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Westboro Knowledge Beginnings

Nicole Powers, Center Director

95 East Main St. Westborough MA 01581
(508) 366-1744 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 8 YEAR-OLDS
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Special Instructions:
Conveniently located across the street from Reliant Medical Group. Close to Rt 9, 495, & 90!

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Hastings Elementary School provides transportation for children that have it as part of their IEP


We are currently enrolling in all ages, six 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. Come find out what Knowledge Beginnings can do for your family!
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Welcome

Welcome to Knowledge Beginnings of Westboro! We are excited to meet your family and have you join ours. We are your child's "home away from home." Our priority is to help you feel comfortable when you are away from your child for the day. Your child will be healthy, happy, and cared for all day long!

Nicole Powers, 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.

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

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.

Upcoming Events at our CenterView All Events

  1. Sunday January 01, 2017
    1. January's Learning Focus

      Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Light and Dark, plus the Sky and Weather

      Through shadow play, experiments with flashlights, observing the Sun and more, infants and toddlers will enjoy learning about light and dark this month. Infants continue sensory development by looking at contrasting patterns and at objects that are clearly defined by sharp edges and bright colors, while toddlers will build on their understanding of the light and dark concepts with play around daytime and nighttime. The older Discovery Preschool children will turn their attention to the sky as they learn about weather, the Moon, the Sun, and stars.

      Children 4–5 years old: Transportation, Healthy Bodies, and Winter

      For children in the Preschool and Kindergarten classrooms, January is filled with variety! They’ll begin by learning about transportation and studying how things get from “here” to “there.” A few weeks later, the focus will shift to health and bodies, with an emphasis placed on how to make good choices for a growing body. Towards the end of the month, children will be introduced to the transformative nature of the winter season and learn how to dress and take care of themselves when it’s cold outside. 

  2. Monday December 26, 2016
    1. Center Closed in Observance of Christmas Day

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 Knowledge Beginnings family. 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.

  • Nicole Powers

    Nicole Powers, Center Director

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to taking the job of Director Nicole was the Assistant Director for 4 years, a program specialist for 3 years and a toddler teacher for five years
    Year Started:
    2/3/2003
    Tenure:
    13 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    13 years
    Education:
    Bachelors Degree in Psychology
  • Alison Sutkaitis

    Alison Sutkaitis, Assistant Director

    Previous Experience:
    Alison has worked in Early childhood education since high school. She previously worked at our sister center CCLC in Framingham where she was an infant/toddler program specialist.
    Year Started:
    11/1/2011
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    13 years
    Education:
    Bachelors Degree in Sociology with a concentration in human services
  • Kaitlyn

    Kaitlyn, Program Specialist

    Ms. Kaitlyn helps all the classrooms be the best they can be! Kaitlyn's ideas help transform classrooms so that the children are immersed in the learning.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Kaitlyn was an Infant and Preschool Teacher at another center and was a nanny as well. She started in our Preschool classroom here, and has moved up to be part of the Administrative Team.
    Year Started:
    7/29/2008
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    11 years
    Education:
    Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education

December 2016 Events

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  1. Thursday December 01, 2016
    1. December's Learning Focus

      Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Family, Friends, and Things that Go!

      Infants and toddlers will be exploring family and friends, while three-year-olds will focus on things that go vroom! Social and emotional development is foundational to growth and development in babies, so this month, infants and toddlers will participate in activities that reinforce their connection to family while also exploring connections that exist outside their home, such as friends. Meanwhile, their older friends in Discovery Preschool will learn about and play around with things that move (like bicycles, cars, buses, trains, and airplanes), which are all very exciting for little ones as they continue to explore the world outside their homes. 

      Children 4–5 years old: My Country + Tools and Machines

      The four- and five-year-olds continue exploring the world around them by learning about the state and country they live in! They’ll sings songs, play games based on travel, and learn about flags, state foods, and more. Children will also be introduced to cardinal directions (east, west, north, and south) and gain an appreciation for travel and meeting new friends from different places. 

      Children are naturally fascinated with machines and how things work and are put together. So to encourage that fascination, during the second half of this month children will learn about and play around with tools and machines. In addition to building literacy skills by using the names of machines and tools, children will develop math skills by graphing information, counting wheels, and more.

  2. Monday December 26, 2016
    1. Center Closed in Observance of Christmas Day

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.

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • AM Snack
  • PM Snack

Holidays Observed

New Year's Day
President's Day
Memorial Day
4th of July
Labor Day
Columbus Day
Thanksgiving & the Friday after
Christmas Day
** We do close at 3 pm on Christmas Eve**

Health and Safety

We are a secure environment that requires a code to enter the building. All visitors are required to carry a valid form of picture identification that will be checked when entering the building. We have three separate, fenced in playgrounds with developmentally appropriate equipment on each one. This gives the children a safe environment to play in while outdoors. All of our teachers are CPR and First Aid 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 wanted to take a minute to say just how wonderful the staff (including new staff!) have been this fall and /winter. Having your support throughout our first cold and flu season has been amazing. It is a wonderful feeling knowing that your staff is keeping a close eye on our daughter when I cannot be with her. You have all guided Mike and I through this fall and winter and share our concerns like I feel no other care-providers could. Being first time parents, this is absolutely priceless to us. We feel so comfortable with our daughter there and have seen so many great gains in her development that we attribute to her being there. We cannot thank you enough!

- Mother
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