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Newburyport KinderCare

Leanne Haynes, Center Director

151 Low St. Newburyport MA 01950
(978) 462-8152 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 7 YEAR-OLDS

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Special Instructions:
1/4 mile W of Rupert Nock Middle School

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Brown Elementary School; Bresnahan Elementary School

We do a lot more than just provide your child a safe place for the day!  We are passionate about your child getting the best early childhood education.  We get excited about making learning fun and look forward to making the most of our time with you and your family. We invite you to come and experience everything we have to offer at KinderCare on Low Street!
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The Newburyport KinderCare has been with the community since 1980. This center was built to provide the community with quality care in an open atmosphere. The Newburyport program utilizes an open floor plan to socialize and interact with the teaching staff. Classrooms are not segregated allowing for more conversation among the parents and teachers. We have three large outdoor play areas in which children can explore and grow beyond the classroom. Our program offers flexible schedules and flexible hours as well as providing children with breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack. Here at KinderCare we take great pride in the care and well being of our children. 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!

Leanne Haynes, 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.

Interactive Kindergarten (5 - 6 Years)

A full-day interactive Kindergarten program that utilizes new curriculum with an interactive smart board making first grade readiness a priority.

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.


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.


Spanish Adventures provides young learners with a foundation for later success with the Spanish language. Music, games, children's Spanish literature, and other tools give children multiple opportunities to hear, practice, and see Spanish language for vocabulary and conversational development. Curriculum includes lessons on greetings, numbers, colors, animals, family, body parts and pets as well as how to get engage conversationally during common scenarios at home, a restaurant, or at the zoo. Qué pasa?

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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

Our staff of childcare professional’s takes great pride in ensuring you that your child gets the highest quality of education that they deserve. We like to think of our center as a family and with that each staff member rises above and beyond everyday.

  • Leanne Haynes

    Leanne Haynes, Center Director

    Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. ~Nelson Mandela

    Since beginning her career at KinderCare in 2011, Leanne has taken great pride in providing the best care for each and every family that walks through her center doors. She enjoys being active throughout her center, lending support to her staff and spending time with the children. Leanne cherishes the time she gets to spend with her family and friends while helping her community in any way possible. Her dedication to family and child care has molded her center into a warm and welcoming place for families. 

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Peña
    Year Started:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 Years
    Associate's Degree In Early Childhood Education
  • Emily

    Emily, Assistant Director

    I love walking into the classroom and seeing all the children's smiling faces. It is what drives me to work hard and help make a difference in their lives.

    Emily has been with KinderCare since 2011. Beginning her careers as a floating support teacher, she worked her was up the ladder to Pre-K teacher and now Assistant Director. She is currently working towards her double major in Early Childhood Education and Business Management. Emily’s main priority in life is friends and family and considers KinderCare a part of this. She strives to make her center a welcoming place where children and families feel as though they are at home.  

    Favorite Children's Book:
    The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka
    Year Started:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3 Years
  • Ms. Linda

    Ms. Linda, Cook/Infant Classroom

    When I walk into my center, I am honored to be a part of it. The drawings, pictures, and curriculum is always different and interesting. The staff and families are are kind and considerate to everyone. I couldn't work for a better place. When I see a child smile, it lights up my heart.

    Ms. Linda has been working at KinderCare for over 14 years. She enjoys coming to work everyday and seeing all the children's happy faces. Ms. Linda primarily works as the center cook and loves to make nutritious meals for all the children. Linda also works as an infant teacher during the day. Ms. Linda loves to do activities and surprise the children with little treats.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Dora Fantasmagory by Abby Hanlon
    Year Started:
    22 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    16 Years
    Early Childhood Education Certificate
  • Miss Jeanne

    Miss Jeanne, Infant Classroom

    Enjoy everyday of your life like it was your last. Life is so special!

    Ms. Jeanne enjoys her time in her infant classroom. She enjoys watching the children learn and grow. You can always find Ms. Jeanne on sitting on the floor play with all the children. She enjoys reading books and singing songs.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Violet Mackerel’s Remarkable Recovery by Anna Branford
    Year Started:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    17 Years
  • Miss Paula

    Miss Paula, Infant Classroom

    I love coming to work everyday to see the smiling faces and the happy children in every age group.

