The Children’s Workshop in Norwood is located in the Rama Stop Plaza. We offer high quality child care and learning for infants, toddlers and preschool. Our classrooms are big, bright, warm and welcoming and you HAVE to see our fantastic gross motor room!
Our programs offer affordable rates, convenient hours, and a great location with easy access to Route 128 and Route 1. We are steps away from the MBTA stop, allowing our parents easy access to Boston after drop off.
We utilize The Children’s Workshop Curriculum, a framework we developed that draws inspiration from the Creative Curriculum and the Early Learning Standards from several states, which you will see in action in all our centers. Children retain more when they’re having fun so our programs emphasize learning through play. Our curriculum provides a strong foundation for children’s academic success and our teachers provide a warm, nurturing environment in which every child can be successful. Our age appropriate classrooms are warm and inviting. Within each classroom, we have distinct interest areas consisting of blocks, table toys, art, cooking, computers, library, house corner, and outdoor play. These well-defined areas present clear activity choices to children and give them control over their time throughout the day. Play materials are on low shelves, in containers and on hooks so that they are easily reachable and children gain a sense of independence.
Parent Communication App
We have an extraordinary Parent Communication App that our teachers use daily to relay information and send pictures to family members, send newsletters, and track developmental progress for each child’s portfolio! With this application, parents/guardians are able to opt into email or text alerts and they can receive any information, instantaneously, about their child and their child’s school day.
Teachers and staff can tag daily pictures with our Developmental Domains (Social/Emotional, Physical, Artistic, Cognitive, and Language/Literacy) and are then able to communicate with the parents/guardians by adding captions or sending quick little notes.
Families LOVE this feature and we’re utilizing it more and more each day! We are so excited to be able to communicate with our families throughout the day and to show them what their children are learning each day.
For more information about our Parent Communication, please visit our Family Communication page or contact the Director of the school you are interested in learning more about!
Our curriculum provides a strong foundation for children’s academic success and our teachers provide a warm, nurturing environment in which every child care be successful. Children retain more when they’re having fun, so our programs emphasize learning through play.
We invite you to visit our center! Please stop by or call to schedule an appointment at 781-769-2363. We’d love to meet you and your child.
Back Up Care
Preschool & Pre-K
I joined The Children’s Workshop in November 2014. During these four years I have worked in classrooms, provided support to numerous centers, and served as director, and interim director. Prior to joining TCW I worked in the field of early childhood education on and off since 1992. In addition to working with young children, I have also worked in a substantially separate special needs middle school classroom, taught high school English, and managed a food service program. It was during my time teaching high school that I came to the decision to return to teaching young children; realizing that providing a firm developmental and academic foundation was the best way to foster later school and life success. I hold a bachelor’s degree in management, have taken many early childhood classes, and have begun working on a master’s in early childhood education.
I am passionate about the field of early childhood education because there is no greater joy, than to witness and be part of a child’s evolution. Every child has special gifts to offer the world and my work allows me to help bring those gifts to light. And as a director I have the opportunity to work with others to create such an environment for this to happen.
On my own time, I enjoy travelling with my husband, spending time with my daughters and their families, as well as crafting, cooking, gardening, and sewing.
Nicole joined the Home Office team in 2014 as Regional Director of Operations for nine of our schools In this role she oversees the operational and financial success of our schools and works to support and train our fabulous center Directors. Prior to this position she was Director at our Westborough, Smithfield, Rumford, and Warwick schools. During her time at TCW, she has had the pleasure of presenting at both the local and national levels, including a NAEYC national conference in Atlanta, GA, as well as being part of the Modern Parent, a segment on the Rhode Show.
Nicole started working for The Children’s Workshop in August 2008 in our Warwick location where she served as Director. She is a graduate of the University of Rhode Island where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and Psychology. In addition, she has received her Early Childhood Teaching Certificate and just recently (2015) completed her Master’s Degree from Rhode Island College in the field of Early Childhood Education.
Before joining TCW Nicole was a substitute teacher in the RI Public School system. Her passion is educating both children and adults – she loves to show kids and adults alike just how much they are capable of accomplishing. Her favorite thing about working with children is that it’s a guarantee that every day is different. When she’s not at work, she has a 2 year old Lab mix named Lexi who she just adores! She also loves the beach and spending time with her family and friends. She is an avid sports fan – the New England Patriots is her favorite team and football is her favorite sport to watch!
This place is amazing inside and out, professional teachers, director and loving atmosphere! We created unforgettable memories there! State pre-k will leave special place in my daughters heart!
