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! We hope to see you at the Resource Fair!
1.) Tell us about your business/non profit and how it benefits local families?
We are a family owned and operated set of early learning centers that offer programs for children from 6 weeks up through 13 years old. We are unique to the communities we serve. We provide breakfast lunch and snack in our locations. We pride ourselves in being available to families as we provide 10 hours of care per day, and are open in inclement weather because we know many families have demanding schedules themselves. We have been on the cape for over 10 years.
2. Where is it located?
We have 19 locations all over southern MA and throughout RI. Our two cape locations are in Bourne and South Dennis
3. What is your favorite part about our community?
Being on cape cod is like living in a small town. We are a staple in each of the towns we provide care for, and everyone knows someone who has attend at least one of our schools.
4. How else do you get involved with the community?
In South Dennis we help sponsor one of the 5k races in the summer. In Bourne we are a sponsor for the Bourne Braves, and we have also provide free story hours in the past for families to attend.
5. What are the biggest challenges facing parents in our community?
I feel as though the one of the biggest challenges facing our families today is the work home balance. We pride ourselves in providing a safe, fun, and loving environment for the children of this community to go while their parents are having to work and spend time away from the home.
6. What is your favorite memory or story over the years involving you and your business?
Through out my time with The Children's Workshop there have been many memories and stories the have stood out in my mind. I think for me the common theme in all of them for me would be when the child has that "light bulb" moment. When you have helped them complete the same task hundreds of times then all of a sudden they are showing you how they can complete it on their own. That is when you know the work we do as early educators is meaningful and rewarding.
7. What advice would you give parents and care givers in our community?
Get involved in your child's life. Help them explore and enjoy the world around them while creating an infectious child like sense of wonder.
8. Do you have any specials, events, or anything else taking place this upcoming year that our parents should know?
We provide many events throughout the year free and open to the public. Our next event is our Parent's Night Out on Tuesday Feb, 13th from 6pm to 8pm. It is a $20 donation to our foundation for all non Children's Workshop families.
Cape Cod Moms