Early Learning Center

The Saint Michael’s Early Learning Center is an on-campus child care resource that provides developmentally oriented care for children aged six weeks to six years in an environment in which children reach their full potential. The Center, located at 76 King Street on North Campus, is staffed by Saint Michael’s employees and student employees, and includes children of both Saint Michael’s faculty and staff as well as area residents.

The Center’s specific goals include respect for self and others, appreciation of individual difference, non-violence, sharing and health awareness. We schedule tours of the center on the second Thursday of every month* from 5:15 to 5:45 p.m. Please call and reserve a spot if you are interested in a tour.

About & Mission

About Us
The Saint Michael’s College Early Learning Center exists primarily to deliver quality child care to the youngest members of the Saint Michael’s College community. These young members, from infancy to school age, will find a nurturing, loving and intellectually stimulating environment which mirrors the larger community of Saint Michael’s College. More specifically, the Early Learning Center will provide opportunities and a curriculum for children to grow and develop within an orderly, supportive environment in which cognitive, social and physical needs are met. The Center will also provide an opportunity for students of human growth and development to observe and interact with children as they play, discover and learn.

The Center follows the accreditation guidelines set forth by the National Academy of Early Childhood Programs.

Our Mission…
We are committed to excellence in early childhood education. As professionals, we act as a resource and role model for the Saint Michael’s College Community and the community at large. Our continued professional growth and development is crucial to the high quality care that we provide.

In keeping with the missions and goals of Saint Michael’s College, the Early Learning Center seeks to provide an environment in which each child can reach her or his full potential. Specific goals include respect for self and others, appreciation of individual differences, non-violence, sharing and health awareness. The Early Learning Center recognizes the uniqueness of each child and that parents know their children best. The staff is committed to working with parents to provide the most appropriate care for their child. The potential for daily communication between parents and staff enhances further the opportunity to meet the children’s needs. The Center views its role as that of an extension of the family, not as a substitute for the family. With a comfortable facility and a professional, caring staff, we hope each child will benefit from the Early Learning Center and its program.

Daily Schedule

Each group of children has its own schedule, specifically designed to meet the needs of the children. The children also become familiar and comfortable with the adults who work with the other age groups, building a high level of trust.

7:30: Center Opens
7:30 – 8:00: Free Play, all groups together
8:00 – 5:00: Group Schedules
5:00 – 5:15: Free Play, all groups together
5:15: Center Closes

Resources

Documents & Forms

Calendar

Child Development Books

  • Your Baby from Birth to Five – Penelope Leach
  • Infants and Mothers – T. Berry Brazelton, M.D.
  • Toddlers and Parents – T. Berry Brazelton, M.D.
  • The First 12 Months of Life – Princeton Center for Infancy
  • Baby and Child Care (revised) – Benjamin Spock, M.D. w/ Michael Rothenberg M.D.

Parenting

  • Mother’s Almanac – Marguerite Kelley and Elia Parson
  • Father’s Almanac – Marguerite Kelley and Elia Parson
  • Children – The Challenge – Rudolph Dreikurs

Activities

  • Kids Are Natural Cooks – Parents’ Cooperative Nursery School
  • What to Do When There’s Nothing to Do – Boston Children’s Medical Ctr.
  • Workjobs – Mary Barata-Lorton
  • Special Topics The Hurried Child – David Elkind

Emergency Preparedness Plan

Parent Board

The Parent Board is a group of parents/guardians who are invested in supporting the Early Learning Center, including the Director, teachers, and the children. The group works with leadership of the center to plan events, help with communication between parents and the center, and to bring new ideas to the center. Please feel free to reach out to any of us with general questions, ideas, or concerns.

