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Our Story


A message from our Founder, John Smith:

I came to the U.S.A. 42 years ago with an honors degree in education from Southampton University in England. My objective was to be a Headmaster of an elementary school. While I did not become a Headmaster, I did have careers that gave me the opportunity to have a positive impact on youngsters (professional soccer player; professional place kicker for the New England Patriots).

In addition to my professional sports careers, I have been running youth soccer camps in New England since 1973, and in 1989 opened my first indoor sports facility (John Smith Sports Center) in Milford, Massachusetts. For over 40 years, I have enjoyed teaching young children and offering parents a multitude of programs to excite and engage their children.

This is why I am so delighted to launch Little Kickers Child Care & After School Programs. I have always been motivated by and committed to “child-centered development”, and so my vision for Little Kickers is simple…offer families a unique environment to provide their child an incredible educational experience coupled with extensive creative activities and exhaustive physical play.

It is so important to me to strengthen the cognitive, social, and physical capabilities for every child. Each day at Little Kickers, your child will have fun learning core academic skills (i.e. reading, writing, arithmetic) along with enjoying creative pursuits (i.e. art, music, games, puzzles) and physical education (group/individual play, health, fitness, nutrition).

Little Kickers is a family-owned business and located at my John Smith Sports Center in Milford, MA. Because of this, we offer something very unique for a Child Care facility…a spacious, state-of-the-art indoor field space…to allow your child to exert his/her physical energy within a controlled, supervised and safe environment …rain or shine!

Once again, my goal with Little Kickers is very simple yet means so much to me…help every child develop active skills/habits that will last a lifetime!

We welcome you to visit us anytime. Please contact us with any questions or to schedule a tour. We look forward to your child/family joining our Little Kickers family. See you soon.

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