Theresa Partridge, Center Director
Meet Theresa Partridge, Our Center Director
At KinderCare Since: 1993
Education: Bachelor of Arts
Favorite Children's Book: Charlotte's Web
Meet Terri Partridge! She is the Center Director at South Easton KinderCare in Massachusetts. Terri attended North Adams State College, where she earned a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education. She has been with KinderCare since 1993 and has worked in the childcare field for even longer. Every day, Terri looks forward to helping children discover their true potential. "Children are likely to live up to what you believe of them." Outside of work, Terri enjoys shopping, bowling, boating, and seeing movies 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.
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.
Before- and After-School Programs (5–12 Years)
You can count on us to provide reliable care for your school-ager while you’re at work, with safe transportation from our center to your child’s school and back! Whether your child wants to start a drama club, build a volcano, or create a comic book, they will have a place to follow their dreams. Your child will start and end the day with a whole lot of fun!
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.)
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!
The teachers here have gone above and beyond with teaching our sons and making them feel comfortable. They have taken the time to understand unique allergies and conditions that require special attention. We now ask our boys about how much fun school was and not a day goes by that we don't hear something about their teachers.”
The Hrenko Family - KinderCare Parent
The curriculum there in a word is OUTSTANDING! I have watched my four year old little girl learn an impressive number of sight words, word families, and can sound out just about anything. KinderCare is a great place for child care but whether a school is adequate or phenomenal truly depends on the staff who run it. KinderCare in Easton simply ranks as phenomenal. They are a caring and spirited group of people, and the curriculum is top notch. We feel like we have given our girls a head start by sending them there and we wanted to thank you for that!”
The Weuintraub Family - KinderCare Parent
Our son's teachers have been outstanding. He loves coming to school and we are very happy with how much he is learning. His teachers are very creative and make learning fun every day. We highly recommend KinderCare in South Easton to everyone.”
The Michaels Family - KinderCare Parent
We were never "center" people. We avoided them at all costs. An unforeseen change in our daycare needs forced us to look at other options for our four year old son. We had friends who loved KinderCare, but we were still hesitant. I cannot express how impressed we are with our experience at the Easton KinderCare. Our child's teachers, Miss. Cheryl and Miss. Sue have exceeded our expectations. These two ladies have a clear passion and a remarkable skill for teaching their classroom. They go above and beyond, and put an enormous effort into making their curriculum really creative and more importantly, fun. Their classroom environment is ever changing, creating lifelong learning experiences. Miss. Cheryl and Miss. Sue put their heart and soul into each day and each child. They give parents a detailed account of the day, and they treat the class like family. We are so grateful for our KinderCare experience and for our child's two wonderful teachers. In the short time our son has attended KinderCare, he has grown leaps and bounds, and he loves his teachers. His wonderful experience at KinderCare has provided him with a solid foundation and an excitement for learning.
Our only regret is that we didn't choose KinderCare and experience this amazing teaching staff sooner.”
Karen and Chris - 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.