Within this classroom the children build upon Kindergarten readiness skills such as writing and identifying letters and their sounds. This classroom still recognizes the importance of developmental play and social relationships amongst peers and integrates these concepts as a natural part of the curriculum that is offered.


Linda Colaluca

Linda has worked in the field of Early Childhood Education for over thirty eight years! She is a DEEC Certified Lead Teacher as well as Director II qualified. Linda loves the spontaneity of working with children. “Young children have so much energy and enthusiasm, it’s contagious!” In her spare time she enjoys antiquing, going to the beach, cooking, gardening, reading, politics, and spending time with her eleven year old granddaughter, Isabella (Izzy,) and her two wonderful children, Amy and Patrick.

Jackie Burbine

My name is Jackie Burbine. I am so excited to be part of the 4-year old preschool teaching team at Kids-A-Lot! Throughout high school and college I have worked in programs with children of all ages and during that time I became particularly interested in Child Development. I graduated in 2012 from Westfield State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education. I love the field of teaching and I am most drawn to working with young children due to their openness to explore the world around them. Preschoolers present a welcome challenge as they are becoming independent in their skills and play but also require much love and support while reaching their milestones while preparing for public school. In my time away from Kids-A-Lot I spend time with my family in Maine, and hike while my boyfriend plays disc golf. I am currently attending Lesley University for my masters in Early Childhood Education.

Diane Irons

Diane has been working with young children at Kids-A-Lot for the past six years. She is DEEC certified for preschool. Diane enjoys the experience of helping young children and watching them develop and grow.
When Diane is not working, she is raising her fourteen year old grandson, Joshua. She spends much of her time watching him play sports and finding other activities that they both enjoy. Diane is an avid Patriots and Red Sox fan and loves watching a good game.

Typical Daily Activities

Free Play.

What to Bring?

  • Lunch including beverage
  • Appropriate seasonal clothing
  • Sunscreen and bugspray