Jennifer Silva, Center Director
Meet Jennifer Silva, Our Center Director
At KinderCare Since: 2003
Education: Bachelor's Degree
Favorite Children's Book: Oh, The Places You'll Go!
Meet Jennifer Silva! She is the Center Director at Shrewsbury KinderCare in Massachusetts. Jennifer attended Becker College, where she earned an Associate Degree in Early Education, as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. She has been with KinderCare since 2003. Every day, Jennifer enjoys helping children learn and discover their true potential. Her favorite quote is, “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” Outside of work, Jennifer enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time with her family.
AMERICA’S MOST ACCREDITED
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.
Shrewsbury KinderCare 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.
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.
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.)
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 to develop vocabulary and conversation skills. Curriculum includes lessons on greetings, numbers, colors, animals, family, body parts, and pets, as well as how to engage conversationally during common scenarios at home, a restaurant, or at the zoo.
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!
Infant Sign Language
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.
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.
Don't take our word for it. Hear what our families have to say about our amazing center!
Throughout our endeavors in daycares, we have never found a daycare that cares so much about the well being and the interests of the kids. The staff at the Shrewsbury KinderCare are all very kind and go above and beyond to make the kids feel comfortable and at home. We receive emails almost daily in regards to whats going on throughout the daycare, the weather, construction next door, etc. On top of that the daycare offers so many programs outside of just the normal daily program such as Dance, Music and so much more. Anytime I need to get a hold of Jaime (Director) she is always quick to return my calls and if she isn't available Jenn (Assistant Director) is always available. This daycare is by far the best, and the only place I'd take my Daughter. I highly recommend Shrewsbury KinderCare.”
Luke L. - KinderCare Parent
We joined the KinderCare Shrewsbury family when our son was 2 months old. He is now 2.5 years old and thriving in Discovery Preschool. KinderCare offers high quality education through their devoted and caring staff. Our son has learned to love books and many other activities as the curriculum is enriched with art, music, cooking, and phonics classes, among other activities which help the child develop important skills. We have met wonderful teachers in KinderCare, many now our friends, and are delighted to have found such a well-rounded center close to home.”
Karen S. - KinderCare Parent
I would like to take a moment out of your busy day to discuss the excellent all around quality at the KinderCare Learning Center of Shrewsbury, MA. Our four year old son, has been attending Jaime Shepard’s KinderCare since he was fifteen months old. He is the center of our world; we went through a long journey to have him become part of our family as we adopted him in Russia. He is a very outgoing, gregarious, kind, fun loving and hug giving boy who is always quick to smile. We had looked at many options for his early learning arrangements and are delighted to have chosen the Shrewsbury KinderCare. Our son has grown immensely over time in all aspects; from writing to listening to playing and working with people. Jaime, Jenn Silva, Kelly, Noor, and Terry along with all the other staff at KinderCare show genuine caring and concern for their students. The jobs they do are not easy in any way, but they do the work with consistent excellence! We have peace of mind knowing that while our son is at KinderCare, he is safe and well taken care of, he is learning new things, playing with good friends and having fun. I would like to point out that while each person does a fantastic job, Jaime Shepard is a superb Center Director! She is very reliable and responsive in person, via phone and via e mail to any and all of our requests/situations. She leads by example; our country needs more people like her. We are always happy to promote and refer people to the KinderCare Learning Center programs.”
Dave and Christine T. - KinderCare Parent
I would like to acknowledge the exceptional care given to my baby at Kindercare, Shrewsbury. We put my daughter in KinderCare’s care when she was 10 months old. We had a lot of support from the staff, pulling through the various bouts of colds and diaper rashes that came and went. The quality of care given at the center equals or supersedes what I would be able to give my daughter at home. I get personalized care for my baby when I need it. She crossed many of her major milestones here…. she learned how to eat solids, fall asleep on her own and walk by watching her friends to the same. She is now a year old and progressing rapidly into saying her first words, learning new rhymes and reciprocating our love and emotions for her. The program at Kindercare constantly challenges her overall development. This was the first place I came across where Infants had their own “lesson plan”. It would be “leaves” one week or “feathers” the next which I am sure is a sensory explosion for the children. Jaime Shepard and Jenn Silva are always there, ready to greet me with a smile and a fun story of what my kid did at school, this lets me know that she is under constant care and supervision and sets my heart at ease. I work a full-time job, yet I don’t feel like I have been away from my child. There are weekly pictures and daily updates of the little things she has learned and done… Her teachers Ms. Ashley, Ms. Jenn B, Ms. Melanie and Ms. Jenn O keep challenging my daughter with new activities and good care. I love what they do to the classrooms which are so family oriented and lively. I can trust them completely with the care of my child. Kudos to the whole team, especially to Jamie for keeping it all together. Looking forward to many more colorful years and memories.”
