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Nashua KinderCare

Annie O'Brien, Center Director

3 Holiday Circle Nashua NH 03062
(603) 897-1255 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Years
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Special Instructions:
near Holiday Inn off Northeastern Blvd

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Bicentennial and Main Dunstable (Other school may be offered depending on demand)

Our Center knows that every child deserves the opportunity for outstanding Early Childhood Education.  Our teachers believe this and demonstrate this everyday with our curriculum and their personalities.  We know that continuity of care is important to every family and beneficial to every child.  Our curriculum is well researched and provides the foundation for a solid beginning in learning!

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Welcome

The Nashua KinderCare has been in this community for over 14 years. Our open, bright center is warm and inviting from the moment you walk in. Our open floor plan allows families to socialize and interact with the teaching staff. Our center also has three large outdoor play spaces for children and an indoor play space for gross motor skills development. We are conveniently located right off of Route 3 at Exit 4. Our programs offer many different schedules to fit the individual needs of each family. We are also proud to provide a nutritious meal plan that includes morning snack, lunch and an afternoon snack. We welcome you to come in for a tour to get a glimpse of our extensive program and curriculum offering.

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Annie O'Brien, 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.

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

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.

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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  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 here at Nashua KinderCare strives to make our center feel like home by fostering trust in a comfortable, safe, friendly and fun learning environment. Another great thing to point out is our teachers are true believers in our philosophy and curriculum to trust "their own" children at KinderCare. We have several staff children currently enrolled in the program or had their children grow up in the KinderCare programs. Thats a true testament in its self on how great our staff and program are!

  • Annie O'Brien

    Annie O'Brien, Center Director

    I absolutely love working with children and their families. I am in a position where I get to do what I love every day! Working with small children is one of the most rewarding experiences I ever had. I enjoy experiencing the uniqueness of each child and the laughter of children. I especially enjoy when children offer their unconditional love. It's wonderful to know you are helping and making a change in someone else's life and molding them for the future.

    Annie comes to us with a wealth of experience in the early childhood field. She entered the field 28 years ago, while still in high school, as an after school assistant. Her first full time job, after graduating high school was at a KinderCare in Billerica, Massachusetts, where she worked for ten years and worked her way up the career ladder from teacher assistant to Third-in-Charge. She left KinderCare to venture off to the public school system and ended up returning to the childcare field as a Director. Her first Director's position was in 2001 with Knowledge Learning Corporation. She then directed at Mulberry Childcare in Newburyport (another KinderCare center) for four years. She worked at two other childcare centers as a Director, and now has returned to her home, back to KinderCare where her passion began. Annie is also a mother to a five year old daughter, Ryleigh, who also attends KinderCare in the Kindergarten classroom.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare, Annie was a Center Director for fourteen years at other childcare facilities; two of them were our sister centers (former Mulberry Childcare and Knowledge Beginnings). Her first full-time teaching job was at a KinderCare center in Billerica, Massachusetts, where she worked for ten years.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Love you Forever by Robert Munsch
    Year Started:
    6/9/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    28 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Education from Salem State, Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education from Middlesex Community College
  • Becky Langelier

    Becky Langelier, Assistant Director

    I love seeing all the children smile! That for me is amazing, to watch their little faces light up when they are learning something new or exploring the classroom.

    Becky has come to us with over 20 years of experience.  She has an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education from Castle College, and has worked for KInderCare for 14 years.  Before joining the KinderCare team in 2002 she worked for a small Center in Hooksett NH where she started as a floater while earning her degree and then worked her way up to being the fulltime Kindergarten teacher and eventually the Assistant Director.  Joining the KinderCare team in 2002 she started as a Preschool teacher and then over the past 14 years has taught every age group and now is the Assistant Director.  She is so excited to get to know all the children and their families here at the Nashua KinderCare.

    Previous Experience:
    Becky started her time at KinderCare in Merrimack NH as a Preschool teacher in 2002. She has worked with every age, and her favorite ages are the infants and Pre-K. She has been an Assistant Director now for almost 2 years and loves her role.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    "How I Feel" by Jamie Lee
    Year Started:
    8/12/2002
    Tenure:
    14 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    22 years
    Education:
    Associates Degree in ECE
  • Miss Liz Bearor

    Miss Liz Bearor, Program Specialist/H&S Coord/ Infant A Lead Teacher

    To the world you may be one person; but to one person you may be the world.

