Choosing the right child care can be one of the most important decisions you will make for your child during his or her early years. We know it can be a difficult and daunting experience. To better serve you, the Guild of St. Agnes offers child care in both Center Based and Family Child Care programs. Infant care is provided to children from the age of four weeks to fifteen months; toddler care, from fifteen months to two years, nine months; and, preschool care from two years nine months to age five. The Guild supports your role as your child’s first teacher. Daily communication ensures continuity of care between your home and our teachers. We provide you with regular progress reports and plan several activities during the year to bring staff and parents together in a social environment. We are also available for conferences. For more information, please click on the “Contact Us” tab and see the information there.
Center-Based Care Curriculum:
Our child care centers offer developmentally appropriate curriculums, accredited by the National Association for Education of Young Children. The Guild uses the “learning center model” to develop the social-emotional, cognitive, and physical characteristics of our children. Our educators play the critical role of nurturing and interacting with the children to enhance their development. All centers are licensed by the Department of Early Education and Care and are supervised by the Director and/or Assistant Director. Lead Preschool Educators have earned a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education or a related field. Each classroom is equipped with educational toys and materials which are appropriate for the age group of the children. All centers have an enclosed outdoor play space for each age group. All of our programs use Teaching Strategies GOLD, an assessment, reporting and planning system. This system helps track what your child is doing and to plan meaningful activities that match his or her strengths, needs, and interests.
OUR CHILD CARE PROGRAMS
The Guild of St Agnes is unique among area child care centers in that we provide our own transportation, year-round, on a daily basis, mornings and afternoons. This service is not only exclusive to our five Worcester Centers but it also extends to our programs in Webster, Whitinsville, Spencer, Gardner, Devens and Fitchburg. In addition, afternoon transportation is also provided from the public schools to our after school programs at our child care centers.
The Guild operates a fleet of school buses and passenger vans. Our drivers are all properly licensed, and drivers and monitors are all CPR and First Aid certified, have properly cleared their background record check and have been fingerprinted – all Federal requirements.
The Transportation Department is an integral part of the Guild Programs. By providing safe, reliable transportation, we are able to reach out to large areas in Worcester County and beyond, assisting working parents in preserving their work schedules.
INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY
Please listen to the following radio stations for school closings or delays and/or transportation cancellations:
- WXLO 104.5 FM
- WTAG 580 AM
- WSRS 96.1 FM