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Sharon KinderCare

Jennifer LaPrade, Center Director

700 South Main St. Sharon MA 02067
(781) 784-0337 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 9 YEAR-OLDS
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Special Instructions:
near Shaws Grocery off S Main St, at I-95 exit #8

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Some public schools drop off and pick up, to and from KinderCare.


We are currently enrolling in all ages, six weeks to six years! We are an educational environment that encourages children to explore, create, and grow! We offer children a variety of experiences each day to develop themselves through various outlets. Come check us out!
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Welcome

We are pleased that you have chosen to look at our center for your child’s care and educational needs. Our number one priority is the safety and education of the children that our parents trust us with each day. We invite everyone to come in and tour our classrooms and meet and interact with our teachers. From our Infant room to our Kindergarten program, our teachers and staff are passionate about each child’s success! We know what a challenge it can be to find quality early childhood education for your child. Look no further, here at KinderCare we offer a variety of programs to meet the needs of children as young as six weeks old. Stop by and check us out. We are busy creating meaningful moments everyday!

Jennifer LaPrade, Center Director

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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.

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.

Learning Adventures - Enrichment Program

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.

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

Our teachers are what make our center stand out amongst the rest! Our center prides itself in our low teacher turnover rate and high quality classrooms. Our teachers take pride in their work and helping the children reach new goals. We are busy everyday creating meaningful moments.

  • Jennifer LaPrade

    Jennifer LaPrade, Center Director

    Jen joined the KinderCare team in July of 2012 as the Center Director in Sharon. She has been working in the Early Childhood field for over 18 years. Jen attended Bay State College where she majored in Early Childhood Education. Jen has 2 daughters that enjoy coming to school everyday with mommy.

    Previous Experience:
    Jen worked as a Director for six years before joining the KinderCare team.
    Year Started:
    7/1/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    18 years
  • Robyn Beardsley, Assistant Director

    Joanna originally joined the KinderCare team in May 2000 when the Sharon KinderCare opened it's doors. Joanna had been working with children for approximately sixteen years prior to becoming the Program Specialist in April 2011. When not at KinderCare Joanna enjoys spending time at home with her two little girls.

    Years in ECE industry:
    18 Years
  • Ms. Joanna

    Ms. Joanna, Program Specialist

    Joanna originally joined the KinderCare team in May 2000 when the Sharon KinderCare opened it's doors. Joanna had been working with children for approximately sixteen years prior to becoming the Program Specialist in April 2011. When not at KinderCare Joanna enjoys spending time at home with her two little girls.

    Year Started:
    5/1/2000
    Tenure:
    16 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    16 Years

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.

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • 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

Your child's safety and security is our number one priority. All of our staff have their CPR and First Aid certifications. We also have a Licensed Registered Nurse as a Health and Safety Consultant and we have a Health and Safety Coordinator on site. Entry to the building requires entry of a security key pad in which only authorized personnel have the code.

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 son started kindercare in Sharon, and he was very shy and wouldn't speak. But with the help of KinderCare teachers, he was able to learn so many things, as well as catching up to his level and speaking in full sentences. My son loves KinderCare and his teachers!

- Mother

My daughter may not remember the names of her classmates but she talks about her teacher, Ms. Deb, a lot. When Ms. Deb was out sick, my daughter told her they had missed her. I would say that is a high compliment from a three-year-old.

- Parent
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