    Miss Liz has been a part of the KinderCare team since 2005. She graduated from Rivier College with a bachelor's degree in Human Development and a minor in Social Work. She transferred from the KinderCare in Portsmouth after moving back into the area. She has a daughter who is the love of her life and she loves spending time with her. Her daughter is also attending Nashua KinderCare in their Kindergarten Program. In April of 2016 Miss Liz was promoted to management as our Program Specialist and Health and Safety Coordinator as she is moving up her career ladder as she hoping to one day become an Assistant Director. Working along side children has been the most rewarding job she could ever ask for. She loves to see them grow and learn something new everyday. She looks forward to getting to know you and your children.

    Previous Experience:
    Miss Liz has been a part of the KinderCare team since 2005. She transferred from the KinderCare in Portsmouth after moving back into the area. She assisted at our Merrimac, NH location for a few months before joining our Nashua KinderCare team.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
    Year Started:
    7/6/2005
    Tenure:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    18
    Education:
    Bachelors in Human Development and Minor in Social work from Rivier College
  • Miss Ari

    Miss Ari, Infant A

    I believe it is a beautiful thing when a career and a passion come together.

    Ms. Ariana has been interested in a teaching career for quite a few years. Being given this opportunity is life changing. She believes that letting the child learn from you but also learning from them is very important. Ms. Ariana has been in the childcare profession for the last two years working in her high school’s preschool and also getting some experience being a student teacher in the second grade. She can’t wait to start working with the children and start expanding her knowledge and experience.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Ariana worked in the Panther Preschool for two years and also had some second grade experience at Sunset Heights Elementary School as a student teacher.
    Year Started:
    1/19/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 years
    Education:
    Attended Nashua High School South in the Careers in Education Program. I plan to further my education by taking some classes at NCC and eventually complete my Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Miss Katelynn

    Miss Katelynn, Wobblers

    We have all been told that children are the future, and to some extent we do all realize that they are. However, we cannot afford to wait until they are the future to treat them like they exist in the present. I am passionate about teaching because if we teach and love children like they are relevant now, they will grow up with a sense of ownership. I would hate to see a generation grow up thinking that it was not their responsibility or right to change the world.

    Miss Katelynn had two years experience at a previous childcare center before she came to work for KinderCare. During this time, she took several college courses geared towards teaching young children and is close to gaining an associate’s degree in Early Childcare Education. Katelynn is extremely musical, and her favorite moments in her class are when she can incorporate music into the curriculum.

    Previous Experience:
    Two years of professional experience in a childcare facility, and many years of being a nanny before that!
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Time For Bed by Mem Fox
    Year Started:
    4/11/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    3 Years
    Education:
    Currently working towards Associate's Degree at Nashua Community College
  • Miss Amy

    Miss Amy, Wobblers

    If a child cannot learn in the way we teach, we must teach in a way the child can learn.

    Miss Amy has experience working in the field for over three years.She has been an Infant, Toddler and Preschool teacher. She believes that children learned best with developmentally appropriate practice and curriculum. She looks forward to making partnerships with you and your family.

    Previous Experience:
    Miss Amy has 10+ years of experience caring for children. During that time she was a Nanny and started caring for children since she was 11 years old.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
    Year Started:
    5/9/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    3 years
    Education:
    Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education/ Bachelors of Science in Business Management
  • Miss Diane

    Miss Diane, Toddler A Classroom

    When a child's life has been altered positively because of a teacher, we can feel proud to have made a difference.

    Diane has spent many years in education, starting as a substitute teacher in the Groton-Dunstable school district. She was asked to teach art after one year with the school system. She also volunteers her time to the 4-H Greenthumb project and was an afterschool program facilitator, teaching her students the responsibilities of being an active acommunity member. She has also worked with the University of New Hampshire's co-operative extension, mentoring inner city youth in Manchester's teaching garden. Her dedication helped donate over 5000 pounds of produce to the New Hampshire food bank.

