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Westford KinderCare

Jean Cleavenger, Center Director

26 Carlisle Rd Westford MA 01886
(978) 692-0366 Contact this center

Ages: 6 weeks to 8 years

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Sign on the front grass near mailbox. 495 up the road, close to Route 2. Dunkin' Donuts and Starbucks close.

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Robinson. If we have enough interest, we will consider bussing to the Miller and Nab schools.

Our center is accredited by NAEYC.

NAEYC Accreditation

Welcome to Westford KinderCare

Welcome to Westford KinderCare, located off the I-495, southwest of Lowell, Massachusetts! Our center embraces whole-child development by providing comprehensive support for your child's development, with an emphasis on social, emotional, cognitive, and physical growth. We also believe in creating strong partnerships with our families through parent-teacher conferences conducted three times a year and maintaining an open-door policy for all parents. KinderCare welcomes every family with warmth; we love our families and making new friends!

Our classrooms are places to thrive! 
In our safe and healthy classrooms, your child will be engaged in learning experiences that meet them where they are, both socially and academically. With fun daily activities, passionate teachers, and great friends, a lifetime of confidence starts here. Contact the center director to learn more about our child care options and schedule a tour! 

Jean Cleavenger, Our Center Director

Meet Jean Cleavenger, Our Center Director

At KinderCare Since: 2010

Education: Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education, Infant Teacher, Toddler Teacher, Lead Teacher in Preschool, Director I, and Director II Certifications

Favorite Children's Book: Goodnight Moon

Meet Jean Cleavenger! She is the Center Director at Westford KinderCare in Massachusetts. Jean attended the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater where she earned a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education. Jean also holds Infant Teacher, Toddler Teacher, Lead Teacher in Preschool, Director I, and Director II certifications. She has been with KinderCare for twelve years. Outside of work, Jean enjoys coaching gymnastics, spending time on her boat, and spending time with her family. Her favorite quote is, "Believe in yourself."

at KinderCare, our accreditation equals excellence. Contact one of our daycares today!


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.

Group of children and teacher at a KinderCare daycare center


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.

Westford 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.

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!

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.

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

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.)

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!

Art, Science

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!

Daycare teacher at KinderCare helping young children


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.

Family Stories

Don't take our word for it. Hear what our families have to say about our amazing center!

  • The teachers at KinderCare have been instrumental in our child's growth and education. Our son not only has learned the alphabet and numbers but has also advanced in drawing, science, and social skills. His teachers are loving and caring. He enjoys the class environment and all activities on the daily basis.

    Eliza and Christof S. - KinderCare Parent
  • Over this past weekend we had Nate's birthday at the Acton Children's Museum.  Most of his class (as well as a couple of their siblings) were able to come.  We wanted to let you know that after the party was done we were cleaning up with the museum staff and they commented on what a great group of kids they were, how well behaved they were, and how well they all played together and helped each other.  We told them that most of them had been going to school together since they were babies and that we certainly owe so much to KinderCare for instilling those values in them.  They said you could certainly tell that KinderCare was doing a great job with them because these kids were all so well behaved and respectful, both of the folks at the museum and of each other. We have plenty of play dates with the kids from KinderCare and see that behavior all the time but I'm sure Janice and I take it for granted because we see it so often.  When the museum staff brought it to our attention we were reminded of it and wanted to send a note to thank you for all that you and your staff do.  Nate and his classmates have had several teachers over the course of their time at KinderCare and every single one of them have done such a wonderful job to make these kids what they are. Thanks again!

    Rob Simler - KinderCare Parent
  • Ryan is a happy boy with lots of laughs.  He likes the color green, loves buses and other toy vehicles, and his favorite song is 'Wheels on the Bus.'  He is also an energetic child and likes to jump and move around. Ryan likes staying here at KinderCare.  Thanks to all the teachers to make KinderCare another home for Ryan to play, learn, and grow.

    Liming Sun - KinderCare Parent
  • My son loves coming to school everyday. The first thing he asks when he wakes up is if there is school today. He has learned so much and continues to learn more each day. You can tell the staff loves what they do and are always very engaged all the time. My son also enjoys going to Cooking class each week.

    Kaleigh S. - 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.

Young family ready to go to their local KinderCare daycare center

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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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 Westford 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 Westford 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.