With September looming on the horizon you can be sure of three things: pumpkin everything, fall foliage, and many children heading off to school for the first time. Perkins Child Development Center (CDC) has a limited number of openings for the fall in their preschool and toddler rooms. Perkins CDC program is play based and child-centered. “Our curriculum is based on the understanding of developmentally appropriate practice which acknowledges that children learn best in play-oriented environments that are both age and individually defined,” CDC Director Pam Bernard said. “We also value the relationships that are formed between a child and a caregiver.”
At the Center, children have many opportunities to make choices about play, how they play, and with whom they play. Regardless of age, children are allowed to work at different developmental levels, celebrate cultural and social diversity and make choices.
“We allow children to explore freely and learn at their own pace,” Pam said. “We value time outdoors, and we provide two healthy snacks per day.” Tuition for the program also covers several field trips that take place over the course of the year. Along with the field trips, parents are considered to be an integral part of the education process. As such, the Child Development Center welcomes the parents into the classroom several times throughout the year. “We have an art show, a holiday party, an ice cream social, a Halloween parade, and muffins with mom on Mother’s Day and donuts with dad on Father’s Day,” Pam said. “We enjoy having the parents involved.”
The center – a 5820 square foot state-of-the-art building employs 12 highly qualified teachers who look forward to making a difference in the life of your child. The building itself is specifically designed for young children and has one infant, two toddler and two preschool rooms. The five classrooms are spotless, spacious and full of bright and colorful toys for play and exploration. Families can access the Center with a coded keypad at the entryway adding to their sense of safety, but Bernard believes safety comes from consistency. “I believe our teachers’ longevity and commitment has impacted the quality of our care, and the quality of our care is reflected in our success,” Pam said.
To learn more about Perkins Child Development Center or to fill out an application please click here or call 978-368-6455.