121 West Foster Street
Melrose, Massachusetts 02176
E-mail - Click
Telephone - 781- 662- 6539
Secondary Phone - 781-662-2156
Fax - 781 -
believe participation in a high-quality Daycare facility is important to lifelong
learning, enables a voluntary start to a
child's education and has a lasting
impact on later success.
believe very young children develop language and
interactions, experiences and relationships with the adults
beginning at birth. The earliest foundations of school
created in the first years of a child's life. We
help parents and caregivers to
thinking, social-emotional, communication
and pre-literacy skills.
tailor quality programs for infants, toddlers and preschoolers to meet
particular characteristics and developmental needs of each age group.
... strive daily to promote the
health and development of our infants
and toddlers and to go beyond the minimal
Child Care centers.
are committed to being more than a 'care-taking'
service and have a deep concern for the total child
providing a stress-free, stable environment.
in the child
a sense of security, continuity,
trust, autonomy, initiative and pride.
feature resources, such as observation and reflection, that will help you be
more effective on behalf of your families. Both
observation and reflection
are critical skills needed within and outside of clinical settings.
open from 6:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Families may utilize
whatever portion of a day they choose as we offer an
... offer breakfast, lunch and two snacks which include
nutritious choices of a healthy variety of fresh
vegetables, dairy choices and whole-grain
carbohydrates. Our revamped menu is approved by The
United States Agriculture Bureau of Nutrition.
music and child aerobics monthly.
strategies parents can tailor their unique, family situation to the needs
of their child.
Spanish lessons for our oldest classroom in
These are once a week and free of charge.
are at a self-assessed Level 2 of the QRIS
(Quality Rating Improvement
System) through Massachusett's Department of
Early Education and Care.
This is a new system that the state requires for
all licensed child care-centers
who offer any kind of voucher subsidy to their
families, as we do. They have
also provided us with funding to further educate our
staff, some who have
received their CDA, and staff who are working on their
and Master's degrees in ECE.
have also received funding on overall program improvement, particularly
the lines of improved health and safety policies.
received our 4th Accreditation in September of 2010.
... Accreditation is updated every 5 years. We will be getting
gold standard of approval is accreditation by the
National Association for
the Education of Young Children. NAEYC carefully
and childcare centers based on curriculum, teacher
qualifications, class size,
and health and safety standards; only
about 8 percent of U.S.
Parents Magazine - February
teaching staff stays, on average, ten years ... over half have Bachelor's
two Directors have been with the Center since 1991 and 1992