The Mission of the Guild of St Agnes is to provide families with quality, affordable early childhood education and school age programs in a safe, nurturing environment for children four weeks to twelve years.
Welcome to the Guild of St. Agnes, a long standing, educational, private, non-profit child care agency founded in 1913.
As the largest early education and care agency in Central Massachusetts, the Guild serves approximately 1,600 children at 8 child care sites, 125 licensed family homes and 11 school age programs. All of these services are licensed by the MA Department of Early Education and Care and our Centers are accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the premier designation in the United States for identifying high quality child care services.
The Guild offers developmentally appropriate learning environments for your child.
Our center-based programs use Teaching Strategies GOLD, which is an assessment, reporting, and curriculum planning system. This helps us to plan meaningful activities that match your child’s strengths, needs, and interests, to track his or her progress on these over time and to build a strong foundation for your child to be ready to succeed in school. The Guild is very proud to have taken a leadership role in educating our teachers. All Preschool classrooms have a teacher with a bachelor’s degree in Early Education or a related field. Many of our teacher assistants have associate degrees or are currently enrolled in college.
In addition to our child care programs providing children with developmentally appropriate learning environments, the Guild also offers working parents the following supplemental services for your children: nutritious meals, and behavioral health services and referrals. The Guild also offers transportation for parents/guardians who qualify. In doing so, we serve the whole child in order to aid you in your role as you raise your child.
For your child care needs, please contact us. Tel: 508-755-2238
Please Note, for Family Child Care Services, please call the Guild office in your location of interest: Worcester: 508 – 363-0788;
Northern Worcester County: 978-772-9130; Southern Worcester County: 508-461-6496
Please Note, for Worcester School Age Summer Programs, please call Margaret at 508-755-2238 ext 25 or Justine at 508-890-7976.
What’s the Buzz?
The Guild of St. Agnes is a proud member of “5210 Go Worcester Go”, a program encouraging healthy eating and exercising. Menues and activities at our Centers follow these guidelines: daily, eating 5 fruits and vegetables, having 2 hours or less of screen time, 1 hour or more of exercise, and no sugary drinks, but rather drinking water. Obesity contributes to many chronic diseases.
The Guild of St. Agnes is a proud supporter of $eedMa, a new program helping Worcester families invest in their child’s higher education. $eedMA is a program offered by the State Treasurer’s office encouraging families to build a savings account for their child to help pay for college. Learn more about this new program at: www.$eedMA.org
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