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Rockland KinderCare

Kerri Morgan, Center Director

330 W Pleasant St. Rockland MA 02370
(781) 871-1141 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 YEAR-OLDS
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Off of Route 3

At KinderCare in Rockland we give your child the tools to become confident and self aware. In a caring and stimulating atmosphere, our passionate and engaging teachers give your child endless opportunities to grow, learn and imagine - whether building a spaceship to blast off to Mars or inviting a new friend to share a story during group time. We teach seasonally relevant lessons and give families the tools to continue education at home.

Welcome

Welcome to KinderCare of Rockland, a home away from home environment that is located on a quiet, residential side street in Rockland. We offer programs for children age 6 weeks to age 12. Our curriculum programs, created by education experts, promote the whole-child development with a variety of carefully designed activities including learning centers, individual activities, small group and large group experiences and outdoor exploration. You’ll also find that our classrooms feature a print-rich environment full of carefully selected materials, written charts and labels, and children’s literature. By helping your child connect spoken words and print, we’re helping develop early literacy and writing skills. 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! Finding the right environment is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. Our educators have a true passion for what we do which fosters confidence, self esteem, and a love of learning in children.

Kerri Morgan, 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

July's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: What’s the Weather and Wonderful Water
This month we go all natural as infants and toddlers are introduced to the weather and children in Discovery Preschool experiment and have fun with water. Sensory adventures will continue for infants as they explore playing with colored water and experiment with how pinwheels and scarves move in the wind. Meanwhile, toddlers will use musical instruments to create the sound of rain and will connect their learning to the world as they role-play different weather scenarios, such as a warm summer day at the beach and a cold, snowy winter day. In Discovery Preschool, children will be learning about different bodies of water as well as how people use water in their everyday lives.

Children 4 to 5 years old: Spectacular Science and All About Books
In the first two weeks of this month, we take older children on a scientific journey of discovery to learn more about the natural world before turning the focus to the amazing world of books! Preschoolers will learn about states of matter, force, motion, and magnetism; children in Pre-K will learn about natural formations like rivers, mountains, and deserts; and kindergarteners will discover the importance of reducing, reusing, and recycling. When we turn to books, children will learn about the different parts of books, explore the roles of author and illustrator, and learn what makes a book fiction or nonfiction.

November's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Foods and Flavors
This month infants, toddlers, and the little ones in Discovery Preschool will be exploring foods and flavors! It’s never too early to expose children to healthy food—even babies who aren’t eating solids yet. All children will explore, read about, play with, and create around different foods, but each age group will have a different focus. Infants will practice sensory exploration and create their own pretend soup, toddlers will count and measure food items, and the children in Discovery Preschool will learn about the different food groups—including a pretend farmers market. 

Children 4–5 years old: Farms and Community
The older children will focus on learning first about farms, and then their community! Farms are filled with so many science- and social science-based learning opportunities for children. Children will learn all about barns and farming equipment, which animals are raised on a farm, and which crops are grown. They’ll also focus on their own communities and learn all about the different kinds of places that exist, the people who live there, and the jobs that those people do.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Soccer Adventures, Tap, Ballet and Hip Hop and Drama

Teachers & Staff

We are proud of our long term caregivers. We have a combined total of over 75 years of experience within this center! Our teachers are passionate about each child's happiness and early years of learning. We provide a fun, safe and educational environment that cultivates self esteem. Each teacher holds a state certificate from the Department of Early Education and Care and has obtained either an Associate's or Bachelor's Degree and/or are enrolled in a Degree Program.

  • Kerri Morgan, Center Director

    Kerri knew she wanted to be a teacher ever since she was a young child playing "school" with her dolls. While attending Bridgewater Sate College she worked as an Assistant Teacher each afternoon at KinderCare in Plymouth. It was there that Kerri knew she wanted to make Early Childhood Education her career. Kerri soon became a Teacher of Infants, Toddlers, Preschool and School Age children before taking over the lead role of Center Director. Kerri transferred to the Rockland location in 1997 and has continued to lead and inspire every day.

    Year Started:
    9/1/1991
    Tenure:
    25 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    24
  • Miss Camron

    Miss Camron, Infant Classroom

    I love being part of the children's lives and to experience things through their eyes. Knowing I am helping them to learn and grow into their own person is a great feeling!

    Working with children has always been a passion of Ms. Camron's. After being a stay at home mom to her two children for over four years, she decided it was time to live that passion. She joined KinderCare in February of 2012 as an Assistant Teacher. Ms. Camron spent her first year at KinderCare getting to know all of the classrooms and being an asset to the teachers. She found that Infants were her niche and she has been the Co-teacher with Ms. Courtney for almost 6 months. Ms. Camron brings a fun, enthusiastic, silly and maternal essence to the classroom.

    Year Started:
    2/1/2012
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 Years
  • Miss Krista

    Miss Krista, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Krista is married and a mother of three children. She has one grandchild. Ms. Krista has always had a passion working with children. She has been working with children for the past 23 years. She has experience working in all classrooms but she especially loves working in the Infant Room. Ms. Krista loves watching the infants explore with different art materials.

