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Needham Knowledge Beginnings

206 A St Needham MA 02494
(781) 455-8723 Contact this center

Ages: 6 weeks to 6 years
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Our center is accredited by NAEYC.

NAEYC Accreditation

Welcome to Needham Knowledge Beginnings

Welcome to Needham Knowledge Beginnings! We are located southwest of Boston, MA, near 2nd Avenue and the Charles River. Our research-based curriculum is designed to help your child develop on an emotional, social, cognitive, and physical level. Our diverse and nurturing educational environment will provide your child with opportunities to be creative, explore, and learn new skills, as our teachers work hard to help their students develop confidence for life.

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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! 

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.

Discovery Preschool Programs (2–3 Years)

This age is filled with so much wonder and curiosity. That’s why we offer a ton of books and toys and bring artwork down to kids eye level. Children in discovery preschool also begin to learn how we all work together in a classroom. Simple math and science, pretend play, and group play help them get used to a more structured school setting.

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.

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.

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.

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. While your child experiments, they’ll discover how to use technology to do amazing things!

Phonics

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!

  • Where to begin …
     
    We can’t say ENOUGH about the caregivers at Knowledge Beginnings.  We called KB “home” to our two children for nearly eight years.  You nurtured and watched them grow to be the bright, young, masterful children they are today.
    Let’s start from Day One:  
    There isn’t a parent out there that isn’t hesitant about leaving their child in someone else’s caring hands – especially an infant.  Even BEFORE we started the program, we would fret over dropping our daughter off – wondering if she’d be cuddled when she cried, acknowledged when she laughed and changed when she pooped.  She as well as our son received that and so much more.  
    No one could ask for better infant teachers.  Not only did they care for our babies, but they took care of us parents… our concerns, our fears, our crazy schedules.
    They then took that toddler “energy” and really channeled it into something great and productive.    
    Both of our children made long-lasting friendships that left big impressions on them. 
    It sad to think that they’re no longer at KB – all grown up and moving on with life.  But they have those first few years at the wonderful Knowledge Beginnings to thank for helping pave their paths in life. 
    Thank you Knowledge Beginnings,
     

    Joanne - KinderCare Parent
  • A wonderful center! My son started here at 5-months old. We chose this center because of the amazing Infant program. Although we live closer to other centers in the Needham area, this one had the strongest Infant program because the staff is excellent. Each time we visited, we always saw the teachers engaging the children in activities, books, songs etc. The center is clean, warm and inviting. We loved that we could tour anytime without an appointment. We loved that the teachers always made sure to communicate daily. The center director is present, available and approachable. She makes sure to check in with you in a regular basis for feedback. The students are always engaged in  activities and their work is displayed beautifully on the walls, so you can SEE that there is learning taking place on a regular basis. They have a wonderful, fenced in play area outside that is used daily, weather permitting, and they also have an indoor gym, which is a great space because they use it on rainy/snowy days for games, parachute, ride-ons etc. I am also thrilled that BOTH Soccer Shots and Amazing Athletes offer programs here, which my 3.5 year old loves. The center also has a Learning Adventures program that offers phonics, music, and cooking enrichment classes. It's really a fantastic center! We couldn't imagine our children anywhere else! 

    Leanne R. - 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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