Shilpa A. - KinderCare Parent
I wanted to take a moment to let you know what a pleasure it is to have my kids enrolled in the KinderCare Shrewsbury. Words cannot express my feelings and thanks for every KinderCare Shrewsbury teacher and staff person specially the center director Jaime Shephard. I am grateful for the loving care and guidance that my kids receive here daily. We started here a year ago and very day has been a great learning experience for my kids. My four year old loves to go to his (school) everyday because teachers here make learning so much fun. The center has been very helpful with all requests and special needs we have had . Jaime the center director and Jenn the assistant director shows special concern towards everything. The teachers Miss Kelly, Miss Nour, Miss Terry and Miss Irene update me on everything about my kids on a daily basis, and take that one on one time to make sure all my questions are answered. They are teaching my kids lifelong everyday knowledge essentials such as manners, importance of good hygiene, health, feelings, and compassion. The teachers really helped prepared my daughter for kindergarten. The repetition of the daily routine built confidence in her. She loved the summer time program that the center offered and can’t wait for next year. Now that my older two attend as after school they make sure to offer any help that they need doing their homework. Overall my whole experience at KinderCare Shrewsbury has been very positive but I would like to point out that from the first call and the first visit, Jaime has been very informative and has welcomed all of my questions. She goes out of her way to provide great Service, She is a great center director. I really do appreciate everything you do! I'm so happy my children and I are a part of your community! A million thanks to you! I want to thank everyone again at KinderCare Shrewsbury for taking great care of my children. I would recommend every mom to check the center out if you are looking for a great daycare.”
Ayesha K. - KinderCare Parent
I would like to thank all the Shrewsbury KinderCare staff for all their wonderful customer service every morning and every night when me and my son Karl are flying through the doors. Ms. Jamie and Ms. Jenn are always keeping the parents up to date with the 411 on the Shrewsbury Center news, and that's what keeps me on point as a parent of growing 4 year old boy. Ms. Nour is Karl's teacher and she is a star on all levels. She is engaged in making sure he learns about the community and also about the seasons winter, spring, summer and fall and the days of the week Monday through Sunday. Ms. Terry is the best! She rocks as a phonics leader and as a teacher that my son loves to talk to as he enters the KinderCare doors. I am so proud to be a parent of the KinderCare family. Keep up the good work!”
Toya W. - KinderCare Parent
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
What accreditations does KinderCare have?
We are your trusted caregiver. Our centers are state-licensed and regularly inspected to make sure everything meets or exceeds standards, including child-to-teacher ratios and safe facilities. Our centers aren’t just licensed—most are accredited, too! Find out more.
Do you offer part-time schedules at Shrewsbury KinderCare?
Everybody’s schedule is different. We’re happy to offer quality, affordable part-time and full-time childcare. Drop-in care may also be available. Reach out to your Center Director to learn more.
How does naptime work at Shrewsbury KinderCare?
Our teachers meet every child’s needs during naptime. Our teachers know how to get babies to nap. In fact, they are pros at getting children of any age to nap. Visit our article on "10 Ways We Help Kids Get a Great Daycare Nap" to learn more.
Do you support alternative diets?
We strive to be as inclusive as possible. To that point, we provide a vegetarian option at mealtime, take care to not serve common allergens and can adapt menus based on your child’s food sensitivities. If your child has additional needs, we’ll work with you to figure out a plan.
Are meals included in tuition? Can I choose to send my child with lunch?
We provide nutritious meals and snacks developed by a registered dietician to meet the needs of rapidly growing bodies and minds. If your child has special dietary requirements and you would prefer to bring in their lunch, please make arrangements with the center director.
Does my child need to be potty-trained?
Every child begins toilet learning at a different age. Until your child shows an interest in toilet learning, we’ll provide diaper changes on an as-needed basis. When your child shows an interest, we'll discuss how to work together to encourage toilet learning.