In the News

Articles, Media, and Press Coverage about The Children's Center

Reprinted by permission of the Baysider

Press Release by Melody Madzar. Published in the Baysider October 31, 2019.

"Parents are a child's first and most influential teachers." This statement is part of Governor Christopher Sununu's proclamation making October Family Engagement Month in New Hampshire. This effort, sponsored by the Parent Information Center of NH (PIC, and NH Family Voices ( is designed to promote strong collaboration between parents, schools, health providers and communities.


Reprinted by permission of the Granite State News

Press release by Melody Madzar. Published in the Granite State News October 3, 2019.

The Board of Directors and Trustees hosted a 45th anniversary dinner on the evening of Thursday, Sept. 12, to commemorate The Children's Center of Wolfeboro and its decades of commitment to the community and its children through comprehensive childcare services. The event was attended by almost 100 Center supporters and a goal of raising $45,000 for 45 years was exceeded.


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Story by Shirley Ganem. Photo by Thomas Beeler. Published in the Granite State News March 16, 2017.

Susan Whiting, the present executive director of the Wolfeboro Area Children's Center (now known at The Children's Center) has been with the center since the beginning in 1974. She started as a teacher working with the founder, Edie Desmarais, to provide children in the area with a pre-school education, which if very important for a child's educational growth.

Whiting Article Part 1

Whiting Article Part 2

Reprinted with permission of Brewster Academy.

Story by Nancy Hughes published in Brewster Spring 2017.

If you pass by Tom Owen’s biology lab any afternoon Monday through Thursday
between 4-5:15 p.m., the lights will be on – literally and figuratively – for Brain Boost.

An Afternoon Brain Boost


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Story and photos by Joshua Spaulding published in the Granite State News February 11, 2016.

WOLFEBORO - It's been said that learning doesn't end when the school day ends.

At the Children's Center (formerly known as the Wolfeboro Area Children's Center), Helen Rautenberg is helping to take that to a different level with a program called Brain Boost.

Read the Article Part 1

Read the Article Part 2