Priority Enrollment for Partners Employees
In addition to the traditional child care centers and backup child care centers operated by Partners HealthCare, one additional center at our Newton-Wellesley Hospital affiliate offers priority enrollment for the children of Partners HealthCare hospitals employees:
The Children’s Corner at Newton-Wellesley Hospital
Children's Corner at Newton-Wellesley Hospital
2014 Washington Street
Newton, MA 02462
Director: Kyla McSweeney
… where each child is unique and special!
Children's Corner is open from 6:45 am to 5:45 pm, 52 weeks per year excluding holidays. We provide flexible hours and scheduling options.
The center is located on the campus of Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Our building is a historical site renovated to appeal to young children. We have two large playground areas in the front and back of the building.
Our Toddler Program
The children enrolled in our Toddler programs are between the ages of 1 to 2 years (Cubs) and 2 to 3 years (Chipmunks). We offer a great deal of individual attention, warmth, and care for each child. There is a ratio of one teacher to each three or four children, depending on the ages within the group.
Emphasis is placed on language development, self-help skills, social expectations linked to sharing, and motivating both fine and large motor development. Children are exposed to many enriching activities. Some examples include music, hands-on art, sensory experiences, storytelling, and loving physical contact. Toilet training will begin when a child is deemed ready by both parents and caregiver. Typically, this occurs when a consistent routine for training at home and school is established.
Our primary goal is to make sure that a child's first experience at school is a positive one. The rooms of Children's Corner reflect love and acceptance, where children are able to develop good feelings about themselves by having successful experiences.
Our Preschool Program
The children in our Preschool program are 3 to 4 years, (Kangaroos) and 4 to 5 years, (Monkeys). A wide variety of activities are implemented in an atmosphere that fosters positive self-esteem and worth.
Each day includes a mix of child-initiated and teacher directed projects, indoor and outdoor free play, and both small group and individual activities. The day begins with free play, promoting active learning as children make choices in the different play areas available. As the day progresses the teachers implement activities that encourage independence, cooperation, creativity and problem solving.
The overall curriculum allows children to explore shapes, colors, letters, numbers, seasons, holidays, family structures, our community, and the world around them. Fostering children's natural curiosity and encouraging independence are always considered.
Tours of the Center are scheduled by appointment only. Come meet our seasoned and energetic staff who provide the magic that makes Children's Corner a special place for children and their families.
The center primarily serves families where at least one parent is employed by Partners HealthCare System, Inc. Applications are available on-line or can be obtained by contacting the center.
Submission of an application with a one-time $40application fee is required before enrollment. If a slot is not available then families will be placed on our wait list. Although openings may occur during the school year, typically new children enter the center in July or September.
Please note that preference is first given to employees of Newton-Wellesley Hospital, then to employees of other Partners Institutions and finally to community families.
Meals and Snacks
At Children's Corner, we encourage good nutritional habits and expose children to a variety of foods. The snacks we provide include fresh fruit, vegetables, cheese, crackers and cereals. We do not serve lunch and ask parents to provide a ready to eat lunch for their child. The center does provide milk or water with lunch and snack.
Parents are welcome to visit the center any time. We encourage both participation in activities or spending time observing. Field trips are an integral part of the program. Another venue for parent participation may include joining your child for a picnic, a trip to the zoo, museum, the circus, or apple picking at a farm.
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