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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!


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.

Annie O'Brien, Center Director

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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.

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.

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.

Sign Language

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, 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 four year old daughter, Ryleigh, who also attends KinderCare in the PreKindergarten 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:
    The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear by Don and Audrey Wood
    Years in ECE industry:
    28 Years
    Bachelor's Degree in Education from Salem State, Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education from Middlesex Community College
  • Katie

    Katie, Assistant Director

    Working in this field is the greatest job, because I am responsible for building the confidence of every child in my care. Their success is my success. When I am able to support students’ growth and learning, I know I am where I’m supposed to be.

    Katie has been with KinderCare for two years, as a Pre-Kindergarten teacher and Third in Charge. Her passion for Early Childhood Education stems from her belief that the early childhood years are the most fundamental to a child’s lifelong learning adventure. She is very excited to be joining our KinderCare family as the new Assistant Director. 

    Previous Experience:
    Katie was a Pre-kindergarten teacher at another KinderCare. Her teaching experiences range from ages 0-22 with a variety of ability levels.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Babushka Baba Yaga by Patricia Polacco
    Years in ECE industry:
    3 years
    Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education from Bowling Green State University
  • Ms. Ariana

    Ms. Ariana, Toddler Classroom

  • Ms. Ariel, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Every day I get to see children learning new things and developing new skills makes me see why I became a teacher.

    Ms. Ariel entered the Early Childhood Education field because she felt becoming a teacher meant she could help children start their foundation of a life of learning. Ms. Ariel feels every day she gets to see children learning new things and developing new skills makes her appreciate why she became a teacher!

    Ms. Ariel also has a three year old son, Carson who will be starting in our preschool classroom. Both of them are excited to begin their journey with us here at Nashua KinderCare.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Ariel started working with children nine years ago when she began babysitting in high school. She also was a nanny off and on for the past three years.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
    Year Started:
    Years in ECE industry:
    3 years
    Ms. Ariel currently attends Nashua Community College, working to obtain her associate degree in Early Childhood Education.
  • Ms. Becca

    Ms. Becca, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn. -Benjamin Franklin

    Ms. Becca started working with children while in high school. She received nine credits in Early Childhood Education through Manchester Community College. Ms. Becca is also a Licensed Nurse's Assistant and works in the evenings and on the weekends at a local nursing home. She also holds certification in first aid and CPR. Shaping the minds of young children has been a passion of hers for many years. She plans on continuing her education in Early Childhood Education and reaching her goal of obtaining her associate degree.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Becca has worked at several other childcare centers over the past eight years. Some of the most recent ones were The Launching Pad, Granite Start Early Leaning Center, The Learning Experience, and JP Kids
    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
    Year Started:
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 years
    Ms. Becca is currently working towards her associate degree, has nine Early Childhood Education credits, and is Associate Teacher Certified.
  • Ms. Carol

    Ms. Carol, Infants

    I am committed to making a difference for every child in my care.

    After 30 year in the banking/financial field Ms. Carol made a career change following her passion for children. Ms. Carol is new to the field of early childhood and currently is a teacher assistant. She is currently enrolled in a Child Development Associates program from Rasmussen College and after completion will be teacher certified. Although she has experience with all ages  being a mother of two daughters of her own who are now grown adults. Ms. Carol plans on continuing on with her degree in Early Childhood as she enjoys this new career path she has chosen. She loves working in our Infant Room and when asked to work in another classroom she misses her babies so much she visits them on her break or after her shift.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Carol has over 30 years experience in the Banking/Finance field working for JDCU.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Good Night Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
    Years in ECE industry:
    Ms. Carol is currently pursuing an associate degree in Early Childhood Education.
  • Ms. Vanesa

    Ms. Vanesa, Prekindergarten Classroom

    I've known I wanted to teach for a long time. I love the idea of spending time inspiring children not only academically but personally by being able to interact with children and help them succeed.

    Vanesa has an associate degree and is working on obtaining her bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education. Vanesa has been working with young children since 2010. She started off just by nannying for a few different families for a couple of years. She finally had the opportunity to work at a day care center in Windham, NH for a couple of years. She absolutely loved working with children and only decided to leave because KinderCare has more opportunities to offer. During this time nannying and working at a daycare center in Windham, Vanesa got to work with children of all ages. Ms. Vanesa is very excited to continue her career as an early childhood educator at KinderCare and will provide caring and nurturing for the children in her care. Ms. Vanesa is also a mother of a two year old son, Noah, who also attends KinderCare in the preschool classroom.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Vanesa previously worked for JP Kids for two years and started off as an assistant teacher and floater, and worked her way up to lead teacher in the preschool classroom
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak
    Year Started:
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 years
    Ms. Vanesa is a Junior at Grand Canyon University, working towards her bachelor degree.
  • Ms. Jenn

    Ms. Jenn, Kindergarten Classroom

    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:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    16 years
    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

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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.

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

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

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

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