    Previous Experience:
    Miss Diane was a substitute teacher in Groton Dunstable School District in grades Pre-K - 12, and special needs. She also implemented developmentally appropriate lessons as a long term substitute in art. She also volunteered with 4-H and the Manchester Audubon Society and was a Cooperative Extension program facilitator at Elm Street Middle School teaching community awareness.
    Year Started:
    12/11/2015
    Education:
    Graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts Liberal Studies from Lesley University with a minor in Education. Associate Degree from Hesser College, graduated summa cum laude in Graphic Design
  • Miss Tahlejay (TJ)

    Miss Tahlejay (TJ), Toddler B Classroom

    Imagination is where your child lives, when you play with them, make sure you remember to enter their world.

    Miss TJ (Tahlejay) has been in the field for approximately five years. She has been babysitting ever since high school and cannot see herself being in any other field. She has seven brothers and sisters and has been around children her whole life. She lived in Jamaica until she was 12 and moved to New Hampshire to be closer to her mom. Miss. TJ believes that children are our future and unless we teach them with that concept in mind, we can never really teach to our full ability. An educator must understand, in order to keep a constructive class, that children are little explorers. There must be movements and visual learning tools so that the child will have every opportunity learn and grow. A teacher must stay educated and be aware of new approaches to learning in order to create a well thought out curriculum that can better help the child develop.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Tj has been a lead teacher at KinderCare in Burlington for a year, before that she was an afternoon assistant for children 18 months to 4th grade, lunch monitor, and floater at World Academy. She was also a child attendant for 2 years at the YMCA which offered her a lot of babysitting opportunities in which she was able to grow and learn.
    Year Started:
    4/11/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 Years
    Education:
    Currently working on an associate’s degree in business management, ECE certified through Nashua Community College and have over 28 college credits.
  • Miss Cassandra

    Miss Cassandra, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    'Every child deserves a champion – an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists that they become the best that they can possibly be.' –Rita F. Pierson. This quote explains exactly why I love teaching children. Teachers get to be that champion for not only their class but also for every child that they interact with. We are the few that get to show children that they can do anything and be anyone that they want to be.

    Miss Cassandra is a mother of two daughters who also attend our center, and who spends as much time as possible playing outside. When she is not spending time with her family or working she is studying to earn her Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education and hopes to one day become a Director. Miss Cassandra previously worked at the Academy of Notre Dame and Beginning Discovery Learning Center where she learned that teaching and helping children is her passion. She believes that each child is unique and that there is no one teaching style that will reach every child. She combines creative play, direct instruction, inquiry-based learning, and cooperative learning to ensure that each child has the best ability to learn. Miss Cassandra loves to incorporate nature, water-play and, the interests of the children into the everyday curriculum.

    Previous Experience:
    Miss Cassandra previously worked at the Academy of Notre Dame in the after school program with children between the ages of 2 and 12. She also worked at Beginning Discoveries Learning Center in Hudson, NH where she began working as an Assistant Teacher and after about a year was able to become the Lead Teacher of the two year old class.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Giraffes Can’t Dance By Giles Andreae and “Chicka Chicka Boom Boom” By Bill Martin, Jr. and John Archambault
    Year Started:
    6/27/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    3
    Education:
    Currently enrolled at Nashua Community College where she is studying to earn my Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education. She is also interested in furthering her education once her Associate’s degree is completed. Miss Cassnadra currently has 9 credits in ECE and is Associate teacher qualified.
  • Miss Brandi

    Miss Brandi, Mixed Age Preschool

    Allow children to be happy in their own way, for what better way will they find? -Samuel Johnson

    Miss Brandi is a mother of three wonderful children, and her youngest child is in our Pre-Kindergarten program. She is a ECC certified teacher coming to us from Massachusetts. Miss Brandi is currently taking classes to obtain her Child Development Associates. Children are a very important part in Miss Brandi's life cause they bring her so much joy. You will always catch her laughing along with the children and getting covered in something while discovering new places and textures in the classroom. Miss Brandi jumps right into the curriculum and loves to see the children learn, discover and bloom into wonderful children they are.

