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First Friends Early Care & Education

111 Park Avenue
01609 Worcester, MA
Phone Number: 
(508) 791-4884
Open: 
Open Year Round
Hours: 
Sunday: Closed
Monday: 7:30 am-5:30 pm
Tuesday: 7:30 am-5:30 pm
Wednesday: 7:30 am-5:30 pm
Thursday: 7:30 am-5:30 pm
Friday: 7:30 am-5:30 pm
Saturday: Closed
Year Founded: 
1999
Contact: 
Ms. Kim Sullivan
Director

First Friends Early Care and Education center is a ministry of first Baptist church. We recognize that each child is an individual growing and developing at his/her own rate. We strive to be sensitive to his/her social, emotional, moral, cognitive, and physical needs. Our goal is to provide an exciting environment for all.

Agency Information
Infant Rates: 
Pleae call for rates
Infant Openings: 
Yes
Toddler Rates: 
Please call for rates
Toddler Openings: 
No
Preschool Rates: 
Please call for rates
Preschool Openings: 
Yes
School Age Openings: 
n/a
NAEYC Accredidation: 
Yes
Teacher to Child Ratio: 

Infant 7:3, Toddler 9:3, Preschool 20:3, Summer Camp 20:3

Childcare Agency of the Month Questions
Introduction: 

Early Childhood Central's Chidlcare Agency of the month for May is First Friends Early Care and Education Center.  We spoke with Kim Sullivan, Director, at First Friends to learn more about her childcare agency conveniently located on Park Ave in Worcester. 

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

First Friends would like to see the children gain a sense of self, confidence, and the academic skills needed to enter kindergarten.

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

First Friends exceeds the Department of Early Education and Care ratios in all age groups. We also offer many family activities to allow friendships to form between adults as well as children.

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

Yes, we have serviced special needs with the assistance of Early Intervention and the public school.

What is your Agency’s educational philosophy?: 

First Friends philosophy is to teach each child as an individual. We strive to enhance the well being of children by providing a safe, caring, and affirming environment that supports the social, emotional, physical, cognitive and language development of children and their families.

Have you had an “aha” moment with a child and/or a surprising result from the use of a classroom activity?: 

My “aha” moment with a child was a few years ago when a little girl with trust issues finally let go and gave me a hug!

Is there anything else about your Agency that you would like to be mentioned?: 

First Friends also offers camp for school aged children. Our camp offers two field trips per week, on site activities, and great friendships!