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Stoneham KinderCare

Suzy Rosemond, Center Director

136 Franklin St. Stoneham MA 02180
(781) 279-3223 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 8 YEAR-OLDS
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Special Instructions:
Off Summers Street, next to Mac's Landscaping

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
None - No transportation offered.

We are currently enrolling! Call us, or simply stop by to see just how special our center is!

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Welcome

The Stoneham KinderCare has been with the community since 2003 Our center was built to provide quality care to our community. We are very excited to meet with you and your family. Our center was built to allow separate classroom which enchanes more private conversations between the parents and the teachers too. We offer three large play spaces outside for the children and a large indoor place space as well. Our KinderCare is located on Franklin street. It is close to the Stoneham High School and just minutes away from our two major highways 128 and 93. Our quality program, diverse community, accessible location and convenient operating hours are the best choice for your family.

Suzy Rosemond, 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.

Interactive Kindergarten (5 - 6 Years)

A full-day interactive Kindergarten program that utilizes new curriculum with an interactive smart board making first grade readiness a priority.

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.

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.

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.

Infant Sign Language

Upcoming Events at our CenterView All Events

  1. Tuesday October 18, 2016
    1. Join Our Community Social

      Your entire family is welcome to join us October 18th for our community social. Come see how family-style dining is done at our center, mingle with other families, and, best of all, enjoy a healthy snack with your child!  

      You’ll better understand how we turn our meals into learning experiences and encourage the children to try new foods, practice table manners, use utensils, and simply enjoy a great meal and good company! See you there!

  2. Monday October 10, 2016
    1. Professional Development Day - Center Closed

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      Two times each year we dedicate a day for our staff's professional development to further their training and better equip them for the care of your child. The center will be closed on this day for training to occur. If you have questions or would like to request further details, please contact your local Center Director.

Teachers & Staff

The teachers and staff members at the KinderCare in Stoneham are passionate about educating and nurturing children. The majority of our teachers have their Child Development Associate's Credential (CDA), Bachelor's Degree or Master's Degree in Education. The Stoneham team strives for excellence through continuing education, company provided professional development trainings, additional collage courses or advanced degrees. At the end of the day the true key to our teacher's success is their high spirits and their passion for teaching.

  • Suzy Rosemond, Center Director

    Teaching is a lifelong process of learning about new philosophies and new strategies; learning from the parents; learning from the community; learning from colleagues; and especially learning from children. Children have taught me to open my heart and my mind to joys and the diversity of ideas in the world. There is no bigger reward than coming to work every day and watch how children grow and learn through the years.

    Suzy earned her Bachelor of Art in Elementary Education and Education Management with a History Minor at the University of West Hungary in 2000, studied Communication in Business at the Harvard Extension School in 2001, and received her Certificate in Early Childhood Education from Mass Bay Community College in 2004

    Previous Experience:
    Suzy worked from 2001 to 2008 at Temple Emeth Nursery School in Chestnut Hill, MA.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    TICO and the Golden Wings by Leo Lionni
    Year Started:
    8/4/2008
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    14 years
    Education:
    Certificate in Early Childhood Education; Bachelor of Art in Elementary Education and Education Management / History Minor
  • Melissa Davis, Assistant Director

    I want to help children grow and develop into productive individuals with a positive outlook on life.

    Melissa earned her Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education and Sociology in 2004. She has been working in the KinerdCare in Stoneham since 2003. She has the desire to give children the opportunity to be the best they can be each and every day.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2003
    Tenure:
    13 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15 years
    Education:
    Bachelor of Arts Degree in Early Childhood Education and Sociology
  • Ms. Colleen Durkin, Program Specialist

    Colleen earned her Bachelor's Degree in Music Education from Keene State College in 2011. She has worked at KinerCare Stoneham for the last three years and has been in the early childhood education field for seven. Colleen has a passion for working with children and for education in general.

    Year Started:
    9/1/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8
    Education:
    Bachelor of Music degree specializing in Music Education
  • Ms. Jessica Marino, Program Specialist

    Jessica graduated with her Bachelor's Degree in psycology. She has worked in the early childhood education field for seven years. Jessica has a strong passion for child development and loves to see the children grow.

    Year Started:
    4/1/2007
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    7
    Education:
    Bachelor of Science, psycology
  • Ms. Anitha, Discovery Preschool

    Ms. Anitha has been a dedicated member of our team for two years. She received her Bachelors Degree in Mathematics. Ms. Anitha has a true passion for education. Her "hands on" teaching approach is perfect for our Discovery Preschool program. The children love her!

