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

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

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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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.

Monthly Activities

May's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Colors and Shapes

Spring fills nature with vibrant colors and interesting shapes, making this the perfect month for the infants, toddlers, and children in Discovery Preschool to explore these concepts. Infants will have a blast as they smash paint in plastic bags and explore blocks with different shapes, while toddlers will practice identifying and sorting different shapes and colors before making their own color-and-shape books! Meanwhile, the children in Discovery Preschool will create rainbow artwork and continue to practice sorting, counting, and matching shapes and colors.

Children 4–5 years old: Insects and Spiders + Water

Some children might find insects and spiders a bit frightening, but this month they’ll discover how cool these tiny critters really are. Children will find out how insects create food for plants, how bees makes honey, why spiders spin webs, and more. After that, children will dive into the world of water! Preschoolers will learn about how water can take three forms (solid, liquid, and gas), children in Pre-K will learn about the importance of keeping water clean and explore the different ways people use water, and our kindergarteners will learn about different water sources and why water conservation is so important. 

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.

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.

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, Infant Classroom

    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 Classroom

    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 Classroom

    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 Knowledge Beginnings!

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

Upcoming Center Activities

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May's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Colors and Shapes

Spring fills nature with vibrant colors and interesting shapes, making this the perfect month for the infants, toddlers, and children in Discovery Preschool to explore these concepts. Infants will have a blast as they smash paint in plastic bags and explore blocks with different shapes, while toddlers will practice identifying and sorting different shapes and colors before making their own color-and-shape books! Meanwhile, the children in Discovery Preschool will create rainbow artwork and continue to practice sorting, counting, and matching shapes and colors.

Children 4–5 years old: Insects and Spiders + Water

Some children might find insects and spiders a bit frightening, but this month they’ll discover how cool these tiny critters really are. Children will find out how insects create food for plants, how bees makes honey, why spiders spin webs, and more. After that, children will dive into the world of water! Preschoolers will learn about how water can take three forms (solid, liquid, and gas), children in Pre-K will learn about the importance of keeping water clean and explore the different ways people use water, and our kindergarteners will learn about different water sources and why water conservation is so important. 

Monday May 29, 2017
Center Closed for Memorial 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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