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Shrewsbury KinderCare

Jenn Silva, Center Director

177 Main St. Shrewsbury MA 01545
(508) 841-9979 Contact this center

Ages: 6 WEEKS to 6 YEARS
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We are currently enrolling in all ages, four 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.

Welcome

Welcome to the KinderCare Learning Center of Shrewsbury! We believe in setting all children up to be successful. Our classrooms are designed to offer educational experiences that take into consideration each child's development and well being. Every classroom is designed with the whole child in mind (social, emotional, cognitive and physical development). We offer activities throughout the day to get your child ready for his or her next developmental stage, wether it be learning how to walk or writing his or her own name. We also believe families play a key role in the success of our center and their child’s development. We encourage you to visit us to see how you’re family can benefit for the KinderCare Learning Center! Our priority is to help you feel comfortable when you are away from your child for the day.

Jenn Silva, 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.

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.

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.

Spanish

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?

Infant Sign Language

Teachers & Staff

The faculty at KinderCare Learning Center of Shrewsbury are passionate about educating and nurturing children. Our experienced and dedicated staff comes to work everyday eager to teach your children. They are committed to the field of early childhood education and molding young minds. We encourage you to come meet our staff and find out what we have to offer you and your family.

  • Jenn Silva, Center Director

    My favorite part of my job is seeing the children come in to school happy, smiling and excited about the day. For me, there is no sound better than a child laughing.

    Jennifer has ten years of experience at other centers, ranging in positions from Teacher to Director before joining the Westborough center in 2003. She worked as a Program Specialist before becoming the Assistant Director in 2006. She transferred to Shrewsbury in June of 2010 as the Assistant Director before becoming the Center Director in 2015. Jennifer enjoys traveling with her family and spending time with her two daughters.

    Previous Experience:
    Before becoming the Center Director, Jennifer was an Infant, Toddler and Preschool Teacher, Program Specialist, and Assistant Director
    Favorite Children's Book:

    Oh! The Places You'll Go by Dr. Seuss

    Year Started:
    1/30/2003
    Tenure:
    14 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20+
    Education:
    Bachelor's in Psychology
  • Ms. Sylvia, Infants

    Year Started:
    12/1/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
  • Ms. Jen O., Toddlers

    Year Started:
    1/1/2012
    Tenure:
    5 Years
  • Ms. Gina, Discovery Preschool

    Year Started:
    1/1/2015
    Tenure:
    2 Years
  • Miss Melanie, Support Staff

    Year Started:
    1/1/2015
    Tenure:
    2 Years
  • Ms. Liz, Discovery Preschool

    Year Started:
    1/1/2015
    Tenure:
    2 Years
  • Miss Belmari, Preschool

    Year Started:
    1/1/2015
    Tenure:
    2 Years
  • Miss Tanikwa, Preschool

    Year Started:
    6/1/2014
    Tenure:
    3 Years
  • Miss Renee, Learning Adventures

    Year Started:
    4/3/2015
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Education:
    BA in Communications
  • Ms. Sandy, Support Staff

    Year Started:
    1/1/2015
    Tenure:
    2 Years
  • Ms. Diana, Support Staff

    Year Started:
    6/2/2014
    Tenure:
    3 Years
  • Miss Monique, Support Staff

    Year Started:
    1/1/2015
    Tenure:
    2 Years

Upcoming Center Activities

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August's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: All About Me and Dinosaurs
Infants and toddlers will learn all about themselves while kids in Discovery Preschool will take a look at our favorite extinct creatures: dinosaurs! Infants will look at their reflections in mirrors, listen to voices through cardboard tubes to encourage babbling, and practice self-expression as they move while listening to music. Toddlers will create body-related artwork (like paintings of their faces) and imagine the future as they pretend to be all grown up while playing dress-up. Meanwhile, children in Discovery Preschool are in for a “dinomite” time learning all about dinosaurs and their habitats, and they’ll build essential skills through fun, theme-related activities—like counting dinosaur eggs and going on pretend fossil hunts!  

Children 4 to 5 years old: Foods and Flavors, Shapes and Colors, and Alphabet Letters/Review
For the first two weeks of August, older children will be learning all about the basic food groups, where food comes from, and how to make healthful food choices. After that, preschoolers will be getting artsy as they explore shapes and colors using materials like blocks, paint, play dough, and colored water—and they’ll even take their knowledge outdoors with scavenger hunts for colors and shapes! Their older friends in Pre-K and Transitional Kindergarten will be getting up close and personal with the alphabet as they learn uppercase and lowercase letters, the sounds the letters make, and how those sounds can be combined to make words—all culminating with the creation of a classroom alphabet book. 

