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Norwell KinderCare

Nikki Kubek, Center Director

380 Washington St. Norwell MA 02061
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Ages: 6 Weeks to 10 YEAR-OLDS
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Transportation to Cole and Vinal School in Norwell.

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Welcome

      Here at Norwell KinderCare we strive to create a safe, loving and fun filled environment that allows for optimum learning for infants to Kindergarten. Our staff is highly qualified, motivated and excited to teach and care for your children!  We hope to put the minds of parents at ease, knowing that your child will be safe and cared for throughout the day!

Nikki Kubek, Center Director

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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.

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SCHOOL-READY

Our kids are taking off!

By kindergarten, our kids are testing ahead of their peers. Read all about it.

Accreditation

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.

Monthly Activities

February's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Feelings + The Farm

This month, infants and toddlers will explore a very important aspect of human development: feelings. Babies are just beginning to develop a sense of who they are in relation to others, while toddlers are learning how to interact with those around them. Feelings are integral to human interaction, so activities will focus on identifying emotions (like happy, sad, and mad). We’ll read books, paint a mural, sing songs, and play games related to emotions and how we express them. 

The children in Discovery Preschool will take their learning to the farm! Farms are filled with so many science- and social science-based learning opportunities that children love. They’ll learn all about barns and farming equipment, which animals are raised on a farm, and which crops are grown there, too.

Children 4–5 years old: Occupations and Dinosaurs

The older children in Preschool and Transitional Kindergarten will spend time on two very popular themes: occupations and (roar!) dinosaurs. We’ll focus on learning about jobs that help people, like doctors, and those that inspire, like artists and musicians. As children learn about these occupations, they’ll play dress up, invent things, create charts and graphs, and learn the Spanish words for different jobs. The dinosaur unit gives them a chance to learn more about these fascinating giant creatures, learn about fossils, explore volcanoes, and do math puzzles with pretend dino eggs!

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.

Math

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.

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.

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Teachers & Staff

Norwell KinderCare teachers and staff are passionate about your child's happiness and growth and provide a safe, nurturing environment that cultivates self esteem. This is more than a job for our teachers, it is an opportunity for them to share their passion for life while they inspire, engage and awaken the wonder inside each and every child. Norwell KinderCare devotes more time and resources to teacher training than any other childcare provider. Twice a year we host the largest early childhood teacher training program in the country. Our teachers are dedicated to developing your child's potential and are sensitive to your child's individual needs.

  • Nikki Kubek

    Nikki Kubek, Center Director

    Nikki grew up outside of Albany, NY and moved here 11 years ago. She loves working for children and advocates for all children. She is married to her husband Buddy and together they have three children who have all been a part of the KinderCare family as well!

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to Nikki becoming the Center Director in Norwell, she worked as an Infant teacher, Prekindergarten teacher at Norwell, an Assistant Director at our Rockland location, and a Center Director in Westwood MA.
    Favorite Children's Book:

    Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

    Year Started:
    1/17/2006
    Tenure:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    12 years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Education
  • Susan Schultz

    Susan Schultz, Assistant Director

    Susan joined our Norwell center as an Infant Teacher in February of 1999. She then became the Assistant Director in September 2010. Susan has four grown children who she had dedicated her life to.

    Year Started:
    2/1/1999
    Tenure:
    18 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20 Years
  • Dale Gustafson

    Dale Gustafson, Assistant Director

    The best feeling of happiness is when you are happy because you've made someone else happy." Children are one of a kind. Each child I have worked with has made an impact of my life in one way or another. They are amazing teachers and we learn so many things from their incredible moments. Being in this field is a true blessing.

      Dale graduated from Bridgewater University in 2006 with a Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice. While looking for a job in that field she started substituting and working in a prekindergarten classroom. At that time she went back to school for Early Childhood Education. Since that first teaching experience, Dale has been dedicating her time and passion to work with children. She has now been with KinderCare for over 7 years and loves every moment of it

     

    Year Started:
    9/1/2007
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    9
    Education:
    Bachelor in Criminal Justice and Associates in ECE
  • Miss Brianne

    Miss Brianne, Toddler Classroom

    Brianne has been working at KinderCare for almost three years and it's the perfect fit. These children make my job easy and fun!

    Previous Experience:
    Brianne had been nannying for serveral years before she joined KinderCare!
    Year Started:
    9/5/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    1 year
    Education:
    Child Development
  • Ms. Jil

    Ms. Jil, Infant Classroom

    Every day is a new adventure

    Jil is a proud mother of two beautiful daughters and recently became a Grandmother of a little boy. She has been a teacher since 2002. 

