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Newington KinderCare

Jessica Wesh, Center Director

143 Pascone Pl Newington CT 06111
(860) 665-0729 Contact this center

Ages: 6 weeks to 12 years

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Off Berlin Turnpike; in between Chili's and TGI Friday's Restaurants

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Anna Reynolds, Ruth Chaffee and John Patterson

Our center is accredited by NAEYC.

We’re proud to offer distance learning for elementary school kids, grade K-6! We’ll ensure your child is logged on, help them with their school schedule, make sure they have plenty of mental and physical breaks throughout the day, and our highly-trained teachers are here to help your child stay on track! As always, we also offer care for all children ages 6 weeks to 12 years old. Check out the industry-leading health and safety measures we’ve put in place to protect your family and our 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.

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.)

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!

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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 child is in the preschool classroom here at the Newington KInderCare. As a preschooler, my son has developed a great understanding of his letters, numbers and shapes. He has learned so much throughout his three years at KinderCare. He is excited and eager to go to school everyday and to spend time with his teachers and friends. All of his teachers go above and beyond to take such good care of my son and I am very thankful for their thoughtfulness.

    Jackie - KinderCare Parent
  • My son has been enrolled at KinderCare for over a year. My favorite part of every day is listening to my two-year-old on the drive home singing songs he learned at circle time. The skills he has learned from group experiences with friends are not lessons he could have received if I had kept him home. He shares well, cooperates during group activities, and he is practicing manners at the dinner table that he has picked up from KinderCare’s family style dining. I often observe Ms. Enidza sitting at the table talking the children through their projects and activities. My son loves his teacher and that makes all the difference. I’m proud to say my son is a KinderCare kid, and I couldn’t be more pleased with the sweet and wonderful person KinderCare has helped him to become.

    Heather - KinderCare Parent
  • My child has learned and thrived so much in the infant program at KinderCare. As a nursing mom, KinderCare was very accommodating and I was always made to feel comfortable. He has caring, attentive teachers and a safe, stimulating environment that keeps him occupied all day. When I see him at lunch or pick him up at the end of the day, he is all smiles and so engrossed in his play! I believe that the early socialization has given him a great head start and is teaching him skills that will benefit him when he starts school . Each day I get email updates on how my child is doing and even pictures of him to brighten my day! Returning to work wasn't an easy transition, but I feel secure knowing we made the right decision for our child.

    Laura - KinderCare Parent
  • My son Jake has been at KinderCare since he was an infant. He is now in Prekindergarten. Because of KinderCare, Jake has grown and learned so much. He has always loved to go to school and socialize with his friends. He has had excellent teachers throughout the years that have given him a great foundation of knowledge for when he starts Kindergarten. Through the excellent curriculum and knowledge of teachers he has learned the skills to succeed in life. I am so thankful for all of the teacher dedication that has provided positive growth of my son.

    Beth - KinderCare Parent
  • My wife and I enrolled our oldest daughter at KinderCare in Newington over two years ago and although our daughter has since "graduated" and is now in Kindergarten we couldn't have been more pleased with the staff and curriculum at the Newington location. When she first entered KinderCare she was like any other three-year-old: nervous and wanting her mommy or daddy. Being responsible for her drop-off in the morning I had the fortune of having the loving hands of Ms. Nicole to pass my daughter on to as I tried to quickly leave the building for work. She was patient and kind with my daughter. Over the course of time my daughter and Ms. Nicole really bonded. Even though my oldest daughter now attends school in Wethersfield we still have our youngest daughter enrolled at the center. We have confidence in Ms. Nicole and know that she is in safe hands. When I pick her up in the afternoon it is amazing what she and all of her classmates are exposed to and taught. Whether the subject is emotions one week, colors the next or autumn and leaves the following week I know my daughter is learning and I know Ms. Nicole is doing her best to educate and meet all the needs of the children she is responsible for. The paintings displayed on the classroom walls or on my daughter's clothes when I pick her up are amazing as well. I noticed my daughter made a beautiful picture of her home which is now on display in her classroom, the reality is my wife and I are very satisfied with KinderCare right now with how they are helping our daughter to grow. It goes without saying that our youngest is learning more now than my wife or I ever did at the same age. As our daughter approaches the age of two in march it is impressive how Ms. Nicole and her staff tend to her physical, educational and social needs. She does such a wonderful job with the kids and I'm always impressed by her patience with them as well. KinderCare and Ms. Nicole are laying the foundation for educational success for our daughter. My wife and I couldn't be more satisfied with the growth and development that we see in our daughter and we thank Nicole and her staff for contributing to that. As my daughter and the other students learn about farm animals and pumpkins this time of year, my wife and I know our daughter is in good hands. On a personal note, when our daughter was rushed to the hospital from KinderCare last June the following day Ms. Nicole said she cried as she was taken away in the ambulance. I haven't forgotten that comment from her which tells you how important they are to me and is indicative of what a loving, caring person and educator Nicole Lastrina is and continues to be. She's awesome, loves kids and has a great personality. We're glad our daughter is with her, it's a great match.

    Jim C. - KinderCare Parent
  • I would like to thank you for the care, education and support you and your staff provided for my Jadah during her attendance at KinderCare of Newington. Between the spacious facility and kind and knowledgeable teachers, KinderCare was a perfect choice for my baby. I like the balance that the learning center provides between taking time to develop important skills, and giving kids the time to laugh and play with their peers. The creative spaces made it so much more fun for them to enjoy time with their friends.
    I especially would like to express many thanks to your teachers and assistant teachers for their patience and dedication in providing quality care and learning experiences to the children. The energetic personality of the staff and the Directors: Erin, Nicole, Jenna and Nikki was always very open and responsive to any questions or concerns. I also want to mention Ms. Danielle, Ms. Kathy and Ms. Beth from the Infant and Toddler rooms and thank them for their tolerance and commitment to the kids in their classroom. This is where the kids learn the most important skills like writing and reading, and the teachers have done a great job making sure the kids are achieving results.
    I wish that Jadah could of stayed at KinderCare of Newington longer, but because of me moving out of state I had to move Jadah to another school. We miss everyone very much.
    Once again, many thanks to all the staff and good luck in everything!

    Safinaz B. - 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.

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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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