CHILD CARE Available Full day year round education and care for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years. 7:30-5:30pm, Monday through Friday
Two locations -Karen G. Bouchard Children's Center - 204 Warwick St, Woonsocket -Highland Park Children's Center - 2390 Mendon Rd, Woonsocket
Parents are responsible for tuition for these programs, however, we do accept families who are eligible for the State subsidy program (RICCAP).
HEAD START A federally funded part day early education program for 3 and 4 year old children from September to June, 9:00-1:00, Monday through Friday.
Three locations -Karen G. Bouchard Children's Center - 204Warwick St, Woonsocket -Bourdon Blvd Children's Center - 2 Bourdon Blvd, Woonsocket -Cass Park Children's Center - 350 Newland Ave, Woonsocket
This program is limited to Woonsocket residents who meet the low income elegibility criteria.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CHILD CARE AND HEAD START?
The educational program for children in our Child Care Programs and our Head Start Programs are identical -
we use the same curriculum, the same teaching strategies, and the same child assessment methods. In addition, our education staff continually strives to meet and exceed Rhode Island Department of Education standards.
WHICH PROGRAM IS RIGHT FOR YOU?
If you need full day, year round care, one of our child care centers is sure to meet your needs.
If you live in Woonsocket, meet our income criteria and do not need full day year round care, the Head Start is for you.
To learn more about our Child Care Program, click here. To learn more about our Head Start Program, click here.
AT WHSCDA, FAMILIES MATTER!
Families really do matter. The research, as well as best practice has shown that family engagement in school helps to ensure children's academic success and success in life. You have all probably heard "it takes a village to raise a child", and that is not far from the truth. Family, school, and community can work together to foster the type of caring environment that children need to maximize their potential in school and in later life.
We know families today are busy. We also know that there is no greater influence on a child than his or her family. With this in mind, we have developed strategies to support Dr. Joyce Epstein's Family Engagement model that fit into the lives of today's families.
Our family engagement practices are modeled after Dr. Epstein's Types of Involvement:
1. PARENTING: PROMOTE AND FOSTER PARENTING SKILLS TO DEVELOP A HOME ENVIRONMENT THAT SUPPORTS CHILDREN AS LEARNERS
2. COMMUNICATION BETWEEN HOME AND SCHOOL
3. VOLUNTEERING: WE VALUE AND RECRUIT PARENTAL SUPPORT AND ASSISTANCE IN SCHOOL ACTIVITIES 4. LEARNING AT HOME: FAMILIES PLAY AN INTEGRAL ROLE IN ASSISTING CHILDREN'S LEARNING 5. SCHOOL DECISION MAKING: INCLUDE FAMILIES IN DECISION MAKING AND DEVELOP PARENT LEADERS Visit the National Network of Partnership Schoolsfor more information.