    Ms. Paula has been working here at KinderCare since 1981. She has worked in every age group and is currently caring for the infants in infant program. Ms. Paula enjoys reading and singing songs to the children.  She takes great pride in the center and really enjoys the open concept that the center offers.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Each Peach Pear Plum by Janet & Allan Ahlberg
    Year Started:
    35 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    35 Years
    Early Childhood Education Certificate
  • Miss Kathleen, Preschool Classroom

    You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think. – Winnie the Pooh

    Miss. Kathleen has been with KinderCare since the fall of 2011.  She did take two years off however she quickley realized that her home was here on Low Street.  Since her return she has taken over our Preschool classroom.  Kathleen takes great pride in developing her classroom so every child finds success in their educational journey. 

    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Grasshopper and the Ants By Jerry Pinkney
    Year Started:
    5 Years
    Bachelors of Education
  • Miss Kristina, Support Staff

    If plan A didn't work, the alphabet has 25 more letters. – Unknown

    Since joining our KinderCare family in the fall of 2016 Miss. Kristina has enjoyed the different age groups that the center serves. 

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Guess Again! by Mac Barnett
    Year Started:
    Years in ECE industry:
  • Ms. Kandyce

    Ms. Kandyce, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    I love coming in each day. I love seeing how happy the children are to see me and all the hugs that they give. I enjoy seeing how the children learn new things and how I can learn as much from them as they can learn from me.

    Ms. Kandyce began KinderCare in January of 2014. While in the classroom, she enjoys hands on learning activities and crafts. Ms. Kandyce keeps her children engaged thought the day by providing ample learning experiences.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Would You Rather? by John Burningham
    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 Years
  • Miss Tina

    Miss Tina, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    I love being able to watch the children learn and grow. It is the best feeling when you walk into your classroom and the children all yell your name because they are so excited to see you.

    Ms. Tina has been working for KinderCare for the past 14 years. She transferred to the Newburyport Kindercare in 2012. Ms. Tina enjoys being able to see her children grow and learn. Ms. Tina keeps her children engaged by always having hands on activities for them to do all day.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler
    Year Started:
    14 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    14 Years
  • Miss Katelynn

    Miss Katelynn, Support Staff

    Why fit in when you were born to stand out? -Dr. Seuss

    Miss Katelynn began working at KinderCare in March of 2016.  Miss Katelynn passion is working with children and being able to give them the gift of knowledge.  She takes great pride in the relationships she builds with both children and families.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Tiger Who Came to Tea by Judith Kerr
    Year Started:
  • Ms. Isabel

    Ms. Isabel, Toddler Classroom

    I truly enjoy working at KinderCare and watching the children learn and grow.

    Ms. Isabel enjoys working in our young toddler classroom. She enjoys hands on activities where the children get to explore different textures and objects. Ms Isabel is always singing or reading books to the children. Ms. Isabel always has materials for the children to freely express themselves!

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Not now, Bernard by David McKee
    Year Started:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    7 years
    Associate's Degree in Business Administration
  • Ms. Suzanne

    Ms. Suzanne, Kindergarten Classroom

    To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best night and day, to make you like everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.

    Ms. Suzanne joined KinderCare in November 2007 starting as an assistant teacher in the toddler room and quickly moved to lead teacher. In September of 2009 Ms. Suzanne began teaching in the Prekindergarten classroom. Ms. Suzanne enjoys learning new ways to integrate learning and fun. Her newest challenge will be as lead teacher in the preschool classroom.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
    Year Started:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    9 Years
    Bachelor's Degree
  • Ms. Gabrielle, Prekindergarten Classroom

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

    Miss Gabby began working at KinderCare in July of 2014.  After graduation from Salem State College Gabby took over as lead teacher in our Prekindergarten classroom. She enjoys seeing how each child grows and learns. One of Gabby's favorite things in her classroom is when a child learns something new.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    We're Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen & Helen Oxenbury
    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3 Years
    Bachelors of Psychology

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

When you come to us with a need for something to make your experience with KinderCare easier, not only do we listen, but we take action.  That's why you can now take care of your tuition payments online using a checking or savings account, debit card, or Visa, MasterCard, or Discover credit card.  Log in each week to pay, or set up a recurring payment and your payments will be deducted automatically. 