    Year Started:
    9/12/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Education:
    Bachelors Degree in Mathematics
  • Ms. Kassandra, Discovery Preschool

    Kassandra  joined our team in 2014 and has been a valuable Dsicovery Preschool teacher since! Her nurtering and gentle personality is a perfect fit for our Discovery Preschool program!

    Year Started:
    11/6/2014
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    2
  • Ms. Munisa, Discovery Preschool

    Munisa  been an employee for Kinder Care Stoneham since April 2006.Teaching is Munisa's true passion. Munisa has a real passion for watching the children grow and learn!
     

    Year Started:
    8/9/2006
    Tenure:
    10 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    9
    Education:
    Bachelor of Science
  • Ms. Cynthia, Pre Kindergarten

    Cynthia has been a member of our team since 2012. SHe has a passion for teaching young children that is in inspiration to the rest of the staff. Her creativity and kindness towards the children is what makes Cynthia such a valuable member of our team!

    Year Started:
    11/1/2012
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Education:
    Bachelors Degree in Childhood Studies
  • Ms. Heather, Preschool

    Since Heather joined our team in 2014, she has been our dedicated Preschool teacher! Her love for the children and her passion for Early Childhood Education is what makes her such a valuable member of our team!

    Year Started:
    2/1/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3
  • Ms. Kelly, Preschool

    Kelly is new to our team and we are so excited to have her! She is a recent college graduate where she recieved her Bachelors degree in Human Services. Kelly loves working with children and has a passion for education. We are excited to see how well Kelly grows here at KinderCare Stoneham!

    Year Started:
    5/1/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Education:
    Bachelors Degree in Human Services
  • Ms. Lisa W., Preschool

    Lisa has her B.A. from Suffolk university.  She also has a Masters in Reading from Cambridge College. Lisa has been an active educator for ten years. She says "The reason I love to come to work is that each and every day I encounter a new story, a new challenge, a new experience that puts a smile on my face and in my heart. I am so blessed to be able to teach and get to know your children"
    Year Started:
    2/8/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10
    Education:
    Masters in Reading
  • Ms. Angel, Toddlers

    Angel has worked at Kindercare Stoneham since November 2014. From a floater to being a toddler teacher, I have had many hands on experiences with different age groups previously. This is my second year of teaching in the early childhood education field. I have my bachelors in English language studies and education from the Open University of Hong Kong. I love working with children because they are unique individuals whom bring you joy and happiness in everyday life. My hobbies and interests are painting, puzzles and arts and crafts.
     

    Year Started:
    11/1/2014
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    2
    Education:
    Bachelors Degree in English Language Studies
  • Ms. Subarna, Toddlers

    Since 2012 Sue has been our faithful Toddler teacher! Her creativity and her love for children is what makes her a fantastic Toddler Teacher!

    Year Started:
    2/2/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3
    Education:
    Masters Degree in Zoology
  • Ms. Anne Marie, Infants

    Ms. Anne Marie has been an infant teacher at KinderCare for twelve years! Anne Marie received her schooling Italy where she lived until the age of 18. Her passion and love for the babies here at KinderCare is obvious.

    Year Started:
    5/16/2003
    Tenure:
    13 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    12
  • Ms. MaryAnne, Discovery Preschool

    It is rewarding and a privilege to have the opportunity to teach children and watch them grow.

    Ms. MaryAnne has been working in the two year old classroom at KinderCare since 2011. She has an Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education from Lasell Collage. She loves working with children, having conversations with them and their individual personalities. Ms. MaryAnne finds it rewarding and a privilege to be able to teach the children and watch them grow and develop each and everyday.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2011
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15 years
    Education:
    Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Julie, Infants

    Julie has been at KindCare Stoneham for eleven years! Julie believes in bringing the outdoors inside. She loves to expose the infants to nature and sensory related activities. Julie's passion for infant care and education is inspirational to all

    Year Started:
    9/9/2004
    Tenure:
    12 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    11
    Education:
    Bachelors Degree in Education
  • Ms. Lyta, Infants

    Lyta has been a member of our KinderCare team for a little over a year. However, she has been in the education field for over 17 years! Her passion for education and her love for children is what makes Lyta such a wonderful addition to our infant team!

    Year Started:
    1/8/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    17
    Education:
    Bachelors of Fine Arts
  • Ms. Kim, Kindergarten

    Working with children is my passion, and I believe in treating each child as they are my own.

