Perkins Child Development Center to Offer Free Emergency Child Care Drop-in Child Care for Essential Employees and First Responders
Starting Wednesday, April 1st (2020), the Perkins Child Development Center has been approved by the Department of Early Education and Care to open as an Emergency Child Care Program.
This is a FREE drop-in program for those who meet the essential personnel qualifications and have exhausted all options for child care. Perkins is proud to support those in our community who need us. The program is available Monday through Friday, 8 AM-5 PM – ages 0 through 14.
Op-Ed by Perkins President & CEO, Michael Ames, published in the Worcester Telegram & Gazette. The stock market has dropped by over 30% since its peak in mid-February, schools have shut down, Gov. Charlie Baker has issued a stay-at-home advisory and a mandatory shutdown of non-essential businesses, and confirmed cases of Covid-19 are increasing at… Continue Reading
COVID-19 Updates for the Perkins Community (Updated March 27, 2020) As Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread rapidly across communities and is an evolving situation for all of us, including Perkins, we have been and will continue to consult with State officials and our medical advisors to ensure the best and safest care for all that we work with… Continue Reading
We are honored to share our 2019 Annual Report, Working Together, highlighting the power of collaboration at Perkins. We are so proud of the people, teams, and programs described within. As we reflect upon another great year, we are –as always– especially appreciative to the individuals we serve, as well as their families, for their partnership… Continue Reading
“They have amazing patience, caring, and understanding for each child that walks into the barn. I am thankful to Perkins for all they have done for my son.” Rein in A Dream has big news! We are excited to announce that we are planning to expand and upgrade our Rein in A Dream facilities in order… Continue Reading
Please consider a #GIVINGTUESDAY gift to Perkins today. Together, we can help the children and adults Perkins educates and cares for grow strong, develop independence, and discover joy in environments that nourish minds, bodies, and souls. Your donation makes a difference in the lives of vulnerable individuals by enhancing the programs and services they count on… Continue Reading
Perkins announces their 2019-2020 Dr. Charles P. Conroy Speakers Series lineup, three installments held on their Lancaster campus in the Janeway Auditorium located at 975 Main Street. Conroy Speakers Series events are free and open to the public. This year’s lineup is sponsored by Presenting Sponsors The Shine Initiative and UMass Memorial Health Alliance –… Continue Reading
The Petco Foundation recognizes Perkins Rein in a Dream program for its success in working to enhance the lives of children, youth, and adults by providing therapeutic, educational, and recreational experiences with animals. Rein in a Dream (RIAD) has received a Helping Heroes grant of $3,000 from the Petco Foundation, which will enable them to… Continue Reading
Perkins Recognition Day Perkins Celebrates its Students Lancaster, MA – On Saturday, June 15, 2019, Perkins held its annual Recognition Day Ceremony on their campus at 971 Main Street in Lancaster. Twenty-two students from across the state were recognized for their achievements over this past academic year. Secretary Marylou Sudders, of the Massachusetts Executive Office… Continue Reading
On Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 10 AM, Perkins will hold its annual Recognition Day Ceremony to celebrate the achievements and accomplishments of their students throughout the 2018-2019 academic year. 23 students from across the state will be recognized. All activities will be held at Perkins, 971 Main Street in Lancaster, Massachusetts. The ceremony… Continue Reading