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Appleseed Early Learning Center, Inc.

15 Hill Street
01605 Worcester, MA
Phone Number: 
(508) 791-3100
Open: 
Open Year Round, 52 Weeks per Year
Hours: 
Sunday: Closed
Monday: 7:00 am-5:30 pm
Tuesday: 7:00 am-5:30 pm
Wednesday: 7:00 am-5:30 pm
Thursday: 7:00 am-5:30 pm
Friday: 7:00 am-5:30 pm
Saturday: Closed
Year Founded: 
1994
Contact: 
Ms. Laurie Sherman
Director

The Appleseed Early Learning Center is dedicated to the quality care and education of today's young children. We offer services that are tailored to the needs of working families. Our program is designed to enhance and stimulate the growth and development of each child in a warm and nurturing environment. Our staff tends to the individual needs of each child while providing intellectual stimulation and emotional security. Our curriculum at Appleseed focuses on the individual development of each child. We are aware that each child develops at a different pace, and our goal is to provide daily opportunities to explore and create through learning activities. Our curriculum is interactive and child-centered offering each child a chance to learn in a supportive, non-judgmental forum. One of the goals of the program is to build self-esteem. Because of this, the activities are focused on the process rather than the product to allow each child the opportunity to succeed.

Agency Information
Infant Rates: 
$265 per week
Infant Openings: 
Yes
Toddler Rates: 
$250 per week
Toddler Openings: 
Yes
Preschool Rates: 
$235 per week
Preschool Openings: 
Yes
School Age Openings: 
n/a
NAEYC Accredidation: 
No
Teacher to Child Ratio: 

Preschool child to teacher ration 8:1

Toddler child to teacher ratio 9:2

Childcare Agency of the Month Questions
Introduction: 

Early Childhood Central's Agency of the Month for February is Appleseed Early Learning Center, Inc.  We spoke with Laurie Sherman, Director, about Appleseed Early Learning Center where they are committed to offering each child a chance to learn in a supportive setting.  At Appleseed, Ms. Sherman said it is important that each child has a healthy environment where he/she feels wanted, respected and secure.

What do you want the children in your care to gain while in your program?: 

Here at the Appleseed, we know that children are social, physical, emotional, as well as intellectual beings; therefore, it is important for a child to have a healthy environment where he or she feels wanted, respected and secure.  Through a developmental approach, we have created an environment that promotes success.  We are aware that each child develops at a different pace, and our goal is to provide daily opportunities to explore and create through our learning activities.  Our curriculum is interactive and child-centered offering each child a chance to learn in a supportive setting.  One of the goals of the program is to build self-esteem.  Because of this, the activities are focused on the process rather than the product to allow each child the opportunity to succeed.

What sets your Agency apart from the other area Agencies?: 

Our center provides the children with breakfast, morning snack, lunch and afternoon snack.  We have an outdoor fenced in playground.  The children go outdoors in the morning and afternoon, weather permitting.  Even when the weather is not cooperating, the children still have time for large muscle activity each day.  The children focus on a theme or goal each week and you will receive a monthly newsletter explaining what activities the children will be engaging in each day of each week. 

Do you have the resources to accept special needs children?: 

Yes, we do accept special needs children.

What is your Agency’s educational philosophy?: 

Our curriculum is interactive and child-centered offering each child a chance to learn in a supportive setting.  One of the goals of the program is to build self-esteem.  Because of this, the activities are focused on the process rather than the product to allow each child the opportunity to succeed.