"...some very special people..."

I feel good about the care my son receives at the Rumford facility.... Nicole, Kristen, Sharon, Emily, etc... are some very special people that make parents like me feel safe about their precious little person's care during work hours.

Sandra L.

"...so incredibly happy with my experience at TCW..."

Hi Heather,

In a time where people often focus on the negative, I wanted to write and let you know how impressed I am with everything Miss Tammi has done in the Toddler 2 room since she became head teacher. I've noticed all the "little things" - like posting the breakfast and lunch menus, the arts and crafts she does with the kids, the seasonal displays she creates - which all add up to big things that make a difference!! I am so incredibly happy with my experience at TCW and wouldn't change a thing. Please give a big thank you to Miss Tammi and the teachers who take such great care of Olivia and Ben each and every day.

Warm regards,

Kate Medeiros

"Thank you for Parents Night Out!"

To the staff and wonderful teachers of the Smithfield Children's Workshop:

We want to announce that because of the event of Parent's Night Out, our little family has taken a special step in life, we got engaged! This night helps parents spend some time with other, and do the things that may be hard to do without the care of a babysitter! The safe environment surrounded by the teachers they love allows the kids to play, and their parents to play too! We can not express our gratitude enough, and we are so happy to be a part of your little community!

Alicia & Dan

"You do incredible work..."

As a mom, I think it’s expected that I feel conflicted about the decision to work. The belief is that no one can raise my child like I can or that he’s in the best hands when he’s with me.

To be honest, I haven’t felt that way since dropping off my then three month old at TCW. I know that my son is well-loved and well-cared for by all of the adults he encounters during his day. From day one, his teachers have worked hard to keep him healthy and happy. Whether it be the teachers who helped us early-on to identify triggers for his eczema or the ones who work hard now to protect him from his food allergy, I know that his teachers are keeping his safety and best-interests in mind. He’s also learned so much, so many words I didn’t teach him, so many songs and games, and gets to harness his creativity in ways he wouldn’t if he were home with me. I genuinely believe my son is happier, more social, and more agreeable because he spends his days with amazing educators at TCW. The decision to work or not is clearly a personal one for families, but I’m so glad to have a center with teachers that instill such confidence that the decision for me is and has been an easy one.

I also want to add that, as a high school teacher, I am overwhelmed when I think about how hard of a job teaching at the early childhood level must be. At the high school I am surrounded by places to send students when they have problems – the nurse if they are sick, the adjustment counselor if they are sad, the administrators if they misbehave – the list goes on and on. If I have a headache or I’m tired, I have the option to hand out a worksheet or have students read independently. As early educators you don’t have those options, and I’m always so impressed at the level of enthusiasm shown by all of you whether it be 6:30AM or late in the afternoon in the middle of a snowstorm. Your job must be so challenging, but it is so incredibly important, and I know I could not do it nearly as well as all of you.

So thank you, TCW teachers, for everything you have done and continue to do for my family. You do incredible work and I hope you know that every day of the year.

Karen S.

"I could never thank her enough..."

This letter is long overdue! Miss Stacey has been taking care of Mila since she was 4 months old at The Children’s Workshop in Providence. When I was still so nervous to leave my fragile baby with anyone else but someone I knew. From the moment I met her I knew she was in great hands with Miss Stacey. The first 18 months of Mila’s life have been a rollercoaster ride! Mila was born with a congenital heart defect called Truncus Arteriosus which I found out at my 20 week ultrasound. Mila was also diagnosed with Deletion 22Q Syndrome about 2 months after birth. 22Q deletion is an immunodeficiency disease and children with this syndrome have many developmental delays. Mila was transferred from Woman and Infants at just a few hours old to Boston Children’s Hospital and had open heart surgery at 5 days old. She spent the first 22 days of her life at Boston Children’s Hospital. That was only the beginning!

