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Wakefield KinderCare

Nicole Clark Sebastian, Center Director

607 North Ave. Wakefield MA 01880
(781) 246-4055 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 7 YEAR-OLDS
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Welcome

Welcome to KinderCare of Wakefield, where the learning never ends, and the fun is all around. Our center is focused on the learning and development of the children we served, while offering top quality care. Come and see our wonderful program today.

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Nicole Clark Sebastian, 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.

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.

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.

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.

Art Experience and Science

Teachers & Staff

With a top notch staff, we are constantly looking for ways to better our education and trainings.

  • Nicole Clark Sebastian

    Nicole Clark Sebastian, Center Director

    I come to work each day with the thoughts of how I can change the life of one child. I am focused on the quality of my programs, as I know Early Childhood Education is very important to the development of young children.

    Nicole started her career in Early Childhood Education as a Floating teacher in the Toddler classroom. She worked hard to become a Prekindergarten teacher and then a Program Specialist. The whole time Nicole's focus was on fun and engaging education the children could relate to. She enjoys coming to work each day, and strives to be the best Director she can be for the children and the staff.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2004
    Tenure:
    13 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 Years
  • Sarah Martinez

    Sarah Martinez, Assistant Director

    I am so happy I love what I do and where I come to work each day.

    Sarah has progressed from a Prekindergarten teacher in our center to a fine assistant director. Sarah is able to relate to the needs of our teachers while aligning it with the needs of our children and families. Sarah is focused on the education and care of all the children that enter our school each day.

    Year Started:
    12/9/2009
    Tenure:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree from Zion
  • Donna

    Donna, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Miss Donna has joined our team in 2016. She has worked with children before. She tried out different age groups and found she works best with toddlers.

    Year Started:
    2/1/2016
    Tenure:
    1 Year
  • Kathryn

    Kathryn, Discovery Preschool

    Kathryn has transferred to our center in 2014 from another KinderCare.  She enjoys playing dress up with the children.

    Year Started:
    3/7/2011
    Tenure:
    6 Years
  • Miss Lisa, Floater

    Lisa is an experienced teacher with a lot of love to give.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2016
    Tenure:
    1 Year
  • Denise

    Denise, Infant Classroom

    Denise enjoys working with the youngest infants on a daily basis. She is warm and welcoming with each and every child.

    Year Started:
    12/15/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
  • Ms. Elizabeth

    Ms. Elizabeth, Infant Classroom

    Miss Elizabeth joined our team from another center. She started working at our center at the end of 2015.

    Year Started:
    7/4/2011
    Tenure:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    4
  • Kailee

    Kailee, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Kailee is the newest teacher on our team. She is excited to meet families within our center and engaging with students in each of our classrooms.

    Year Started:
    9/21/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
  • Lindsay

    Lindsay, Toddler Classroom

    Lindsay is a fresh face to the field and loves working with children.  She is gaining her experience while she makes our toddler days great!!

  • Ms. Jenna

    Ms. Jenna, Toddler Classroom

    Ms Jenna joined our team at the beginning of 2015.  She joined our team after being a nanny for a young boy.

    Year Started:
    1/4/2016
    Tenure:
    1 Year
  • Ms. Jen H.

    Ms. Jen H., Assistant Director

    Ms. Jen looks forward to seeing the children's smiling faces every day and finds joy in knowing that she is making an impact in the lives of the children she works with.

    Year Started:
    10/18/2004
    Tenure:
    12 Years
  • Ms. Caitlin

    Ms. Caitlin, Toddler Classroom

    Ms. Caitlin is currently pursuing her certificate in early childhood education and care. Ms. Cailtin comes to work every day excited about the new concepts she will be working on with the children.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2013
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 Years
  • Ms. Darby

    Ms. Darby, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    The thing Ms. Darby loves the most about working with children is making an impact on their lives and having them be so excited to see her on a daily basis.

    Year Started:
    10/1/2007
    Tenure:
    9 Years
  • Ms. Laura

    Ms. Laura, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Laura's most favorite part of working with children is establishing bonds with them and their families.  She loves coming to work knowing that she is playing her part in providing them safe, loving, and rich learning environment.

    Year Started:
    2/7/2014
    Tenure:
    3 Years
  • Ms. Amanda D.

    Ms. Amanda D., Kindergarten Classroom

    Ms. Amanda enjoys seeing the smile on children's faces when they learn new things. She comes to work looking forward to seeing happy children.

    Year Started:
    7/20/2011
    Tenure:
    6 Years
  • Ms. Melissa C.

