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East Boston KinderCare

Ms. Georgetta McDonald, Center Director

9500 E. Boston Wichita KS 67207
(316) 684-4574 Contact this center

Ages: 1 YEAR-OLDS to 12 Year-Olds
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Welcome

The staff of the Boston center welcomes their families every day with warm smiles and their children with open arms. You will never find a center that has a heart of gold like these women. The personalities found here are a wide variety, along with amount of experience, but they mesh together to make an unstoppable team.

Ms. Georgetta McDonald, 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.

Monthly Activities

July's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: What’s the Weather and Wonderful Water
This month we go all natural as infants and toddlers are introduced to the weather and children in Discovery Preschool experiment and have fun with water. Sensory adventures will continue for infants as they explore playing with colored water and experiment with how pinwheels and scarves move in the wind. Meanwhile, toddlers will use musical instruments to create the sound of rain and will connect their learning to the world as they role-play different weather scenarios, such as a warm summer day at the beach and a cold, snowy winter day. In Discovery Preschool, children will be learning about different bodies of water as well as how people use water in their everyday lives.

Children 4 to 5 years old: Spectacular Science and All About Books
In the first two weeks of this month, we take older children on a scientific journey of discovery to learn more about the natural world before turning the focus to the amazing world of books! Preschoolers will learn about states of matter, force, motion, and magnetism; children in Pre-K will learn about natural formations like rivers, mountains, and deserts; and kindergarteners will discover the importance of reducing, reusing, and recycling. When we turn to books, children will learn about the different parts of books, explore the roles of author and illustrator, and learn what makes a book fiction or nonfiction.

November's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Foods and Flavors
This month infants, toddlers, and the little ones in Discovery Preschool will be exploring foods and flavors! It’s never too early to expose children to healthy food—even babies who aren’t eating solids yet. All children will explore, read about, play with, and create around different foods, but each age group will have a different focus. Infants will practice sensory exploration and create their own pretend soup, toddlers will count and measure food items, and the children in Discovery Preschool will learn about the different food groups—including a pretend farmers market. 

Children 4–5 years old: Farms and Community
The older children will focus on learning first about farms, and then their community! Farms are filled with so many science- and social science-based learning opportunities for children. Children will learn all about barns and farming equipment, which animals are raised on a farm, and which crops are grown. They’ll also focus on their own communities and learn all about the different kinds of places that exist, the people who live there, and the jobs that those people do.

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.

Our Programs

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.

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.

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.

Teachers & Staff

We as a center would like to welcome you to our web page, and encourage you to come meet and visit with the group of talented teachers that make our East Boston Center such a wonderful place for children to learn and grow!

  • Ms. Georgetta McDonald

    Ms. Georgetta McDonald, Center Director

    Ms. Georgetta has been the Center Director here at the Boston KinderCare for eight years. She got into the early childhood education field some time ago when her own children were young. It has been a great experience for her and every day she looks forward to seeing all the children's little faces. As an early childhood educator, Ms. Georgetta loves seeing the children learn and grow and experience new things each and every day. The best part is knowing that she made an impact in a child's life.

    Year Started:
    2/1/2008
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    25
    Education:
    Program Director Approval; Child Development Associate Credential (In Progress)
  • Ms. Lucretia Beard

    Ms. Lucretia Beard, Assistant Director

    Ms. Lucretia was born in Sun Valley, California. She has worked for KinderCare for 15 years, and is currently the Assistant Director. Ms. Lucretia is married and the mother of three beautiful children: two boys, Jonathan and Jordan, and one little girl, Jade. Ms. Lucretia finished high school and went on to college, where she took child care development classes. She loves the enthusiasm of the kids and being able to interact with each one every day.

    Year Started:
    1/1/1999
    Tenure:
    18 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    17
    Education:
    Program Director Approval; Child Development Associate Credential (In Progress)
  • Ms. Caitlin

    Ms. Caitlin, Toddler Classroom

    Ms. Caitlin is so happy to be here at KinderCare! She loves kids and has known she wanted to work with kids for as long as she can remember. She and her little brother used to play school for hours. It is such an amazing thing for Ms. Caitlin to be able to watch these children grow and mature, and to be a part of it all. She absolutely loves arts and crafts, and the children do quite a few of those as well in her class. Being able to provide information for their brains to absorb is the greatest. Ms. Caitlin knows that this is such an important time in their lives and she feels so lucky to be able to teach and inspire these children.

    Favorite Children's Book:

    The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter

    Year Started:
    9/19/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    4
    Education:
    Child Development Associate Credential (In Progress)
  • Ms. Rhiannon

    Ms. Rhiannon, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Rhiannon has worked with children since she was a sophomore in high school. She has a son who is very active in school and sports, including football and baseball. He is why she decided to work with children. In July of  2013, she married her husband and they now have two daughters. Ms. Rhiannon loves spending time with her family and watching her son and grandchildren grow up.
    The reason she loves her classroom is because she gets to see the kids grow and explore their independence. She and the children in her classroom love dancing, singing, and reading books. They build block towers and love playing house together. Ms. Rhiannon can't wait to get to know you and your family!