    Ms. Kim has been working in the Early Education field for over eight years. She currently holds an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education and she is a senior in the Bachelors program at Salem State University for the Early Childhood Program with a minor in Psychology.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2011
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 years
    Education:
    Bachelor Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Leanne, Infants

    Leanne has been a member of our KinderCare team for two years. She has worked in all age groups but has made a permanent home in the Infant classroom! Leanne loves working with infants and watching them develop and grow!

    Year Started:
    1/24/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2
  • Ms. Lisa B, Preschool

    I love teaching the children, concepts and skills that will last a life time.

    Ms. Lisa been teaching since 1998. She has worked with children of all ages from infants through high school. She has a Master's Degree in Education and a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology and Elementary Education. Her approach to teaching is to teach using visual, auditory and tactile methods.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2005
    Tenure:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15 years
    Education:
    Master's Degree in Education, Bachelor's Degree in Sociology and Elementary Education
  • Ms. Teri, Infants

    Teri has been a very valuable member of our team since 2013. Her high energy, enthusiastic and bubbly personality is what makes her such a  wonderful infant teacher!

    Year Started:
    7/12/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15

September 2016 Events

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  1. Tuesday September 13, 2016
    1. “All About Me” Community Social

      Your whole family is welcome to join us September 13th for our community social.  Summer is winding down, Fall is approaching and that means it’s Back to School season!  Now is the perfect time to get a glimpse of the KinderCare curriculum and experience in our centers.  Our director and teachers can’t wait to point out their favorite aspects of the classrooms.  This is also a great chance to spend time with current families who stay and have fun at the social!  See you there!

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.

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • French
  • Spanish
  • Hungarian, Croatian, Italian, Bulgarian

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • AM Snack
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Holidays Observed

New Year's Day
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Thanksgiving
Day After Thanksgiving
Christmas Day

Professional Development Day Closures:

Presidents Day
Columbus Day
 

Health and Safety

At the KinderCare in Stoneham, your child's safety is one of our top priorities. We have a coded entry to our school premises, where only authorized family members will have a code to enter. Otherwise one of our management team member will escort visitors through the building. In our center we also conduct fire and disaster drills. Our teachers are all first aid and CPR 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.

I would like to take this opportunity to share with you our wonderful experience with your center. As some of you know, we first started with KC in 2003, when the center was still very new. Our eldest at the time was 18 months old. The staff then was young and energetic. The director was excited about the new center and over the next four years our daughter continued to have very positive experiences. Skip ahead to 2010 when we enrolled our second child, Jamie. We chose KinderCare again because of our first experience and we couldn't be happier! You are all amazing and Jamie is very happy.

Understanding that you all have chosen a very difficult field to be in, you all genuinely seem very happy to come to work each day! Suzy has done a fantastic job in building top-notch teaching staff who respect and, I believe, enjoy working under her and Melissa's guidance and leadership. You are smart, motivated, and enthusiastic. The diversity in age, education, experience and ethnicity (our daughters were adopted from China!) are, I believe, an enormous benefit to the children. The growth that has taken place over the past ten years has been magnificent! Suzy and Melissa, in their leadership, have brought so many great qualities to the center. Their enthusiasm is so contagious!! Both are consistently happy and pleasant and greet you with a smile every time. They have a very broad knowledge base and share it with their staff. I get the sincere sense that every teacher at KinderCare genuinely likes and respects Suzy and Melissa. On many occasions I have heard them say how great they are. Again, our children are the beneficiaries of all of this.

We also love the way communication has improved at KinderCare. There is a clear and constant flow of information between the school and parents. I know the importance of communication with your child's caregivers and how it can be very comforting to parents. Morning drop off and evening pick ups can be very hectic times of the day so a newsletter, regular emails or a quick conversation in the office can be priceless and just what a parent needs.

The genuine love and care that everyone at Kindercare gives the children is immeasurable. When you leave your child for the day in someone else's care, that decision can be very difficult. Everyone at KinderCare makes that decision a little bit easier! Thank you all for being so wonderful and for showing our children so much love and support!!!!
                                                                            

 

- Mother

We recently returned to KinderCare for my son. My daughter was there a few years back and we loved it. When it was time to find a center for my son I knew I wanted him at a KinderCare. We are so happy and my son is doing awesome! He transitioned so well and is thriving. It was great to see some of the same teachers there.

- Mother

We've been at KinderCare for just four months but already feel like part of the family. Our son's teachers are so welcoming, caring and encouraging every day. For full-time working parents there is nothing better than knowing your child is not just safe but happy all day!

- Mother
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