In the first 18 months of Mila’s life, Mila has had 2 open heart surgeries, 2 cardiac catherizations, a 9 day ICU stay fighting RSV, repeated bronchiolitis episodes, many E.R. visits, a bronchoscopy, ear tubes, early intervention, physical therapy every other week, she meets regularly  with a geneticist, immunologist, pulmonologist,  etc…..It definitely has not been easy!!!  Mila is obviously not your average baby and luckily for us, Miss Stacey is not your average daycare provider!  This woman has gone above and beyond for my daughter. Miss Stacey has given Mila her breathing treatments on a daily basis, worked very closely with Mila’s physical therapist to get Mila walking( which by the way didn’t happen until she hit 22 months old), came to the ICU to visit Mila when she had RSV, etc. etc... On top of all that stuff most importantly she showed Mila lots of love and attention!

As a single mom to Mila and her 10 year old sister Asia, these past few years have been a challenge for me to hold down a full time job as a medical secretary, be a full time single mom, juggle all Mila’s doctor’s appointments & many emergency room visits  all while staying sane was very, very hard for me. Whether Miss Stacey knows it or not she would give me the push I needed when it came to Mila’s health when sometimes I just wanted to give up, Miss Stacey kept me on my toes! Miss Stacey has become almost like a 2nd mom to Mila. Because of Mila’s health, she and I have a very special bond and I very rarely left her with anyone. Miss Stacey made me feel so content that I was able to go to work and perform my job without worrying about Mila. I never once questioned anything when she was at daycare.  I did not know Miss Stacey from a hole in the wall before Mila attended TCW but she has almost become like family to us. She did not have to go out of her way like she did. I understand part of what she did was her job, but all the extra she did really should be recognized. We all work hard every day, when it is noticed it makes us better employees. Not that Miss Stacey could get any better because she is the best, but she is absolutely an asset to The Children’s Workshop! I could never thank her enough for the care she gave my Mila or the comfort she gave me! Thank you so much Miss Stacey for loving my baby the way you did and do (and we all know she loves you right back), you will always hold a special place in my heart for that!! Mila has finally transitioned to the toddler class now and we are going to miss, Miss Stacey very, very much! 

Trisha G.

"...greeted with open arms."

From his first day at the school [my son] was greeted with open arms. He has enjoyed every moment of his time at the school and that is due entirely to the wonderful staff in East Greenwich. They have been there for both my son and me during many challenging times. We are always greeted with a smile and every afternoon [he] leaves school full of wonderful stories about his day… The school is always spotless and efficiently run. All the teachers there cared for [him] like he was their own son. There is no price to put on that kind of experience as a parent. Good teachers and staff are a rare breed and I think you have a whole nest of them there.

Emma C.

"The staff are welcoming and helpful in every aspect..."

I am so pleased with the genuine warmth and caring that the staff has for my son.  The staff are welcoming and helpful in every aspect from schedule changes, illness, etc.  I am confident that my son is learning new skills each day and receiving plenty of attention and respect!

Heather B

"...excellent teachers that I'm extremely grateful for."

Having to leave my two-month-old son to go back to work was one of the hardest things I've done yet.  But the absolute loving care and attention {he} receives on a daily basis from his teachers at The Children's Workshop, Miss Judy and Miss Melanie, is the most rewarding.  I know good care is hard to find and The Children's Workshop has managed to find excellent teachers that I'm extremely grateful for.




"...a very nurturing and creative environment..."

TCW creates a very nurturing and creative environment where our kids are not only learning but they are having lots of fun.  We are happy to have found such a great center so close to us.

Mercedes M

"...more than just a community- they are part of our family."

It’s been four months since my infant has been at the Children’s Workshop, and I have to say that in these four months I have had more support and compassion from this staff than I ever dreamed of.  Our family lives out of state – a considerable distance. The Children’s Workshop has become more than just a community- they are part of our family. We enjoy the fact that our center goes above and beyond with family centered extra-curricular activities such as planting seeds on Earth day and Easter egg hunts with the Easter Bunny. I know that when I leave my baby at TCW he is with qualified, compassionate and creative staff that take excellent care of him in my absence.


New Mom 2012