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Milford KinderCare

Debbie Morales, Center Director

39 Wellington Rd Milford CT 06461
(203) 876-2796 Contact this center

Ages: 6 weeks to 12 years

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Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Pumpkin Delight School Mathewson Elementary School John F Kennedy Elementary School

Our center is accredited by NAEYC.

NAEYC Accreditation

We’re proud of the industry-leading health and safety measures we’ve put in place to protect your family and our staff. And, if you need distance learning support for elementary school kids, grade K-6, we’re here for you. Contact our center director to learn more. 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.

Private Kindergarten Programs (5 – 6 Years)

As children reach school age, our comprehensive full-day kindergarten program helps them explore, communicate, and create – all in a nurturing, small-class setting. Our team of expert educators has created a unique curriculum of reading, language, arts, math, science, and physical fitness that’s presented in a fun way to encourage a lifelong love of learning. Plus, our program is aligned with local and state elementary school standards, so children will be prepared to confidently enter first grade.

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.

Elementary School Distance Learning

Healthy bodies, happy hearts, growing minds. We make distance learning easy on your whole family! Our teachers are trained to facilitate safe and dynamic learning experiences online and in-person. Since every school has their own learning plan, we’ve added flexible enrollment options to meet your family’s needs. Whether you choose to enroll full-time, part-time, or before and after school, we’re here for you!

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.)


Spanish Adventures provides young learners with a foundation for later success with the Spanish language. Music, games, children's Spanish literature, and other tools give children multiple opportunities to hear, practice, and see Spanish language for vocabulary and conversational development. Curriculum includes lessons on greetings, numbers, colors, animals, family, body parts and pets as well as how to get engage conversationally during common scenarios at home, a restaurant, or at the zoo. Qué pasa?

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!

  • My son has always had the worst stranger anxiety. He never wanted anyone near him and definitely didn't want anyone to feed him. When he transitioned into his two-year-old class, the teachers did everything, and I mean everything, to make him have the best day. My son refused to talk and it took close to eight weeks before he got comfortable to eat. Now almost six months in his class, he cannot go an hour without talking about school and his teachers. As a parent, it is such a great feeling knowing your child is in such amazing care!  The teachers are amazing at what they do and it's not because it's their job, it's because you can tell they love their job and the children in their class. 

    Tara - KinderCare Parent
  • "KinderCare of Milford's staff have been great.  Our son started attending when he was three years old.  They welcomed him and continue to make his experience a caring, safe, and fun time.  The staff cares for all the children and really take the time to speak to me when I need them to."

    Jennifer - KinderCare Parent
  • "We have been part of the KinderCare family since 2010. We were impressed on our very first visit. The staff was very welcoming and answered all of our questions. We wanted to find a child care center that would give us peace of mind, while providing our children with the best start at education. We knew that KinderCare was the place for us. We now have two children at KinderCare and they are both very happy there. I would love to take credit for all that my children have learned, but the credit goes to the wonderful staff. They are loving and supportive and they make learning fun! They take the time to know each child and their family. At the end of the day, I know that my children are safe, having a good time and learning. Thank you for all you do."

    Kris - KinderCare Parent
  • "I feel fortunate to have found such a great learning center for my child. He has excelled above and beyond my expectations and I am truly greatful for the wonderful teachers whom have guided him. The staff at KinderCare have become like family and I know that they have my child's best interest in everything they do."

    Catherine - KinderCare Parent
  • "Deciding on a center for your children is such a stressful thing! When we walked into the Milford KinderCare building for the first time, we felt a huge sense of relief. The rooms are clean, the space is secure, and the classrooms are age-appropriate and bright and fun! Though we have seen some teachers go, there is a consistency in the level of care and concern for our children. They have fun during the day, but they are also learning and thriving. We feel incredibly blessed to be part of this family who loves and cares for our children as their own! No price can be put on our peace of mind or on the amount of love our children receive there every day."

    Amy - KinderCare Parent
  • "We chose KinderCare Learning Center back in 2005 for our first son because the hours were so great, and it was close to our home and extended family. 6:30 PM pick-up really helps when you work crazy hours, as does their minimal holiday schedule and very few storm-related cancellations. We always know we can count on KinderCare to be there for us when we need them. Also, the fact that KinderCare offered hot lunch and transportation to and from our son's future elementary school was a huge plus for us. Finally, having a summer camp option, phonics and other value-added learning programs available is just another bonus. When we had our second child in 2008, it was a no-brainer to send him to KinderCare as well. KinderCare is a nurturing, safe environment with wonderful teachers and a great curriculum for the kids. We are proud to say our boys are both products of KinderCare."

    Brenda & Tyrone - 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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