You Know They’re Special
So Do We!
Providing Shrewsbury, MA with Quality, Reliable Childcare
For over 40 years, Shrewsbury Children’s Center has been providing reliable childcare to families and young professionals. We are dedicated to you and your children, so we have cultivated a team of only the best. We look to retain and attract quality, experienced childcare educators who continually pursue updated training.
Our team is looking forward to teaching your child.
Our Valued History
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Shrewsbury Children’s Center closes in March for five consecutive months for the first time in 38 years. Finally, reopening in August of 2020 and providing the high-quality care that many have come to expect.
HulaFrog.com awards Shrewsbury Children’s Center “Most Loved Preschool.”
Shrewsbury Children’s Center formally adopts a “quality over quantity” approach to childcare, voluntarily reducing overall Center capacity to ensure every child enrolled has the best opportunity to experience a fun and loving educational experience while maintaining high health and safety standards.
Shrewsbury Children’s Center ownership unanimously agrees to forego NAEYC re-accreditation due to changes that made the process. The process of re-accreditation was no longer a benefit to the Center. The process had become a burden to the classroom experience. Our focus has always been on providing high-quality care, and we will let nothing stand in the way of that.
Second generation family member Chris Casey joins the team as Operations Manager and begins his career as part of the ownership team at Shrewsbury Children’s Center
Founder, President, & Executive Director Michael Casey unexpectedly passes away, and a new chapter must begin. The family rallied together to carry on his vision of high-quality care, and his wife, MaryRose Casey, became President & Primary Owner.
Baystate Parent Magazine awards Shrewsbury Children’s Center the “Best Childcare” category.
Baystate Parent Magazine awards Shrewsbury Children’s Center the “Best Childcare” category for a second consecutive year.
Shrewsbury Children’s Center partners with Worcester State College and opens our doors to nursing students as a visitation center / student teaching site. Nursing students to this day, come to obtain observational hours for their coursework.
Shrewsbury Children’s Center is featured in “Child Care Business” magazine under the Center Spotlight section. Founder Michael Casey is interviewed and describes “Success is in the mix” and how Shrewsbury Children’s Center offers a “winning combination of family ownership, extremely qualified staff, state accreditation, and community involvement.” Mike’s recipe for success.
Second-generation family member Lesley Belanger becomes Center Director and begins her career as part of the ownership team at Shrewsbury Children’s Center.
Received NAEYC Accreditation for all 3 Centers simultaneously. Joining only 3% of licensed childcare centers nationwide.
Sold the Grafton Children’s Center to focus all efforts on building a new center in Shrewsbury.
Designed and built, a new Center licensed for up to 175 students at 138 North Quinsigamond Ave. in Shrewsbury serving Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers in a 10,000 square foot facility (our current location).
Earned Re-Accreditation status by NAEYC for both Shrewsbury Children’s Center locations.
Incorporated full and half day Kindergarten program into new Center on North Quinsigamond Ave and closed the Kindergarten program on Stanley Rd. in Shrewsbury.
Named Lead Agency for the new Community Partnership for Children Program funded by Mass. Department of Education. Responsible for administering funds dedicated to improving quality, availability and affordable Early Care and Education Programs in collaboration with Shrewsbury Public Schools, community based Early Childhood Programs, Licensed Family Day Care Providers, and Community Representatives.
Shrewsbury Children’s Center opens as a part-time preschool program at 2 Wesleyan Terrace, Shrewsbury.
Expands programs offered to serve full day for Preschoolers and Toddlers.
Expands programs offered to serve a part-time and full-day Infant program.
Purchased the Grafton Children’s Center on Old Westboro Road, North Grafton, and expanded services to full-day Preschoolers and Toddlers for Grafton and surrounding communities.
Opened a part-time & full-day Kindergarten program in a leased location on Stanley Rd. in Shrewsbury.