The Children’s Center’s commitment to each child, each family, AND our community is evident throughout its programs. The Center has never turned any child away; even when NH instituted a waiting list for state child care scholarship, the Center secured the support needed to help every family to receive quality child care services while they worked. The Children’s Center puts the child first. A three-year-old who has met with failure in three child care placements elsewhere becomes the focus of our qualified teachers and assistants, our special education teacher and our social worker—all dedicated to the child’s success in the preschool environment. The Center has raised thousands of dollars over the years in order to have support aides for emotionally and socially challenged children who require help adjusting to their community. The Children’s Center understands that the early years are the most important in insuring each child’s success in school and happiness in life. Our commitment to each child and our community necessitates that we find and use all possible resources to provide meaningful help.

Forty years in business has given the Children’s Center time to build a first class child care center with a superb staff and many standards which we are proud of. There are many, many reasons to choose the Children’s Center and we have listed many of them for you below. When choosing a center please keep in mind your child’s requirements and how the center you are looking at meets their needs; take a look at our web site, the program descriptions, our list of questions to consider when choosing a child care center (print them out and bring them when you visit), visit every facility you are interested in and ask questions. We think you’ll be happy with the answers you get at the Children’s Center…

Reasons to choose the Children’s Center:

  • 40 years in business
  • Private Non-profit
  • NH Certified Special Ed Program
  • Low staff turnover -many years of care giver experience
  • NH Licensed Plus
  • Require 25 hours professional development yearly
  • Open year round (care available for all but six holidays – no shut downs due to weather)
 
  • State Scholarships available
  • Robust year round school age program
  • Sliding Fee Scale
  • Prime location near Wolfeboro Center
  • Comprehensive Family Services Program (Professional on Staff)
  • Strengthening Families Center
  • Large Playground onsite
  • Participate in CACFP (Government Food Program)

The Children’s Center participates in the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Child and Adult Care Food Program. We provide daily meals (breakfast, morning snack, lunch and afternoon snack) that meet USDA nutritional requirements without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.

Welcome! Starting at 6 weeks old, our infants receive tender care based on their individual needs and schedules. While cuddles and naps are a large part of our day, we offer activities that allow your child to explore his environment. Through music, art and play, we encourage the development of movement and motor coordination, as well as self-confidence and self-expression.

Communication with you is a top priority. We encourage you to call or visit anytime during the day. We record the time of feedings, changings and naps. And using a website called Tadpoles, we email you daily with this information and with pictures so you don’t miss a thing.

We provide baby food and formula and follow USDA guidelines for age-appropriate foods. If your baby is nursing, we encourage you to come to the center to maintain this special bond.

When you’re running late for an appointment at the end of the day or just running late, a quick call to the center allows us to support you. We can have the baby changed and dressed to help you get on your way quickly.

Our ratio is one caregiver to four infants, in line with national standards, with additional staff available as needed. All of our caregivers have an early childhood education background, and are required to complete 25 hours a year of staff development. They are certified in CPR, first aid and water safety. When hired, caregivers undergo background checks that include fingerprinting. And many of our staff have worked at the center for more than a decade. So you can feel confident your child is in good hands.

Welcome! Toddlers are a busy group. We give them the opportunity to explore and observe. We work on sharing, listening, and self-help skills. And we introduce them to a variety of activities, such as music, art and story time, that support language development and creativity. Outdoor play is provided daily, weather permitting, on our spacious playground.Communication with you is a top priority. We encourage you to call or visit any time. We record your child’s day, including what he ate, when he napped, what songs he sang. And using a website called Tadpoles, we email you with this information and with pictures so you don’t miss a thing.

We have a full kitchen at the center, and we serve breakfast, lunch and two snacks daily, all at no additional cost. We participate in the USDA food program, and follow their nutritional guidelines.

When you’re running late for an appointment at the end of the day or just running late, a quick call to the center allows us to support you. We can have your child ready to help you get on your way quickly.

Our ratio is one caregiver to five or six toddlers, in line with national standards, with additional staff available as needed. All of our caregivers have an early childhood education background, and are required to complete 25 hours of staff development each year. They are certified in CPR, first aid and water safety. When hired, caregivers undergo background checks that include fingerprinting. And many of our staff have worked at the center for more than a decade. So you can feel confident your child is in good hands.

Lisa Sargent, Group Program Coordinator, has supervised the preschool and school-age program since 1997. The Center’s preschool program for children ages 3-5 offers a robust preschool curriculum and experience with highly trained and experienced preschool personnel. The preschool morning focuses on readiness skills and throughout the school year the children explore literacy and language concepts, math skills, science and nature awareness, art and drama, independence skills and social studies through play in a free,yet guided, environment. Zumba and music classes, trips to the “Book It” library, a playground to be proud of, and local field trips are additional benefits to the preschool program. Our children go on to kindergarten with confidence and with the skills to listen, follow directions, make good choices, interact cooperatively, and succeed academically. 