    Previous Experience:
    Miss Brandi has a lot of experience with children. She is one of five children myself. She was a nanny for a family during the summers while in high school and babysat various families. I started working for the KinderCare family off and on since 2004.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly by Simms Taback
    Year Started:
    2/2/2004
    Tenure:
    12 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    12
    Education:
    Working towards her Child Development Associates from Rasmussen College
  • Miss Lauren

    Miss Lauren, Preschool Classroom

    The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease for ever to be able to do it. ― J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

    Miss Lauren has been in the childcare field for two years, but her love of teaching and caring for children has been practiced for much longer.  The youngest of three, she became an aunt for the first time when she was thirteen years old.  Eleven years and six nieces/nephews later, her passion and commitment is as strong as ever.   Before transferring to KinderCare in Nashua, Miss Lauren worked as a teacher in the preschool room at our sister center at Knowledge Beginnings in Billerica.  Her passion for teaching children can be seen with her charismatic approach to learning and her compassion towards all of the children in her classroom.  Everyday she strives to leave a positive impact with the children she teaches.
    She attended the University of Maine where she studied elementary education and was a Division I college athlete in Maine, playing on the women’s soccer team.  After a year and a half of studying, Miss Lauren transferred to Middlesex Community College to be closer to her family.  She is currently working on her Associate’s Degree and hopes to further her education to obtain a degree in special education.

     

    Previous Experience:
    Miss Lauren became an aunt when she was thirteen, so she has been taking care of children from an early age.In her early college career, she worked as an aid at St. Louis school in Lowell, as well as volunteering at the Campbell school in Dracut. During her coursework, she worked at a childcare facility at the University or Maine. She began her career as a pre-primary teacher at our sister center at Knowledge Beginnings in Billerica in 2014.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Giraffes Can’t Dance and The Book With No Pictures
    Year Started:
    6/23/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 Years
    Education:
    Currently working on an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education at Middlesex Community College. Also studied Elementary Education at the University of Maine for a year and a half.
  • Miss Jen

    Miss Jen, Pre-Kindergarten

    You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. - The House at Pooh Corner by A.A. Milne

    Miss Jen enjoys watching children achieve their "aha" moments and is grateful to be able to help guide them along the way. She loves spending time with her dog, husband, and son, who is enrolled in the Nashua Kindercare Toddler Program. She enjoys reading books of all kinds, a hobby she now shares with her son! She is very excited to work closer to home and to become a part of the Kindercare family!
     
     

    Previous Experience:
    Miss Jen always knew that she wanted to be a teacher, and found her passion in Early Childhood. While attending and following her graduation from Fitchburg State College, she worked as an infant teacher. After 4 years, Miss Jen got the opportunity to try something new and became the Activities Director for an Assisted Living program. She gained knowledge in different areas but greatly missed the education field. She joined Knowledge Beginnings (a sister center of KinerCare)in Billerica as a floater, then became part of the Preprimary team. Miss Jen decided to transfer to the Nashua Kindercare in Pre Kindergarten, and is looking forward to starting a new chapter!
    Year Started:
    9/3/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    9
    Education:
    Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education and Interdisciplinary Studies from Fitchburg State College
  • Miss Jenn

    Miss Jenn, Private Kindergarten

    Everyone is different. Everyone belongs.

    Ms. Jenn has been in the education field for 16 years. She has taught in both early childhood learning centers and public school. She has been with Knowledge Beginnings (a sister center to KinderCare) for a total of seven years and is looking forward to teaching at Nashua KinderCare. Ms. Jenn has experience as an infant, preschool, and prekindergarten teacher and co-taught in the public school as a kindergarten paraprofessional. She really enjoys learning from the children as well as teaching them. Ms. Jenn is also a mother to four older children.

