ABOUT WORD Inc. CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER
WORD Inc. Child Development Center is a non-profit childcare agency committed to providing high-quality, center-based comprehensive services for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers ages 4-weeks to 5-years. The agency holds a collaborative approach within the community and has been in business since 1983.

"Celebrating over 30 years of high-quality childcare."
NAEYC Accredited
Proudly Accredited through the National Association for the Education of Young Children.


United Way  We are a United Way Member Agency.


MISSION STATEMENT AND PHILOSOPHY
The mission of WORD Inc. Child Development Center is to provide total learning environment that supports personal development and enables the potential of the whole child in a nurturing, inclusive environment.

Our philosophy is to promote self-confidence and self-respect in children through the Arts. With a concentration on talking, reading and playing, the child learns age-appropriately while enhancing cognitive, physical, and social-emotional development. WORD Inc. Child Development Center is set up to challenge, exercise and support the developing potential of young children and their families.

Through positive reinforcement, consistent routines, a challenging yet age-appropriate, arts-enriched, comprehensive curriculum and a valued understanding of developmentally appropriate practices, WORD Inc. Child Development Center is reputable for offering first-rate childcare to the community.

Early Childhood Education is seen as the underlying foundation for overall success and WORD Inc. Child Development Center is fully equipped to pave a solid basis in the early years for children and families. WORDs valuable work fosters self-security and self-respect throughout the child's duration of growth which enhances long-term personal and academic success.

WORD Inc. Child Development Center is an example and the epitome of excellence in education. CREDENTIALS/TEAM PLAYERS/EDUCATORS

CREDENTIALS/TEAM PLAYERS/EDUCATORS
WORD Inc. Child Development Center is proudly accredited through the National Association for Education of Young Children.
The agency also has an exceptionally qualified staff. Approximately 25% of staff have a Bachelor's Degree, and 45% have an Associate's Degree, while others actively pursue degrees in a related field. All staff are continually trained with Professional Development workshops emphasizing Developmentally Appropriate Practices in current trends and strategies. All staff are CPR/First Aid certified.

FAMILY INVOLVEMENT
WORD Inc. Child Development Center has an open-door policy. Families are highly encouraged to visit, stay and play! WORD Inc. provides families with daily reports, monthly newsletters, progress reports, family meetings/trainings, and on-going special events such as Open Houses and Family-Teacher Conferences.

CURRICULUM
WORD Inc. Child Development Center offers an Arts-enriched curriculum through Talk, read and play! The top-notch childcare agency provides a multi-sensory approach by incorporating key areas of learning as presented in The Guidelines for Preschool Learning Experiences, developed by the Massachusetts Department of Education, and The Creative Curriculum. The foundation of our curriculum support children through experience, interaction, and routine.

Our highly- experienced team of educators “teach and play” according to weekly themes. Our typical rotation of thematic-weeks includes the Arts, literacy, self-help skills, and nutrition/physical health.

The agency also plays an active role in the community by participating in field trips that visit and support community workers, local farms, libraries and live-arts-performances.

WORD Inc. Child Development Center

The Arts
Children reap the benefits of the Arts as it:
  • Stimulates and develops the imagination and critical thinking, and refines cognitive and creative skills.
  • Has a tremendous impact on the developmental growth of every child and has proven to help level the “learning field” across socio-economic boundaries.
  • Strengthens problem-solving and critical-thinking skills, adding to overall academic achievement and school success.
  • Develops a sense of craftsmanship, quality task performance, and goal-setting—skills needed to succeed in the classroom and beyond.
  • Teaches children life skills such as developing an informed perception; articulating a vision; learning to solve problems and make decisions; building self-confidence and self-discipline; developing the ability to imagine what might be; and accepting responsibility to complete tasks from start to finish.
  • Nurtures important values, including team-building skills; respecting alternative viewpoints; and appreciating and being aware of different cultures and traditions.
  • (Source: Americans for the Arts, 2002)

Word Child Development Center PSA VIDEO

WORD highlights the philosophy to while children and families are exposed to the Arts in a fashionable, creative and firmly effective developmental manner.
“WORD Inc. Child Development Center, where all children become stars!”
WEEKLY FEES
Infant - $252.50
Toddler - $235.00
Preschooler - $175.00

>> WORD Inc. also proudly offers income-eligible slots via the United Way of Greater Fall River.
>> We also accept private-payments as well as state-subsidized vouchers via PACE Chld Care Works.

HIGHLIGHTS
USDA-approved Snacks and Meals provided.
Health Care Consultant available.
Transportation Available (must meet criteria).
Bilingual Services Available.
Special Events and Field trips.
On-site playground.
Full-Day, Full-Year.
Ongoing Developmental Consultants and Assessments for children.
Family Services Component and Parent Meetings/Trainings
Children with disabilities and possibilities welcomed!
Our new email address is TalkReadPlay@wordkids.net

“Quality education begins with early education.”

NAEYC Accreditation - The Right Choice for Kids (OFFICIAL VIDEO)