Maria Ferrigno, Center Director
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Welcome to the Guilford KinderCare! We are conveniently located on Boston Post Road, less than a mile off I-95. Whether your child has first words or Kindergarten on the horizon, our fun curriculum-based program boosts school readiness and helps prepare your child for what lies ahead.
Come see for yourself how the dedicated teachers at Guilford KinderCare will help your child learn and grow!
Maria Ferrigno, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Our center is closed Thanksgiving Day and the day after.
Welcome to our center!! The staff at the Guilford KinderCare is a family of dedicated teachers who truly love coming to work each day. We are focused on creating a nurturing environment where children are learning while having fun in a structured classroom. Our dedicated staff have a combined experience of over 70 years, with several teachers being with the company over 10 years. We see school as an extension of home and work very closely with our families. We have an event planned each month as well to help families get to know each other.
Our door is always open for you to come take a tour of our wonderful facility and meet our exceptional staff!
There is no greater joy in life than to see the look on a young child's face as they discover the world around them. It's a privilege to play such a key role in helping children develop to their fullest potential. I am confident that as a parent you will go to work knowing your child is secure and our dedicated staff is ensuring your child is learning while having fun at school.
Maria comes the the Guilford KinderCare with seven years of experience working with children. Maria has her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education, and has experience working with all age groups. She is passionate about supporting her team as well as the families of her center. Maria looks forward to getting involved with community events and engaging with the families and children each day, as well as supporting her team in their individual development.
Ms. Leigh has been with KinderCare since high school. You will often hear here say "I feel like we are a family here." She enjoys hiking, reading, and spending time with her 10 year old daughter.
Ms. Jeannette started as a part-time float teacher helping in all of our classrooms. In March of 2015 she took over as the lead teacher in our Multi Age program. She loves working with children because everything is new and exciting! In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her 5 nieces and nephews, cooking, baking, reading, and being with friends and family. She was recently married and is looking forward to starting her own family.
Ms. Lindsey started here in our preschool room and have worked with each age group over the years. In our toddler classroom, she focuses on learning through play. Each day, Ms. Lindsey works with the children on self-help skills and independence. She also enjoys singing songs to teach the children about the days of the week, weather, and other theme-related activities. In her classroom, they love doing art and sensory projects which help the children stay interested in what they are learning and more importantly, happy.
Ms. Cindy has always enjoyed working with children. She raised three children of her own, took care of her neighbor's children, and was a nanny for six years before coming to KinderCare. She loves art, imagination, and sensory activities. Each day, the children in her class do art projects, sing songs, explore sensory materials, and learn new concepts. She also makes it a point to spend time with each child individually.
Ms. Emilia is a stay at home mother with three children of her own. She enjoys working with children everyday because she likes watching them grow and develop.
Ever since she was little girl, Vicki wanted to become a teacher. She really enjoys working with young children because she believes their younger years impact their personalities greatly and wants to help instill a sense of security, pride, and love of learning in every child she meets.
Two times each year we dedicate a day for our staff's professional development to further their training and better equip them for the care of your child. The center will be closed on this day for training to occur. If you have questions or would like to request further details, please contact your local Center Director.
Your entire family is welcome to join us October 18th for our community social. Come see how family-style dining is done at our center, mingle with other families, and, best of all, enjoy a healthy snack with your child!
You’ll better understand how we turn our meals into learning experiences and encourage the children to try new foods, practice table manners, use utensils, and simply enjoy a great meal and good company! See you there!
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.
The children's safety is important to all of us. Our goal is to provide a fun, enriching and safe environment, where parents feel confident that all possible measures will be used to ensure children will have a wonderful experience for them and their children. We've partnered with Community Care Licensing to guarantee the safety and well-being of your child. Security is very important to us, that is why each parent gets a unique code to enter our premises and door access code changes on regular basis. The perimeter of the building is locked from the outside, leaving only the entry door for access inside. A sign in and out binder are provided for families that requires a full signatures to make sure that your child was properly drop off in their classroom, and pick-up is only allowed by authorized people who provide proper photo identification. Under no circumstances will your child be released without prior authorization. In the event of an emergency, it is our goal to care for your child in a safe and comforting manner. Our center is equipped with emergency supply that is provided for each class. Children have little idea of getting hurt, that's why we make sure that all of our staff are First Aid/CPR and Epi-Pen certified. It is our responsibility to ensure children's safety. We check our center constantly to provide a safe environment to all.
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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