    Ms. Melissa C., Prekindergarten Classroom

    Ms. Melissa takes pleasure in watching the children learn and grow every day. Seeing the children's smiling faces when they enter her classroom melts her heart.

    Year Started:
    8/30/2006
    Tenure:
    10 Years
  • Jennifer

    Jennifer, Infant Classroom

    Working with children is my life's passion and I am lucky to do this everyday.

    Jen is a skilled and professional teacher who is now enlightening the lives of the children in our center.  Jen is helping through out our center each day and touching the lives of us many children as she can.

    Year Started:
    9/15/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
  • Ms. Missy

    Ms. Missy, Infant Classroom

    Ms. Missy enjoys seeing the children learn and grow every day. She has a degree in Early Childhood Education and provides the children with exciting learning experiences every day.

    Year Started:
    8/2/2010
    Tenure:
    7 Years
  • Ms. Lori

    Ms. Lori, Floater

    Ms. Lori takes pleasure in helping children learn and grow. She gets thrilled by children's smiles, hearing them giggle, and watching their sense of awe and excitement.

    Year Started:
    4/17/2013
    Tenure:
    4 Years
  • Ms. Johanna

    Ms. Johanna, Infant Classroom

    Ms. Johanna loves to see the excitement on children's faces when they discover new things. She helps provide the children with a warm, nurturing, and caring environment.

    Year Started:
    5/21/2014
    Tenure:
    3 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

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

  • Spanish

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • AM Snack
  • PM Snack

Holidays Observed

New Years Day
Presidents Day
Memorial Day
4th of July
Labor Day
Columbus Day
Thanksgiving
Day after Thanksgiving
Christmas Day

Health and Safety

KinderCare Learning Center of Wakefield is equipped with key pads that require families and teachers to enter a valid code to gain access to our program. Our administrative office is open to our lobby, ensuring that a member of our management team is aware of all comings and goings.

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.

I can't believe the time has come to give notice that Mia will be moving on to her new school. Her last day will be September 3rd. Regardless of knowing that it was coming, and having had the graduation ceremony, I'm surprised by how much I feel unprepared to leave the KinderCare family. Mia has been in your program since she was 12 weeks old, and this time has been so amazing for both she and us. At KinderCare, with each step we had partners in the teachers where information specific to Mia and her growth was shared and addressed. Her emotional, physical and educational needs were always a shared priority and this gave me such piece of mind. I knew that Mia was seen as an individual and had compassionate, knowledgeable caregivers. From first smile, overcoming separation anxiety (hers as well as mine), learning music, potty training, how to be a kind friend, how to color with a crayon, then writing letters as well as reading.... The lessons and love Mia has received at KinderCare are too numerous to express, and she has thrived under your care. For that, I cannot feel more grateful. You have many shining stars, but we were especially touched by Miss Darby, Miss Melissa, Miss Jen Jen, Mia Jenn and, of course Miss Sarah. These teachers made such an impact on us, they will never be forgotten. With all our love. -R

- Mother

We've only been with Kindercare Wakefield for 7 months, but I couldn't feel more at home. No matter which teacher or staff member is in the lobby area when I arrive, I'm greeted by name and often times with a cute story regarding my child from that day. The teachers and staff are incredible! You can really tell that they love their jobs, and they genuinely love the children. They all work so hard to provide a colorful, fun, educational and safe environment. You would expect your child's teachers to really know your child, but I was amazed at how quickly other teachers got to know my child as well. Since graduating from Infants to Toddlers, I often times have to stop back in the Infants room so that my daughter can hug her old Infant-room teachers. Just goes to show what a bond they create in short time. I really can't say enough about this center. I've thoroughly enjoyed my experience so far!

- Mother

I can't say enough great things about our Kindercare family.  My daughter Anna is almost 4 years old and has been with Kindercare Wakefield since 18 months.  The past two years have been such an amazing learning experience for Anna.  I've seen her grow and learn so much with her friends and teachers.  Anna has taken Music, Phonics and Science, and she loved all three.  I cannot believe she can write her name and identify letters of the alphabet so easily now.  My seven month old is also at Kindercare in the infant room.  The infant room teachers are so caring and attentive, and do a fantastic job of making sure all babies are very well taken care of.  The Center Director and Assistant Director ensure everything runs smoothly, and they both have a warm, welcome and open demeanor.  I have never had a problem communicating any special instructions or concerns to the directors or teachers.  Overall we are extremely happy with Wakefield Kindercare.  It is such a comfort going to work and knowing my children are getting the best care available.

- Mother
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