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Children's Garden Child Care Center

We're grateful to the hundreds of families that have chosen the Children's Garden to care for their little ones since the center opened on Dec. 5, 1989. The Worcester Telegram & Gazette wrote about the center and our director, Pat Hare, in the article Children's Garden celebrates 25 years of helping kids thrive.
 
We celebrated our big day with a special party with The Bubble Music Man. View a slide show on the Worcester Telegram & Gazette's website.
 

CURRICULUM

The Children's Garden has cared for children ages 8 weeks to 5 years since 1989. Staff foster self-esteem by giving children positive experiences and offering numerous choices in daily activities. Children are exposed to opportunities for learning in:
 
  • Arts and crafts
  • Language arts
  • Music
  • Math
  • Diversity
  • Dramatic play
  • Science discovery
  • Sand and water play
  • Gross motor development
  • Outdoor activities
  • Baby sign language
 

OUR STAFF

Child care staff are professional teachers and caregivers whose credentials include degrees and certificates in early childhood education as well as CPR and first aid.
 
We work with parents to form a strong partnership and create an environment where children can thrive.
 
The center is licensed by the Department of Early Education and Care. Parents are invited to visit their child at any time.
 

SETTING AND HOURS

The Children's Garden serves families living and working in Central Massachusetts. The center is located at 120 Thomas Street, Worcester, in the offices of VNA Care, a nonprofit health care organization established in 1892. The center is just minutes from Interstate 290 in downtown Worcester.
 
The center is open year-round from 7:30am to 6:00pm weekdays. Flexible schedules are available to meet individual needs.
 
The Children's Garden does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, cultural heritage, political beliefs, disability, or marital status.
 

INFORMATION

For enrollment information or to arrange a tour, please call (508) 751-6985 or email pat_hare@vnacare.org.
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