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Davis Square KinderCare

Brittany DeFranzo, Center Director

18 Holland St. #48 Somerville MA 02144
(617) 666-9007 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 6 YEAR-OLDS
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Neighborhood:
Davis Square

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
None

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.

SCHOOL-READY

What Learning Looks Like

Our talented early-childhood teachers set kids down the path toward becoming lifelong learners in a positive, safe, and nurturing environment.

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.

Participating Child Care Aware Center

KinderCare has partnered with Child Care Aware® of America in an effort to offer fee assistance for Active Duty military families and solutions to their child care needs when care at a Child Development Center on the installation is not available.

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.

Our Teachers

We're the only company in early childhood education to select teachers based on natural talent. Being a great educator isn't enough though. KinderCare teachers are also amazing listeners, nurturers, boo-boo fixers, and smile-makers. Put more simply, we love our teachers and your child will, too.

Meet just a few of our amazing KinderCare teachers!

A KINDERCARE TEACHER WITH

An Artist's Heart

"My classroom is full of art!” says Mary Annthipie-Bane, an award-winning early childhood educator at KinderCare. Art and creative expression, she says, help children discover who they really are.

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We put our best-in-class teachers in a best-in-class workplace. We're so proud to have been named one of Gallup's 37 winners of the Great Workplace Award. When you put great teachers in an engaging center, your children will experience an amazing place to learn and grow.

Our Families

Don't take our word for it. Hear what our families have to say about our amazing center!

  • My son, Logan, currently attends KinderCare in Somerville, MA. He is in the infant program. My experience with KinderCare has been more than wonderful. The teachers are experienced and organized. They keep me and my family informed on Logan's day.  They are professional and great communicators. Daily pictures of his activities are sent. The environment feels like family. I wouldn't change one thing about this center.

    Genie N. - KinderCare Parent
  • My son started daycare when he was three months old. The only reason I was able to go back to work without worrying (too much!) is because I knew he was being loved and cared for so well at KinderCare. When he started, he cried a lot and didn’t nap on his own, and they have really helped him work on his development! He is now a happy 9 month old who sleeps through the night, and every time I talk to a teacher in the hallway, I realize that all of them actually know him, which is amazing and wonderful. One of our favorite teachers, Krystal, will sometimes send me pictures of him after he’s just eaten or done an activity, and it makes my day! 

    Chrissy - KinderCare Parent
  • One of the things I'm most grateful for is the genuinely caring relationship that Nathaniel's teachers have had with him you can see this caring in the look on Miss Meesh's face as she is interacting with her class.

    Jason - KinderCare Parent
  • Ms. Meesh has been an excellent teacher to Zoe while she was in the multi-age and we are happy that Zoe still gets to interact with Ms. Meesh in the evenings. We love that she has so much energy and positivity. The kids love her and she is also good at enforcing good behavior.  We see that Ms. Meesh loves her job and working with the kids. She runs a tight ship in the classroom and yet you see the classroom is full of joy. We think it great how enthusiastic Ms. Meesh is about various school events (like the end of the summer party) and how much effort she puts into decorating the classroom together with her team of teachers. Her excitement is contagious and has contributed to an wonderful environment for the children. 

    Jacqueline T. - KinderCare Parent

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Who Are KinderCare Families?

They hail from hundreds of cities across the country from countless backgrounds, and proudly represent every walk in life. What our families have in common, though, is the want to give their children the best start in life. We are so proud to be their partner in parenting.

Hear from just a few of our amazing KinderCare families.

A Globe-Trotting Family Finds A

Home in Houston

Four young children, four different passports, two languages, two full-time jobs…oh, and a few triathlons thrown in for good measure. Meet the globe-trotting Colettas—a family on the go.

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