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Shrewsbury, MA’s Premiere Early Childhood Center

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Shrewsbury Children’s Center is equipped with the experienced staff and enriching activities children need to thrive. Our daily programs are designed to provide opportunities for various learning experiences each day. Daily classroom schedules provide time for Free Play, Quiet Activities, and Active Exploration for children of all ages and levels.
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Daily classroom schedules provide time for Free Play, Quiet Activities, and Active Exploration for children of all ages and levels.

Outdoor Play

Each classroom has 3 opportunities daily to spend active time in our fenced-in play areas. Our playground is surrounded by a natural landscape, giving our outdoor area a much larger feel. Both physical activity and exposure to nature are important to children’s social and gross motor development.

Music Program

Our music teacher, Kaye (Kookie) Glass, visits twice weekly and introduces the children to a love of music. Her curriculum includes classic childhood favorites, original songs, and instruction in playing various instruments. She often asks other musicians to join her in playing for the children. Kookie has been a part of the Shrewsbury Children’s Center since 1987; for over twenty-five years, Kookie has helped share her passion for music with our students.

Field Trips & In-House Programs

We take several field trips every year and host in-house events for the classrooms. The Ecotarium, Southwick Animal Farm, and Apple Picking are just a few of our annual field trips. In-house events have included; The Bubble Music Man, Pumpernickel Puppets, Rainforest Reptiles, Family Fun Day, and more!

Plays

Our students attend 2 – 3 plays each year at Mechanics Hall in Worcester. The plays are designed, directed, and performed by Theatre Works USA. This nationally known company prides itself on bringing professional live theatre to children all over the United States. Shows include “Curious George,” “Miss Nelson is Missing,” and “The Berenstain Bears.”

Community Helpers

We bring local community helpers into our classrooms throughout the school year. The Shrewsbury Police and Fire Departments, postal workers, and local dentists are some of the visits we schedule. We also encourage parents to visit with students to share their job.

Holiday Parties & Multicultural Celebrations

Classrooms do hold parties to celebrate various holidays during the year. Special snacks, decorations, and crafts are themed for each party. We also teach students about various cultural celebrations held around the world. Specifically, classrooms are given a country to research and display their special holidays on their classroom door during December. We feel this practice expands children’s understanding of the world around them and develops their respect for others.

Guest Readers

We encourage parents, grandparents, and community members to schedule a time to visit and read a story with the children. This is a wonderful way to bridge learning at home and school.

For more information about our daily activities, please contact us at 508-755-3922 today!
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Shrewsbury Children's Center
138 North Quinsigamond Ave
Shrewsbury, MA 01545

Monday – Friday 7:30 A.M. – 5:30 P.M.