Monday August 14, 2017
Open House

It's not too late to join us! Summer is almost over. Time for new friends and new learning. Now is the perfect time to attend a KinderCare Open House. You'll be able to see what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. We'll answer all your questions and tell you about our teaching philosophy. And you'll experience learning and laughter happening in a caring, loving environment.  

Tuesday August 15, 2017
Open House

It's not too late to join us! Summer is almost over. Time for new friends and new learning. Now is the perfect time to attend a KinderCare Open House. You'll be able to see what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. We'll answer all your questions and tell you about our teaching philosophy. And you'll experience learning and laughter happening in a caring, loving environment.  

Wednesday August 16, 2017
Open House

It's not too late to join us! Summer is almost over. Time for new friends and new learning. Now is the perfect time to attend a KinderCare Open House. You'll be able to see what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. We'll answer all your questions and tell you about our teaching philosophy. And you'll experience learning and laughter happening in a caring, loving environment.  

Thursday August 17, 2017
Open House

It's not too late to join us! Summer is almost over. Time for new friends and new learning. Now is the perfect time to attend a KinderCare Open House. You'll be able to see what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. We'll answer all your questions and tell you about our teaching philosophy. And you'll experience learning and laughter happening in a caring, loving environment.  

Friday August 18, 2017
Open House

It's not too late to join us! Summer is almost over. Time for new friends and new learning. Now is the perfect time to attend a KinderCare Open House. You'll be able to see what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. We'll answer all your questions and tell you about our teaching philosophy. And you'll experience learning and laughter happening in a caring, loving environment.  

About Our Center

KinderCare Shrewsbury is a NAEYC accredited early childhood education center. We serve families with children ages 4 weeks to 6 years and work with them to help set their children up for academic success.

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • American Sign Language
  • Spanish

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Additional Menu Options

  • Vegetarian

Center Menu

Holidays Observed

New Year's Day
President's Day
Memorial Day
Fourth of July
Labor Day
Columbus Day
Thanksgiving Day
Day After Thanksgiving
Christmas Eve close at 3 PM
Christmas Day

Health and Safety

Our center offers secured key pad entry ways and a fenced in playground. All staff members have First Aid and CPR Training, including Emergency Medication Training. Our center also has a Health and Safety Coordinator on staff to ensure equipment is in good repair, classroom first aid kits are stocked with sufficient supplies, and conducts emergency drills.

At KinderCare, what families say about us means a lot. Read below some of the great experiences our families have had with us.

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If you have a story about your experience at KinderCare, please share your story with us.

Throughout our endeavors in daycares, we have never found a daycare that cares so much about the well being and the interests of the kids. The staff at the Shrewsbury KinderCare are all very kind and go above and beyond to make the kids feel comfortable and at home. We receive emails almost daily in regards to whats going on throughout the daycare, the weather, construction next door, etc. On top of that the daycare offers so many programs outside of just the normal daily program such as Dance, Music and so much more. Anytime I need to get a hold of Jaime (Director) she is always quick to return my calls and if she isn't available Jenn (Assistant Director) is always available.  This daycare is by far the best, and the only place I'd take my Daughter. I highly recommend Shrewsbury KinderCare.

- Father

We joined the KinderCare Shrewsbury family when our son was 2 months old. He is now 2.5 years old and thriving in Discovery Preschool. KinderCare offers high quality education through their devoted and caring staff. Our son has learned to love books and many other activities as the curriculum is enriched with art, music, cooking, and phonics classes, among other activities which help the child develop important skills. We have met wonderful teachers in KinderCare, many now our friends, and are delighted to have found such a well-rounded center close to home.

