"I can only say one thing: THANK YOU."

I wanted to take a moment and express mine & my spouse's gratitude for the way the staff and teachers handled yesterday's snow storm. Myself, just like many other parents, spent hours on the road, trying to get to the daycare, before abandoning my car on the side of the road and walking over. During the hours I spent stranded in the daycare, I was amazed by the commitment the teachers and staff showed as well as their empathy toward the parents and the children, even though they had their personal emergencies they had to deal with. We love the day-to-day experience our son & daughter are going through, but seeing you guys operate under stress, with no panic, and with only the well being of the children & their parents standing in front of your eyes, I can only say one thing: THANK YOU.

Tsahy & Adi S.

"Rhode Island's children are in very capable hands..."

"... I am with the Girl Scouts of R.I.  Each Friday for six weeks during the summer I run a program with two groups of girls at your Central Falls site.  I am moved to share with you my impression of this site, its children and the staff.  On a scale of 1-10 it is an absolute 10.  Tanya and the staff maintain a happy and positive environment, with lots of energy, smiles, songs and fun.  They are easy to work with and very accommodating... personable and conscientious.  My Girl Scouts are sweet, polite, and very involved.  I realize that this is in part due to the care and attention provided by all the staff.  I am a retired teacher and school director, so the highest compliment I can offer is this.... I would have felt fortunate and proud to have this staff as my own.  May I add... this is my fourth year as a Girl Scout leader and this is the first letter of this nature I have written.  Continued success to all involved wih Children's Workshops.... Rhode Island's children are in very capable hands."

Bobbi C, Girl Scouts of Rhode Island

"It's nice to know who is taking care of your children."

We have been going to the Children's Workshop since August 2004 when my son was 2 months old. He is now in the 1st grade, his little sister is now in the Waddlers classroom and is learning wonderful things from the same teacher that taught him. We have been with the same core people for over 6 years, it's nice to know who is taking care of your children.

Kim G.

"We love the teachers and staff..."

We love the teachers and staff at TCW EG! They love with their whole hearts and put that love into everything they do for the kids and the families. We are so blessed to have the Children's Workshop teachers in our lives!

Laura D.

"...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.

 

 

Katelyn

"I feel very fortunate..."

My daughter Caroline is 4 years old and attends The Children’s Workshop in North Attleboro.  I want you to know how pleased I am with TCW North Attleboro.  As a parent, childcare is the most important decision to make.  As a single, working mother, I feel that it takes on even more importance.

Caroline has been in home daycares and I initially resisted the idea of a childcare center.  I feared that she wouldn’t have the emotional connection with her teachers as she did with her home daycare provider.  I couldn’t have been more wrong.  Caroline and I have both connected with the staff at TCW and I know that she is comfortable and well cared for when she’s there.  I love when I pick her up and see that someone has braided her hair or, on special days, painted her face.  There have been days when Caroline has tripped or fallen on the playground and tells me that she sat with Miss so-and-so who hugged her until it stopped hurting.  When I pick her up at night, there are always hugs from her teachers before we can leave.  I feel very fortunate that she has had teachers who work in child care because that’s what they love to do, not because it’s a convenient fit with their lifestyle (namely Miss Liz and Miss Pam).  Caroline recently moved from Miss Liz’s pre-k room to Miss Pam’s advanced pre-k room.  Although we were both sad for her to leave Miss Liz, there is an equally strong connection with Miss Pam and I’m extremely happy with both rooms.

Aside from the “care” aspect of TCW, Caroline has made leaps and bounds over the last 9 months or so with her academic skills.  She can write her name, all the letters of the alphabet, she can count in Spanish, she looks for patterns in everything, she loves finding rhyming words.  I know that these skills have been developed through the teachers at TCW, and I am grateful.

From an administrative perspective, I have also been very pleased.  Elise is always available for my questions, comments or concerns.  There was a point last spring when Caroline resisted going to school for a few days.  I called Elise to discuss the situation.  She spoke to Caroline’s teacher and within 10 minutes of my initial call to Elise, I had a call back from her with a cause (one of Caroline’s friends had moved from preschool to pre-k) and a solution (she started Caroline’s transition to pre-k).

In an ideal world, I’d be able to stay home with my child every day.  In the real world, that’s not an option for me and I have to work full-time.  Knowing that Caroline is in a nurturing, caring and loving environment in which she can grow and learn allows me to provide for my daughter with a clear mind.  As Caroline begins kindergarten in North Attleboro in September, I am thrilled that she will be able to remain at The Children’s Workshop for before and after school care.

Kelly

"TCW is an extension of our home..."

For over 4 years, we have come to see TCW as an extension of our home - you have touched our lives and taken care of my children as if they were your own. No words or tokens could thank you enough! It takes incredible people to care for children and you are all AMAZING! I love the reports I receive when I pick up the kids. I love that {my son} repeats what he has learned in school. I love that if I ever had a concern, I could speak directly with Abby and it was noted and corrected. I love that both my sons and I have developed relationships (with moms, staff and students) that will follow us throughout our life. You have made an impact on all of us and I certainly hope to stay in touch and informed of activities at the center.

Stephanie P.

"They are very attentive..."

They are very receptive and acknowledge parental concerns and keep up with providing excellent services. They are very attentive to my son and it is great to know that it's a locked facility, providing the utmost safety for all the children!

Meaghan C.

"We were very critical when choosing a daycare..."

We were very critical when choosing a daycare for our baby.  But when we came across TCW there was no question.  We are very happy with our decision and can tell our LIttle {Baby} loves her daycare day.  Miss Megan & Miss Moe are wonderful!

Scott & Meghan M.

"...they have an outstanding foundation for life's many journeys."

Almost 7 years ago a family member and former employee referred us to The Children's Workshop  in Smithfield.  Due to my career I am very protective of my family, and it is hard for me to trust strangers.  She reassured me that the company / center  is the safest and most dedicated to there clients, and I gotta say she was was totally right.  The Smithfield Centers staffs has become like an extended family to us.  The Staff has helped us mold our girls into little ladies and they have an outstanding foundation for life's many journeys. 

Jason C.

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