    Year Started:
    8/1/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20 Years
  • Miss Alex

    Miss Alex, School Age Classroom

    Year Started:
    5/5/2015
    Tenure:
    2 Years
  • Miss Courtney, Toddler Classroom

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

    Ms. Courtney knew she always wanted to work with children. She started at KinderCare while still in High School, working as an Assistant Teacher each afternoon. She worked with children ranging in age from Infants to School Age. After graduation, Ms. Courtney went on to study education at Massasoit Community College where she gained her Associates Degree and Teaching Certificate. Wanting to further her education even more, Courtney enrolled at Bridgewater State University where she earned her Bachelors of Science in 2012. Ms. Courtney loves implementing new and exciting activities allowing the children freedom to explore and develop. Watching them reach a milestone is the best feeling - to know that she was part of that!

    Year Started:
    9/1/2004
    Tenure:
    12 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    13 Years
  • Ms. Kathy

    Ms. Kathy, Infant Classroom

    I look forward to walking into the classroom every morning and being greeted by the children with big hugs and big smiles! I am passionate about having an impact on the children's learning.

    Ms. Kathy enjoys many fun activities with the children. From nature walks, arts and crafts, science experiments, and dancing, she is always having a great time! When she is not working, Ms. Kathy enjoys watching all different sports. She tries to get to as many Patriot games as she can during football season. She is also on a softball team that plays a couple night a week. In addition to sports, Ms. Kathy enjoys country music and attends as many concerts as she can!

    Year Started:
    5/1/2014
    Tenure:
    3 Years
  • Ms. Ashley

    Ms. Ashley, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Miss Ashley started at KinderCare in 2013 and she is currently educating in the Prekindergarten classroom. She loves to implement arts and crafts with the children and see how they process what they are making. In her classroom she loves to encourage each child's creativity to the fullest. Miss Ashley is currently working towards her degree in Early Childhood Education.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2013
    Tenure:
    4 Years
  • Miss Jessica

    Miss Jessica, Toddler Classroom

    Miss Jess started at KinderCare three years ago after changing careers. She is currently educating in the Toddler classroom. She loves investigating and exploring with the children in her class! Each day has the opportunity for new fun fearless adventures, whether that's exploring a science experiment together, planting seeds and watering them as they grow, or hunting for bugs and other critters outside. The options for learning and fun are endless! In her classroom she loves to sing and be silly. Miss Jess loves to teach her children about cooking to! She focuses on building strong relationships with the children and their families to support each child's individual need. Miss Jess has a bachelor's degree in Secondary Education and English Literature as well as her Master's Degree in English. Which would explain her love of reading and teaching! She is a recent newlywed and enjoys spending time with her husband. They will be traveling to Mexico again this year!

    Year Started:
    4/21/2014
    Tenure:
    3 Years
  • Miss Carol

    Miss Carol, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Miss Carol started at KinderCare in 2015 and she is currently educating in the Prekindergarten classroom. Miss Carol loves to play music and movements games with the children as well art activities. She enjoys seeing the children express themselves creatively and always encourages them to feel positive!

    Year Started:
    9/15/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
  • Miss Amanda

    Miss Amanda, School Age Classroom

    Miss Amanda started at KinderCare in 2016 and she is currently educating in the School Age classroom. She loves seeing the children when they arrive from school and spending the afternoons with them. Miss Amanda always encourages them to strive for their goals and reminds them how amazing they are. In her classroom she loves help the children understand their homework assignments and to promote creativity with various forms of art.

    Year Started:
    5/19/2016
    Tenure:
    1 Year

Upcoming Center Activities

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July's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: What’s the Weather and Wonderful Water
This month we go all natural as infants and toddlers are introduced to the weather and children in Discovery Preschool experiment and have fun with water. Sensory adventures will continue for infants as they explore playing with colored water and experiment with how pinwheels and scarves move in the wind. Meanwhile, toddlers will use musical instruments to create the sound of rain and will connect their learning to the world as they role-play different weather scenarios, such as a warm summer day at the beach and a cold, snowy winter day. In Discovery Preschool, children will be learning about different bodies of water as well as how people use water in their everyday lives.

Children 4 to 5 years old: Spectacular Science and All About Books
In the first two weeks of this month, we take older children on a scientific journey of discovery to learn more about the natural world before turning the focus to the amazing world of books! Preschoolers will learn about states of matter, force, motion, and magnetism; children in Pre-K will learn about natural formations like rivers, mountains, and deserts; and kindergarteners will discover the importance of reducing, reusing, and recycling. When we turn to books, children will learn about the different parts of books, explore the roles of author and illustrator, and learn what makes a book fiction or nonfiction.

Tuesday July 04, 2017
Center Closed for 4th of July

Monday July 17, 2017
Open House

Save your space today!  Our teachers would like to invite you to our Open House event, from July 17th – 21st.

