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North Billerica KinderCare

Lorene Griffin, Center Director

179 Boston Rd. North Billerica MA 01862
(978) 670-9070 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 9 Year-Olds
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Special Instructions:
at Treble Cove Rd & Rt 3A

Neighborhood:
"Corner of Boston Road and Treble Cove Road, Turn onto Treble Cove Road

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Hajjar Elementary, Dutile Elementary both have bus routes to the KC

We are proud to be part of Billerica since 1976 and we are deeply rooted in our community.Our former students have been accepted to the some of the most prestigious colleges and universities in Massachusetts, including Harvard University, Boston College, Holy Cross College and University of Massachusetts. In addition, several of our former students have gone into the field of Early Childhood education and are now teachers at our center and with local Public schools! We would love your child to become part of our success story!

Welcome

Welcome to North Billerica KinderCare! We have created a positive educational experience in a stimulating environment because the care, safety and well being of your child is our top priority! We are dedicated to the field of Early Childhood Education and believe in the importance of early education for all children! We will support you and your child because we have a true passion for educating and nurturing children! Please contact us at your earliest convenience! We are looking forward to meeting you and your family and introducing you to ours!

Lorene Griffin, 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

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 & 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.

Upcoming Events at our CenterView All Events

  1. Tuesday October 18, 2016
    1. Join Our Community Social

      Your entire family is welcome to join us October 18th for our community social. Come see how family-style dining is done at our center, mingle with other families, and, best of all, enjoy a healthy snack with your child!  

      You’ll better understand how we turn our meals into learning experiences and encourage the children to try new foods, practice table manners, use utensils, and simply enjoy a great meal and good company! See you there!

  2. Monday October 10, 2016
    1. Professional Development Day - Center Closed

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      Two times each year we dedicate a day for our staff's professional development to further their training and better equip them for the care of your child. The center will be closed on this day for training to occur. If you have questions or would like to request further details, please contact your local Center Director.

Teachers & Staff

Together the educators at our center have over 190 years of experience with KinderCare! We take pride in our decision to become Early Childhood Educators and our dedication if evident daily! We strive for excellence in the Early Childhood field by continuing our education through trainings and further education. We consider it an honor to be of service to you and will become and extension of your family! We look forward to building new relationships and continuing to nurture our current relationships with our children and families!

  • Lorene Griffin

    Lorene Griffin, Center Director

    I love working with the children and families and couldn't imagine doing anything else! I have been employed with KinderCare for more than half of my life and I consider myself blessed to be able to continue this journey!

    Lorene started her 29th year with KinderCare Learning Center this past September. She is dedicated to the field of Early Childhood Education and began her career with KinderCare right out of college. She has worked with children for her entire life in various settings that included Early Eduction and Special Needs experience. It is evident that she takes pride in her position and she participates in many community programs supporting future teachers. As a mom, Lorene couldn't be happier with her choice for KinderCare. Both of her children are born and bred KinderCare students! They are both doing exceptional and Lorene feels she owes their success to KinderCare and the great loving, nurturing and stimulating educational and fun environment provided to them!

    Previous Experience:
    Lorene's previous experience included working with Special Needs children and working in a community program with school age children.
    Year Started:
    9/1/1984
    Tenure:
    32 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    35 years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Human Services and Early Childhood Education
  • Erin Miller

    Erin Miller, Assistant Director

    I love having relationships with each child and watching them grow and learn!

    Erin has been valuable member of KinderCare in North Billerica for over sixteen years! She has been in several key roles including being on the District Team for new center openings. She was a devoted Preschool teacher and Kindergarten Teacher before joining the Management team in 2008. Erin has an Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education and has two beautiful daughters that have been part of the KinderCare family since infancy. She loves her work and is happy to interact with all of the children and families at the center!

    Year Started:
    5/1/1997
    Tenure:
    19 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    16 Years
    Education:
    Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Kerri Kelly

    Ms. Kerri Kelly, Assistant Director, Program Specialist

    I love being able to help and support the families we serve! It is always a pleasure to see how much the children learn and change through out the years!

