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Needham Knowledge Beginnings

Mrs. Joanna Siegal, Center Director

206 A St. Needham MA 02494
(781) 455-8723 Contact this center

Ages: 6 weeks to 6 YEAR-OLDS
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AMERICA’S MOST ACCREDITED

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.

SCHOOL-READY

What Learning Looks Like

Our talented early-childhood teachers set kids down the path toward becoming lifelong learners in a positive, safe, and nurturing environment.

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.

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

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.

Music

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

Our Teachers

We're the only company in early childhood education to select teachers based on natural talent. Being a great educator isn't enough though. KinderCare teachers are also amazing listeners, nurturers, boo-boo fixers, and smile-makers. Put more simply, we love our teachers and your child will, too.

Meet just a few of our amazing KinderCare teachers!

A KINDERCARE TEACHER WITH

An Artist's Heart

"My classroom is full of art!” says Mary Annthipie-Bane, an award-winning early childhood educator at KinderCare. Art and creative expression, she says, help children discover who they really are.

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We put our best-in-class teachers in a best-in-class workplace. We're so proud to have been named one of Gallup's 37 winners of the Great Workplace Award. When you put great teachers in an engaging center, your children will experience an amazing place to learn and grow.

Our Families

Don't take our word for it. Hear what our families have to say about our amazing center!

  • Where to begin …
     
    We can’t say ENOUGH about the caregivers at Knowledge Beginnings.  We called KB “home” to our two children for nearly eight years.  You nurtured and watched them grow to be the bright, young, masterful children they are today.
    Let’s start from Day One:  
    There isn’t a parent out there that isn’t hesitant about leaving their child in someone else’s caring hands – especially an infant.  Even BEFORE we started the program, we would fret over dropping our daughter off – wondering if she’d be cuddled when she cried, acknowledged when she laughed and changed when she pooped.  She as well as our son received that and so much more.  
    No one could ask for better infant teachers.  Not only did they care for our babies, but they took care of us parents… our concerns, our fears, our crazy schedules.
    They then took that toddler “energy” and really channeled it into something great and productive.    
    Both of our children made long-lasting friendships that left big impressions on them. 
    It sad to think that they’re no longer at KB – all grown up and moving on with life.  But they have those first few years at the wonderful Knowledge Beginnings to thank for helping pave their paths in life. 
    Thank you Knowledge Beginnings,
     

    Joanne - KinderCare Parent
  • A wonderful center! My son started here at 5-months old. We chose this center because of the amazing Infant program. Although we live closer to other centers in the Needham area, this one had the strongest Infant program because the staff is excellent. Each time we visited, we always saw the teachers engaging the children in activities, books, songs etc. The center is clean, warm and inviting. We loved that we could tour anytime without an appointment. We loved that the teachers always made sure to communicate daily. The center director is present, available and approachable. She makes sure to check in with you in a regular basis for feedback. The students are always engaged in  activities and their work is displayed beautifully on the walls, so you can SEE that there is learning taking place on a regular basis. They have a wonderful, fenced in play area outside that is used daily, weather permitting, and they also have an indoor gym, which is a great space because they use it on rainy/snowy days for games, parachute, ride-ons etc. I am also thrilled that BOTH Soccer Shots and Amazing Athletes offer programs here, which my 3.5 year old loves. The center also has a Learning Adventures program that offers phonics, music, and cooking enrichment classes. It's really a fantastic center! We couldn't imagine our children anywhere else! 

    Leanne R. - KinderCare Parent

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Who Are KinderCare Families?

They hail from hundreds of cities across the country from countless backgrounds, and proudly represent every walk in life. What our families have in common, though, is the want to give their children the best start in life. We are so proud to be their partner in parenting.

Hear from just a few of our amazing KinderCare families.

A Globe-Trotting Family Finds A

Home in Houston

Four young children, four different passports, two languages, two full-time jobs…oh, and a few triathlons thrown in for good measure. Meet the globe-trotting Colettas—a family on the go.

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