With the Cape Cod Parent Resource Fair rapidly approaching we will be sharing blog posts on our participating sponsors, vendors and nonprofits. You will find out more about these amazing businesses and what they offer to our community. They will be sharing their services, advice, what challenges face our community as well as upcoming events they will be having. Make sure to check out our virtual program and resource guide ahead of the event so you can plan for what you want to see! Childcare is available as well for use during speaker panels. If you preregister for the speakers or childcare you will earn extra raffle tickets-just email us and you will receive tickets at the door! We hope to see you at the Resource Fair!
1. Tell us about your business/non profit and how it benefits local families?
Crayon College at Bourne serves children 6 weeks through 6 years. We are open Monday through Friday from 6:30 am – 6:00 pm with open enrollment year-round. We believe that children learn and develop in a secure, loving environment. Since we are concerned with the whole child and each child as an individual, we aim to balance their development in all areas: social, emotional, physical, and intellectual while always promoting a positive atmosphere.
2. Where is it located?
We are conveniently located just minutes from the Bourne rotary at 254 Shore Road in Bourne, on the Cape.
3. What is your favorite thing about our community?
Our favorite part about this community is all the resources it provides for the different types of family units in the community. We also really enjoy all the family-oriented community events that happen throughout the year, and especially the events that the Bourne for Children Council put on weekly for families as well.
4. How else do you get involved with the community?
Crayon College at Bourne is heavily involved in the community and especially working directly with the Bourne For Children Council on important topics and concerns for the children of Bourne. We also work very closely with families from the military base and from the Village of Cataumet. We have really enjoyed being part of events in the community this year, like the Cape Cod Canal Day and Trunk or Treat.
5. What do you think are the biggest challenges facing parents in our community?
We think the biggest challenge facing parents in the community is the lack of outside support systems for their families. Crayon College makes it our mission to provide as much support and care as possible to allow these families to feel at ease and provided for. Each year, we try to host a Parent Workshop series to give more support to families.
6. What is your favorite memory or story over the years involving you and your business?
Crayon College was established in Kingston in 2004, opening the second location in Plymouth in 2007, then Bourne in 2016. Our favorite memory by far was when Bourne was voted the #1 Day Care/Preschool in the 2018 Wicked Local Readers’ Choice Awards for the area in only our second year!
7. What advice would you give parents and caregivers in our community?
Advice to the parents and caregivers of the community, Crayon College wants your children to be confident in their ability to manage their school environment, to solve problems, to make friends and to rely on adults who are not family members for guidance and support. Children who enter child-care at a young age tend to go off to elementary school a little more confident, independent, and eager to learn.
8. Do you have any specials, events, or anything else taking place this upcoming year that our parents should know about?
We do have a lot of fun and exciting things planned for the upcoming year. We will be out in the community for various things so keep a look-out for our name. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for more upcoming event details!
Cape Cod Moms