    Previous Experience:
    After graduating from Fitchburg State College, Ms. Jenn secured a job at an early education center. After three years, she lefter that center to work at Billerica Knowledge Beginnings (sister center of KinderCare). She left after five years working in the public school system in Cambridge, MA as a kindergarten paraprofessional. Ms. Jenn decided to return to Knowledge Beginnings after six years in the school system as the preschool teacher. When the opportunity arose to work in Nashua, she requested to transfer to KinderCare, as she wanted to work with older children in the same town she lives in.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Shortcut by Donald Crews
    Year Started:
    6/1/2008
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    16 years
    Education:
    Ms. Jenn has a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education and Sociology from Fitchburg State College. She also has attended several professional development workshops and seminars
  • Miss Mikayla

    Miss Mikayla, Classroom Support

    Always see the world through the eyes of a child: love, hope, and endless possibilities. I love getting to see a child's eyes light up when they accomplish a new goal and look to you for support. Every child is different and will make their own mark on the world. Teachers and families collaborate to help them achieve their dreams and I love being a part of that team.

    After being a teacher’s assistant in her dance and acting classes, Miss Mikayla grew a passion for teaching young children when she saw how inspired a child could get from learning new things. Miss Mikayla enrolled in the Careers in Education Program for two years at Nashua High School South and then pursued a degree in Early Childhood Education. In college, she became the President of the Early Childhood Education club and attended the National Association for the Education of Young Children’s 2012 National Conference in Atlanta, GA, where she learned new ways to inspired young children and help them grow. Along with working at KinderCare, she volunteers to perform and choreograph dances with a local group at different charity events in December. Miss Mikayla continues to use her passion for the performing arts in the classroom to educate the children she works with. 

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to her employment at KinderCare, Miss Mikayla worked as a substitute teacher in the Nashua School District, was a student teaching in two elementary schools and completed several practicum experiences at different childcare centers in Nashua, NH.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
    Year Started:
    10/5/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    6 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education/Human Development/Special Education from Rivier University; Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Nashua Community College; Careers in Education Program at Nashua High School South.
  • Miss Elisa

    Miss Elisa, Classroom Support

    Life is an open book and I want to help write your first chapter.

    Ms. Elisa has worked in some of the best centers and with some of the greatest families! She was with her last center for about two years but wanted to expand her growth with a company. She feels the best way to learn is by actually doing it with your hands. Kids learn the best when they are having fun and experience what they are learning, so she likes to do a lot of hand on stuff and have structured choices.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Elisa worked as a head teacher at a private school and nannied on and off for the past few years.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Where the Wild Things Are
    Year Started:
    6/23/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    10+ years
    Education:
    Early Childhood Education credited and professional teacher training
  • Miss Courtney

    Miss Courtney, Classroom Support

    Every child deserves the chance to learn and everyone learns differently.

    MIss Courtney has been working with childrenin a childcare setting for over 2 years. She currently is in her 3rd year at River University and majoring in Early Education. She loves seeing children experience new learning styles.

    Previous Experience:
    Miss Courtney worked at the Nature of Things for a summer in the preschool classroom.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
    Year Started:
    4/4/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    2
    Education:
    Attending Rivier University in Fall of 2014 and studing Early Education
  • Miss Kristina

    Miss Kristina, Substitute

    Year Started:
    1/4/2016
    Education:
    Working on Child Development Associates

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


 

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • American Sign Language
  • Spanish

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • AM Snack
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Additional Menu Options

  • Gluten free

Center Menu

Holidays Observed

  • New Years Day                 
  • Memorial Day
  • Fourth of July
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgving Day
  • Day after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day

We will also be closed for Professional Development Training for our teachers and staff on:

Fall Professional Development: Columbus Day (Oct)
Spring Professional Development: President's Day (Feb)

Health and Safety

The health and safety of the children we care for is one of our top priorities. We provide nutritious snacks and meals. Our building has security doors and locked playground gates, thorough sign-in/out procedures and headcount system. We follow a strict cleaning plan to reduce incidences of illness. We have a Health and Safety Coordinator on site as well. Her role is to coordinate fire and disaster drills, check the safety of our building and equipment, as well as making sure that the staff maintains updated First Aid, CPR and other safety trainings.

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.

As Hayden’s parents, our goal is always to provide our daughter with a safe, healthy and fun environment. Enrolling her in KinderCare is allowing her to grow and prosper to her full potential.
 