The Preschool Special Education program is part of our preschool program and serves children between the ages of 3 and 5 who have been identified with educational disabilities. Children in the Preschool Special Education program spend the majority of their days in the preschool classrooms but also receive lessons and therapy from our on-staff special education team consisting of a Special Education Administrator, Special Education Teacher, Occupational Therapist Assistant, Speech and Language Assistant. Having Preschool Special Education as a part of our program has served to benefit all of the children and the teaching staff.The training that the teaching staff receives from the Special Education team and continuing education has been key to the Center’s ability to detect potential learning difficulties at an early age when intervention has proven most effective.

Welcome! Play is the important work for the preschooler at the Children’s Center. Playing dress up or housekeeping allows your child to develop empathy, while building with blocks or measuring and pouring rice at the sensory table gives him hands-on experiences in math. We help our youngest preschoolers master basic self-help skills, and we plan activities to help develop number and color concepts, along with language and social skills. Your child will learn to work independently and as part of a group. Outdoor play is provided daily, weather permitting, on our spacious playground. Field trips taken throughout the year support the learning that takes place in the classroom. We believe in fostering positive self-esteem, independence, problem solving and decision making. Our goal is to provide experiences that entice your child to want to learn more.

Communication with you is a top priority. We encourage you to call or visit any time. We provide a weekly newsletter that lets you know what books we will read, what games we will play, what trips we will take, so you don’t miss a thing.

We have a full kitchen at the center, and we serve breakfast, lunch and two snacks daily, all at no additional cost. We participate in the USDA food program, and follow their nutritional guidelines.

When you’re running late for an appointment at the end of the day or just running late, a quick call to the center allows us to support you. We can have your child ready to help you get on your way quickly.

Our ratio is one caregiver to between seven and nine preschoolers, better than state standards, with additional staff available as needed. All of our caregivers have an early childhood education background, and are required to complete 25 hours of staff development each year. They are certified in CPR, first aid and water safety. When hired, caregivers undergo background checks that include fingerprinting. And many of our staff have worked at the center for more than a decade, so you can feel confident your child is in good hands.

The Children’s Center is one of two facilities in the state that is approved by the N.H. Dept. of Education to provide special education services to children ages 3 through 5 years. We have a special education team consisting of an administrator, a special educator, an occupational therapist assistant, a speech therapist and trained classroom teachers who provide educational service to children with individualized educational plans.

Magic Moments Preschool

The Lakes Region Technical Center and the Wolfeboro Area Children’s Center are excited to be collaborating together for the fifth year of the Magic Moments Preschool, a lab preschool classroom within the Technical Center. The program will operate from 9 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. during the 2017-2018 school calendar year.

The program will be under the direction of Jana Bush, a committed and experienced preschool teacher who has worked at the Children’s Center since 1994.

Child care will be available in the Magic Moments classroom from 7:30 to 9 a.m., and at the Children’s Center from 11:30 on. GWRSD will transport the children from the Technology Center to the Children’s Center daily at 11:30 a.m. For more information, or to enroll, call 569-1027.

Our School Age program is among the best in the state. The Center provides before and after school programs and is in session throughout snow days, school holidays, early releases, and summer vacations. The large school age room is designed to offer activity choices for all interests. The summer program is active with regular beach, kayaking, biking and hiking trips. The Center’s goal has been to offer a program to children of this age that is far more attractive than being home alone. Many of the programs participants attend until completing sixth grade.

Know a kid from ages 6 to 12 who would like to learn to kayak? Go on group biking and beach trips? Hike with 12 of his or her best friends? Participate in a team summer Olympics? Learn to make a volcano or de-shell a raw egg?

If so, check out the Wolfeboro Area Children’s Center. Our school age summer program, “Camp All Stars” will host 10 weeks of themed curriculum, fabulous field trips, weekly beach days, numerous hikes and many kayak trips.

All our caregivers have an early childhood education background, and are required to complete 25 hours of staff development each year. They are certified in CPR, first aid and water safety. When hired, caregivers undergo background checks that include fingerprinting. And many of our staff have worked at the center for more than a decade.

In addition, we have a full kitchen at the center, and we serve breakfast, lunch and two snacks daily, all at no additional cost. When the kids are on a field trip, we provide the food as well.

The program will run Monday through Friday beginning June 22. Kids can come up to five days each week, and from one week up to the whole summer. For more information, call the Children’s Center at 569-1027.

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