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Lexington Knowledge Beginnings

Sandra Valdez, Center Director

429 Marrett Rd. Lexington MA 02421
(781) 860-0776 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 7 YEAR-OLDS
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Special Instructions:
on Route 2A, approx 1 mile from Route 128

Neighborhood:
Route 128, 95 and Route 2, Behind Fitness together and Pet source.

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
n/a - transportation not provided


Our school is proud to host several Family Events through out the year. Our staff and families enjoy getting together regularly for events such as Apple Picking, School BBQ’s, Movie Nights, Family Fun Days, etc. We not only share pertinent information about your child’s day, but we also love to tell you about the adorable little interactions of your child’s day as well! We truly desire for this to be your child's home away from home.
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Welcome

Knowledge Beginnings in Lexington consistently strives to meet the individual needs of our families. We believe that each day provides an opportunity to play a positive role in the life of a child. As a team of early education specialists we value each and every opportunity to encourage questions, foster children’s development and encourage laughter. We believe that a whole child is a happy child.

Sandra Valdez, Center Director

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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.

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  1. Sunday January 01, 2017
    1. 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. 

  2. Monday December 26, 2016
    1. Center Closed in Observance of Christmas Day

Teachers & Staff

At Knowledge Beginnings, Lexington, our educators come to work everyday with a desire to love and teach children. We appreciate that you have put your trust in us to take care of your most adored treasures. We are committed to introducing a variety of fun and educational experiences to your child daily. We welcome you to come and spend time getting to know us, you will be glad you did.

  • Sandra Valdez, Center Director

  • Bharathi Shenoy

    Bharathi Shenoy, Infants

    Bharathi started working for KinderCare in New Jersey in October 2007. She transferred to Lexington Knowledge Beginnings in 2010. She has been working with children for over 30 years. Bharathi has her post graduate master’s degree in history and sociology. She is DEEC lead teacher certified. When not at work Bharathi enjoys gardening, reading, and cooking. What Bharathi likes about her job is watching the growth of the children over the years.
     

    Year Started:
    10/12/2007
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Education:
    Master degree in history and sociology, Lead Teacher certified
  • Samantha Vorron

    Samantha Vorron, Infant

    Samantha is currently in school to become a certified teacher. She will be continuing her education to become a full time teacher in elementary. In her spare time she loves to relax in comfortable clothes, play video games and crochet. Samantha is a very easy going person; feel free to approach her at any time.
     

    Year Started:
    5/27/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Education:
    Teacher Assistant
  • Brittney O'Brien

    Brittney O'Brien, Discovery Preschool

    Brittney enjoys watching the children grow and putting smiles on their faces. In her spare time she loves hanging out with her daughter, going shopping and hanging outside in the nice weather. Brittney is looking forward to furthering her career here at KB!
     

    Year Started:
    1/16/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Education:
    Teacher Assistant

December 2016 Events

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  1. Thursday December 01, 2016
    1. December's Learning Focus

      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.

  2. Monday December 26, 2016
    1. Center Closed in Observance of Christmas Day

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
  • Lunch
  • 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

Our school prides itself on maintaining the highest level of efficiency in regards to health and safety. All our entrances are locked and can only be entered with a secure door code or a key. All of our staff go through a rigorous back ground check that includes not only a state Cori and DCF screening, but a national one as well. Our school playgrounds are completely fenced in and each age group enjoys its own separate play space outdoors. Each member of our team is certified in both First Aid and CPR annually, and medications are administered with written physician/parental consent by certified trained administrators. The health and safety of our children is our utmost priority.

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.

Knowledge Beginnings is like our family's home away from home! My son can't wait to get to his school in the morning and doesn't want to leave at the end of the day! All his teachers not only make his day filled with learning and fun, but they also take the time to make him feel special! Thank you Knowledge Beginnings!

- Mother

My son started at Knowledge Beginnings at only three months old, and I can honestly say that there was not one day when I went to work and worried about him at daycare. The sense of safety and trust I felt was such a relief and to this day - five years later in Prekindergarten - I still never worry! Each day when I ask my son what he learned in Prekindergarten, he will astound me with comments such as, "We learned about incline planes, wheels and axles!"; "Did you know that George Washington was a land surveyor?"; and "Today we learned about Helen Keller!" My son's reading, math, science, and history knowledge is growing daily - much more than if he was just home with me! I am also so grateful to Mr. Kevin for teaching my son to play football, baseball, and soccer. I proudly recommend Knowledge Beginnings to anyone.

- Mother
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