Braintree 1

Our Center

Welcome to Kids & Company Braintree 1! 

Braintree 1 is a smaller location and has a larger sister location behind our building (Braintree 2). Both Braintree locations were formerly Hugs Plus Learning Centers, and now operate with Kids & Company staff and proprietary programs.

This Massachusetts location is in the Braintree neighborhood near the intersection of Washington St. and Elm St. We are in a standalone building across the street from Hollis Elementary School and have a parking lot for parents to use during pick-up and drop-off. Those travelling by transit can use the MBTA bus which has a stop nearby. The T station is about 1 mile away as well. 

Once you walk inside our building, you’ll notice it’s quite cozy and full of creations made by our children. Each of our spacious classrooms gets lots of natural light and is filled with educational and age-appropriate toys. Outside is a large fenced-in playground that has a climber, mud kitchen, sensory tables and wood chip surface, allowing the children to enjoy the outdoors year-round.

Our location is proudly endorsed by Eco-Healthy Child Care®, a program that partners with child care professionals to eliminate environmental hazards in early learning settings with the goal of protecting the health of children and staff. 

Our 2 classrooms can accommodate 35 children from 2.9 to 6 years old, and the Preschool program is available on a full-time or part-time basis.

At Kids & Company, we use an emergent curriculum and learn-through-play philosophy. This means children are presented with learning opportunities in direct response to their individual interests and skills. Our children are immersed in experiences that enhance language, literacy, a sense of music and rhythm, and socialization so that they may develop independence, confidence and a positive sense of self and the world around them.

Children are provided with breakfast, lunch, and 2 snacks each day, catered by our in-house Kidco Kitchen. The Kidco Kitchen is founded on a fresh-from-scratch philosophy and our food contains no additives, preservatives, artificial flavors or colors. Learn more here

Let’s Meet! 

If you’re interested in our Braintree 1 location, please fill out the inquiry form below. You can indicate multiple locations in the comment section if you are unsure about your top choice.

Once submitted, one of our Parent Customer Care representatives will reach out via phone or email within 24 hours (48 hours on weekends and holidays). During that exchange, you’ll be able to ask questions, learn more about fees, book a tour, and find the best suited location for your child. 

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Our Center Information

Address

Braintree 1
460 Washington Street
Braintree, Massachusetts, 02184

Contact Information

781.843.7755
braintree1@kidsandcompany.com

Center Hours

Monday to Friday, 7:00 am - 6:00 pm

Meet the Director

Hello! I’m Julie MacLean, the Center Director of Braintree 1. I have a Bachelor’s Degree from UCONN in Human Development and Family Relations and a Masters from UC Denver in Early Childhood Education. I have been working in the child care field for over 22 years. I want children to have the best educational experience possible and provide them with a positive environment to do so. The philosophy of Kids & Company is very similar to my philosophy of teaching. Learning is emergent and based upon the interests of the children which drives the classroom curriculum. Our center has been in the town of Braintree for 38 years and is very well known. Our Montessori-inspired philosophy makes us special and unique within our community.

Julie MacLean

Programs Offered

  • Preschool
    • child looking through a magnifying glass

      Kids & Company’s Preschool program is designed for children between the ages of roughly 2.9 - 6 years. Our educators interact, observe and interpret the interests of our children to encourage discoveries. Our Preschool program provides a foundation for developing greater independence and problem-solving skills; the program integrates new concepts into our children’s world view, promotes sharing and mutual respect, and prepares them for Kindergarten.

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Nearby Locations

1. Braintree 2

10 Webster Road

Braintree, Massachusetts 02184

Call us: 781.843.0350

0 KM from location

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2. West Quincy

39 Station St.

West Quincy, Massachusetts 02169

Call us: 617-773-4515

3 KM from location

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3. Randolph

647 North Main Street

Randolph, Massachusetts 02368

Call us: 1-866-MYKIDCO

6 KM from location

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4. Marina Bay

500 Victory Rd., N.,

Quincy, Massachusetts 02171

Call us: 617-773-4545

9 KM from location

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5. Canton

738 Turnpike Street

Canton, Massachusetts 02021

Call us: 781-828-8220

11 KM from location

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6. Abington

90 North Ave

Abington, Massachusetts 02351

Call us: 781-792-2806

11 KM from location

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7. Pine Village JP Revere, by Kids & Company

8 Revere St.

Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts 02130

14 KM from location

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8. Pine Village JP South Street, by Kids & Company

57 South Street

Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts 02130

14 KM from location

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9. Pine Village South End, by Kids & Company

700 Harrison Avenue

Boston, Massachusetts 02118

15 KM from location

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10. Pine Village Brookline, by Kids & Company

15 St. Paul Street

Brookline, Massachusetts 02446

16 KM from location

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Braintree 2

10 Webster Road

Braintree, Massachusetts 02184

Call us: 781.843.0350 Directions More Info
West Quincy

39 Station St.

West Quincy, Massachusetts 02169

Call us: 617-773-4515 Directions More Info
Randolph

647 North Main Street

Randolph, Massachusetts 02368

Call us: 1-866-MYKIDCO Directions More Info
Marina Bay

500 Victory Rd., N.,

Quincy, Massachusetts 02171

Call us: 617-773-4545 Directions More Info
Canton

738 Turnpike Street

Canton, Massachusetts 02021

Call us: 781-828-8220 Directions More Info
Abington

90 North Ave

Abington, Massachusetts 02351

Call us: 781-792-2806 Directions More Info
Pine Village JP Revere, by Kids & Company

8 Revere St.

Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts 02130

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Pine Village JP South Street, by Kids & Company

57 South Street

Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts 02130

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Pine Village South End, by Kids & Company

700 Harrison Avenue

Boston, Massachusetts 02118

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Pine Village Brookline, by Kids & Company

15 St. Paul Street

Brookline, Massachusetts 02446

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