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 in-home 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.

Our Director

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Mary Zucco, Ms. Mary, longtime resident of the Andovers and Director of SMART START Young Learners, is a licensed early childhood educator.  She brings to SMART START 25+ 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 has been trained in and incorporates into our SMART START curriculum a variety of teaching methods. 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 24,21,18, and 13. 

Our Assistant
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Miss Francesca is a licensed Early Education and Care Educator, as well as a Senior at Merrimack College majoring in Education and Psychology. She provides exceptional care, learning and enrichment for the children at SMART START. Her many years of experience and talents is evident in all that she does.