- Mother

I would like to take a moment out of your busy day to discuss the excellent all around quality at the KinderCare Learning Center of Shrewsbury, MA. Our four year old son, has been attending Jaime Shepard’s KinderCare since he was fifteen months old. He is the center of our world; we went through a long journey to have him become part of our family as we adopted him in Russia. He is a very outgoing, gregarious, kind, fun loving and hug giving boy who is always quick to smile. We had looked at many options for his early learning arrangements and are delighted to have chosen the Shrewsbury KinderCare. Our son has grown immensely over time in all aspects; from writing to listening to playing and working with people. Jaime, Jenn Silva, Kelly, Noor, and Terry along with all the other staff at KinderCare show genuine caring and concern for their students. The jobs they do are not easy in any way, but they do the work with consistent excellence! We have peace of mind knowing that while our son is at KinderCare, he is safe and well taken care of, he is learning new things, playing with good friends and having fun. I would like to point out that while each person does a fantastic job, Jaime Shepard is a superb Center Director! She is very reliable and responsive in person, via phone and via e mail to any and all of our requests/situations. She leads by example; our country needs more people like her. We are always happy to promote and refer people to the KinderCare Learning Center programs.

- Parents

I would like to acknowledge the exceptional care given to my baby at Kindercare, Shrewsbury. We put my daughter in KinderCare’s care when she was 10 months old. We had a lot of support from the staff, pulling through the various bouts of colds and diaper rashes that came and went. The quality of care given at the center equals or supersedes what I would be able to give my daughter at home. I get personalized care for my baby when I need it. She crossed many of her major milestones here…. she learned how to eat solids, fall asleep on her own and walk by watching her friends to the same. She is now a year old and progressing rapidly into saying her first words, learning new rhymes and reciprocating our love and emotions for her. The program at Kindercare constantly challenges her overall development. This was the first place I came across where Infants had their own “lesson plan”. It would be “leaves” one week or “feathers” the next which I am sure is a sensory explosion for the children. Jaime Shepard and Jenn Silva are always there, ready to greet me with a smile and a fun story of what my kid did at school, this lets me know that she is under constant care and supervision and sets my heart at ease. I work a full-time job, yet I don’t feel like I have been away from my child. There are weekly pictures and daily updates of the little things she has learned and done… Her teachers Ms. Ashley, Ms. Jenn B, Ms. Melanie and Ms. Jenn O keep challenging my daughter with new activities and good care. I love what they do to the classrooms which are so family oriented and lively. I can trust them completely with the care of my child. Kudos to the whole team, especially to Jamie for keeping it all together. Looking forward to many more colorful years and memories.

- Mother

I wanted to take a moment to let you know what a pleasure it is to have my kids enrolled in the KinderCare Shrewsbury. Words cannot express my feelings and thanks for every KinderCare Shrewsbury teacher and staff person specially the center director Jaime Shephard. I am grateful for the loving care and guidance that my kids receive here daily. We started here a year ago and very day has been a great learning experience for my kids. My four year old loves to go to his (school) everyday because teachers here make learning so much fun. The center has been very helpful with all requests and special needs we have had . Jaime the center director and Jenn the assistant director shows special concern towards everything. The teachers Miss Kelly, Miss Nour, Miss Terry and Miss Irene update me on everything about my kids on a daily basis, and take that one on one time to make sure all my questions are answered. They are teaching my kids lifelong everyday knowledge essentials such as manners, importance of good hygiene, health, feelings, and compassion. The teachers really helped prepared my daughter for kindergarten. The repetition of the daily routine built confidence in her. She loved the summer time program that the center offered and can’t wait for next year. Now that my older two attend as after school they make sure to offer any help that they need doing their homework. Overall my whole experience at KinderCare Shrewsbury has been very positive but I would like to point out that from the first call and the first visit, Jaime has been very informative and has welcomed all of my questions. She goes out of her way to provide great Service, She is a great center director. I really do appreciate everything you do! I'm so happy my children and I are a part of your community! A million thanks to you! I want to thank everyone again at KinderCare Shrewsbury for taking great care of my children. I would recommend every mom to check the center out if you are looking for a great daycare.

- Mother

I would like to thank all the Shrewsbury KinderCare staff for all their wonderful customer service every morning and every night when me and my son Karl are flying through the doors. Ms. Jamie and Ms. Jenn are always keeping the parents up to date with the 411 on the Shrewsbury Center news, and that's what keeps me on point as a parent of growing 4 year old boy. Ms. Nour is Karl's teacher and she is a star on all levels. She is engaged in making sure he learns about the community and also about the seasons winter, spring, summer and fall and the days of the week Monday through Sunday. Ms. Terry is the best! She rocks as a phonics leader and as a teacher that my son loves to talk to as he enters the KinderCare doors. I am so proud to be a parent of the KinderCare family. Keep up the good work!

- Mother
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