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Braintree Kindercare

Shauna Atkins, Center Director

467 Granite St Braintree MA 02184
(781) 356-6731 Contact this center

Ages: 6 weeks to 6 years
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Neighborhood:
Located across the street from the South Shore Plaza

Our center is accredited by NAEYC.

NAEYC Accreditation

Welcome to Braintree Kindercare

Welcome to Braintree KinderCare, located in the South Shore area of this historic Massachusetts city! Our sunny two-story facility allows us to focus on the developmental needs of each age group by giving them their own unique spaces to learn and grow. Our center also offers several communication and assessment tools to keep you in the loop on your child’s educational progress. Here, everyone belongs in our circle—we love our families and meeting new friends!

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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! 

Shauna Atkins, Our Center Director

Meet Shauna Atkins, Our Center Director

At KinderCare Since: 2020

Education: Degree in Early Childhood Education, Director 2 Certification

Favorite Children's Book: The Giving Tree

Meet Shauna Atkins! Shauna is the Center Director at KinderCare Braintree in Massachusetts. Shauna attended Massasoit Community College where she earned her degree in Early Childhood Education. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in English from Bridgewater State College. Shauna has been with KinderCare since 2020 and worked at Bright Horizons before that. Her favorite quote is, "While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is about." -Angela Schwindt. Outside of work, Shauna likes to spend time outside playing sports and spend weekends at the lake.

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.

SCHOOL-READY

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)

Leaving your baby in someone else’s care is a big step. Everyone at our centers—most importantly, our naturally gifted infant teachers—will work with you to make sure the transition goes smoothly. When you step into our infant classroom, you’ll see how much we want your infant to feel safe, loved, and ready to explore their world.

Toddler Programs (1–2 Years)

Everything in our toddler classroom is designed for little explorers. That’s because a lot is going on at this age. When your child is wandering all over the place, that means they’re learning and discovering new things every day. We’ll help them explore their interests (and find new ones!) as they play and learn.

Preschool Programs (3–4 Years)

This age is all about expression, when kids really start to form their own ideas about what they want to play and how they want to create. Every day in our preschool classroom, your child will explore science experiments, create artwork, and play pretend—all the skills needed for their big next step: kindergarten!

Prekindergarten Programs (4–5 Years)

When you walk into one of our pre-K classrooms, you’ll see artwork and writing displayed around the room. Labels are everywhere to help kids connect letters with words. You’ll also see pictures on the walls that reflect the families in our community. Your child will also deepen their knowledge in language, math, science, Spanish, and social skills.

Kindergarten Programs (5–6 Years)

Welcome to kindergarten: the gateway to grade school and everything that comes next! Offered in select centers, our kindergarten programs have small class sizes and curriculums that mix learning and fun. The basic building blocks of reading, writing, math, and science are key in kindergarten, so we make sure they get lots of practice in all of these areas.

School Break Programs (preschool, prekindergarten, and school-age)

Winter break, spring break, summer break—when school’s out (but you still need to work), you can count on KinderCare to provide a safe and supportive learning environment that’s focused on fun. We welcome children ages 5–12 during school break times and make sure they have a sensational, screen-free experience they won’t forget.

Participating Child Care Aware Center

KinderCare partners with Child Care Aware® of America to offer fee assistance for Active Duty military families and flexible support to fit their 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. They’ll 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! Kids will learn to sing, move, listen, play instruments, and even create their own tunes. Our original curriculum 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.)

Dance Adventures

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!

A KINDERCARE TEACHER WITH

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!

  • We've been part of the KinderCare family since 2008 and have two children in care. The staff members are kind, attentive, caring and fun and the kids are learning so much, especially our kindergartner. We can't imagine having our babies anywhere else!

    Sharon - KinderCare Parent
  • The staff at Kindercare are great. My daughter has been attending since October. From the get go, KC has put my mind at ease. They answered all of my questions and helped my daughter transition into a daycare routine. She loves going to "school" and even requests to go on her days off. Christina and Amy are wonderful and all of my daughter's teachers are great. Keri, Stephanie, Natalie, Tonya and Alma are very caring. My daughter loves going to KC.

    Dawne - KinderCare Parent
  • We have always appreciated how much all of the teachers and helpers have taken care of our daughter. From the infant room through the preschool room, she has thrived. She recalls many fond memories of her friends and teachers. Thank you for providing such a nurturing environment for her.

    Sally and Ethan W. - 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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