    Previous Experience:
    Jil previously taught at a private center and was the Assistant Director for two years.
  • Abi

    Abi, Infant Classroom

    Abi knew she wanted to teach way back when she was in Kindergarten. She has been caring for babies since she was ten years old and has worked in the field since. 

    Previous Experience:
    Abi has worked in the past as a nanny, babysitter, youth counselor, Sunday school teacher and as a teachers assistant at a special needs school.
  • Miss Colleen

    Miss Colleen, Toddler Classroom

    Colleen first worked at KinderCare when she was 18 years old and has recently rejoined our team. She is very happy to be back with her original family.

    Previous Experience:
    Colleen has her Associates degree and has been teaching for 9 years.
  • Miss Maggie

    Miss Maggie, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Maggie lives in Scituate with her seven year old son, Connor. She loves working at KinderCare and says it has brought so many wonderful children into her life. Each day she spends watching children learn through play and their personal experiences and it is so rewarding. She loves that parents feel comfortable leaving their children with her. It makes her feel like she's doing her job right!

    Year Started:
    11/6/2006
    Tenure:
    10 Years
  • Miss Elena

    Miss Elena, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Although I'm not their mother, I care for them each day. I cuddle sing and read to them and watch them as they play. I see each new accomplishment and help them grow and learn. I understand their language and listen with concern. They come to me for comfort and I kiss away their tears. They proudly show their work to me, I give the loudest cheers. I am not their mother but my role is just as strong. I nurture them and keep them safe, though maybe not for long. I know someday the time will come when we will have to part. But I know each child I've cared for is forever in my heart.

    Elena is from Rockland MA but currently lives in Bridgewater with her two sons. She is currently attending Massasoit for Early Education and has worked for KinderCare since high school. 

  • Miss Sarah

    Miss Sarah, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    My students make me feel proud. People always say that one person can't make a difference, but I have proof that these children have made a difference in my life each day!

    Sarah lives in Scituate with her nieces and nephews who she cares for. She loves working at KinderCare and has become involved in each families lives at the most impressionable time. She loves the feeling of instilling a love for learning in children during their early years.

    Year Started:
    8/18/2010
    Tenure:
    6 Years
  • Miss Ashley

    Miss Ashley, Preschool Classroom

    Ashley has grown up in Norwell and graduated from Boston College in 2016 with a bachelor's in psychology. Ashley loves being part of the KinderCare family and having the opportunity to positively impact children's growth and development everyday!

    Previous Experience:
    Babysitting, worked at a Summer Camp
  • Miss Sharleen

    Miss Sharleen, Preschool Classroom

    I'm looking for a dare to be great situation.

    Sharleen has worked in the child care field for almost 12 years. She grew up in East Boston and her experience in the inner city environment has led her to be a very passionate educator in the early childhood field.

  • Miss Cheryl

    Miss Cheryl, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Cheryl has raised three little girls as a single mother, two of whom are severely hearing impaired. My oldest daughter has blessed me with five beautiful granddaughters and they are her whole world!

    Previous Experience:
    3 years at the South Weymouth Airbase Day Care, 10 years at the WearGuard Daycare
    Year Started:
    10/12/2006
    Tenure:
    10 Years
  • Miss Judy

    Miss Judy, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Each child is an individual in all ways and should be treated as such.

    Judy is a graduate of Boston College and spent many years teaching fourth grade in Everett, Ma. She then stayed home to raise her family before returning to the education field and taught Nursery School in Hanover for 15 years. She began her KinderCare chapter in 2001.

  • Miss Karen

    Miss Karen, Kindergarten Classroom

    Every child is gifted, they just unwrap their gifts at different times.

    KinderCare is where Karen has laid her roots for the last 17 years. She is a proud mother of Jak (ten) and Gracie (eight) with whom she spends all of her free time. 

    Previous Experience:
    Graduated from Westfield with a degree in Early Childhood Education and Psychology. She began teaching at KinderCare the Summer after she graduated.
  • Miss Alyssa

    Miss Alyssa, Floater

    Alyssa is 20 years old and has been working in child care for three years. She is a Junior at Bridgewater State University majoring in English and Elementary Education. Working with children, she says is her absolute passion!

    Previous Experience:
    YMCA Summer Camp, YMCA School Age teacher
    Year Started:
    2/4/2017
  • Miss Julie L.

