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Franklin KinderCare

Sarah Newton, Center Director

42 Pond St. Franklin MA 02038
(508) 528-2205 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 7 YEAR-OLDS
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Welcome

Welcome to Franklin KinderCare. Our experts designed our classrooms — and every activity and lesson — to help prepare your child for success in school and beyond. With designated learning centers such as dramatic play and blocks in every classroom, children have the opportunity for rich social play and child-initiated discovery.

You’ll also find that our classrooms feature a print-rich environment full of carefully selected materials, written charts and labels, and children’s literature. By helping your child connect spoken words and print, we’re helping develop early literacy and writing skills.

Whether your child has first words or first grade on the horizon, we’re excited to show you how everything in our center is designed for learning!

Sarah Newton, 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.

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

Cooking

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.

Math

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.

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.

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, 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.

    Sarah Newton, the Center Director has worked in the Franklin center since the Fall of 2016.  She has however worked for KinderCare for over ten years as the Assistant Director in our Rhode Island location. Sarah attended Castleton State College where she studied Elementary Education and Children’s literature.

    Year Started:
    6/11/2011
    Tenure:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    14
    Education:
    Castleton State College in Elementary Education and Children's Literature
  • 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 three 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:
    12/2/2002
    Tenure:
    14 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    16
  • Miss Sara Andrade

    Miss Sara Andrade, Assistant Director

    Sara the Assistant Director has worked here in childcare since 2007. As Sara went to college, she worked full time 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 two 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 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:

    Corduroy

    Year Started:
    7/6/2013
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Special Education/Elementary Education
  • Carol

    Carol, Infant Classroom

    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:
    12/2/2002
    Tenure:
    14 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20
  • Sabrina

    Sabrina, Infant Classroom

    Miss Sabrina is part of our Infant team and cares mostly for our younger babies! 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. When Sabrina isn't here at KinderCare she works as a volunteer firefighter! 

    Year Started:
    5/1/2016
    Tenure:
    1 Year
  • Amanda

    Amanda, Infant Classroom

    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 two children who have been through our program as well!

    Year Started:
    2/5/2004
    Tenure:
    13 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10
  • Tori

    Tori, Infant Classroom

    Tori has been working with us for two years! 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 little ones.

    Year Started:
    3/16/2015
    Tenure:
    2 Years
  • 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:
    9/1/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    15
  • 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 two young boys!

    Year Started:
    5/1/2010
    Tenure:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    4 years
  • Ms. Heather

    Ms. Heather, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Miss Heather has been working in childcare for ten 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
  • Sam, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    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.

  • Beckah

    Beckah, Preschool Classroom

    Beckah is a fantastic teacher and has recently taken on the roll of our Preschool Teacher; 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 throughout the day.

    Year Started:
    3/22/2015
    Tenure:
    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:
    9/10/2010
    Tenure:
    6 Years
  • Miss Kacy

    Miss Kacy, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Kacy has been working with us for almost two years. She recently took a job closer to home as a nanny but joins us every Wednesday so that she can still be a part of our wonderful KinderCare family! We couldn't be happier to have her continue to be part of our team!

    Year Started:
    2/15/2015
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3
  • Jayne

    Jayne, Kindergarten Classroom

    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 four of her own children who are now grown!

    Years in ECE industry:
    7
  • Rachael

    Rachael, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Rachael has worked with our center since 2009 in our Kindergarten program. She recently took over our Prekindergarten classroom and has been a great addition to this classrooms. The children enjoy working with Miss Rachael in small group work and love her contagious laugh! 

    Year Started:
    9/29/2009
    Tenure:
    7 Years
  • Emily, Floater

    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 little 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:
    12/3/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
  • Hannah, Floater

    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:
    1
  • Alyssa

    Alyssa, Floater

    Miss Alyssa has been with us for two 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:
    9/10/2014
    Tenure:
    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:
    3/28/2014
    Tenure:
    3 Years
  • Hannah, Learning Adventures

    Miss Hannah has joined us and has become a wonderful part of our team. She is the leader of our Learning Adventure's program and brings wonderful additions to our program including yoga, gymnastics, and dance. We are so happy to have her build these relationships with our families and children daily.

    Year Started:
    10/11/2016

Upcoming Center Activities

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August's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: All About Me and Dinosaurs
Infants and toddlers will learn all about themselves while kids in Discovery Preschool will take a look at our favorite extinct creatures: dinosaurs! Infants will look at their reflections in mirrors, listen to voices through cardboard tubes to encourage babbling, and practice self-expression as they move while listening to music. Toddlers will create body-related artwork (like paintings of their faces) and imagine the future as they pretend to be all grown up while playing dress-up. Meanwhile, children in Discovery Preschool are in for a “dinomite” time learning all about dinosaurs and their habitats, and they’ll build essential skills through fun, theme-related activities—like counting dinosaur eggs and going on pretend fossil hunts!  

Children 4 to 5 years old: Foods and Flavors, Shapes and Colors, and Alphabet Letters/Review
For the first two weeks of August, older children will be learning all about the basic food groups, where food comes from, and how to make healthful food choices. After that, preschoolers will be getting artsy as they explore shapes and colors using materials like blocks, paint, play dough, and colored water—and they’ll even take their knowledge outdoors with scavenger hunts for colors and shapes! Their older friends in Pre-K and Transitional Kindergarten will be getting up close and personal with the alphabet as they learn uppercase and lowercase letters, the sounds the letters make, and how those sounds can be combined to make words—all culminating with the creation of a classroom alphabet book. 

Monday August 14, 2017
Open House

It's not too late to join us! Summer is almost over. Time for new friends and new learning. Now is the perfect time to attend a KinderCare Open House. You'll be able to see what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. We'll answer all your questions and tell you about our teaching philosophy. And you'll experience learning and laughter happening in a caring, loving environment.  

Tuesday August 15, 2017
Open House

It's not too late to join us! Summer is almost over. Time for new friends and new learning. Now is the perfect time to attend a KinderCare Open House. You'll be able to see what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. We'll answer all your questions and tell you about our teaching philosophy. And you'll experience learning and laughter happening in a caring, loving environment.  

Wednesday August 16, 2017
Open House

It's not too late to join us! Summer is almost over. Time for new friends and new learning. Now is the perfect time to attend a KinderCare Open House. You'll be able to see what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. We'll answer all your questions and tell you about our teaching philosophy. And you'll experience learning and laughter happening in a caring, loving environment.  

Thursday August 17, 2017
Open House

It's not too late to join us! Summer is almost over. Time for new friends and new learning. Now is the perfect time to attend a KinderCare Open House. You'll be able to see what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. We'll answer all your questions and tell you about our teaching philosophy. And you'll experience learning and laughter happening in a caring, loving environment.  

Friday August 18, 2017
Open House

It's not too late to join us! Summer is almost over. Time for new friends and new learning. Now is the perfect time to attend a KinderCare Open House. You'll be able to see what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. We'll answer all your questions and tell you about our teaching philosophy. And you'll experience learning and laughter happening in a caring, loving environment.  

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.

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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
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