Chamber Connections BLOG
Chamber Connections BLOG
By Beth Russell
The Children’s Workshop prides itself on providing children and their families with high quality care and learning. The Warren location is just one of their 19 early learning centers. Their main objective is to ensure excellent programs, dedicated caregivers and classrooms that are warm and inviting.
The Warren location is very proud to be a NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) accredited center. Their experienced team of early childhood professionals is committed to the unique and individual development of every child in their care. Each of their teachers is a professional in the field of early childhood education and has been carefully selected through an extensive interview and orientation process. In addition, all of the teachers receive ongoing classroom support, supervision, continuing education, and extensive opportunities for professional development. A research and evidence based curriculum created by their bright and talented education team, provides enough flexibility to be tailored to each child’s interests and the needs of the families. Their mission is based on the belief that ‘family always comes first’.
The Children’s Workshop is actively engaged in the community. They have partnered with RI Mentoring Partnership to form their own Mentoring Program. Mentors spend 1 hour a week mentoring children on-on-one in the local schools. They have also partnered with Head Start to provide additional resources to children and their families. The Children’s Workshop has also collaborated with other local organizations to help those in need in the community.
In addition to their many year-round program, the Warren location offers an exciting summer camp program that includes weekly themes, multiple field trips and a variety of activities for every child. Did you know that they have a swimming pool? They have a certified lifeguard on duty every day and they offer weekly swim lessons to the campers, which are also open to the public.
Local Bristol resident, Abbie-Jo Francis is the Director of the Warren Center. She has an Associate’s Degree in Elementary Education and a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. She is a RI certified teacher and has 20 years of experience teaching and working with children. She has been with The Children’s Workshop since 2002. Abbie invites you to “stop by and visit, so we can show you the newly renovated school and introduce you to their fantastic teachers”.