Kaitlynn Tassie, Center Director
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Welcome to our Newington KinderCare Webpage! We are so excited for you to visit our page and become familiar with all of the wonderful opportunities we have to offer to your child. Take a moment to view our photos so you can have a sneak peak of what our center and classrooms look like. We are also excited to introduce you to all of our passionate team of teachers. All of us look forward to meeting you and your children.
Kaitlynn Tassie, Center Director
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Math Adventures enrichment program is designed to teach important mathematics concepts such as geometry, numbers, measurement, and probability. Your child will learn about length, height, and weight. He will learn about shapes and solids. He will learn how to add, subtract, multiply, and count money. Math is everywhere and giving your child every advantage now will add up to success later in life.
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.
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?
Our center is closed Thanksgiving Day and the day after.
Our team of Early Childhood Educators strive to provide the highest quality of care for each child entering our program. Each child is important to us and our teachers strive to make their first school experience the best one yet!
Education is important to us not only for the children but for our teachers. All of our teachers hold either a Bachelors Degree, Associates Degree, Head Teachers Certificate or a Child Development Associate Credential. KinderCare is dedicated to our team of teachers and we think it's important that are teachers recieve training each year. All of teachers participate in professional development days. These days are used to enrich our teachers with new and exciting ideas to bring back to their classrooms.
Safety in our classrooms is also important. Our teachers are well prepared for emergencies because they are all First Aid & CPR Certified as well as Epi-Pen & Medication Certified.
While we try to teach our children all about life, Our children teach us what life is all about.
- Angela Schwindt
Kaitlynn began her career with KinderCare in January of 2013 as the Program Specialist at the Farmington KinderCare Center. In May 2014 she was promoted to the Assistant Director at the Farmington KinderCare Center. In November of 2015, Kaitlynn was honored to take over the North Haven KinderCare as the Center Director.
Why fit in, when you were born to stand out? -Dr. Seuss
Erin began her career with KinderCare in 2010. Erin started at the Shelton KinderCare where she worked in several diffrent roles as a Preschool teacher, Infant teacher and most recently as the Tutorial Specialist. In November of 2015, Erin was honored to take on the role of Assistant Director at the North Haven KinderCare.
Children make your life important.
Ms.Dorothy has a passion for working in the Early Childhood Field. She treats each of her infants as if they are her own. Ms.Dorothy always goes the extra mile to help support each of her families. She is at the center bright and early to greet the families with her smiling face. It is evident upon entering Dorothy's classroom that she takes pride in what she does each day. She strives to provide a classroom where each infant has the ability to develop in nurturing, caring enviornment.
Each day learn something new, and just as important, relearn something old. ~Robert Brault
Ms.Jennifer started her career with KinderCare in 2015. She is a support staff member who helps out in all of our classrooms covering lunch breaks or teacher vacations. At night you will find Ms.Jennifer closing our Infant Classroom.
If I had one wish for my children, it would be that each of them would reach for goals that have meaning for them as individuals.
- Lillian Carter
Ms.Stacey has worked with many diffrent age groups in the building but has found her niche in our toddler program. She is also the centers Health and Safety Coordinator.
Stacey strives to provide each of her families with the best educational experience while in her classroom. She is always coming up with creative activities for the children in her room. When Stacey arrives each morning her children are always happy to see her, they greet her with a big hug each morning.
There is no substitute for books in the life of a child.
-Mary Ellen Chase
Ms.Bailey started her career with KinderCare in 2015 as a support staff. She has shown that she has true passion and ability for working with children. In January 2015 Ms.Bailey was offered a full time teaching position in our Discovery Preschool Classroom which she was honored to take on. She is adored by all of her children and families, she is always going above and beyond to make their daily experience at our center the best it can be.
Children are likely to live up to what you believe in them.
Ms.Ruth has been with KinderCare for an impressive amount of time and has held many roles while working here. She works in our Discovery Preschool Classroom with the two year olds. Ms.Ruth is here bright and early each morning and is always greeted by her children yelling "Ruthie" as they enter the center. She has a passion for working in the Early Childhood Field and is dedicated to ensuring that each child leaves her classroom having the best educational experience.
Ms. Julie comes to our center with experience from teaching sunday school and also working in a public school system. Julie has a passion for working with children and it is evident the second you meet her! She is always trying to come up with different activities to keep her active two year olds engaged!
In the final analysis it is not what you do for your children but what you have taught them to do for themselves that will make them successful human beings.
- Ann Landers
Ms.Shorouk began her career with KinderCare in 2013. She works in our Discovery Preschool Classroom alongside Ms.Ruth. Ms.Shorouk enjoys being in her classroom each day. She is always greeted by smiling faces yelling "shoroukie, shoroukie". Her classroom is bursting with creativity and engaging activities for her children. Shorouk enjoys coming up with creative dramatic play areas for the children to use their imagination.
You learn something every day if you pay attention. ~Ray LeBlond
Ms.Tonia started her career with KinderCare in 2015. She has a true passion for working with children in the Early Childhood Field. Ms.Tonia works alongside Mr.Justin in the Pre-Kindergarten classroom. She also believes that strong parent relationships help to create a strong learning enviornment for the children. Ms.Tonia is usually found involving herself in an activity with the children in her classroom.
Always walk through life as if you have something new to learn and you will. ~Vernon Howard
Ms.Sandra has been with KinderCare for an impressive amount of years. She is a ray of sunshine each morning and the children enjoying seeing her smiling face each day. Ms.Sandra is always trying to go the extra mile for families especially during morning drop offs when moms & dads need a little extra help. Ms.Sandra is our van driver for the Before & After School Program and is also their teacher.
Education is the career that starts all others!
Ms. Amber joined the North Haven KinderCare in 2008. She is our Learning Adventure teacher for Phonics, Math, Cooking, Book Club and Music. Ms.Amber has a passion for working with children and enjoying seeing their smiling faces each day. She is always working to make her classes fun and exciting for the children!
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.
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!
At KinderCare of North Haven we are more then just a daycare we are an educational learning center! We strive to provide you with the best childcare experience from your first phone call to your child's first day. Our school takes pride in the achievement of NAEYC Accredidation which is why our team is committed to providing the highest quality of educational programming in the North Haven area. Our team of educators are dedicated to providing programs and enviornments that will enrich your child's development while promoting respect for each child.
Our school offers a warm family environment for your child to thrive physically, socially and cognitively. Our facility offers lots of natural light and our open floor concept ensures that our teaching staff and your child are fully supported well beyond their classroom.
New Year's Day
Fourth of July
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Christmas Eve CLOSE at 3PM
The safety of your child(ren) is our number one priority. As you enter our building you will see that the door is secured with a security keypad. Upon entering the building you will always be greeted with a friendly face to help you. Our building is fully gated in and the classroom doors to our outside play areas are always locked once the children return to the classrooms from outdoor play.
Your child will always be in the hands of a teacher who is both First Aid & CPR Certified. Our teachers are also trained to administer medications.
In all of our classrooms we conduct half hour child name to face attendance which ensures the safety of your child(ren) in our care. Emergency evacation procedures are practiced on a monthly basis to ensure in any every that your child is safe and secure. We hold all of our security features and plans to the higest standard to make sure that your child is fully protected in any situation.
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 though the various training opportunities in the community.
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