About Us

Our Philosophy

SMART START believes in nurturing young learners through creative, interactive play with peers. The time your child spends with us is designed to be a nurturing, loving and safe environment committed to providing quality education, enrichment and care. We partner with parents to ensure you always feel confident in your child’s safety, happiness and well being.

About Us

SMART START Young Learners is a licensed educational facility offering a variety of child care programs.

Our prime location at 65 Elm Street, North Andover, MA is conveniently located in Machine Shop Village minutes away from Stevens Memorial Library and 495. Our facility accommodates many North Andover public school districts: Kittredge, Thomson, Atkinson, and Sargent.

Our Director

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Mary Zucco, “Ms. Mary”, longtime resident of the Andovers and Director of SMART START, is a licensed Early Education and Care educator. She brings to SMART START 30 years of experience nurturing, educating and enriching children through a variety of environments such as: childcare, preschool, kindergarten, elementary, home education, extended day programs, extracurricular classes and activities. Mary incorporates her education and training into all that she does as SMART START. Some being but not limited to Montessori, Waldorf, Reggio Emilio and Nature Based. Mary is a mother of 4 children (two boys and two girls) now ages 27, 24, 21, and 16.  

Our Assistant
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Miss Francesca is a licensed Early Education and Care educator. She is currently a graduate student at Boston College’s Lynch School of Education and Human Development. She provides exceptional care, teaching and enrichment for the children attending SMART START. Her many years of education, experience and talents is evident in all that she does.