This location provides excellent care and education for children ranging in age from six weeks through six years.
At Kids & Company, we use an emergent curriculum and learn through play philosophy. We’re so proud of our proprietary programs. They include Pre-Literacy and Early Reading, Art and Exploration, and Munchkinetics (movement) and are specially designed to engage our children in a learning process that encourages self-expression, creativity, coordination and most importantly, fun! You’ll find sign language in our baby and toddler rooms. All our children participate in music, Spanish, science & exploration and creative play throughout our day.
Regarding Open House: Please note our Marina Bay center is only available for virtual tours on weekdays, by appointment only. We’d love to have you. To book a private tour, please call 1-866-MY-KIDCO.
I am Darlene Fennelly, the Center Director of Kids & Company Marina Bay in Massachusetts. I attended Eastern Nazarene College where I received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management and a minor in Early Education. I have been working in child care for over 40 years, and I have been working with Kids & Company since 1991. Child care is extremely gratifying; every day is not alike, and you get to be a part of a community that helps children learn, grow, and develop to their greatest potential. Working as a child care provider, you can give children a good start in life by assisting them in developing social skills in a safe and caring atmosphere that fosters learning through play. I love and believe in Kids & Company’s core values. I also feel Kids & Company is a very compassionate and understanding company. Marina Bay is set on a beautiful boardwalk on the water looking out at Boston Harbor. We are in a very nice business building on the first floor. Now that I’ve told you about me, I would love to meet you! Come visit our Marina Bay center for a visit and see all that Kids & Company has to offer.
Kids & Company’s Infant program welcomes newborns up to roughly 18 months. Infants learn about the world around them through their senses, so exploration is critical to their development. Nurturing educators support the children while they take in their surroundings, encouraging them to experience everything the classroom offers; be it creative art, exploring with blocks, listening to songs or engaging in story-time. Our infant program encourages children to follow their own established routines, while becoming comfortable and secure in a new group setting.
Kids & Company’s Toddler program is for children between the ages of roughly 18 months and 2.5 years. Toddlers are mobile and eager to explore their environment. As they strive for independence, our educators use an Emergent curriculum approach to learning that supports each child’s individuality. Some of the most important learning outcomes of our toddler program are language development, socialization, self-help skills, and the development of fine and gross motor skills.
Kids & Company’s Preschool program is designed for children between the ages of roughly 2.5 - 5 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.