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Woburn KinderCare

Francine Foster, Center Director

225 Washington St. Woburn MA 01801
(781) 935-7040 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 8 YEAR-OLDS
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Neighborhood:
Off Interstate 93 & 95

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
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Welcome

We are the Woburn KinderCare located on Washington Street, located close to both Route 93 and Route 95. We take great pride in teaching and watching each and every child learn and grow with us. We offer an excellent literacy-based education curriculum as well as many extra enrichment programs. Come in and see for yourself how everything we do is designed for learning!

Francine Foster, Center Director

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AMERICA’S MOST ACCREDITED

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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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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.

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.

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

Welcome to the Woburn Kinder Care. We are very 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. Here at Woburn KinderCare, our parent's consider us to be a part of their families. Your child will not only have a safe, secure, and stimulating environment to learn in, but will have support from a team of caring and dedicated teachers.

  • Francine Foster

    Francine Foster, Center Director

    I love the opportunity to be able to work directly with the parents as well as being able to spend some time with the children in the classroom. I love being able to watch the excitement on a child's face when they learn something new.

    Francine started at Woburn Kinder Care as an assistant teacher and worked hard to grow into a lead teacher and then a program specialist before becoming an assistant director. She is very passionate about working with children and teaming up with the families. Francine's experience with KinderCare has furthered her goals of enriching the lives of children through curriculum, positive guidance and support and allowing the children to learn, grow and discover the world around them.
    Previous Experience:
    Francine has worked for three years as a nanny of seven children, softball and soccer coach and Sunday School teacher.
    Year Started:
    8/1/2003
    Tenure:
    14 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    12 Years
    Education:
    Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Jessica

    Jessica, Assistant Director

    "My goal is to help children develop and grow into wonderful, caring and loving members of society.

    Miss Jessica has been a part of our Woburn KinderCare team for two years and has been working with children for 10 years! She started as an assistant teacher helping out in classrooms of all ages and through her passion and drive for enriching the lives of children, she worked her way up to the Assistant Director position. She comes to work with an optimistic outlook every day and is always ready and willing to support the families and staff at the center.

    Favorite Children's Book:

    There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly 

    Year Started:
    8/1/2015
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 years
    Education:
    Bachelor's degree of Science in Psychology
  • Ashley

    Ashley, Program Specialist

    "I want to help each child grow individually and develop into smart, responsible and caring human beings.

    Miss Ashley earned her bachelor's degree in Interdisciplinary studies and early childhood education at Fitchburg State University in 2013. She has been working for KinderCare Woburn since October 2014 and has been in the early childhood field for six years. Miss Ashley started out in our preschool classroom and the children always loved the engaging and interactive activities in her room. Since then she has worked her way up to the Program Specialist position. She's always a team player and works with her staff to create a wonderful environment for the children and families to come to daily.

    Favorite Children's Book:

    Green Eggs and Ham 

    Year Started:
    10/6/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    6 years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies and Early Childhood
  • Ms. Fallon

    Ms. Fallon, Preschool Classroom

    Fallon graduated high school in 2014 and has always enjoyed spending time with children. Her passion for teaching and creative ways shine throughout the classroom. She enjoys watching each child in her classroom reach new milestones everyday.

    Favorite Children's Book:

    Left Foot, Right Foot 

    Year Started:
    4/10/2017
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 Year
  • Ms. Hannah

    Ms. Hannah, Preschool Classroom

    Miss Hannah has been a part of our KinderCare team for two years. She is an important member of our team because she works hard to ensure that all children are having a great day! Currently in school, Hannah is pursuing her bachelor's in Early Childhood Education and English!

    Favorite Children's Book:

    Harold and the Purple Crayon 

    Year Started:
    5/22/2015
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3 Years
    Education:
    Currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education and English
  • Ms. Allison

    Ms. Allison, Preschool Classroom

    Miss Allison has been a part of our KinderCare team for three years but has been working with children for about 18 years! She works hard to keep the children in her classroom engaged in creative projects and makes sure each child feels loved and important. 

    Favorite Children's Book:

    The Llama Llama Series

    Year Started:
    9/23/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20 years
  • Ms. Maggie

    Ms. Maggie, Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Maggie started here at KinderCare in May of 2012 and has many years experience of working with children. She is Lead Teacher certified through the Department of Early Education for all ages. She is also director certified. Ms. Maggie has brought a lot of experience and knowledge to our team and loves to implement curriculum.

