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The Kathy Herward Child Care Center, Inc.

310 Lowell Street/stop 237
Andover, MA 01810

(978) 482-5600


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The goal of THE KATHY HERWARD CHILD CARE CENTER is to produce happy, intelligent, well-adjusted children. We recognize that each child has unique talents, learning styles and personalities. Our highly-qualified teachers and staff are committed to working within each child’s comfort zone to ensure optimal social, emotional and educational results.

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based, Teacher-Led

From the Director:

The Center’s philosophy is based on principles of growth and development. This provides a guideline for age-appropriate activities suited to the needs of the individual child. With a warm and nurturing environment, we aim to make your child as comfortable at the center as he/she is in their own home. Our curriculum centers on fostering a positive self-image and proceeds to cultivate your child’s observational, social, emotional, and motor skills. We feel learning is best developed by offering children many different experiences to learn about their world.

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

KHCCC is one big extended family. Communication between staff and families is a top priority. In addition to speaking with parents at drop off and pick up time, each classroom has their own individual website and email address and can be reached by phone at any time. Staff share pictures, daily notes and verbal stories about children with their families every day. KHCCC has an active PTO that organizes events for families to come together monthly.

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Sit on the board of trustees
  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise

Modes of Communication

  • Phone Calls
  • Pick-Up


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Small group sessions

Handling Separation: From the Director

Separation can be difficult for both parents and children. Our staff works with each individual family to determine what methods work best to ease any separation anxiety. Parents are encouraged to bring their children in to become acclimated to the school prior to enrollment.