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Lakeville Park KinderCare

Nicole Gortze, Center Director

4 Lakeville Business Park Lakeville MA 02347
(508) 946-5466 Contact this center

Ages: 6 weeks to 7 YEAR-OLDS
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Special Instructions:
in the Lakeville Business Park

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Lakeville Elementary provides transportation to the center

Now enrolling for our Infant, Toddler, Preschool and Prekindergarten programs!

Welcome

Here at KinderCare in Lakeville we strive to provide the highest quality Early Education and Care for all children and their families. We take great pride in knowing that as Early Childhood Educators we have the opportunity to positively impact the lives of each child who attends our program and help them to foster a life-long love of learning.

Nicole Gortze, Center Director

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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.

Before- & After-School Programs (5 – 12 Years)

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.

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.

Upcoming Events at our CenterView All Events

  1. Saturday August 29, 2015
    1. Carnival Night!

      Join us as we celebrate a fabulous summer here at Lakeville Park KinderCare!

      We will have games, prizes, snow cones, cotton candy and more! 

      We hope to see you there! Everyone is welcome!

Teachers & Staff

Our educators take pride in their classrooms and the curriculum they implement on a daily basis. They are here to work as partners with you to promote the best possible outcomes for your children.

  • Nicole Gortze

    Nicole Gortze, Center Director

    Research shows that a student's achievement in school is influenced by their early educational experiences. Their experience is carried with them for many years after a child graduates from our center. This is why I am passionate about my work and strive to provide the highest quality of care and education for each individual child. I enjoy partnering with families to ensure that each child's first school expereince is a positive one that will result in a life long love for learning!

    Nicole has been a part of the Lakevile KinderCare team since May of 2013 and is she enjoying the process of building relationships with the children and  families here, as well as members of the Lakeville community. Nicole has an Associate's Degree and Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education. She has experience working as a Lead Preschool Teacher, Curriculum Coordinator and Program Director for her previous company.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare, Nicole worked as the Program Director of a multi-site child care center.
    Year Started:
    5/6/2013
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    14 years
    Education:
    Bachelor's of Science in Early Childhood Education, EEC Director II Certification
  • Lisa Couto

    Lisa Couto, Assistant Director

    A child's laughter brings me joy.

    Lisa Couto has been working for KinderCare for nine years and has a total of 25 years of experience in the Early Childhood Education industry. She started off as a preschool teacher and worked her way up to Assistant Director. Lisa Couto has obtained her Early Education and Care and Director's Certification from the state of Massachusetts and she is currently working towards attaining an Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education. Prior to joining KinderCare, Lisa Couto was a Center Director for another company in Florida.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare, Lisa Couto was a Center Director for another company in Florida.
    Year Started:
    5/1/2005
    Tenure:
    10 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    23 Years
  • Rebecca Adams

    Rebecca Adams, Program Specialist

    I love teaching children the fundamentals of learning.  This is where they learn the basics and watching them grow from here is so exciting!

     

    Rebecca Adams started working for KinderCare in September of 2014. She has a total of 7 years experience in the Early Childhood Education industry. Rebecca graduated from Westfield State University as an Elementary Education major with a minor in psychology and liberal studies. She started off as an assistant toddler teacher then worked her way to becoming a lead Pre - K teacher, and is now the program specialist. Rebecca is getting married in June of 2015!
     

    Previous Experience:
    Miss Becky has previously worked as a Lead Pre-K teacher.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
    Year Started:
    9/24/2014
    Years in ECE industry:
    7
    Education:
    BA in Elemetary Education
  • Miss Allison

    Miss Allison, Infant Teacher

    It's amazing to watch infants grow and achieve new milestones!

    Allison Brooks started working for KinderCare in September of 2007.  She has been in the child care field for 15 years!  Allison is working towards her Bachelor’s in Human Services with ECE concentration.  She started as an assistant teacher and then worked to become the lead infant teacher.
     

    Previous Experience:
    Miss Allison has previously worked as an assistant teacher.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
    Years in ECE industry:
    15
    Education:
    Working toward Bachelors
  • Miss Jenny

    Miss Jenny, Toddler Teacher

    I have a love for children and teaching.

    Jenny Gerard started working for KinderCare in September of 2001.  She has a total of 12 years in Early Childhood Education.  She started off as a floater teacher then became a preschool teacher, and is now the lead Toddler Teacher!
     

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to starting at KinderCare Ms. Jenny was a Dietary Assistant.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Anything written by Eric Carle
    Year Started:
    1/1/2002
    Tenure:
    13 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    12 Years
    Education:
    Teacher Certification
  • Miss Megan

    Miss Megan, Toddler Assistant

    Children are likely to live up to what you believe of them.
     

    Megan McMurray started working for KinderCare in February 2014, and it was the best thing she has ever done!  Megan loves children and all that comes with working with them.  She grew up with a huge gamily and a lot of other children.  Megan seriously could not ask for a better career.
     

    Previous Experience:
    This is her first year in child care.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Hungry Caterpillar
    Years in ECE industry:
    1 year
  • Miss Sandy

    Miss Sandy, Toddler Teacher/ Teacher Float

    Great things come in small packages! I love watching the toddlers explore and learn new things!
     

