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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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Special Instructions:
Up the street From Cummings Park Off Of Montvale Ave

Neighborhood:
Off Interstate 93 & 95

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
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Welcome

We are the Woburn Kinder Care 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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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.

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

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 3 years as a nanny of 7 children, softball and soccer coach and Sunday School teacher.
    Year Started:
    8/1/2003
    Tenure:
    13 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    12 Years
    Education:
    Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Maira, Toddler 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. Ms. Maira has countless training hours and is always eager to learn something new. She is working towards her teacher certification.

    Year Started:
    10/18/2008
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Five years
  • Ms. Janet, Prekindergarten Classroom

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

    Ms. Janet has a Bachelor's of Science in Early Education and an Associate's 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:
    26 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    24 years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree of Science, Associate's Degree in Psychology
  • Ms. Maggie, Preschool Classroom

    I love getting to know the children and having the ability to help them achieve their best.

    Ms. Maggie started here at Kinder Care 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.

    Year Started:
    5/8/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Ten years
    Education:
    Associate's Degree in Child Development, Early Childhood Teaching Certificate
  • Ms. Colleen H.

    Ms. Colleen H., Program Specialist/Learning Adventures Classroom

    I love being part of children's lives. The best rewards are the smiles you get from them.

    Ms. Colleen has been with Kinder Care for 12 years and has worked with infants through prekindergarten age children. Ms. Colleen takes pride in her job as she understands the importance of teaching and developing our youth. She is also excited to take on her new role as Program Specialist; she will be supporting other teachers within the building to develop curriculum and sustain high quality curriculum implementation. She's had countless numbers of training hours and continues her education each year to add more exciting ideas and best practices to the center.

    Year Started:
    3/15/2001
    Tenure:
    15 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    12 years

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.

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
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