Hayden was introduced to the infant room in September of 2013, where educated and caring teachers constantly surrounded her. As Hayden developed, she transitioned to the Toddler room and later into Discovery Preschool. After nearly two years at KinderCare, our daughter is blossoming.
 
Annie O’Brien, the center’s director, is creative, helpful and informative. She makes herself available and is receptive to concerns or suggestions made by parents. The entire teaching staff is a breath of fresh air. They welcome each child and immediately involve him/her in on-going activities, making dropping a child off effortless.
 
As Hayden grows with the center, she develops friendships with other children there; many are the same children she started with as an infant. We could not be more proud of the little girl she is developing into, and a part of her success is the center and the staff.
 
Thank you KinderCare for making a great impression on our daughter.

- Parents

My daughter started KinderCare in June 2014, she had just turned four and had been in previous childcare centers but we wanted a school closer to home as next year she will be in public Kindergarten. I cannot say enough great things about this center. When we started there was a little bit of turnover within the management team, but the new Director assigned Ms. Annie has been nothing but wonderful! You can tell she has invested herself into the center from the minute you walk in the door; she has made so many positive changes for the best interest of the center. My daughter is always greeted by a member of management, either the Center Director or Assistant Center Director when she arrives and leaves, as there is always a member of management at this center from open to close, which I love! Then she runs to her class to be greeted by open arms by her teacher Ms. Mel. Like I said before, she's been at other childcare centers but I don’t know what it is with this center, but my daughter absolutely loves it here. When I pick her up she cries that I am there and ask if we can stay longer, after already being there over 10 hours. The curriculum I can’t say enough about...she comes home with new songs she’s learned, and even started writing numbers and her full name in less than 3 months! All the staff at Nashua KinderCare has been very welcoming and friendly to us and I wouldn’t want my child anywhere else. Thank you Annie & Staff at Nashua KinderCare for making a difficult decision so much easier everyday! I know she’s in good hands when I leave her with you!

- Mother

I am writing to inform you that I will be pulling Ryder out of daycare, due to a lack of available shifts with my current employer. My husband and I appreciate all of the loving care that you and your staff have given to the baby. I am hoping that within a few months we will get back on track, and Ryder will be able to return. I prefer having him in school where he can interact with other children and expand his little mind. You have a wonderful staff, and I wouldn't dream of taking him to a different facility. Thank you so much, and we hope to be back by Spring, if not earlier. Sincerely, Melissa P.

- Mother

We have had and continue to have exceptional experiences with KinderCare of Nashua. The staff is extremely flexible and friendly, great with the children, and very knowledgeable when it comes to educating our children. Had it not been for the staff, our oldest daughter would be struggling in school. The staff identified a potential learning disability prior to our daughter entering public Kindergarten and because of that we had her tested at the start of Kindergarten. After a number of tests, we learned she was in fact identified as having a disability. Our daughter is now in first grade and has made significant strides thanks to the staff at KinderCare.

- Father

My child has been enrolled at KinderCare for two years. From the very first day, as I walked out of her classroom, into the Assistant Director's office in tears, and she reassured me that both my daughter and I would be okay, I have felt extremely confident in the care there. I am so thankful that I can feel at ease knowing that she is safe and secure at school every single day while being given the opportunity to learn, grow and make new friends. At times over the past two years, my child has required a lot of patience and understanding, and the staff has always gone above and beyond in providing her with gentle re-direction, nurturing guidance, as well as willingly incorporating strategies from her therapist into their classrooms. Her teachers have always been open to my feedback and they have always seemed as excited as I am to see her make any progress! At times over the past two years, there have been many last minute changes in her schedule which have consistently created disruptions in the school's daily schedule, but the staff has always made us feel welcome and been extremely flexible, understanding and supportive. I cannot thank the KinderCare staff, especially the director Miss Annie, for all of the love, support, and guidance they have provided for not only my child and all of the other children they care for, but for myself as well. Her and I both walk into school smiling every single day because we're both happy to be there and much of that has to do with the staff's pleasant, upbeat attitude, and positive environment that they have created. The saying, "It takes a village to raise a child" could not be more true in my heart and I feel very blessed and thankful to have KinderCare as an enormous piece of our village. 

- Mother
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