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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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Special Instructions:
Off Webb Rd. and Harry St.

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Beach Elementary

Our center (families and employees) are excited about our new and improved Spirit Calendar! As well as planning a center-wide Family Picnic Day on a Saturday at a nearby park!

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Welcome

The staff of the Boston center welcome their families every day with warm smiles, and their children with open arms. You will never find a center that has the 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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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

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.

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

We, as a center, would like to welcome you to our website, 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 your child(ren) to learn and grow!

  • Ms. Georgetta McDonald

    Ms. Georgetta McDonald, Center Director

    Teaching kids to count is fine, but teaching them what counts is best." -Bob Talbert "The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires." -William A. Ward

    My name is Georgetta and I have been the Center Director here at the Boston KinderCare for eight years. I got into the early childhood education field some time ago when my children were young. It has been a great experience for me and every day I look forward seeing all the children's little faces.  As an early childhood educator, I love seeing the children learn and grow and experience new things each and every day. The best part is knowing that I made an impact in a child's life.

    Year Started:
    2/1/2008
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    25 Years
    Education:
    Program Director Approval and pursuing a Child Development Associates Credential
  • Lucretia Beard

    Lucretia Beard, Assistant Director

    Children are like wet cement, whatever falls on them makes an impression." - Haim Ginott

    My name is Lucretia,  and I was born in Sun Valley, California. I have worked for KinderCare for fifteen years, I am currently the Assistant Director. I am married and the mother of three beautiful children, two boys, Jonathan and Jordan, and one little girl, Jade. I finished high school and went on to college, where I took child care development classes. I love the enthusiasm of the kids and being able to interact with each one every day.

    Year Started:
    1/1/1999
    Tenure:
    17 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    17 Years
    Education:
    Program Director Approval and pursuing a Child Development Associates Credential
  • Ms. Gina

    Ms. Gina, Preschool Teacher

    My name is Gina and I began my child care career in 1997. I began working for KinderCare in 2000 at this center, our East Boston Center. I am currently the teacher of Preschool Room B and am loving every minute of it! I have been married since 2002 and have two step-daughters and a god-daughter. In my free time I enjoy Tae Kwon Do and have recently began Jujitsu.

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

    Ms. Martha, Pre-K Classroom

    My name is Martha and I have been working here at Kindercare since September of 2014. I truly enjoy the learning experiences that inspire the Pre-K child. After retiring from the public school system I realized that I missed the close relationships with the children. Being here at this Kindercare Center I have been able to establish a close rapport with my students and their families.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Martha worked as a public school teacher, teaching grades Kindergarten through Second Grade for thirty years.
    Year Started:
    1/1/2000
    Tenure:
    16 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    30+ Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education, Master's Degree in Elementary Education, Reading Specialist K-12
  • Ms. Caitlin

    Ms. Caitlin, Toddlers Classroom

    My name is Caitlin and I am so happy to be here at Kindercare! I love kids and have known I wanted to work with kids for as long as I can remember. My little brother and I used to play school for hours. It is such an amazing thing being able to watch these children grow amd mature, and to be a part of it all. I absolutely love arts and crafts, and we do quite a few in my class. Being able to provide information for their brains to absorb is the greatest. I know that this time is such an important time in their lives and I feel so lucky to be able to teach and inspire these children.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Tale of Peter Rabbit
    Year Started:
    9/19/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    4
    Education:
    Pursuing a Child Development Associates Credential
  • Ms. Rhiannon

    Ms. Rhiannon, Discovery Two's Classroom

    My name is Rhiannon.  I have worked with children since I was a sophomore in high school.  I have a son who is very active in school and sports, including football and baseball.  He is why I decided to work with children.  In July of  2013 I married my husband and now have two daughters.  I love spending time with my family and watching my son and grandchildren grow up.
    The reason I love my classroom is because I get to see the kids grow and explore their independence.  We love dancing, singing, and reading books.  We build block towers and love playing house together.  I 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:
    Pursuing a Child Development Associates Credential

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

  • 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 Boston Center 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 classes.

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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I want to thank you all 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 for all for everything!

- Mother
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