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Marshfield KinderCare

Eileen Gallagher, Center Director

495 School St. Marshfield MA 02050
(781) 834-0036 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds

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Special Instructions:
Off Rte. 139 directly behind Bank of America.

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Daniel Webster, Eames Way, South River, Govenor Winslow, and Martinson Public-Picks up at Center

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Welcome to Marshfield KinderCare. Our experts designed our classrooms — and every activity and lesson — to help prepare your child for success in school and beyond. With designated learning centers such as dramatic play and blocks in every classroom, children have the opportunity for rich social play and child-initiated discovery.

You’ll also find that our classrooms feature a print-rich environment full of carefully selected materials, written charts and labels, and children’s literature. By helping your child connect spoken words and print, we’re helping develop early literacy and writing skills.

Whether your child has first words or first grade on the horizon, we’re excited to show you how everything in our center is designed for learning!

Eileen Gallagher, Center Director

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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.

Private Kindergarten Programs (5 – 6 Years)

As children reach school age, our comprehensive full-day kindergarten program helps them explore, communicate, and create – all in a nurturing, small-class setting. Our team of expert educators has created a unique curriculum of reading, language, arts, math, science, and physical fitness that’s presented in a fun way to encourage a lifelong love of learning. Plus, our program is aligned with local and state elementary school standards, so children will be prepared to confidently enter first grade.

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.

Summer Programs (preschool, prekindergarten, and school-age)

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.

Participating Child Care Aware Center

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.

Learning Adventures - Enrichment Program


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.

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.

Drama, Cheerleading, Tumbling, Dance

Upcoming Events at our CenterView All Events

  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

The Staff at KinderCare is like family. They have been here from two to 28 years! All teachers receive their teaching certifications through the State of Massachusetts. The staff continue to develop in the education field by taking on-going classes and trainings throughout the year.

It takes a special person to teach and here at KinderCare in Marshfield we have the best of the best! They provide a loving, nurturing, educational environment for the children in their care. It is honor to be part of such a positive and enriching atmosphere!

  • Eileen Gallagher

    Eileen Gallagher, Center Director

    I have always wanted to be a teacher ever since I was a little girl. I love that fact that I can make such a difference in a young child's life. Watching a child learn while they are having fun is something that will never get old! I am so lucky to get up every morning and look forward to a new adventure with the children in my program. Not only can they learn from me but I am so fortunate to learn so much from them!

    Eileen Gallagher began working at this center as a teacher in 1989. She moved up to Educational Coordinator and Assistant Director before taking the role as Director. She has been the Center Director for the past 20 years. Over those 25 years Eileen not only has been an employee but also a parent, having her four children go through the center, from the Infant room all the way through the B/A school program through the fifth grade. Eileen says she has been here so long that she has had students come back to work for her, as well now enrolling her students children at the center!

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to starting at KinderCare Eileen taught at South Shore Head Start.
    Year Started:
    27 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    30 years
    Bachelor's Degree in Human Services and Education, Early Education & Care Certification
  • Assistant Director

  • Edna Sullivan

    Edna Sullivan, Assitant Director

    It makes my day to walk into a classroom and see the smiling faces of the children who are happy to see me!

    My name is Edna Sullivan.  I live in Braintree.  I have been at the Marshfield center since July of 2014. Previous to that I had been at the Hanover center for 15 years.  I have 3 grown children and a granddaughter.  I truly enjoy what I do everyday!

    Previous Experience:
    Montessori School for Early Learning Childrens World Learning Center Mulberry Childcare Kindercare Learning Center
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Make Way For Ducklings
    Year Started:
    17 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    28 years
    Bachelors Degree in Education, Early Education & Care Certification
  • Ms. Rebecca

    Ms. Rebecca, Acting Assistant Director

    I love sharing my day with the students in my classroom and love to watch them grow and explore.

    Ms. Rebecca has been at our center for over six years. She is currently enrolled at Fisher College pursuing her Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Rebecca helped her mother in her in-home childcare center while growing up. While in high school, she worked as an assistant at another KinderCare center.
    Year Started:
    10 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    11 Years
    Associate's Degree, Early Education & Care Certification
  • Ms. Jamie

    Ms. Jamie, Toddler Teacher

    I love working with children and watching them grow and learn.

    Ms. Jamie has enjoyed working at KinderCare the past few years. She has learned so much from working with children. When she did her observations at the public schools it made her eager to have her own classroom one day. She loves making an impact on the children's lives.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Jamie has previous observation experieince in a public school.
    Year Started:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    6 Years
    BA Degree, Early Education & Care Certification
  • Ms. Terry

    Ms. Terry, Infant Classroom

    I love to work with children and to see them grow and learn so they can take the next step on their journey in school.

    Ms. Terry cared for children of all different ages at an in-home childcare center when her children were growing up. She also worked at the day care center in her local gym for a couple of years. Ms. Terry loves teaching in the Infant room, the daily interactions with her babies and loves working with them to get them to the next level.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare Ms. Terry worked as a volunteer and substitute teacher at Head Start.
    Year Started:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    9 Years
    Early Education & Care Certification
  • Ms. Kelly

    Ms. Kelly, Preschool Classroom

    I love working with children, making an impact on their lives and watching them grow.

    I graduated from the University of Louisville with a Bachelor's Degree. I began to work at KinderCare in in March of 2013 in the Preschool Classroom but have recently switched into the Prekindergarten room! 

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare I interned at an elementary school as well as taught gymnastics and coached cheerleading
    Year Started:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    4 Year
    Bachelor's Degree, Early Education & Care Certification
  • Miss Amy recently graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a bachelors degree in Psychology with a minor in Deaf and Hard of Hearing students. She has worked with children for many year and says her favorite part is watching the progress and develop their skills and how excited the children get when they learn new things.

    Previous Experience:
    Nanny, Classroom Observation for bachelors degree
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    Bachelors Degree
  • Miss Nicole, Toddlers

    Miss Nicole recently graduated with a Bachelors of Communications from the University of Tampa. Nicole loves working with children to help devolep new skills. She is very excited to start working at KinderCare and says her goal is to make learning fun!

    Previous Experience:
    Youth cheerleading coach
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Where the Wild Things Are
    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    Bachelors Degree

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

KinderCare of Marshfield serves families with children 6 weeks to 12 years of age. Our center just went through the NAEYC process which shows that we provide quality care. KinderCare works with NAEYC in creating the best educational curriculum to making learning fun and meaningful. We also offer an array of Learning Enrichment programs for your child. Come see what we are all about!

Awards and Recognition

  • Wicked Local Best Of / Reader's Choice Award

    Wicked Local Best Of / Reader's Choice Award

  • Wicked Local Best Of / Reader's Choice Award

    Wicked Local Best Of / Reader's Choice Award

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Additional Menu Options

  • Gluten free
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Special diets

Center Menu

Holidays Observed

Holiday Closings: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Day after Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day.
Professional Development for Staff: President's Day and Columbus Day.

Health and Safety

The health and safety of children is top priority with us. That is why we take extra measures to ensure your child is safe. All of our playgrounds are fenced in, classroom doors have safety bar locks and our front door has a security door with a keypad entry. All staff are certified in First Aid and CPR as well as yearly trainings in Allergies, Seizures and Playground Safety. Miss Annie is our Health and Safety Coordinator and ensures that the building as well as the equiptment is safe at all times. She also works with staff to keep them up to date on any product recalls, new policies and procedures and any other best practices for a healthy and safe enviroment for all the children in our care.

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