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KinderCare Mansfield

Kaitlyn Chupinski, Center Director

515 West St. Mansfield MA 02048
(508) 337-8600 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 5 YEARS

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Mansfield County will provide transportation for Kindergarten


Welcome to KinderCare in Mansfield! We are a small, family-oriented center where you will feel like everybody knows your name!

Kaitlyn Chupinski, Center Director

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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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Our kids are taking off!

By kindergarten, our kids are testing ahead of their peers. Read all about it.


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.

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


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

Our staff are here for you and your children. They love what they do and it shows! Each staff member brings their individual creativity, experience and nurturing ways to their classrooms everyday. They strive to help your child reach their milestones with smiling faces, and they love nothing more than sharing these experiences with you!

  • Kaitlyn Chupinski, Center Director

    Michelle began working for KinderCare in September of 2007. She started as a Preschool Teacher at the Franklin KinderCare and quickly moved up to become part of the management team. Michelle became the Center Director at the Mansfield center in May of 2009. Prior to working at KinderCare Michelle worked in Freeport, Maine as a Kindergarten teacher for two years. She attended Keene State College for her undergraduate degree and continued her education at Wheelock College where she earned her Master's Degree in 2006.

    Year Started:
    10 Years
  • Miss Britney

    Miss Britney, Assistant Director

    The greetings I get from the children are what make me come to work each day!

    Britney starting working in the Early Childhood field in 2007. She started off as assistant teacher at a daycare in CT. In 2008 she started working at the KinderCare in Marlboro, MA. Britney transferred to the Lexington, MA Knowledge Beginnings in September 2013 to join the management team as Program Specialist. She then continued her journey as the Acting Assistant Director at the Milford, MA location and has since become the Assistant Director in Mansfield. Britney has an associate degree in Elementary Education and is currently enrolled in Fisher College working toward a bachelor's degree in Human Services. Britney is Director two certified through the Department of Early Education and Care. One of Britney's passions is photography and she also enjoys painting, baking, and spending time with her family. She enjoys watching the children grow and learn new things!

    Year Started:
    8 Years
    Associate Degree in Elementary Education
  • Miss Lynn

    Miss Lynn, Health & Safety Coordinator

    After high school Lynn studied at Rhode Island College where she earned her bachelor's degree in Psychology. During her college years she was a third grade substitute teacher, this is when she found her love for teaching. After college Lynn began working at Mullberry (KinderCare now) as a Toddler teacher. She loved working with this age group and was a very dedicated teacher. Three years after teaching Lynn moved up to a Program Specialist position where she helped oversea the Infant and Toddler Programs. Lynn is a very compassionate person and she makes it easy to instantly feel welcome in her presence. She recently became a mom to a beautiful baby girl!

    Previous Experience:
    Elementary School Substitute
    Year Started:
    13 Years
    Bachelor's Degree (Pyschology)
  • Miss Michelle C.

    Miss Michelle C., Program Specialist

    I am a mom of two great kids who have both been a part of KinderCare since they were babies! I love watching the kids learn and form friendships!

    Ms. Michelle is Lead Teacher Certified and is constantly continuing her education in Early Childhood Education. She is currently enrolled in an administration course for EEC at Fisher College. She enjoys reading to her students and bringing in library books to share with them. She loves planning a hands-on curriculum full of fun, creative projects for her little ones! Ms. Michelle is passionate about helping children grow and gain confidence in everything they do!

    Year Started:
    8 Years
    Lead Teacher Certified
  • Miss Doris

    Miss Doris, Infant Classroom

    To know each child and give them all the special care and watching them grow is the most rewarding part of my job.

    After graduating from high school, Ms. Doris went to Vesper George School of Art in Boston. She enjoys doing art and crafts with the children. Doris finds this job very rewardig. She has been with the company for 21 years!

    Previous Experience:
    Before joining KinderCare, Ms. Doris worked for various companies doing their design and art.
    Year Started:
    26 Years
    Infant Toddler Teacher Certificate
  • Miss Sandy

    Miss Sandy, Infant Classroom

    Sandy started working for KinderCare 2014. She has been in the Early Childhood Education field since 1998. She has her teacher certification in Infant, Toddler, and Preschool.  Sandy ran a home daycare for nine years and has experience working for other learning centers. She grew up in Rhode Island and joined the Air Force after high school.

    Year Started:
    2 Years
  • Miss Jessie

    Miss Jessie, Support Staff

    Jessie started her career in Early Childhood in 2005. She has an associate degree in Early Childhood Education. Jessie has taught in Maine, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts and is Director I certified through the Department of Early Education and Care. Jessie also has experience of being the director of a before and after school program. She is excited and enthusiastic about teaching young children and she enjoys singing, dancing, arts and crafts, and most of all having fun with children. Jessie is compassionate about meeting each child and the families in her care.  

    Year Started:
    4 Years
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  • Miss Lisa P.

    Miss Lisa P., Support Staff

    Working with kids is one of my joys in life. Watching them hit milestones is awesome.

    Lisa P. started working in the Early Childhood field in 2000. She is lead teacher certified in infant, toddler, and preschool. 

    Year Started:
    7 Years
  • Miss Gina

    Miss Gina, Toddler Classroom

    I love to know that I'm making a difference in the lives of the children that I teach and give them the nurturing that they need.