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • Spanish

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Center Menu

Holidays Observed

 KinderCare Learning Center Closures
New Year's Day
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Columbus Day
Day after Thanksgiving
Christmas Eve (close at 4:00pm)

Health and Safety

KinderCare Learning Center takes great pride in the safety of those trusted in our care. We provide a very strict rigorous standard for the safety and well-being for your child through daily sign-in to strict parent/guardian identification and single keypad access. All of our playgrounds provide high-quality playground equipment that is safe, sturdy and tested monthly by our facilities technicians to ensure it is secure and in good working order. We have safe fall zones with soft landing areas if your child takes a tumble. All outside play areas are wrapped in secure fencing. We have dedicated friendly caregivers who are trained in child development, early-childhood education or a related field. We conduct criminal background checks to ensure trustworthy staff and passionate teachers provide the best care and education for your child. All of our staff and teachers are trained in first aid and CPR.

At KinderCare, what families say about us means a lot. Read below some of the great experiences our families have had with us.

Share Your Story
If you have a story about your experience at KinderCare, please share your story with us.

We want to thank you for all of your hard work and the great care for all the children. You make our daughter feel loved and really enjoy spending her days at school . We feel extremely lucky to have found a place that we feel comfortable with. She gets excited every morning to come to school. Thank you for everything you do!

- Parents

Words cannot convey our gratitude for the care you have given our child over the last one and a half years. Thank you for always making our son feel like a celebiety when he was arriving and leaving the center. Your flexibility with our crazy schedules. Your prompt attention always. You are an incredible group of providers.

- Parents

When my son came to KinderCare for his first time, he was enrolled into Miss Suzanne’s prekindergarten classroom when he had just turned four. Although he was enrolled in another daycare setting, we had to make a pretty sudden transition to KinderCare in the middle of the year. After a few weeks of attending KinderCare, I had my first conference with Miss Suzanne. I wanted to check in with her to see how he was settling into her classroom. I was eager to know how my son was clicking with his new classmates and teacher. After this first conference, I was beyond impressed with Miss Suzanne. Her love of learning is abundantly clear, because she doesn’t just view KinderCare as just a daycare center where she’s there to make sure the children are fed and play all day. Rather, she truly feels that each child has a huge potential so her job is to help them exceed that potential. She is dedicated to fostering a nurturing learning environment where kids can really grow into lifelong learners.

Over the past year and a half, my son has progressed so much in many ways. He has been fortunate enough to have Miss Suzanne remain as his teacher, because she moved with her prekindergarten students up to the kindergarten classroom. Every day, I am truly amazed at what my son is learning. He shares with me what he has learned, like Abraham Lincoln, plots to books they have read as a class, fun facts about planets. Just this morning, he told me, “Mom, yesterday at school, I told Miss Suzanne that she is the best teacher ever!” As a result of Miss Suzanne’s teachings, he is learning to have empathy and care with regards to his actions. When he does a positive action, he feels proud. At times, when he has done a negative action, he understands that he should strive to do better.

Miss Suzanne truly takes the time to get to know each of her students and to make sure she understands the best way they learn. She understands that every child will respond to the things differently, and she understands what she needs to do to make an impression on her students. She also really understands the way kids think and feel about things, so she relates to them appropriately.

Furthermore, her love of books is infectious. Miss Suzanne constantly shares new and exciting books with her class. She finds ways to bring these stories into all of the subject areas she teaches. Thanks to Miss Suzanne, my son knows that children’s books have both an author and an illustrator, and what those things mean!

I am part of a local mother’s club with over 800 members. There are always moms who are looking for the best of everything and ask other members for recommendations. Whenever anyone is looking for childcare for younger children or kindergarten, I am always the first to shout from the rooftops that people should look at KinderCare on Low Street. Miss Suzanne has been a huge reason of that. I feel like her teaching rivals any other kindergarten program in our area, and that kids would be extremely lucky to have her as a teacher!

Miss Suzanne is always there to life children up, to help them be the best they can be. For that, I am so grateful. I know the effects of having Miss Suzanne as a teacher will last a lifetime.

- Mother

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