    Kerri started with KinderCare when her children were just toddlers. She has worn many different hats at our center and continues to do so. Kerri started out as a preschool teacher and now holds the role of Assistant Director, Program Specialist, Health & Safety Coordinator and Kelsey Phonics Instructor. In addition, she is the opening manager at our center. Kerri is truly dedicated to KinderCare in North Billerica and plays a vital role in our success. As a lifelong resident of our Community, Kerri considers it an honor to be part of so many children's lives.

    Year Started:
    1/1/1997
    Tenure:
    19 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15 Years
    Education:
    Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Dori, Infant Classroom

    As the mother of three children, I feel very fortunate that they were able to be part of KinderCare and I am amazed at how much they learned and how many friends they have all made over the years!

    Ms. Dori loves being able to watch the babies grow and change. She enjoys being a part of their developmental milestones. She is so happy to be part of all of the babies lives!

    Year Started:
    1/1/1996
    Tenure:
    20 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    17 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential, Lead Teacher Certified
  • Ms. Samantha, Infant Classroom

    I have always been around children and I am a former KinderCare student. I love children of all ages and I am happy to be part of their lives!

    Ms. Samantha started with KinderCare as a student. While she was in high school, she decided to join our teaching team. Ms. Samantha is a natural with children as she grew up around them and KinderCare has always been part of her life. She is excellent with curriculum and is amazing with projects for her Infants! We consider it an honor that Ms. Samantha is part of our team!

    Year Started:
    1/1/2009
    Tenure:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    4 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Sara

    Ms. Sara, Infant Classroom

    I have met so many wonderful children and families over the years! I have so many wonderful memories and many great friends, both young and older! I look forward to meeting many more!

    Ms. Sara lights up the Infant room when she arrives each day. As a working mother of two, she can appreciate how difficult it is to juggle a career with being a good mom. Ms. Sara takes pride in her classroom and she makes sure her babies get the best care possible while their moms are busy at work. She loves all of the babies and that is evident by how they love her too!

    Year Started:
    1/1/2005
    Tenure:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 Years
    Education:
    Associate's of Arts Degree in Early Childhood Education, Lead Teacher Certified
  • Ms. Elaine

    Ms. Elaine, Infant, Toddler & Discovery Preschool Classrooms

    I love spending time with the children in my class. I miss them when I take time off!

    With many years of expertise, Ms. Elaine is exceptional in every classroom! Her Toddlers love to dance, sing, paint and play outdoors. They are always busy climbing, jumping, running, cuddling, or discovering something new. The children love Ms. Elaine and her big heart! During her time off, she enjoys spending time with her grandchildren.

    Years in ECE industry:
    23 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential, Lead Teacher Certified
  • Ms. Brianna

    Ms. Brianna, Toddler & Discovery Preschool Classrooms

    I love being able to make a difference in the lives of the children!

    Ms. Brianna is the mother of a two-year-old son. She is amazed at how much her little boy has learned and grown since he has been enrolled at KinderCare. She loves to challenge the children in her class and see how they progress and change!

    Year Started:
    1/1/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    1 Year
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential

October 2016 Events

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  1. Monday October 10, 2016
    1. Professional Development Day - Center Closed

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      Two times each year we dedicate a day for our staff's professional development to further their training and better equip them for the care of your child. The center will be closed on this day for training to occur. If you have questions or would like to request further details, please contact your local Center Director.

  2. Tuesday October 18, 2016
    1. Join Our Community Social

      Your entire family is welcome to join us October 18th for our community social. Come see how family-style dining is done at our center, mingle with other families, and, best of all, enjoy a healthy snack with your child!  

      You’ll better understand how we turn our meals into learning experiences and encourage the children to try new foods, practice table manners, use utensils, and simply enjoy a great meal and good company! See you there!

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

  • Spanish

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • AM Snack
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Center Menu

Holidays Observed

We observe the following holidays:

  • New Year's Day
  • President's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • 4th of July
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Day after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day

Please note that because holidays observed may vary between centers, please be sure to check with your Center Director for specific closures.