    Favorite Children's Book:

    The Mitten 

    Year Started:
    5/8/2012
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10
    Education:
    Associate Degree in Child Development, Early Childhood Teaching Certificate
  • Ms. Maira

    Ms. Maira, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    I like it when I enter the room and the children are able to greet me with a smile and say my name.

    Ms. Maira has been with KinderCare since 2008. Since then, she has gained experience working with children from Infants through Prekindergarten. She is always eager to learn something new and loves watching her children grow daily.

    Favorite Children's Book:

    Silly Sally 

    Year Started:
    10/18/2008
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5
    Education:
    Child Development Associate
  • Mrs. Barbara

    Mrs. Barbara, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Miss Barbara has been a part of our KinderCare team for three years. Her bubbly personality and positive attitude makes her a wonderful member of our team! She has a passion for what she does in the Discovery Preschool classroom.

    Favorite Children's Book:

    The Llama Llama Series 

    Year Started:
    4/4/2014
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3 years
  • Ashley

    Ashley, Infant Classroom

    Ashley has worked with KinderCare since January of 2016. She loves spending time with the infants and watching them reach new milestones!

    Favorite Children's Book:

    The Very Hungry Caterpillar 

    Year Started:
    1/11/2016
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 years
    Education:
    Associate degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Lauren

    Lauren, Infant Classroom

    Lauren has been working for KinderCare since February of 2016. She enjoys allowing the infants to explore the classroom and the outdoors! Her love for children is what puts a smile on each child in her classroom face everyday!

    Favorite Children's Book:

    The Very Hungry Caterpillar

    Year Started:
    2/29/2016
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    6 years
    Education:
    Bachelor's of Science and Bachelor's of Art in Business Management and Marketing and a Master of Education in Elementary Education
  • Meaghan

    Meaghan, Floater

    Meaghan has been working with children for the past ten years. She enjoys working with children of all different ages throughout the center. She loves singing silly songs and reading books to the children!

    Favorite Children's Book:

    Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you See?

    Year Started:
    2/9/2015
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 years
    Education:
    Associate Degree In Psychology and Child Development Associate
  • Lani

    Lani, Infant Classroom

    Miss Lani has been a very important part of our Infant team for four years now. She has an extremely nurturing personality and that's why she forms strong bonds with the infants in her classroom.

    Favorite Children's Book:

    The Giving Tree 

    Year Started:
    9/5/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    16 years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate
  • Ms. Julie

    Ms. Julie, Toddler Classroom

    Miss Julie has been a part of our KinderCare team for over three years. Her enthusiastic and humorous personality keeps her toddlers giggling all day long! She keeps the energy in her classroom fun and engaging.

    Favorite Children's Book:

    The Very Hungry Caterpillar 

    Year Started:
    3/25/2014
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    14 years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Psychology
  • Ms. Disha

    Ms. Disha, Toddler Classroom

    Miss Disha has been a part of our KinderCare team for over two years. Her optimistic attitude and caring personality make her a valued member of our team. Her artistic spirit inspires the children’s creativity.

    Favorite Children's Book:

    One Fish, Two Fish 

    Year Started:
    1/26/2015
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2+
    Education:
    Currently working towards a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing
  • Ms. Brianna

    Ms. Brianna, Floater

    Miss Brianna has been a part of our KinderCare team for two years. Her ability to work in any classroom makes her a valued member of our staff. She maintains a positive attitude while engaging with children and families to keep them happy. 

    Favorite Children's Book:

    The Very Hungry Caterpillar

    Year Started:
    6/25/2015
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 years
    Education:
    Currently working on a Bachelor's in Communications
  • Mrs. Rhonda

    Mrs. Rhonda, Floater

    Miss Rhonda has been a part of our KinderCare team for three years. She comes in to work with a smile on her face every day and that attitude is simply contagious. She has a passion for books and loves reading stories to her children to inspire their love for learning. 

    Favorite Children's Book:

    Put me in the Zoo

    Year Started:
    10/17/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    16 years
    Education:
    Bachelor's of Science in Business
  • Ms. Janet, Prekindergarten Classroom

    I love to help the children learn and grow to be proud of themselves.

    Ms. Janet has a bachelor of science in Early Education and an associate in Psychology. She is teacher certified through the department of Early Education and Care from Infants through Prekindergarten, and has Director II Qualifications. Ms. Janet takes a lot of pride in her teaching.