Come meet our team! They’d love to tell you about their passion for teaching and how our kids enter school better prepared than their peers. Experience what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. Best of all, you’ll see our curriculum in action and watch the children laugh as they learn. 

Tuesday July 18, 2017
Open House

Save your space today!  Our teachers would like to invite you to our Open House event, from July 17th – 21st.

Come meet our team! They’d love to tell you about their passion for teaching and how our kids enter school better prepared than their peers. Experience what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. Best of all, you’ll see our curriculum in action and watch the children laugh as they learn. 

Wednesday July 19, 2017
Open House

Save your space today!  Our teachers would like to invite you to our Open House event, from July 17th – 21st.

Come meet our team! They’d love to tell you about their passion for teaching and how our kids enter school better prepared than their peers. Experience what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. Best of all, you’ll see our curriculum in action and watch the children laugh as they learn. 

Thursday July 20, 2017
Open House

Save your space today!  Our teachers would like to invite you to our Open House event, from July 17th – 21st.

Come meet our team! They’d love to tell you about their passion for teaching and how our kids enter school better prepared than their peers. Experience what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. Best of all, you’ll see our curriculum in action and watch the children laugh as they learn. 

Friday July 21, 2017
Open House

Save your space today!  Our teachers would like to invite you to our Open House event, from July 17th – 21st.

Come meet our team! They’d love to tell you about their passion for teaching and how our kids enter school better prepared than their peers. Experience what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. Best of all, you’ll see our curriculum in action and watch the children laugh as they learn. 

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

  • Wicked Local Regional Gold Award, Best Preschool

    Wicked Local Regional Gold Award, Best Preschool

  • Wicked Local Readers Choice, Best Preschool in Rockland

    Wicked Local Readers Choice, Best Preschool in Rockland

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • PM Snack

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, 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 single keypad access to the program, we maintain a rigorous standard for safety. Our daily cleanliness and maintenance schedules leave nothing at all to chance. All our educators are certified in both 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.

My name is Christina and my daughter is enrolled at the Rockland KinderCare. My husband and I both work 55 hours a week and finding a center that was flexible with our schedule was important, but more importantly was to find a center that would provide our daughter with the best care and education possible. She has been there since she was 12 weeks old and we have been nothing but extremely pleased with the center. Kerri and Nikki are amazing, showing an honest and sincere interest in the care and education of their students. They do a great job communicating concerns on our daughter’s development, as do each of the teachers. They have obviously done a great job hiring and retaining staff that are passionate for what they do. At each parent/teacher conference, the teachers have been very engaged and passionate on discussing our daughter’s progress. She comes home with new words and funny actions to demonstrate each day. I felt it was important to tell you how pleased I am with the center. I wanted to ensure that you knew how blessed you are to have such a great center in your area.

- Parents

My children Emilee, Ryan and Dillon are KinderCare kids. Our journey began five years ago. This was our first time in child care and, as a mom I had guilt. My kids were immediately taken into loving arms and, seeing how loving and caring everyone was, I knew my kids were safe and ok. They were praised and never mistreated – they were loved.
I always knew we were an extended family and they were amazing people, but never so much as when my husband was in an accident and spent three months in the hospital. The love and support we got from everyone was unbelievable. Every day when I dropped the kids off to go to the hospital they were sad. The teachers were there with hugs and love and made their day better. The whole team at KinderCare is amazing. For you as parents, know that your child will be loved and cared for like mine. On those days that are hard to drop them off or they are sad, just know they are loved and cared for in so many ways. I do not believe you can get this from all child care centers. It is the team that has come together and the amazing people in the team. I am grateful we found them!

- Parents

I just want to say how happy I am with all of my son, Joshua's, teachers and the entire staff at KinderCare in Rockland. Since Joshua started at KinderCare in December I have seen his skills improve at an amazing rate. Ms. Courtney has been instrumental in building Joshua's vocabulary, motor skills and social interaction. I know he would not be at the level he is today without her help. We are a team in my son's development and she is joy to have in our lives. I leave KinderCare knowing he will be well taken care of, learning and building skills and having fun.
Trisha P.

- Mother

First and foremost, I'd like to say thank you. Tucker has grown so much in the last year because of the team there, it's unbelievable. Kerri and Shannon, you are two of the most welcoming and accommodating people we've ever met. It's so obvious you love what you do and because of that you truly run an amazing program.

Not a day goes by that Tucker doesn't tell us how much he loves his teachers. It's always difficult leaving your first baby in the hands of others, but Miss Amber, Miss Ashley, and Miss Kathy made that transition for us seamless. It's not uncommon to find Tucker "teaching" Max all of the things he's learned at school each afternoon.

Thanks you to Miss Amy for giving Tucker the confidence and most importantly, a love for starting to read and write. he comes home from phonics days beyond excited to show us what he's learned.

This was Tucker's first school experience and you all have set him up for a lifetime of success. You've also set the bar crazy high for us! From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you!

- Mother
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