My daughter has been going to TCW for the past 5 years. Her Journey started in Kindergarten and since then she has been part of the before and after school School Age Program as well as the Summer Program. The Summer Program is awesome. They always have something planned for the kids as well as field trips. They also provide transportation to and from school which is very helpful. They also remain open during school vacations and inclement weather which is extremely helpful for working family’s. The staff is also great! I feel very comfortable knowing my child is in good hands. They are all so friendly, helpful and easy to talk to. They are all supportive and willing to help in any way they can. The director Liz is the best. She is always giving her all to make the center successful and her door is always open with any questions or concerns you may have. I can honestly say that my daughter and I are blessed to be part of this great organization. Thank You for everything! -The Salley’s
I cannot say enough how amazing the teachers Ms Jenn , Ms Carolyn and the director Liz are at The Childrens Workshop. Our daughter attended the State Pre K program for the 2017-18 year and made tremendous strides with speech, math, writing, emotional and social development. They really take the time to love the children yet give them the discipline they need to become amazing little humans. Also the facility is always clean and organized and the other staff we often met were extremely friendly.
To Mrs. Liz Guido, Ms. Anna and the SA staff, You are always being protective to the kids. You put alot of effort to keep the kids safe and you are always ready to help. Especially in emergency situations you are always showing you care. Thank you.!!
My daughter has been with the Children’s Workshop for about a year. The director and staff have been so supportive in the development of my daughters education. They take the time to work with her after school on homework and any work she struggles with. They also provide transportation to and from her school which is super helpful and convenient for working families. I can’t say enough good things about The Children’s Workshop. I highly recommend giving them a call and taking a tour so you can see for yourself! Thank you TCW for being so great!
I’m very impressed with The Children’s workshop! They took the center over from the previous owner and immediately starting making positive improvements for the children and families. The staff is incredibly welcoming and the teachers are attentive, kind and energetic! I absolutely love the meal program, not only is it a time saver but it’s also helped my daughter become a better eater and she’s much more open to trying new things. The teachers send photo updates when something memorable happens, it’s so comforting and heart warming to get those while your away from your child. At the end of each day, they send a detailed report of what the child did that day, it is very helpful! I am very pleased with TCW and my daughter is excited to go “school” every day to see her teachers and friends. Highly recommended!
I can not say enough amazing things about this place! The teachers are all amazing, Andrea has done a wonderful job running things, the place is beautifully redone and so clean. I feel like they look at the kids like their own. I’m so grateful to have this place in my life.
TCW is new to Hanover and our family has been enrolled since the first day. They are still new and getting the school up and running. But are already making some great improvements. They do a great job keeping families informed and leveraging really convenient tools do it. I love getting a text when my son spends a day that lets me know what he did so I can ask him questions and keep up with his progress. The staff is so friendly and cares about each child as an individual. The meal program has been a huge help to our busy family. We don’t have to prepare meals
and he’ll be fed something healthy is a huge time saver. Really love what they’ve done in the short time they’ve been running this location and am excited to see what’s next.
I am so glad I chose the children’s workshop as my child’s daycare I cannot express enough how thankful I am for all of you that work there My daughter is so happy where she is at I can finally have my mind as ease when she is in school and so blessed I’ve finally found a place that is kind,thoughtful,loving and caring towards my daughter , I love getting pictures and updates of charlotte threw out the day my favorite is when I get a lot of pictures of what she’s doing 🙂 The teachers in [my daughter]’s room ms Sam and ms kellie are amazing teachers i love all the projects they do with the kids and how they have each day planed I like how much they adore my daughter and excepted her into there class she fits right in Thank you so much for allowing my daughter to have this learning experience I love the children’s workshop and would recommend it to anyone as the #1 daycare
I cannot say enough wonderful things about this TCW location; not only is the daycare itself just all around adorable but the staff is what truly makes this location such an amazing place and they are key to our positive experience here! The teachers have far exceeded our expectations from not only welcoming our daughter right away but even my husband & I too! From her very first day, we felt like we were part of a larger TCW family and it made us feel so comfortable that (even though we didn’t want her to leave our side!) our daughter would be here while we were at work full-time, with such caring and well-trained teachers!
Our daughter started here when she was only 3 months old and again, as brand new parents petrified to leave their first child, we were instantly given the comfort and confidence that we were hoping to find in child care by the TCW staff. I cannot say enough wonderful things about the caring and compassionate teachers in addition to the unbelievably dedicated and passionate Director Trudi and Assistant Director, Meredith.
We couldn’t be happier with TCW & are reassured every day that we made the right child care decision!