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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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Located right off route 139, directly behind Bank of America


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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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.

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.

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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 Before and After school program. 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:
    28 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    30 years
    Bachelor's Degree in Human Services and Education, Early Education & Care Certification
  • Melissa Foley

    Melissa Foley, Assistant Director

    Ever since I was a little girl Ive wanted to be a teacher

    Melissa has always wanted to work with children since she can remember. She could not think of a better way to do that than to work at KinderCare while being able to bring her two young children here with her each day! 

    Previous Experience:
    Summer Camps, After School Program, Substitute in Public School, KinderCare
    Favorite Children's Book:

    Where the Wild Things Are

    Year Started:
    10 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15 years
    Bachelor's degree in Sociology minor in Education, EEC
  • Ms. Edna

    Ms. Edna, Infant Classroom

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

    Ms. Edna lives in Braintree. She has been at the Marshfield center since July of 2014. Previous to that, she had been at the Hanover center for 15 years. She has three grown children and a granddaughter. She truly enjoys what she does everyday!

    Previous Experience:
    Montessori School for Early Learning, Children's World Learning Center, Mulberry Childcare, KinderCare Learning Center
    Favorite Children's Book:

    Make Way For Ducklings

    Year Started:
    18 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    28 years
    Bachelor's Degree in Education, Early Education & Care Certification
  • Ms. Rebecca

    Ms. Rebecca, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    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 ten years. She is currently enrolled at Fisher College pursuing her bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education. 

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

    Ms. Jamie, Program Specialist, 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 experience in a public school.
    Year Started:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    7 Years
    Bachelor of Art Degree, Early Education & Care Certification
  • Ms. Terry

    Ms. Terry, Floater

    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:
    12 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    11 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:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    4 Year
    Bachelor's Degree, Early Education & Care Certification
  • Miss Amy

    Miss Amy, Substitute

    Miss Amy graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a bachelor's degree in Psychology with a minor in Deaf and Hard of Hearing students. She has worked with children for many years and her favorite part is watching their progress and helping develop their skills. She loves how excited the children get when they learn new things! 

    Previous Experience:
    Nanny, Classroom Observation for Bachelor's Degree
    Favorite Children's Book:

    Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Bachelor's Degree, EEC Qualified
  • Miss Nicole, Substitute

    Miss Nicole recently graduated with a bachelor's of communications from the University of Tampa. Nicole loves working with children to help develop 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:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Bachelor's Degree

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

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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