Sue Treadwell, Director

Sara Adsit
Angela Armour
Kellie Campbell
Allison Gardner
Brian Lee
Chris Lei
Lara Scott
Mike Stefanowicz
Melissa Tourville
Adam Weaver

 

2019-2020 Fee Schedule

Cost (effective September 1, 2019)

Full-Time (per month)SMCCommunity
< 3 years$1,050$1,250
3 years and >$955$1,085
Part-Time Rates (per month)SMCCommunity
2 days /week:  
< 3 years$467$566
3 years and >$425$483
3 days/week:  
< 3 years$688$819
3 years and >$626$711
4 days/week:  
< 3 years$877$1,044
3 years and >$797$906

About & Mission

About Us
The Saint Michael’s College Early Learning Center exists primarily to deliver quality child care to the youngest members of the Saint Michael’s College community. These young members, from infancy to school age, will find a nurturing, loving and intellectually stimulating environment which mirrors the larger community of Saint Michael’s College. More specifically, the Early Learning Center will provide opportunities and a curriculum for children to grow and develop within an orderly, supportive environment in which cognitive, social and physical needs are met. The Center will also provide an opportunity for students of human growth and development to observe and interact with children as they play, discover and learn.

The Center follows the accreditation guidelines set forth by the National Academy of Early Childhood Programs.

Our Mission…
We are committed to excellence in early childhood education. As professionals, we act as a resource and role model for the Saint Michael’s College Community and the community at large. Our continued professional growth and development is crucial to the high quality care that we provide.

In keeping with the missions and goals of Saint Michael’s College, the Early Learning Center seeks to provide an environment in which each child can reach her or his full potential. Specific goals include respect for self and others, appreciation of individual differences, non-violence, sharing and health awareness. The Early Learning Center recognizes the uniqueness of each child and that parents know their children best. The staff is committed to working with parents to provide the most appropriate care for their child. The potential for daily communication between parents and staff enhances further the opportunity to meet the children’s needs. The Center views its role as that of an extension of the family, not as a substitute for the family. With a comfortable facility and a professional, caring staff, we hope each child will benefit from the Early Learning Center and its program.

Daily Schedule

Each group of children has its own schedule, specifically designed to meet the needs of the children. The children also become familiar and comfortable with the adults who work with the other age groups, building a high level of trust.

7:30: Center Opens
7:30 – 8:00: Free Play, all groups together
8:00 – 5:00: Group Schedules
5:00 – 5:15: Free Play, all groups together
5:15: Center Closes

Resources

Documents & Forms

Calendar

Child Development Books

  • Your Baby from Birth to Five – Penelope Leach
  • Infants and Mothers – T. Berry Brazelton, M.D.
  • Toddlers and Parents – T. Berry Brazelton, M.D.
  • The First 12 Months of Life – Princeton Center for Infancy
  • Baby and Child Care (revised) – Benjamin Spock, M.D. w/ Michael Rothenberg M.D.

Parenting

  • Mother’s Almanac – Marguerite Kelley and Elia Parson
  • Father’s Almanac – Marguerite Kelley and Elia Parson
  • Children – The Challenge – Rudolph Dreikurs

Activities

  • Kids Are Natural Cooks – Parents’ Cooperative Nursery School
  • What to Do When There’s Nothing to Do – Boston Children’s Medical Ctr.
  • Workjobs – Mary Barata-Lorton
  • Special Topics The Hurried Child – David Elkind

Emergency Preparedness Plan

Parent Board

The Parent Board is a group of parents/guardians who are invested in supporting the Early Learning Center, including the Director, teachers, and the children. The group works with leadership of the center to plan events, help with communication between parents and the center, and to bring new ideas to the center. Please feel free to reach out to any of us with general questions, ideas, or concerns.

Sue Treadwell, Director

Sara Adsit
Angela Armour
Kellie Campbell
Allison Gardner
Brian Lee
Chris Lei
Lara Scott
Mike Stefanowicz
Melissa Tourville
Adam Weaver

 

2019-2020 Fee Schedule

Cost (effective September 1, 2019)

Full-Time (per month)SMCCommunity
< 3 years$1,050$1,250
3 years and >$955$1,085
Part-Time Rates (per month)SMCCommunity
2 days /week:  
< 3 years$467$566
3 years and >$425$483
3 days/week:  
< 3 years$688$819
3 years and >$626$711
4 days/week:  
< 3 years$877$1,044
3 years and >$797$906