    Year Started:
    8/11/1990
    Tenure:
    27 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    24 years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree of Science, Associate Degree in Psychology

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
  • Italian

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

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

All of our teachers are provided with health and safety training as well as CPR and First Aid certification training. Our center offers a great playground that is securely fenced-in, and the younger children have their own space separate from the older children. Also, each side of the playground offers developmental and age-appropriate equipment, in addition to plenty of space for running around, playing ball, and riding bikes.

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.

To the KinderCare - Woburn Center: We can’t thank you enough for all you’ve done for our daughter, especially Ms. Janet, Ms. Ellen, Ms. Marta, and Ms. Antonella. Thank you for all the love we received here. Lots of blessings to all!

- Parents

I have had the pleasure of having Ms. Janet for my son’s transition into Prekindergarten. Every time I see her and/or speak with her, she puts a smile on my face with her warm welcomes and positive outlooks. She provides a great balance of grace and authority with the children and is a wonderful communicator to the kids and to Brian and I. We have grown very fond of her! This goes without saying that the teachers at KinderCare are all wonderful, but I just wanted to reach out and share with you the lasting impact Ms. Janet has given us in the short time we had her as a teacher. Thank you!

- Parents

Our family cannot begin to express our gratitude for all the hard work, effort, love, and dedication shown to our children. This was our first experience with preschool, and we could not have chosen a better place for our children to grown, learn, and develop their early learning and social skills. As a mom returning to the workplace, you gave me and my family the confidence and trust we were looking for in a school. It is a very difficult decision to leave your children with people whom you barely know, but your reassuring and understanding ways made the decision very easy. Although the time comes for every child to move on to the next chapter of their life, we are truly going to miss each and every person at KinderCare. We thank you so much for all of the love and support you have shown our family. It is truly appreciated. Please let us know if there is ever anything we can do to give back to you the way you have given to us. Thank you, and we love you!

- Mother

I wanted to write this letter to express my thanks to all of you for the incredible care you’ve given to my son over the last year. It seems like it was yesterday that I dropped him off to you - the day after his first birthday - for his first day of school. He couldn’t even walk! I was terrified and hysterical. But since that day, I have never worried once when I knew he was in your care. I am still surprised at how each and every teacher in your school knows him and has a personal relationship with him, whether they were teaching in his class or not. Each staff member is always helpful, respectful and pleasant. Your school is bright, happy and filled with total caring and love for children. I know as a nervous, first mother, I have called KinderCare to check in on my son constantly. I never once got a negative reaction from anyone. We have gone through some very hard times in our family, and KinderCare has always been there to support Ryder and myself through those difficult times. They say it takes a village to raise a child, and for me, a single mother without much family, I could not be more appreciative to all of you at KinderCare for being part of my village in caring for my son. Thank you so much for everything!

- Mother

I want to thank Ms. Antonella for always being there for my child. She is a great teacher and also shows my child that school is not just for playing, but for learning and caring and sharing. She is a warm and tough yet loving teacher and I know with my child being in her room he will be well taken care of. There should be more teachers like her in this world.

- Parent

After my daughter’s first daycare center closed its doors without any notice to the parents, the KinderCare Center in Woburn, Massachusetts stepped up to the plate for my whole family.  The director of the Woburn, MA, center, Francine Foster, was and continues to be such a pleasure to work with; she was able to admit my daughter immediately and made my husband and I feel like we were making the right decision.  Sure enough, here we are three years later and I have no regrets at all.  

From the beginning, the teachers understood my daughter, to know when she needed a little extra attention; when she felt uncomfortable; if something was bothering her etc.  As a mother, these little extra things are more important than anything else.  From the toddler room with Ms. Maira, to the preschool room with Ms. Ashley, and finally into Pre-K with Ms. Maggie, all awesome teachers!!!

Administratively, I could not have asked for more.  Francine kept the parents up-to-date with her weekly emails.  She always responded to my questions/concerns immediately.  She always worked with me in whatever the situation was.  Not only that but Francine planned many fun events like ice cream socials, summer bbqs, parent’s night and day.  All of which allowed my daughter to work on her social skills and build up her confidence. 

It is sad that my daughter’s time at KinderCare is coming to end, as she is moving onto Kindergarten.  She is going to miss everyone tremendously as will I.  You know, when my husband and I were looking at daycares, people advised us to stay away from “chain” centers, as they didn’t provide as much personal service as the “independently owned” daycares did but they were COMPLETELY WRONG.  

I have already recommended and will continue to recommend KinderCare in Woburn to future mothers.

- Mother
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