    Miss Julie L., Floater

    Julie is a Student at Bridgewater State University and is a triple Major in Elementary Education, Special Education and English.

    Previous Experience:
    Julie also has worked as a paraprofessional at Plouffe Academy and at a Summer Camp at the Kingston Sports Center. She has also worked as a party host at Pump N' Jump.
  • Miss Julie

    Miss Julie, Floater

    Julie lives in Whitman and is currently in school to be a Preschool teacher. She loves being around children and loves teaching them so many different things!

  • Miss Rose

    Miss Rose, Floater

    To thine own self be true

    Rose has her bachelor's degree in Education and taught in a private nursery school from 1987-2012. She also was a substitute teacher in the public school systems for several years. 

  • Miss Kylie

    Miss Kylie, Infant Classroom

    I call my student's 'my kids' because in our year together, they aren't just kids on my class list... they become a part of my heart.

    Kylie is the mother of a little girl and is currently enrolled in school for Early Childhood Education. The love she has for teaching came to her very young. To her it isn't a job, it is her passion.

    Previous Experience:
    worked as a nanny for five years
  • Miss Patty

    Miss Patty, Cook

    Miss Patty has been one of beloved staff members for over eight years! She puts her heart and soul into her kitchen and the meals she serves to our kiddos. She takes pride in the food she serves and in the kitchen she prepares it in. We love our Miss Patty!

Upcoming Center Activities

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February's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Feelings + The Farm

This month, infants and toddlers will explore a very important aspect of human development: feelings. Babies are just beginning to develop a sense of who they are in relation to others, while toddlers are learning how to interact with those around them. Feelings are integral to human interaction, so activities will focus on identifying emotions (like happy, sad, and mad). We’ll read books, paint a mural, sing songs, and play games related to emotions and how we express them. 

The children in Discovery Preschool will take their learning to the farm! Farms are filled with so many science- and social science-based learning opportunities that children love. They’ll learn all about barns and farming equipment, which animals are raised on a farm, and which crops are grown there, too.

Children 4–5 years old: Occupations and Dinosaurs

The older children in Preschool and Transitional Kindergarten will spend time on two very popular themes: occupations and (roar!) dinosaurs. We’ll focus on learning about jobs that help people, like doctors, and those that inspire, like artists and musicians. As children learn about these occupations, they’ll play dress up, invent things, create charts and graphs, and learn the Spanish words for different jobs. The dinosaur unit gives them a chance to learn more about these fascinating giant creatures, learn about fossils, explore volcanoes, and do math puzzles with pretend dino eggs!

Monday February 20, 2017
Closed for Professional Development Day

Our center is closed today to provide additional training to our teachers.

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.

Awards and Recognition

  • Harvard Pilgrim Community Award

    Harvard Pilgrim Community Award

  • NAEYC Accredited

    NAEYC Accredited

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • American Sign Language
  • Spanish

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Holidays Observed

     Our center is closed New Year’s Day, President’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Thanksgiving and the day after, Christmas Day.

Health and Safety

At Norwell KinderCare, the safety of our children and the confidence of our parents are points of pride. From daily sign-in to strict parent/guardian identification and double keypad access, we maintain a rigorous standard for safety. Our daily cleanliness and maintenance schedules leave nothing at all to chance. We have two fenced in playgrounds with privacy slats, as well as a fun indoor space where the children can enjoy gross motor time during our wonderful New England weather!  All of our staff members are CPR and First Aid Certified.

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.

Kylie is so great. I am very impressed with her and really enjoy interacting with her. She is also helpful as she provides a bit more detail about each child's day to the parents without us asking. I have noticed that with other parents as well when I come in to pick up Max and it is just helpful as it shows she is so engaged and committed to her job.

- Mother
     I would like to acknowledge your entire staff!  Zakaria has been with the center since  he was two years old and everyday I leave him there I know that he is in the best possible care. I never have a shred of doubt about the attention, care, safety and compassion he will receive. All the teachers do an amazing job from always greeting him on his arrival with a smile and a hello, to providing him a fantastic education each and every day.
 
You are all a fantastic.
 
Thank you!!!!!
Lori
 
 
- Mother

     I absolutely love your center. The care and education that the staff provide are truly a gift to these children. I love walking in and seeing a smile on everyone's face. As everyone knows I have three bundles of joy and all of the teachers have made a positive impacts on each one.

     Again, I love the center and I always find myself saying "I respect all of you for the professions that you  have chosen because even though I am a mother of three I could not do what you guys do."
 
Thank you,
Lissandra

- Mother
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