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Norwell KinderCare

Nikki Kubek, Center Director

380 Washington St. Norwell MA 02061
(781) 659-6530 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 10 YEAR-OLDS

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Special Instructions:
on Rt 53 between Rt 228 & Rt 123

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Transportation to Cole and Vinal School in Norwell.

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      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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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.

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.


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.

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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Upcoming Events at our CenterView All Events

  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

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

    'If a child doesn't learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn.' -Michael J Fox

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to Nikki becoming the Center Director in Norwell, she worked as an Infant teacher, Pre-K 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:
    10 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    12 years
    Bachelors Degree in Education
  • Susan Schultz

    Susan Schultz, Assistant Director

    Working at KinderCare has been a wonderful experience for Susan, as she loves giving the children the best quality care, through nurturing affection. Susan joined our Norwell center as the Infant Teacher in 1999, then becoming the Assistant Director in September of 2010. Susan enjoys greeting the families and building relationships with them and their children. Walking into the classrooms and seeing the children smile and run over to say hello makes coming to work everyday a wonderful and rewarding experience.

    Year Started:
    17 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 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Bachelor in Criminal Justice and Associates in ECE
  • Ms. Jil, Preschool

    Miss Jil has been part of our Kindercare family for 5 years now! She is an amazing teacher with incredible ideas and a wonderful teaching style! Jil is a mother of two beautiful children who share her sense of humor! 

    Year Started:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Teaching certificate
  • Miss Brianne

    Miss Brianne, Toddler Classroom

    Teaching a child something new everyday and watching them grow in so many ways is my favorite part of this job! My students are what make me love my job and help me appreciate the little things in life.

    Previous Experience:
    Brianne had been nannying for serveral years before she joined KinderCare!
    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    1 year
    Child Development
  • Ms. Abigail

    Ms. Abigail, Infants/Toddlers

       Abi has worked with children since she was 10 years old. She started babysitting at this age and then became a personal nanny for another 4 years. She then became an infant and toddler teacher for the Discipline Alternative Education for 2 years, before becoming an attendance clerk at the school for an additional 2 years. Abi has now been with us here at KinderCare Norwell for about a year and is absolutley wonderful! We are so lucky to have her!

    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 +
    Associates in Early Childhood Education
  • Maggie

    Maggie, Toddlers

    Maggie has grown so close to so many families throughout her years at KinderCare. She has loved learning and growing alongside all the children she has taught. She has made incredible memories.

    Year Started:
    10 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    9 years
    Child Development Associates
  • Miss Elena

    Miss Elena, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    It takes a big heart to help shape little minds.

    Previous Experience:
    Doves Nest Daycare
    Year Started:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Child Development. Currently enrolled at Massasoit for Child Education.
  • Sarah

    Sarah, Discovery Preschool

    Sarah has been with Norwell Kindercare for 5 years now! She loves working with toddlers! Sarah always brings positive energy into the classroom and is completely dedicated to her classroom and children! We are very lucky to have her!

    Year Started:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    6 years
    Bachelors in Criminal Justice and Human Services
  • Miss Kelly

    Miss Kelly, Floater

       Kelly currently lives in Norwell! She loves working with children and has spent most of her time at KinderCare working with toddlers! On Kelly's free time she enjoys baking desserts, scrap booking, and watching the Red Sox.

    Year Started:
    13 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    16 years
    Early Childhood Eduacation at Bridgewater State University
  • Ms. Cheryl

    Ms. Cheryl, PreKindergarten

      Cheryl lives in Whitman, MA and is a mother of three grown women and a grandmother to five beautiful grandaughters! She loves helping children learn from their environment and watching each child grow more inquisitive and be excited each morning to hear our fun activities for the day!

    Previous Experience:
    Cheryl spent 3 years on the South Weymouth Air Base Childcare Center followed by 10 years at the Wearguard Child Development Center and 9 wonderful years at KinderCare.
    Year Started:
    10 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    22 years
    Associates in Early Child Education
  • Ms. Judy

    Ms. Judy, PreKindergarten

    To be a success in life, one needs only one person to truly believe in them. I hope I'm that one person for each child I've taught.

    Judy taught 8 years in the Everette School System and the Lutheran School. She and then moved on to KinderCare for another 14 years!

    Year Started:
    15 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    16 years
    Boston College School of Education and several masters courses and credits at Univeristy Of Massachusetts and Massasoit
  • Ms. Karen

    Ms. Karen, Kindergarten

    Karen has been with KinderCare for 16 years now as a Kindergarten Teacher. She is full of positive energy, efficiency, knowleadge and creativity! She runs a smooth, exciting, and enriched program that allows for optimal learning! We are very lucky to have such a dedicated teacher who truly loves her job!

    Years in ECE industry:
    Bachlor's degree in ECE and Psychology
  • Miss Shannon, Floater

    Childhood is a small window of time to learn and develop at the pace which is right for each child.

    Previous Experience:
    Nannying and Babysitting
    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    1 year
    Child 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

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!!!!!
- 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,

- Mother

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