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Hayward Road KinderCare

Katherine Boldebook, Center Director

90 Hayward Rd Acton MA 01720
(978) 264-9045 Contact this center

Ages: 6 weeks to 7 years

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Route 27 and Charter RD Infront of the Highschool

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Local will bus to center/ will bus to Acton Public, Douglas, Conant, McCarthy- Town, Merriam, and Gates

Our center is accredited by NAEYC.

This center is open.
We’re open to serve hardworking families in your community! Check out the new health and safety measures we’ve put in place to protect families and staff. We can’t wait to see you soon! 


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.


What Learning Looks Like

Our talented early-childhood teachers set kids down the path toward becoming lifelong learners in a positive, safe, and nurturing environment.

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.

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.

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 Academy™ (3 – 12 Years)

In Cooking Academy, kids learn new recipes from cultures around the world and develop a healthy relationship with food. Kids in this delightful and delicious program whip up everything from Southwest rainbow lettuce wraps to pumpkin muffins, building their skills in STEM, communication, and more along the way. And yes—little chefs get to eat their culinary creations!

Music Explorers™ (2 – 4 Years)

KinderCare families are already giving a standing ovation to our newest Learning Adventures program: Music Explorers! Built entirely from scratch, our new program teaches kids to sing, move, listen, play instruments, and even create their own tunes. It blends math, science, social studies, literacy, and mindfulness (think yoga!) for a uniquely KinderCare way of learning the foundations of music.

Phonics Adventures® (2 – 4 Years)

Learning how to read is a whole lot of fun at KinderCare! We help kids grow to love books and words (and get ready for kindergarten) in our Phonics Adventures program. From discovering the basics of vowels to practicing poetry, kids learn all about letters and sounds in small-group lessons made just for their age group. (Bonus: Kids who attend our phonics program are more prepared than their peers for school—and we have the data to prove it.)

STEM Innovators (3-8 Years)

You’ve probably heard a lot about how important STEM education is for your child, but what does that really mean? Our STEM Innovators program takes kids’ natural ability to make sense of the world and applies it to robotics, chemistry, coding, geology, and more. Your child will experiment with activities like learning how lemon juice and baking soda interact to uncover secret messages, watching fizzy reactions in action, and discovering how to use technology to do amazing things!

Our Teachers

We're the only company in early childhood education to select teachers based on natural talent. Being a great educator isn't enough though. KinderCare teachers are also amazing listeners, nurturers, boo-boo fixers, and smile-makers. Put more simply, we love our teachers and your child will, too.

Meet just a few of our amazing KinderCare teachers!


An Artist's Heart

"My classroom is full of art!” says Mary Annthipie-Bane, an award-winning early childhood educator at KinderCare. Art and creative expression, she says, help children discover who they really are.

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We put our best-in-class teachers in a best-in-class workplace. We're so proud to have been named one of Gallup's 37 winners of the Great Workplace Award. When you put great teachers in an engaging center, your children will experience an amazing place to learn and grow.

Our Families

Don't take our word for it. Hear what our families have to say about our amazing center!

  • Our family has been with KLC on Hayward Rd. in Acton for almost 5 years. Both of our boys absolutely love going there, and my husband and I feel fortunate to have such caring and thoughtful teachers looking after them. KLC is loving, stimulating, and safe environment where our sons (and us!) have made many friends, and grown so much.

    Melissa M. - KinderCare Parent
  • Okay, I don’t really know how this KinderCare facility retains its teachers and staff, but I can tell you how grateful the students’ families are that it does! While we may not know what the ingredients are, it’s apparent that there is a certain chemistry and level of standards at this facility that lifts up the students and the teachers and encourages them to stay at that higher level. I can’t think of a single teacher there who has taken the easy road when she was tired or having a hard day. The level of effort and professionalism is really incredible, especially compared to other workplaces I’ve observed that had far fewer challenges.
    There is the appreciation I have for Kristin’s cooking class, when I find myself chopping apples (for what seems like hours) in order to replicate those cute little mini apple pies the following weekend. There is the appreciation I have for each of the teachers that my daughter has had the good fortune to be associated with. There is the excellent advice that is always available when I need help with a behavioral or learning pattern. The staff and teachers have to deal with a wide range of personalities among the students and parents, and they do that consistently and kindly. I’m sure there are lots of special requests and “Did you know that…?” conversations from parents, and the staff and teachers are accommodating but honest, based on their years of experience. I hope that the annual Teacher Appreciation Week gives you a sense of how much the parents appreciate wonderful teachers like you!
    Lastly, I want to confirm that first impressions during daycare center tours are very important, and in this case they were also correct. Before visiting this KinderCare, I had visited four other centers (after leaving a center because of one grumpy teacher who was, unfortunately, the main “greeter” for parents every morning). I loved the wide range of teacher ages I saw at KinderCare, because it gives you that combination of experience and new ideas. I also liked the fact that the teachers seemed genuine, and didn’t drop everything to come talk to me. They did talk to me, of course, but they were still taking care of the children, and it didn’t look like a performance for visitors. That first impression has proven true through the past 3.5 years: the staff and teachers are genuine but honest, and give it their all every day. Many of you are parents as well, so you know what I mean when I say “it means the world to know your child is in excellent hands”. I have a hard time imagining what it will be like when my daughter moves on to Kindergarten, but I know it will involve a lot of gratitude, excitement and sadness.

    Stephanie W. - KinderCare Parent
  • "Leave my child with a stranger? No way!"
    That is definitely the first thought that every new parent has when considering child care.
    Two children and five-and-a-half years and later, we can definitely say that the teachers at KinderCare are far from strangers. They have been such a huge influence in both of our kids' daily lives. The teachers and staff at the center have been responsible for helping them grow, shaping who they are, and keeping them safe. It is so important knowing that you can trust the teachers and caregivers that you leave your child with daily and it's reassuring knowing that within no time, they are like part of your family. Both our kids and us value the special connections we have made through KinderCare.

    Becky and Andrew D. - KinderCare Parent
  • We moved to Acton about two years ago and one of my biggest stressors was finding a daycare for my two children. After I toured the Hayward Road KinderCare with Helena Prentiss, the Center Director, and met some of the teachers, I left knowing that my children would be cared for, loved and valued here. I could feel that Helena and her teachers had created something special. Two years later, I was right! If you ask my three-year-old what he likes most about school, he just starts naming his teachers: “Elena, Jen, Andrea, Nancy, Debbie, Stephanie, Carrie, Barbara…” and on it goes. Any teacher who is there at the end of the day gets a big smile, hug, and goodbye from him—he clearly loves them, and I can see they love him too. Yes it is important that he learns his ABC’s, his colors and numbers, and he is, but that his teachers also show him through their actions and words that he is special and valued provides him the foundation for developing his own self-confidence and sense of self-worth and that is invaluable. To me it’s what excellent teachers do.
    I could go on with many examples of how Helena and her staff have supported my whole family, in times of work crises, family emergencies and medical scares. But suffice it to say that the Hayward Road KinderCare is a community of support, love and care that I am grateful, and proud my family is part of.

    Sandy M. - KinderCare Parent

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Who Are KinderCare Families?

They hail from hundreds of cities across the country from countless backgrounds, and proudly represent every walk in life. What our families have in common, though, is the want to give their children the best start in life. We are so proud to be their partner in parenting.

Hear from just a few of our amazing KinderCare families.

A Globe-Trotting Family Finds A

Home in Houston

Four young children, four different passports, two languages, two full-time jobs…oh, and a few triathlons thrown in for good measure. Meet the globe-trotting Colettas—a family on the go.

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