    Ms. Gina has always been fond of children. Watching their personalities blossom as she has taught them their ABC's and self-help skills has been a fun experience. She is halfway through her Associate's Degree coursework and intends to continue in the future. Circle time in class is always fun because her kids learn their numbers and how to sing through finger play.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Gina has also been a summer camp counselor.
    Year Started:
    9 Years
    Pursuing Associate Degree
  • Miss Donna

    Miss Donna, Infant Classroom

    I love seeing each child's accomplishments.

    Ms. Donna has worked in the childcare field for over ten years. She has three daughters and has lived in Mansfield for the past 20 years. Ms. Donna worked in the Mansfield Public school as a Special Education Assistant for five years. Her favorite hobby is baseball and going to Red Sox games!

    Previous Experience:
    Before joining KinderCare, Ms. Donna was also a nanny, worked at other child care centers, and also worked in the Mansfield Public Schools system.
    Year Started:
    6 Years
  • Miss Lisa

    Miss Lisa, Prekindergarten Classroom

    I love that not a day goes by without a student making me laugh.

    Ms. Lisa accepted her position here while pregnant with her first son. After her maternity leave she started working in the Prekindergarten and Kindergarten classroom. Lisa loves teaching children to read and write. She says "there's nothing else like seeing the look on a child's face when they read their first book."

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Lisa worked at another local daycare for four years before joining KinderCare.
    Year Started:
    10 Years
    Teacher's Certificate credential; Associate Degree
  • Miss Debbie

    Miss Debbie, Preschool Classroom

    Each day I fill my cup with patience, love and laughter. Throughout the day I share my cup with friends forever after.

    Ms. Debbie has been supporting children in their learning, growth and development since 1994. After receiving her bachelor's of art in Social Psychology from UMass Boston in 2000 and her master's of science in Early Childhood Education in 2003, Debbie took some time off to be with her two children. In 2011 Debbie joined the Mansfield KinderCare. Each day Debbie reminds the children that today is truly a new day - an opportunity to begin again and learn something new!

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Debbie worked for nine years at Boston Public Schools.
    Year Started:
    6 Years
    Bachelor's Degree in Social Psychology; Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education; Massachusetts Teacher's License credential
  • Miss Andrea

    Miss Andrea, Support Staff

    I love watching the kids learn over the years and start learning to talk, seeing them smile and learning their ABC's for the first time!

    Ms. Andrea started working at KinderCare a year and a half ago. She took a child development training and practicum course. She is an assistant teacher that works with all of the age groups at the center.

    Year Started:
    6 Years
  • Miss Janice

    Miss Janice, Support Staff

    The best part of my job is being a part of their lives and watching them grow!

    Ms. Janice had worked for ten years with the Boston Public schools as a paraprofessional. After leaving to raise her own four children, she returned to work for the KinderCare in Needham, MA. She relocated to the Mansfield center within a year of starting at KinderCare. In the last five years Janice says she can "honestly say [she has] a very rewarding job. It is most enjoyable watching their growth and all the changes".

    Previous Experience:
    Before coming to our KinderCare, Ms. Janice was a paraprofessional at a Boston public school.
    Year Started:
    9 Years

Upcoming Center Activities

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September's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Spaces and Places and All About Me
As infants and toddlers explore the spaces and places around them, children in Discovery Preschool will learn all about what makes people the same as well as what makes them different. Infants will experiment with moving toy cars around, build block towers and then knock them down, and even take a tour of the center to see what things are like outside of their classroom! Toddlers will get all revved up as they take a closer look at different vehicles and learn more about neighborhoods, communities, and the jobs that grownups have. In Discovery Preschool, children will be learning about themselves as they play games that strengthen their five senses, discuss feelings and emotions, practice self-help skills, and work on learning the names of body parts.

Children 4 to 5 years old: All About Me and My Home and Family
It’s the beginning of the school year—the perfect time to get to know each other better! Older children will be spending time sharing about themselves, their homes, and their families as they learn what makes people the same and what makes them different. Children will bring their own experiences to the drawing board as they create group stories and 3-D collages about families and homes, pantomime different home- and family-related activities, and draw self-portraits. With our curriculum’s project-related learning component, children in Transitional Kindergarten work together to decide on an individual or whole-group project related to the theme. Past projects have included creating a class book about emotions or working together to build a small-scale home, but who knows—the children may come up with a unique idea that’s entirely their own!

Monday September 04, 2017
Center Closed for Labor 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.

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Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • AM Snack
  • PM Snack

Holidays Observed

Our center is closed for the following holidays: New Year's Day, President's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Thanksgiving Day, Day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Day.

Health and Safety

All of our teachers are CPR and First Aid certified. To ensure the safety of your children we have a keypad entry and all of our playgrounds are fenced in.

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.

Thank you for helping my children grow and teaching them so much! They are so happy here and love their teachers so much!

- Mother

Our son has been in the care of Kindercare Mansfield since he was three months. He is five years in age now and everyday at Kindercare has been a blessing. They have helped love, support and shape our son into a caring, sweet and intelligent young boy!

- Mother

Thank you for taking the time to develop fun, interesting topics to discuss and learn about and keeping our kids engaged. Thank you for sharing funny, happy stories of our children's' day and for making them laugh and smile each day.

- Mother

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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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