    Year Started:
    10/30/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10
    Education:
    Child Development Associate Credential (In Progress)
  • Ms. Gina

    Ms. Gina, Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Gina began her child care career in 1997. She began working for KinderCare in 2000 at this center, our East Boston Center. Ms. Gina is currently the teacher of Preschool Classroom B and is loving every minute of it! She has been married since 2002 and has two step-daughters and a god-daughter. In her free time, Ms. Gina enjoys Tae Kwon Do and has recently begun learning Jujitsu.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Gina started out as a teacher assistant in the Toddler Classroom. She worked her way up to be the lead teacher in the Preschool Classroom.
    Year Started:
    1/1/2001
    Tenure:
    16 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    16
    Education:
    Child Development Associate Credential
  • Ms. Martha

    Ms. Martha, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Ms. Martha has been working here at Kindercare since September of 2014. She truly enjoys the learning experiences that inspire the Pre-K set. After retiring from the public school system, she realized that she missed the close relationships with the children. Being here at this Kindercare Center, Ms. Martha has been able to establish a close rapport with her students and their families.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Martha worked as a public school teacher teaching kindergarten through second grade for 30 years.
    Year Started:
    1/1/2000
    Tenure:
    17 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    30+
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education; Master's Degree in Elementary Education; Reading Specialist K-12

Upcoming Center Activities

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July's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: What’s the Weather and Wonderful Water
This month we go all natural as infants and toddlers are introduced to the weather and children in Discovery Preschool experiment and have fun with water. Sensory adventures will continue for infants as they explore playing with colored water and experiment with how pinwheels and scarves move in the wind. Meanwhile, toddlers will use musical instruments to create the sound of rain and will connect their learning to the world as they role-play different weather scenarios, such as a warm summer day at the beach and a cold, snowy winter day. In Discovery Preschool, children will be learning about different bodies of water as well as how people use water in their everyday lives.

Children 4 to 5 years old: Spectacular Science and All About Books
In the first two weeks of this month, we take older children on a scientific journey of discovery to learn more about the natural world before turning the focus to the amazing world of books! Preschoolers will learn about states of matter, force, motion, and magnetism; children in Pre-K will learn about natural formations like rivers, mountains, and deserts; and kindergarteners will discover the importance of reducing, reusing, and recycling. When we turn to books, children will learn about the different parts of books, explore the roles of author and illustrator, and learn what makes a book fiction or nonfiction.

Tuesday July 04, 2017
Center Closed for 4th of July

Monday July 17, 2017
Open House

Save your space today!  Our teachers would like to invite you to our Open House event, from July 17th – 21st.

Come meet our team! They’d love to tell you about their passion for teaching and how our kids enter school better prepared than their peers. Experience what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. Best of all, you’ll see our curriculum in action and watch the children laugh as they learn. 

Tuesday July 18, 2017
Open House

Save your space today!  Our teachers would like to invite you to our Open House event, from July 17th – 21st.

Come meet our team! They’d love to tell you about their passion for teaching and how our kids enter school better prepared than their peers. Experience what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. Best of all, you’ll see our curriculum in action and watch the children laugh as they learn. 

Wednesday July 19, 2017
Open House

Save your space today!  Our teachers would like to invite you to our Open House event, from July 17th – 21st.

Come meet our team! They’d love to tell you about their passion for teaching and how our kids enter school better prepared than their peers. Experience what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. Best of all, you’ll see our curriculum in action and watch the children laugh as they learn. 

Thursday July 20, 2017
Open House

Save your space today!  Our teachers would like to invite you to our Open House event, from July 17th – 21st.

Come meet our team! They’d love to tell you about their passion for teaching and how our kids enter school better prepared than their peers. Experience what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. Best of all, you’ll see our curriculum in action and watch the children laugh as they learn. 

Friday July 21, 2017
Open House

Save your space today!  Our teachers would like to invite you to our Open House event, from July 17th – 21st.

Come meet our team! They’d love to tell you about their passion for teaching and how our kids enter school better prepared than their peers. Experience what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. Best of all, you’ll see our curriculum in action and watch the children laugh as they learn. 

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

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Additional Menu Options

  • 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

Here at the East Boston KinderCare, we pride ourselves on the safety of our children, families, and our employees. There are fenced-in playgrounds, and a lock on the front door that requires a code in order to enter the building. Our staff stays up to date on all CPR and First Aid certifications.

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.

Thank you, East Boston KinderCare, for what you have done for my daughter and for all that you've taught her. She has learned so much. It's obvious that she loved being there and has enjoyed the time spent with her teachers and her friends. You will all be missed. Thank you all for everything!

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