    Sandy Kelley started training here at KinderCare working with Miss Jamie in the Pre – K classroom.  After going back to school to receive her teaching certificate Sandy began working with the infants!  Now she is an assistant in the toddler room and also helps out in all the classrooms!
     

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Anything Dr. Seuss
    Years in ECE industry:
    3 years
  • Miss Sarah

    Miss Sarah, Discovery Preschool Teacher

    I love working with children to help them learn and grow.
     

    Sarah Rebello started working at KinderCare in April of 2014.  Sarah has three children ages 5, 6, and 8!  Sarah is excited to go back to school for her Associate’s degree.  She started as a preschool assistant and worked her way to become the Discovery Preschool teacher here at KinderCare!
     

    Previous Experience:
    Sarah has previously been a preschool assistant and a toddler teacher.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
    Years in ECE industry:
    4
    Education:
    Working on associate's degree
  • Miss Julie

    Miss Julie, Discovery Preschool Assistant

    I love getting to know all the children and families!

    Julie Regan started working for KinderCare in November of 2014.  Julie worked in a preschool class in high school and has experience working with children of all ages.  She teaches dance to children ages 5 – 17 and choreographs for a children’s theater!  Julie graduated from Bridgewater State University in May of 2014 with as a member of the Sociological Honor Society.  Julie started out as an assistant float and is now the Discovery Preschool Teacher here at KinderCare!
     

    Previous Experience:
    Miss Julie has previously worked as an assistant preschool setting.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Green Eggs and Ham
    Years in ECE industry:
    a
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree
  • Miss Nikki

    Miss Nikki, Pre - K Teacher

    Why fit in when you were born to stand out?!" – Dr. Seuss
     

    Nicole Spano started working for KinderCare in May of 2014.  She has a total of four years working in the early childhood education industry and a total of six years studying early childhood.  Nicole graduated from Massasoit Community College with an Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education.  She started as an assistant Pre – K teacher and has worked her was up to lean Pre – K teacher.
     

    Previous Experience:
    Miss Nikki has previously worked as a toddler, preschool, pre – K and Kindergarten teacher!
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Anything Dr. Seuss
    Years in ECE industry:
    4
    Education:
    Associate's Degree
  • Miss Collette

    Miss Collette, Pre - K Teacher

    If the children are not learning the way we teach, we need to teach the way they learn.
     

    Collette Shalhoub graduated from Bridgewater State University with a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education and care, and psychology.  She began working at KinderCare in May of 2014.  Collette is currently the Co – Teacher in the Pre – K classroom.

    Previous Experience:
    This is Miss Collette's first year in childcare.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Good Night Moon
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
    Education:
    Bachelor’s degree
  • Miss Alicia, Pre - K Teacher

    It is so rewarding to watch the children in the classroom grown and excel.

    Alicia is 20 years old and has been working at KinderCare since May of 2015.  She has been working in the early education field for 3 years and has achieved her Associate’s degree from Massasoit Community College.  She will be completing her Bachelors degree in earl childhood at Bridgewater State University.
     

    Previous Experience:
    Early Childhood intern and student teacher.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    The legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin
    Years in ECE industry:
    3
    Education:
    Working on Bachelor's Degree
  • Miss Candice, School Age Teacher

    You'll never know unless your try

    Candice has been working at KinderCare since June 2015, she is 23 years old. Candice graduated from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Chapter with a Bachelor’s degree in psychology.  She has a combined experience of 3 years and has previous Headstart experience as well.  She is currently looking to further her education and applying to Grad School.  Candice is very enthusiastic about starting a new chapter in her life.
     

    Previous Experience:
    Preschool Teacher
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Silly Sally
    Years in ECE industry:
    3
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree

August 2015 Events

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  1. Saturday August 29, 2015
    1. Carnival Night!

      Join us as we celebrate a fabulous summer here at Lakeville Park KinderCare!

      We will have games, prizes, snow cones, cotton candy and more! 

      We hope to see you there! Everyone is welcome!

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.

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • AM Snack
  • 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

We take great measures to create a safe, healthy and stimulating environment for your children. We have a keypad entry and the code is changed on a regular basis. Our Center is located away from busy traffic areas and has a fenced-in playground that is separated by age group to ensure that the equipment is developmentally appropriate for all children. Our Educators are all trained in CPR and First Aid. We have a Health and Safety Coordinator that is on staff to answer any questions you may have and provide you with current information.

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 son has attended KinderCare for the past two years. Prior to coming to KinderCare, my son went to a privately owned daycare. I wasn’t impressed so I switched to KinderCare - let me say, since attending KinderCare my son has made tremendous improvement in all areas of learning. He used to be withdrawn and shy, and did not like going to school, now he cannot wait to go and see his teachers and friends. We recently had a small house fire and I couldn't believe the outpouring of support we received from his school... Parents and teachers were so caring and thoughtful. It's always stressful dropping your child off somewhere and to expect someone to watch and care for your loved one as you would, however, I feel totally confident in this school. They have treated my son in the most caring and considerate ways. You know the teachers care just by talking to them, and they make every child feel important. They have all kinds of learning activities and fun filled days for the kids. My son looks forward to the camp programs they have every summer. Every time I pick him up and he tells me about his day, I know I made the right choice with KinderCare. I would highly recommend this school.

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