia

    Julia, Pre-Kindergarten

    Julia has many years of experience working with young children and has been with our center since 2013. She works in the pre-kindergarten classroom and "enjoys watching the children grow more confident and be willing to try new things and their faces when they acheive their goals."

    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Giving Tree
  • Miss Kacy

    Miss Kacy, Preschool Classroom

    Kacy joined us and has almost been with us for a year. She has been working in childcare for several years. Kacy loves planning great activities for the children, and really enjoys sitting in circle time and reading stories with the children.

    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
  • Alex

    Miss Alex has been amazing addition to our team. She does a great job working with preschool and pre-k! Her favorite thing to do is do open ended art projects with the little ones.

    Year Started:
  • Jayne

    Jayne, Kindergarten

    Miss Jayne has worked in a variety of classrooms and most recently in the Kindergarten classroom. She "loves preparing the kids for public school and they make me smile!" She is a mother to 4 of her own children who are now grown!

    Years in ECE industry:
  • Rachael

    Rachael, Kindergarten

    Rachael has worked with our center since 2009 in our Kindergarten program. She enjoys helping the children prepare for public school Kindergarten and watching them learn throughout the year.

  • Hannah, Helps in all classrooms

    Hannah helps out in the afternoons in all of the classrooms and "loves getting to know all of the kids and watching them grow!"

    Years in ECE industry:
  • Alyssa

    Alyssa, Floater

    Miss Alyssa has been with us for 2 years and has been a fantastic part of our team. Miss Alyssa works with all of our age groups here. She loves reading stories with the children, and doing fun messy activities in the classroom.

    Year Started:
    2 Years
  • Maddy, Floater

    Miss Maddy has been a part of our team for two years! She enjoys working with all age groups here at the center. She really enjoys spending time with the toddlers and twos play fun games with them.

    Year Started:
    2 Years
  • Sam, Floater

    Sam has recently joined our team and has been a great asset to us! She is always playing fun games with the children and is full engaged at all times with the classrooms. She especially enjoys working with our preschool, prek and kindergarten friends.

Upcoming Center Activities

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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. 

Monday January 02, 2017
Center Closed in Observance of New Year's Day


Monday January 16, 2017
Join our Open House the week of January 16–20!

Your whole family is welcome to join us for an Open House the week of January 16–20.

During wintertime we get a chance to get cozy and focus on fun activities that bring learning to life for children. This is the perfect time to see firsthand the learning and joy that happens in our classrooms every day. The center director and teachers will be on hand to meet you and talk about what makes our center so special. See you there!

About Our Center

The Franklin KinderCare has been with the community since 1989. This center was built to provide the community with quality care in an open atmosphere. The Franklin program utilizes an open floor plan method of continuity and teamwork. The open floor plan allows more families to socialize and interact with the teaching staff. Classrooms are not segregated allowing more conversations among parents and teachers. We have three large play spaces outdoors for the children.  The Franklin center is located between the two Franklin train stops allowing parents easy access if commuting, but far enough off the main road to provide a quiet environment for learning.  Our program offers flexible schedules, flexible hours and the most flexible vacation policy for parents.  By offering meal plans, and long hours of operation 6:30-6:30 Monday through Friday, KinderCare is the most effective choice.

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • Spanish

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • AM Snack
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Additional Menu Options

  • Vegetarian
  • Special diets

Center Menu

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

The safety of the children is our first concern. The building has secure indoor and outdoor play places. The environment is clean and well organized. Each and every staff member is certified in CPR and First Aid. We are working on growing healthy bodies here at KinderCare. We focus on the physical well-being and motor development of your growing child.

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'm very impressed by how much my 4-year old son has learned at KinderCare Franklin Center: within a few months after he started pre-K, he became so interested in numbers, letters, etc. and pointed to it wherever he saw them. Now he is only 4.5 years old and knows all the letters and numbers and started to do addition, that's really a surprise! We didn't speak English at home and didn't teach him anything like this either, the teachers at KinderCare have done a great job teaching young kids and get them ready for school!
- Mother
My son was 3 months old when he started at KinderCare and from the very first day (he came home with a handmade Valentine!), I knew this was the right place for our family. He is now 2.5 and in the toddler room and our experience with the Center has only become better and better. Not only are the teachers and staff wonderful, but the programs and activities are top notch. I know a number of other families who have children attending other daycare centers in the Greater Boston area, and I cannot even begin to tell you how many times I have relayed a story or experience of son's at KinderCare and have been met with surprise at how amazing it all sounds (and how they do not necessarily have the same experiences at their own facilities!)! In the over two years we have been a part of the Franklin KinderCare family, I cannot think of one time we have felt disappointed or as if we made the wrong choice about who would care for our child.
- Mother
Thank you to the toddler staff at KinderCare Franklin for what you do all day for my son.
My elder son loved going to KinderCare every morning, he adored and loved his teachers and had a fun time learning all day at the Franklin center. As parents we were worried how he was going to cope up in school. But later got to know that KinderCare prepared him for school and it was an easy and smooth transition and he felt comfortable at school and his surroundings. Currently we have our second son at the KinderCare Franklin center infant/toddler room and he enjoys himself learning with the excellent staff and the kids in his class. I will definitely recommend KinderCare Franklin to all. It's a fun place to learn and play.
- Mother
I have no worries dropping my kids off at daycare in the mornings. After 3 years with KinderCare, I know that I leave them in great hands, with staff that are capable and professional, and who focus the kids with daily routines and fun events. They listen to our concerns/issues regarding how each of our boys learn, modified teaching styles to these learning behaviors, and have helped to mold them into good little men … most times … :)
- Mother

I have nothing but good things to say about the infant staff here at KinderCare. I have known these teachers for many years first as colleagues and now that I have a child of my own, I was thrilled at the thought of having them care for my son. At first his transition to a new place was difficult, but they reassured me every day and now he is doing amazing!

- Mother
After completing the annual Engagement survey,
"Survey is done! I wish we could have given 10 for everything instead of 5!! :-) We are so thankful that we found Kindercare!"
- Father

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