Health and Safety

At KinderCare in North Billerca, our Health and Safety goes above and beyond! We have an on-site Health and Safety Coordinator to assist us with all aspects of health and safety program, especially when it involves your child. This includes continuing ongoing staff trainings and education regarding Health and prevention, as well as the completion of daily program safety standards . In addition, we offer Keypad entry and our outdoor fenced playground meets the newly approved EEC Playground safety standards. All staff receive certification in CPR and First Aid.

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 a stay at home who had to return to work daycare or a learning facility was a big hurdle! The heartache of leaving you children in someone else's care coupled with the guilt or having to return to work was momentous at times! But KinderCare made it as seamless as possible! They welcomed my many calls to 'check-in'! I could not be there for their first week, but the KinderCare staff took pictures and made a collage! My twin girls talk about their teachers Ms. Victoria an Ms. Ashley as though they were an extension of our family! My three year girls can recite the spelling of their names and writing their names reading and calling out letters and numbers! Telling me stories! Comprehending stories! KinderCare has been a blessing to our family and their structured and balanced syllabus pails in comparison to their loving, dedicated and patient staff! What a great place to help foster the joy of learning and playing!!! From Lorene the Center director to the chef that prepares the meals...everyone is stellar in what they do! So, from this Mom of twins to your family! I say highly recommended and suggested without reservation!! Thanks KinderCare of North Billerica!!

- Mother

For the last seven years, KinderCare has taken such great care of our two boys. When I come with our second grader to pick up our preschooler, they are so happy to see him and welcome him with open arms as if he were still part of the KinderCare family. I’m convinced their extracurricular phonics program has played an integral role in both of our sons’ ability to read. Our second grader reads at a 4th grade level and our preschooler can read at a kindergarten level, thanks to Kelsey Phonics and Reading!

- Mother

How do I love KinderCare North Billerica? Let me count the ways! When we first started looking for childcare I called all of the local daycare centers and not one was able to accommodate my husband’s rotating schedule, except for KinderCare. They are very flexible and understanding if we have a last-minute schedule change. Ms. Krissy, when she was caring for my daughter and learned I was pregnant and having a boy, knitted him a lovely blue blanket that we still have to this day and he is five now! Not only do my kids love all the teachers and staff there but Lorene and her crew have bailed us out many times that we found ourselves in need of “extra” childcare. One particular instance comes to mind. During the summer my mother-in-law passed away and we needed an extra day of childcare for, not only our son who already goes to KinderCare three days a week, but for our daughter as well who is school-age and doesn’t even go there anymore. Lorene agreed to take both of them the day of the funeral - our son for the extra day and our daughter. There was the day that a car was driven into the front of the school. All the kids had to be evacuated. It was a terrible situation but it was handled with calm! Erin called me at work to let me know what had happened and asking me to pick up the kids. I picked them up and the scene I saw when I arrived just served to reinforce why my kids go to KinderCare. All the kids were in the fenced-in playground area playing and acting like kids. Parents were checked in as they came and kids were signed out in an orderly fashion. Ms. Katie signed the kids out without any undue drama. So basically I started with KinderCare because they were able to accommodate our crazy schedule but I have stayed with KinderCare these past seven years because they have proved worthy of my trust with the most important people in my life – my kids! They go over and above the call of duty and I could go on and on and on but we just plain LOVE them there!

- Mother

My nephew attends KinderCare in North Billerica. I drop him off and occasionally pick up a few times during the week. The staff at KinderCare are very welcoming and make you feel as though you are family. They take an active roll in every child's life that goes above and beyond. Any questions or concerns I have they are always helpful in suggestions. The program they do everyday with the children is phenomenal. Everyday they are learning something new. It's always posted in the classroom, so if I don't get to talk to the main teaches I am still aware of they learned that particular day. KinderCare has been the best for my nephew and I'm so grateful to have the connection with them that seems so rare to find these days.

- Aunt
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