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Tewksbury KinderCare

Christiana Carideo, Center Director

847 North St. Tewksbury MA 01876
(978) 640-0224 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 9 YEAR-OLDS
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Special Instructions:
"Off Rt. 133 after 495 overpass." across from Fire Station

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Dewing, North Street buses to center

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  • NAEYC Accreditation NAEYC

Welcome

Welcome to KinderCare Learning Center on North Street in Tewksbury! We are conveniently located right off of Interstate 495 and close to Interstate 93. We have been providing the highest quality in child care since 1988. All our staff are excited to meet with you and your family. We believe in developing the whole child with an emphasis on assisting your child's growth with their social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development.

Christiana Carideo, 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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

Teachers & Staff

Our experienced and dedicated staff come to work everyday eager to teach your children. We have long term staff who have made it a priority to be a part of our KinderCare Learning Center family. They are committed to the field of early childhood education. We encourage you to come meet our staff and find out what we have to offer you and your family.

  • Christiana Carideo

    Christiana Carideo, Center Director

    Children are impressionable and we have the responsibility to give them a strong foundation to last their lifetime.

    Christiana graduated from Westfield State College in 1998 and started with KinderCare in the spring of 2003. She has experience as a teacher, assistant director, and center director. Currently, Christiana enjoys having the opportunity to support all the wonderful children, parents, and teachers here at the center to provide the best educational experience.

    Year Started:
    3/1/2003
    Tenure:
    12 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    17 years
    Education:
    Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Michelle Plowman

    Michelle Plowman, Assistant Director

    Knowing that I make a difference in a child's life by teaching and by being positive role model for all children means the world to me.

    Michelle holds a degree in Early Childhood Education.  Michelle has been working at the center since 2003.

    Year Started:
    8/1/2002
    Tenure:
    13 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    16 years
    Education:
    Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Melanie, Infants

    Ms. Melanie has worked at the center since January 2009.  Although she has experience with every age group, Melanie really enjoys working with the infants.  Ms. Melanie is such a patient, loving teacher.  She strives to make a connection with each family, especially in the infant room where there can be a lot of first time parents.  Ms. Melanie helps to put them at ease.

    Year Started:
    1/5/2009
    Tenure:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    7 years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Social Work

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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

  • Arabic
  • Hindi
  • Spanish
  • Greek

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • PM Snack

Additional Menu Options

  • Vegetarian
  • Special diets

Center Menu

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

Health and safety is held to the highest of standards at our center. Our center offers keypad entry, fenced-in play areas and all staff is First Aid and CPR certified. This certification is updated yearly. Background checks are done annually on all staff. Child release procedures are followed according to state and Knowledge Universe policy. Cleaning is done daily, again following company and licensing standards.

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.

Our twins are in the Preschool class and they love going to the Center. On the weekends they ask to go to KinderCare. The teachers are very engaged and love children. They make learning fun for our children!

- Mother

It is with my warmest gratitude and appreciation that I share my story about my personal experience with Tewksbury KinderCare. Since January 3, 2012, my son was enrolled in KinderCare. The amount of knowledge, attentiveness, care and overall concern for my child as well as every child left me feeling comforted, relaxed and impressed. I would drop my son off and have an overwhelming feeling of solace that my son would be watched over as well as begin his journey in education. This would not be possible without the superintendency from their Director, Christiana and their Assistant Director, Michelle. Ms. Ashley, Ms. April, Ms. Vanessa and Ms. Kaitlyn, along with the rest of the staff, have unveiled their unconditional love and generosity that comes so effortlessly for the children. Thank You for everything!

- Mother
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